Welcome

CONVENTION 2021: “ROOTED IN LIFE”

Welcome

Please explore the website to find all the necessary information for registration and programming. Hosted by the Lambda Phi Epsilon International Board, we hope to bring you another exciting weekend full of impactful education, enlightening seminars, and meaningful connection with brothers from across the globe.

 

Health and Safety

Upon checking in at the Convention registration desk, in-person attendees will be asked to show either proof of a valid COVID-19 vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 2 days. A member of the Programming Team can identify local testing centers if necessary. Attendees that cannot present with either a vaccination card or a negative test will be opted to attending Convention virtually in their hotel room.

Preview

Schedule

Time (PST)EventLocation
3:00 - 9:00 pm PacificCheck-in & RegistrationHotel Reception
4:30 - 6:30 pm PacificDinnerOn Your Own
6:30 - 7:00 pm PacificOpening Session & Brotherhood Kickoff

David Kim, BOD Internal Vice President
Main Ballroom
7:00 - 8:00 pm Pacific“Be the Cure”
Join the Be The Match Registry

Cao Pham, IB Alumni Coordinator
Asian American Donor Program
Be The Match
Main Ballroom
Live Stream
8:15 - 9:00 pm Pacific“Are You My Type?”
Bone Marrow Registration Drive Training and Kit Collection

Zhi Hu, IB Education Administrator
Main Ballroom
Time (PST)EventLocation
8:30 - 9:00 am PacificRoll Call and “Wake Up Your Limbs”

Brian Van, IB BOD Secretary
Ferris Elestwani, BOD Treasurer
Main Ballroom
9:00 - 9:30 am PacificGENERAL SESSION I


State of the Fraternity Address

Dr. Bryan Dosono, BOD International President
Main Ballroom
9:30 - 9:45 am PacificMan of the Year Presentation

Zac Antonius, BOD Executive Director
Main Ballroom
10:00 - 10:45 am Pacific“Sheep in Society Syndrome: From Frat Star to Serial Entrepreneur”

Ryan Morimoto, University of California, San Diego Alumnus
Main Ballroom
11:00 - 11:45 am Pacific“Starting A Business With Your Bros During A Pandemic”

John Zheng, University of Chicago Alumnus
Will Zeng, University of Chicago Alumnus
Main Ballroom
12:00 - 12:15 pm Pacific40th Anniversary Celebratory Group PhotoLas Vegas In Person
Zoom Grid Virtually
12:15 - 1:45 pm PacificLunch: Bros take over COSMOThe Cosmopolitan
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
2:00 - 2:45 pm PacificBREAKOUT BLOCK I

“Preparing for LiFE During and After College”
Winston Lee, SUNY Albany Alumnus

“We're Not Really Strangers”
David Kim, BOD Internal Vice President
Ferris Elestwani, BOD Treasurer
Main Ballroom


Breakout Room
3:00 - 3:45 pm Pacific“The Path Unexpected: Alpha Chapter, Tech Industry, Hard Money”

Sean Pan, University of California Los Angeles Alumnus
Main Ballroom
4:00 - 4:45 pm PacificBREAKOUT BLOCK II

“Leaders Among Men Bussin’ Down a Stage (L.A.M.B.D.A.S.)”
Matthew Wright, IB Carolinas Governor
Andy Nguyen, IB Education Administrator
Paolo De Guzman, IB West Coast Governor

“Join the International Board”
Van Dao, IB Director of Expansion
Tanner Nguyen, IB Director of Education
Brian Van, IB BOD Secretary
Main Ballroom







Breakout Room
5:00 - 5:45 pm Pacific“Unstoppable Authenticity”

Frederick Gonzalez, California Polytechnic State University Alumnus
Main Room
6:00 - 6:30 pm PacificClosing Session

Calvin Guo, BOD External Vice President
Main Ballroom
6:30 - 8:00 pm PacificDinnerOn Your Own
8:00 - 9:30 pm PacificAlumni and International Board ReceptionReserved Invitation
Time (PST)EventLocation
9:00 - 9:45 am PacificRoll Call and Status Promotion Meeting

Brian Van, IB BOD Secretary
David Kim, BOD Internal Vice President
Main Ballroom
10:00 - 10:45 am Pacific“Ask Me Anything”

Tram Vo, BOD International Board Advisor
Main Ballroom
11:00 - 11:45 am Pacific“It’s The Way”

David Zhao (@itsdawei), Guest Speaker
Will Zeng, University of Chicago Alumnus
Main Ballroom
12:00 - 1:00 pm PacificLunch: Bros take over the PALACECaesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
1:15 - 3:30 pm Pacific“The Amazing LAMBDA Race”

Austin Vo, IB Programming Coordinator
Main Ballroom
4:00 - 5:00 pm PacificGENERAL SESSION II
House of Delegates Meeting
Elections for Board of Directors
Open Forum

Zac Antonius, Executive Director
Main Ballroom
7:00 - 9:00 pm Pacific40th Year Banquet Celebration
Officer Inauguration
New Chapter Recognition
Scholarship and Chapter Award Recognition
Group Photos by Region

Hosted by the International Board
Main Ballroom

Speakers

Frederick Gonzalez

Frederick Gonzalez

LFE Alumnus from Cal Poly SLO, Fall 2003

Senior Network Engineer Union City, CA

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Winston Lee

Winston Lee

LFE Alumnus from SUNY Albany, Spring 2019
Trauma Researcher
New York, NY
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Ryan Morimoto

Ryan Morimoto

LFE Alumus from UC San Diego, Fall 2011
Life Coach
Los Angeles, CA
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Sean Pan

Sean Pan

LFE Alumnus from UCLA, Spring 2009
Hard Money Lender, Real Estate Investor
Milpitas, CA
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Will Zeng and John Zhang

Will Zheng & John Zhang

LFE Alumni from UChicago, Fall 2008
Founders of DrunkFruit
Los Angeles, CA
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David Zhao

David Zhao

External Guest Speaker
Founding Partner at The X Pot; Founding Partner at Chubby Cattle; Managing Partner at Meet Fresh; Managing Partner at NXT Group
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Engagement

Be The Cure: Roar 4 Ray

Lisa Joy, co-creator, producer, and director of HBO’s Westworld, is inviting everyone to support the #Roar4Ray campaign aimed at increasing Asian representation on the Be The Match Registry. Featuring special guests Ken Horne and Cao Pham and special messages from Lisa Joy and Yul Kwon. This event is presented by Stanford’s Lambda Phi Epsilon and Pre-Med APAMSA.

 

LFE Essentials

LFE Essentials is a virtual shop that provides Lambda Phi Epsilon threads while celebrating the talent within our brotherhood. The International Board will sell apparel to brothers near or at cost while offering fundraising opportunities.

 

Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity Inc. is calling brothers to submit designs for apparel. If chosen, the LFE Essentials team will have the design marketed on the website, printed, and shipped to all consumers. 100% of the profits will go back to the chapter where they can designate it to either dues or convention registration.

 

1981 LFE Capital Campaign

In honor of our founding year, 1981, we kindly ask you to support our 1981 Leaders Capital Campaign. Thank you for helping and giving back to our Fraternity as we continue to impact our Brothers.

 

Inform the LFE Foundation

The Lambda Phi Epsilon Foundation want to understand your thoughts on giving and how it can educate you about philanthropy.

Call for Fraternity Leadership

Serve on the Lambda Phi Epsilon International Board and enact change across a variety of roles!

Charter Class Mentorship

Seeking New Member Educators and Big Brother Mentors for new chapters opening in Fall 2020!

Workshop Sessions

Feel like something is missing from Convention workshops? It might be you! Host a workshop and share your wisdom.

Board of Director Elections

Applications to serve on the Board of Directors are open! The positions are voted by the House of Delegates.

Individual Scholarships

Apply for annual scholarship awards, including Lambda of the Year, and get recognized for your achievements!

Chapter Awards

Get recognition for your chapter’s efforts in scholarship, service, and overall excellence.

