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What are the dates of the Convention?

The Convention will convene on Monday, July 26 and conclude on Friday, July 30, 2021. There will be a General Executive Board meeting the week preceding the Convention from July 19 – 23, 2021.


What are Credentials?

The President and Secretary of the Local as well as the delegate must sign the credential certificates. The original (white) credential certificate is to be given to the delegate and the duplicate (gold) credential certificate must be mailed to the General Office in New York. Failure to complete the credentials in their entirety will result in the credentials being returned.

Do not enter both the name of the delegate and the alternate delegate on a single credential. If an alternate represents the local union, the Local must request a new Delegate’s Credential or, if there is insufficient time, a letter from the Local designating the alternate as a delegate must be provided.

In order to complete the registration process, delegates are required to file the original (white) credential certificate with the Office of the General Secretary-Treasurer upon arrival in Toronto.


When do I get my credentials packet?

Credentials packets will be mailed out to all local unions in April, only if the Local has submitted the Quarterly Report for the 1st Quarter and purchased per capita stamps for the 1st and 2nd quarters. Delegates elected by their Locals will receive their credentials thereafter.


When should I arrive?

There will be two Education Sessions on Saturday, July 24th as well as the Orientation for New Delegates. All District Conventions will be held in the morning of Sunday, July 25th. An IATSE-PAC Reception will be held on Sunday night (Contributions are required for those that attend).


When Can I Register as a Delegate?

Registration begins on Thursday, July 22, 2021 and will continue until Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Hours of the Registration office will be posted.


What do I need to Register?

If you are registering at the Convention, you will need to bring with you the original Credential (white copy), W-9 form, Convention Transportation and Per Diem Bill and a copy of your airline ticket (unless you have booked your ticket on the Master Account).


Does the IA pay for my hotel room?

While the International does not directly pay hotel costs, the compensation monies are what most delegates use to pay for accommodations.


How much is the Compensation?

Each duly accredited delegate shall be entitled to collect compensation at the rate of $150.00 per day with a maximum of ten days. The total compensation ($1,500.00) shall include all ground transportation and incidentals, during service as a delegate. It is possible that the Audit and Finance Committee may recommend an increase in this amount.


Can I leave the Convention early?

The Election of Officers is Friday, July 30, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In order to be eligible to collect compensation and transportation a delegate must be able to prove that they have voted in the election if one has been held.


When can I make my travel arrangements?

In order for a delegate to have the charges for an airline reservation charged to the IATSE Master Account, the Duplicate (gold) copy of the credentials must have been received in the General Office.

The “2021 Convention” section of the I.A.T.S.E. website ( contains an airline reservation form that needs to be completed if you want the cost of your ticket to go on the Master Account. Once verification has been made that you are a registered delegate and your credentials have been received, the information will be forwarded to the travel agent. Upon completion of the reservation, the cost of the airline ticket will go on the IATSE Master Account and an email confirmation will be sent to you.

You may make your travel arrangement now, but you would be responsible for payment and would not be reimbursed until after the Convention.


Are you a new Delegate?

In keeping with past Convention practice, the Orientation for New Delegates meeting will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Osgoode Ballroom East. This meeting will provide all new delegates with an overview of the schedule for Convention Week, as well as provide a forum for new delegate’s questions to be answered regarding procedures and policies of the upcoming Convention.


When is the Memorial Service?

As part of our 69th Convention, an Interfaith Memorial Service will be held during Convention week. This Service memorializes our departed brothers and sisters. A Memorial Booklet will be printed with the names of deceased brothers and sisters, and distributed at the Service. This Booklet is compiled from local unions’ Quarterly Reports from the last Convention.


Are you going to be a 50 Year Delegate?

Any member of the Alliance who was a delegate to the 1970 International Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will also be a Delegate to the upcoming 2021 Convention, is urged to send in your credentials as early as possible in order that your 50-year Delegate Award can be prepared. Please include a note along with the credential indicating that you will be a 50-year delegate