2019 YDSA Convention

The 2019 YDSA Convention will take place from Tuesday, July 30 – Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Check this web page frequently for updates!

2019 YDSA Pre-Convention Rules

2019 YDSA Convention Timeline

Delegate Apportionment and Registration

All official YDSA chapters in good standing as of August 1, 2019 are eligible to send a voting delegation to the 2019 convention. If you are not sure whether or not your chapter is official, please contact yds@dsausa.org. Chapter applications and renewals will be accepted until May 15, 2019, unless a special extension is requested in advance.

Each YDSA chapter will receive 1 voting delegate for every 4 dues-paying YDSA members on its membership list, and 1 non-voting alternate for every 2 delegates. Every chapter will have at least 1 delegate and 1 alternate. Please review the delegate apportionment FAQ for more information. 

All official YDSA chapters will receive an email from the national office by June 1, 2019 with their delegation numbers. Chapters will then have until July 1 to submit the results of their delegate elections.

Registration information will be sent directly to delegates and non-voting alternates via email.

Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments

Members of official YDSA chapters can submit resolutions to be discussed before the national convention here, and  amendments to our national constitution here. Please note that all resolutions and amendments require 2 co-sponsors who are also members of official YDSA chapters. 


The deadline to submit all primary submissions is June 14, 2019. All primary submissions will be included in the first convention bulletin, which will be sent to all members on June 21. After that, members will be able to submit amendments to all resolutions and amendments that will be debated before the convention.

National Coordinating Committee and Regional Organizing Committee Elections

NCC and ROC nominations are now open! You can nominate a dues-paying member of an official YDSA chapter to run for NCC or ROC here. All potential candidates must receive a minimum of 5 nominations to run for NCC, and 2 nominations to run for ROC.