I’m so ready to go to DCON! What should I pack?
Refer to this Packing List.
What is DCON?
DCON is the abbreviation for our District Education and Leadership Conference, which is held annually in the Florida District of Key Club. It is a weekend of fun and learning, where you have the opportunity to meet other student leaders from all over the Sunshine State and the Cayman Islands.
Why should YOU go to DCON?
If you are dedicated to service and Key Club this is the event for you. By attending you have the opportunity to witness firsthand the amazing impact you, your Key Club, and this organization as a whole in this world. You also have the opportunity to learn more about the organization and how to get more involved. Most importantly you will have a wonderful weekend with some of the most enthusiastic and passionate servant leaders
in the district.
Other than workshops, what else is there?
Throughout the weekend there will be guest speakers, an Awards Session, Governor’s
Banquet and Ball, House of Delegates, CKI Pool Party, and a Meet & Greet.
What is the House of Delegates? Do I have to be a delegate?
House of Delegates occurs in the late afternoon on Saturday. During this session, the next Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and International Endorsements will be decided. In addition, any new amendments to the bylaws will be discussed and voted on. Each school in attendance must send two representatives to this session to vote in the best interest of their Key Club. For more information about House of Delegates contact our Legal, Elections, and Credentials Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s included in the price of registration?
The registration price covers your meals on Friday and Saturday, your hotel room, souvenir bag (DCON bag, t-shirt, name tag, pin and more) and access to all conference sessions and workshops.
What food should I expect?
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included on Friday and Saturday, including a banquet meal on Saturday evening. If you prefer a gluten-free or vegetarian diet, ensure that your advisor specifies this when registering your club. Unfortunately, kosher meal requests cannot be accommodated.
How much money should I bring?
Although food is provided Friday and Saturday, you will need money for food Thursday night and Sunday morning. Throughout the conference, there will also be Key Club merchandise on sale and the opportunity to participate in an auction to escort your Lt. Governor to the Governor’s Banquet. So budget carefully!
Once my bus arrives at the hotel, what do we do?
A member of the Registration Committee will board your bus and give you specific directions. Generally speaking, all members should give their forms (if not turned in ahead of time) to the chaperone to turn in when registering. Rooms are not ready until 3 PM, so make sure to take some pictures in front of our photo backdrop and check out the DCON App for more cool things to do.
DCON interferes with my prom/Grad Bash/other event. Can I leave DCON and return?
Under specific conditions, you will be allowed to leave the hotel. However, you must turn in a notarized Permission to Leave form ahead of DCON to give us enough time to evaluate your request.
Is there a Starbucks at the hotel?
There is a coffee shop that serves Starbucks coffee on the way from rooms to the Convention Center.
Is a curfew enforced?
For everyone’s safety, students must be in their assigned rooms from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Chaperones are responsible for ensuring that their assigned students are in the correct area. If you are found to be in violation of curfew you will you be sent home early from the conference at your own expense.
Will there be leisure time? If so, how can I spend it?
There is definitely enough time to bond with other Key Clubbers outside of scheduled activities. Many attendees choose to spend their downtime either hanging out around the convention center, swimming in the pool, spending time in the lobby, or going back to their rooms for a quick nap.
Is there Wi-Fi?
In all hotel rooms, free Wi-Fi is provided. However, in convention areas, there is no free Wi-Fi access.
What is a District?
Districts make up Key Club International and these districts are made up of one or more states and/or regions. The state of Florida and the Cayman Islands is one of thirty-four districts and one of the largest!
- Quad (4 persons per room): $285*
- Triple (3 persons per room): $340*
- Double (2 persons per room): $380*
- Single (1 person per room): $585*
Note: Students cannot register as a single
*If you pay by credit card, you will be responsible for paying all processing fees.
Contact DCON Co-Chairs Tara Garner & Robby Witten and DCON Administrator Sam Kerce at email@example.com.