NerdNation 2016 attendees will elect 2016-2017 International Officers when they gather in National Harbor, Maryland, April 7-9, and 37 Phi Theta Kappa members are vying for the five positions.
An International President and International Vice Presidents for each of the Society’s four divisions will be elected. These are the highest positions of leadership for students in Phi Theta Kappa. Learn more about serving as an International Officer.
Candidates will participate in a live Candidate Caucus on Thursday, April 7, at 3 p.m., and they will participate in a Political Rally April 7 at 9 p.m. Voting delegates — one member from each chapter attending NerdNation 2016 — will then vote online in the primary election.
The 10 Candidate Finalists — two for each position — will be announced live during the Second General Session on Friday, April 8, at 10 a.m. Each of the finalists will receive a $500 International Officer Finalist Award, provided by the Oberndorf Family Foundation, for making it to the final round.
Candidate finalists will return to the stage during the Third General Session on Friday afternoon to deliver speeches on the 2016/2017 Honors Study Topic, How the World Works: Global Perspectives.
Voting delegates will again vote online, and the 2016-2017 International Officer Team will be named during the Hallmark Awards Gala on Saturday, April 9.
Meet the candidates: