Schedule of Events

April 11, 2019

Dress for day is casual. Dinner and activities are not provided on this day, all will be on your own.

  • 12pm-7pm: Registration for SSNC19 Open**
    • Locations – Georgia Tech Hotel & Crowne Plaza-Midtown Lobby Areas
  • 7pm-9pm: Volunteer Welcome Dessert Reception
    • Location – Georgia Tech Hotel
  • 8pm-9pm: Talent Show Participant Meeting
    • Location – Georgia Tech Hotel

** Registration will remain open at the Georgia Tech Hotel ONLY between 7:00-10:00pm. If you arrive after 10pm you will go straight to your hotel to check-in and register for SSNC19 on Friday morning during breakfast in the GT Student Center Ballroom

April 12, 2019 

Dress for day is “school spirited” comfortable business casual. There is quite a bit of walking, please wear comfortable shoes.

  • 7:15am: Attendees begin departing hotels to attend breakfast on campus
  • 7:30am: Breakfast service begins
    • Locations – Student Center Ballroom & Ferst Center Lobby (buffet breakfast in both locations—groups to be assigned to attend each)
  • 8:00-10:00am: Convention Registration re-opens for late arrivals (GT Student Center Ballroom)
  • 9:20-10:05am: Convention Opening Ceremony
    • Location – Ferst Center for the Arts
  • 10:30am-12:15pm: Thread Day One Activities
    • Location – Georgia Tech on campus rooms
  • 10:30am-12:15pm: Planning Session I for Program Administrators ONLY
    • Location – Georgia Tech on campus location TBD
  • 12:30pm-1:50pm: Lunch & Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry
    • Location – Georgia Tech Campus—Tech Lawn
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm: Scholar Expo
    • Location – Georgia Tech Student Center, *multiple rooms
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Program Administrators to attend Scholar Expo
    • Location – Georgia Tech Student Center, *multiple rooms
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Planning Session II for Program Administrators ONLY
    • Location – Georgia Tech on campus location TBD
  • 4:00-4:30pm: Program Administrator Coffee Chat Break!
  • 4:30-5:30: Scholar Coffee Chat Break!
  • 4:30-5:30: Planning Session III for Program Administrators ONLY
    • Location – Georgia Tech on campus location TBD
  • 5:45pm-7:15pm: Food Truck Dinner
    • Location – Georgia Tech Campus, Tech Green Lawn
  • 7:15-8:30pm: Keynote Address: Retired Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr.
    • Location – Ferst Center for the Arts
  • 8:50-10:30pm: SSNC19 Scholar Talent Show
    • Location – Ferst Center for the Arts
  • 10:30pm: Attendees escorted back to hotels


April 13, 2019

Dress for daytime activities will be determined by Service Challenge participation. In general, attendees should plan to dress comfortably in business casual, including comfortable footwear. Attendees will be able to return to their hotels to refresh and change before evening activities where dress will be business formal.

  • 7:15am-8:15am: Breakfast in both host hotels
  • 8:30am-9:00am: Travel to Service Challenge Activities
    • Depart from designated GT Student Center location OR report to assigned on campus room
  • 9:00am-12:15pm: Service Challenge Activities
    • Location – Georgia Tech campus and Atlanta community locations
  • 12:15-1:15pm: Lunch on site at Service Challenge site OR at Threads afternoon site
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Thread Day Two Activities
    • Location – Georgia Tech Campus, various locations
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: *Transition back to hotels to change for evening banquet & keynote address
  • 5:45pm-6:45pm: Shuttles buses to Dinner and Keynote Location
    • Shuttles will depart from both host hotels
  • 7:00pm-9:20pm: Dinner and Keynote Address by: Mr. Daron K. Roberts, Author, Former NFL Coach, Founding Director of UT Austin’s Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi)
    • Location – Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Grand Ballroom
  • 9:20pm-9:45pm: Travel to Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom
  • 9:30pm-11:00pm: Scholar Soiree
    • Location – Georgia Tech Student Center, Ballroom
  • 9:30pm: Program Administrator ONLY Social
    • Location – Georgia Tech Hotel Lobby
  • 11pm: Everyone released back to hotels


April 14, 2019

Dress for day is casual as there are only morning activities. However, please dress appropriately for a convention closing event.

  • 7:30am: Breakfast buffet opens
    • Locations – Georgia Tech Hotel, Ballroom Concourse & 1st Floor Dining Room
  • 9:10am-10:15am: Closing Ceremony & Remarks
    • Location – Georgia Tech Hotel, Ballroom
  • 10:30am: Dismissal to retrieve luggage and depart