To prepare for the moment when we could re-open our doors, the MGM Resorts team worked with medical experts to develop a “Seven-Point Safety Plan” that puts your health and safety at the center of all we do. It is a comprehensive, multi-layered approach with guidance from public health experts.

Screening, Temperature Checks & Employee Training

Extensive employee protocols have been put in place including screening questions, employee temperature checks and training programs on health and safety protocols. The venue ask guests to stay at home if they have COVID-19 related symptoms or live with someone who has recently tested positive. Medical and security personnel on staff will be able to assist should a guest develop symptoms while staying at one of our resorts.

 

Mandatory Masks & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Masks are required for all guests inside public spaces and outdoors on the pool deck with limited exceptions at all MGM Resorts properties across the United States. Employees are required to wear an approved mask while working at one of our properties. Gloves will continue to be worn by employees who require them to do their jobs.

 

Physical Distancing

The venue has implemented 6-foot physical distancing policies throughout the resort with floor guides to assist and remind our guests. Where this isn’t feasible, the venue has mitigated as best as possible with plexiglass barriers, face shields, or clear signage.

 

Handwashing & Enhanced Sanitation

Guests to our resorts will find easy access to custom-built handwashing stations and hand sanitizer throughout the property. Although the venue’s cleaning protocols have always been important, they have increased the amount of routine cleaning, with a focus on high-touch surfaces and common areas using cleaning products that meet EPA guidelines.

 

HVAC Controls and Air Quality

Rigorous measures have been taken to provide as much outside air circulation as the venue can throughout the MGM buildings and guest rooms with air filters that meet or exceed published standards.

 

Incident Response Protocols

The venue is heavily focused on reducing the chance for the infection to spread on our properties. In the unfortunate event a guest or employee tests positive for the virus, the venue will activate protocols and leverage their trained staff to respond quickly so that exposed areas are thoroughly sanitized. MGM has medical and trained security personnel on staff to respond quickly in the event of an incident.

 

Digital Innovations

The venue has reimagined several aspects of the guest experience through technology to transition previous processes into contactless options for guests. They are putting the arrival experience into the hands of the customers, enabling them to complete the check-in process themselves, from beginning to end. Guests will no longer need to wait in line, if they so choose. For guests without smartphones or prefer not to use, the venue will support in a line-reduced environment designed with our customers in mind.

What should attendees need for a virtual meeting?

 

  • Laptop with Zoom installed.
  • Mobile phone with Whova app installed.
  • High-speed internet connection for streaming video.

Where can I find archival information of previous Conventions?

 

What is the dress code?

 

  • For those attending in person, please refer to the dress code in the Convention memo.
  • For a virtual convention, wear comfortable clothing that represents your university so that we may see the diversity of regions represented in our online video meetings.

What should I bring to Convention?

Health

 

  • COVID-19 vaccination card or COVID-19 negative test taken within 2 days prior to the start of Convention

Casual attire (for sightseeing)

 

  • Summer Lambda apparel (e.g., tanks, jerseys)
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Shoes

Brotherhood showcase and social attire

 

  • Line jacket
  • White shirt
  • Blue Jeans
  • Collared shirt or black V-neck

Athletic Attire (for Sunday brotherhood event)

 

  • Shirt with letters
  • Gym shorts
  • Swimming trunks (for hotel pool)

Business Attire (for weekend meetings)

 

  • Black dress shoes
  • Black dress pants
  • Black suit jacket
  • Black tie
  • White dress shirt (Saturday)
  • Light blue dress shirt (Sunday)
  • Lambda Badge

Travel essentials

 

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Skincare
  • Hair product
  • Phone and Charger
  • Wallet (bring ID or password for airplane)
  • Camera
  • Laptop and Charger

Sponsors

aKDPhi Foundation Logo

AADP Logo

Be The Match Logo

City Hunt Logo

Molson Coors

David Zhao

Drunk Fruit Logo

Love Always Abby Logo

Mask Lab Logo

PepsiCo Logo