Fellowship Convocation Breakfast

Fellowship Convocation Breakfast

Fellowship Convocation Breakfast

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Chicago 
Please Note: Convocation is for new fellows who have never been conferred.

Outstanding member physicians are awarded the Degree of Fellow during this special ceremony attended by peers and Academy leadership. AAFP Fellows have fulfilled requirements in many areas, including lifelong learning, practice quality and improvement, volunteer teaching, public service, research, and more.

Event Details

Date and Time: Friday, October 16 | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Dress: Business Attire

Check-in Times and Location

In order to attend the breakfast and receive recognition for the Degree of Fellow, you must go to the Degree of Fellow Check-in Booth at the McCormick Place West to pick up the following items:

  • Tickets for the breakfast
  • Fellow pin
  • Fellow ribbon
  • Fellow lanyard

The Degree of Fellow check-in booth is located at:
McCormic Place West  Registration Area

Registration Times

Date: October 13Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6;00 p.m.
Date: October 14Time: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Date: October 15Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Fellows should plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 6:45 a.m. on Friday, October 16. Be sure that you have tickets for you and your guest(s). If you are driving, your tickets can be picked up outside of the Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago (do not go to the Convention Center) the day of the event. Please arrive about 30 minutes early.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served convocation process during breakfast.

The breakfast will consist of the following elements:

7:00 - 7:07 a.m. -- Welcome and invocation/reflection
7:07 - 7:30 a.m. -- Breakfast
7:31 - 8:20 a.m. -- Fellows to stand to take the Degree of Fellow pledge with process to follow as outlined:

  • After taking the pledge, Fellows will be asked to line up according to your assigned number.
  • As your name is announced, you will walk on stage to be greeted by the President and receive your certificate.
  • A picture of you and the President will be taken as your certificate is handed to you. (An email will be sent to you 4-6 weeks after the convocation with information on how you can obtain your picture.)
  • You will walk off the stage on the other side to sit down.

8:20 - 8:25 a.m. -- Presidents remarks
8:25 - 8:30 a.m. -- Closing remarks/announcements 


  • Hourly self-parking: First hour is available nearby at the Illinois Center Garage
  • Overnight valet parking: $73.00 Daily