Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – New Orleans Regional Conference

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - New Orleans Regional ConferenceOver 6,000 members of the oldest service organization founded by college-trained African-American Women will converge in New Orleans April 18-21, 2019 for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s 87th South Central Regional Conference.

What You Need To Know

During the conference, Senator Kamala Harris – also an Alpha Kappa Alpha member – will deliver the keynote address at the Public Luncheon on Friday, April 19, 2019. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will also attend to welcome sorority members to the New Orleans area. The purpose of this year’s Public Luncheon is to increase awareness of issues affecting minority communities. During the event, the sorority will honor individuals that are working to make a difference in this space. The South Central Region is the 2nd largest region in the sorority with more than 10,000 members, and is comprised of members from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico. The conference is expected to attract a record number of members in addition to their families and guests, where attendees will assemble at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Members will be taking in all that the Crescent City of New Orleans has to offer and lodging in numerous hotels in the downtown area. These members will generate thousands and thousands of dollars for the New Orleans area businesses over the four-day conference and the sorority plans to leave a substantial mark on the city.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettere dorganization established by African-American, college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in 1,024 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Led by International President Glenda Baskin Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek letter organization for African-American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit