SAI's 75th Diamond Anniversary & 74th Annual International Convention and Competition

Thu, Oct 15 2020 to Sat, Oct 17 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Show Team Meeting
    Description: SAI's 75th Diamond Anniversary & 74th Annual International Convention and Competition

    2020 Virtual Convention - Access Here

    Schedule of Events
    Join Sweet Adelines and barbershop fans around the world for the first-ever, fully-online, FREE Sweet Adelines International Virtual Convention.
    2020 Sweet Adelines International Virtual Convention
    Thursday, Oct. 15* to Saturday, Oct. 17
    2–6 p.m. CDT (end time approximate)*
    (Be sure to tune in early for the pre-show!)
    *Exact date and time dependent upon time zone.
    Access is FREE and EASY!
    Find access instructions and videos on the Virtual Convention webpage.
    No registration needed.
    (Remember that the link will not go live until the convention begins on Thursday, Oct. 15*.)
    Here are a few of the highlights you can expect…
    Power Up!
    • Vocal and physical warmups led by Sweet Adelines directors and choreographers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
    State of the Organization Address
    • Each day International President Joan Boutiler will talk about important issues and plans for Sweet Adelines.
    Dynamic education classes!
    • Thursday: “On the Road to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Navigating the Journey” with Justice Waidner Smith, M.A., Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
    • Friday: “Judges and Competitors: Where Did We Begin?” with RenĂ©e Porzel, International Faculty and Certified Showmanship Judge
    • Saturday: “Sweet Adelines International Judging and Competition 2020 Changes Explored and Explained” with Paula Davis, Judge Specialist Moderator and Certified Expression Judge
    Special awards and presentations.
    • 50- and 60-Year Member Celebration
    • President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
    • NAfME Award
    • Ann Gooch Award
    Curated performance showcases.
    • Enjoy a short clip of last year's performances by the 2020 Champions and interview with each of the Champion Choruses and the Champion Quartet!
    • Vibrant Sweet Adelines co-hosts Karen Breidert and Diane Porsch will relive their favorite moments in curated Quartet and Chorus Showcases!
    Closing Songs led by Sweet Adelines champions!
    • Music will be available on the Virtual Convention webpage. (Saturday's song will not be available. Details on the webpage.)
    Virtual Harmony Bazaar
    • Put the “shop” in barbershop...with our virtual Harmony Bazaar. (Good news — Harmony Bazaar hours are 24/7 this year!)
    View the complete Virtual Convention schedule.
    Watch your email each day for access information, the daily schedule, and for links to the available sheet music for the closing songs!
    Let’s make some history…and have some fun!

    ow To Access

    The Virtual Convention will be free to attend and will be available for all members and non members. Also, there is no registration required. (Tell your neighbors, tell your friends! Perhaps even host a socially distant watch party!)

    The Virtual Platform can be accessed through this webpage, but the "ACCESS HERE" button will not be live until Oct. 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. CDT.

     Unable to attend a few sessions due to schedule conflict or time zone differences? Not to worry... all sessions will be available for on-demand viewing at the same link so no one has to miss a beat!

    Here's how to access LIVE footage:  
    How to access on-demand footage: