Relive Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention on-demand and learn why, now more than ever, Rotary Connects the World! Watch inspiring speakers and panelists from the general sessions. View General Session 1 here. View General Session 2 here. View the General Secretary's Report to the Convention here

Connect with the family of Rotary to discover innovative ways to engage and strengthen our communities by watching our breakout sessions. Virtual breakout session files, such as PowerPoint slides and handouts, can be accessed through Rotary’s Learning Center. Want more? Rotary International will continue their breakout session program into July....


General Secretary’s Report to ConventionRead General Secretary John Hewko’s report to convention, including Rotary and The Rotary Foundation highlights and impact during the 2019-20 year.


Saturday, 20 June

General Session 1: Together, We Connect
Hosted by Mark Wright, News Anchor/Past President, Rotary Club of Seattle, Washington, USA

Celebrate our connection with speeches from Rotary International President Mark Maloney, Convention Chair Celia Giay, Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, Foundation Trustee Chair-elect K.R. Ravindran, and  Foundation Trustee Chair Gary C.K. Huang. Witness how the world of Rotary has come together in an unprecedented way during an unprecedented time. See how our Rotary family is connecting across the globe to support each other and the fight against COVID19, and find out how we can continue to support these efforts. Learn from an expert panel of global disease prevention and treatment and humanitarian aid organizations how lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic response can help strengthen our communities against similar events in the future. Honor those members impacted by and lost to COVID19 with a musical tribute from Australian pop-opera quartet, ARIA.

Sunday, 21 June

General Session 2: Together, We Learn
Hosted by Mark Wright, News Anchor/Past President, Rotary Club of Seattle, Washington, USA

Be inspired to action by RI President Mark Maloney, Convention Chair Celia Giay, RI President-elect Holger Knaack, General Secretary John Hewko, and RI President-nominee Shekhar Mehta. “Travel” to Hawaii and experience the Honolulu Mural Project as well as a special performance by Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso, Jake ShimabukuroLearn how e-clubs work and discover how Rotary clubs are leveraging new platforms to meet virtually and stay connected. Watch Rotary Peace Fellows in action around the world and see how an RIBI club innovated to expand membership. Receive an update on our polio eradication efforts and find out how existing infrastructure assists in the battle against coronavirus.



Monday, 22 June

Using Virtual Tools to Engage MembersEmbracing a few best practices for engaging with participants in the virtual world will inspire you to create experiences that are memorable and meaningful.

Engaging Rotary AlumniDiscuss how to better engage Rotary alumni.

Greening Rotary Events: Be Plastic-free, Offset Carbon, and More! Learn the best practice of going plastic free and offsetting your carbon emissions.

Tuesday, 23 June

 Grow Rotary Through New Club TypesLearn about new club models, processes for starting new clubs, and the factors underpinning success.

 Coffee with Shekhar for District Governors-nominee and Club Presidents-nominee -Join RI President Nominee Shekhar Mehta, Foundation Trustee Chair-nominee John Germ, and Houston Convention Chair John Smarge to learn more about the priorities for your leadership year. This session is primarily focused on Rotary year 2021-22.

How to Start and Manage RAGM Microfinance Projects/ Cómo iniciar y administrar proyectos de micro finanzas RAGM (presented in Spanish) - See examples of how to create successful and sustainable community microfinance projects.

Wednesday, 24 June

 Adopt-a-River Initiative: A Rotary & UNEP Partnership Model - Learn how Rotary District 9212 and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) developed a scalable partnership model.

Rotaract Elevated, Now What? - Discuss the recent decisions concerning Rotaract's new status.

Disruptive Innovation in Rotary Clubs/La innovación disruptiva en los clubes rotaries (presented in Spanish) - Learn how to use tech and tools to implement change in Rotary clubs.

Thursday, 25 June

 How to Submit a Great Global Grant Application - Discover the ten most common areas of improvement in grant applications.

Forum for 2020-21 District Governors and Club Presidents - Question and Answer session with RI President-elect Holger Knaack to learn more about his theme and priorities for 2020-21 and Foundation Trustee Chair-elect K. R. Ravindran.

 Digital Trends of 2021: Using Tech to Engage Millennials - Apply digital trends to attract and engage millennials.

Friday, 26 June

 Engage Young Families with Service and Alternative Meetings - Learn to position Rotary as quality family time and a lesson on community.

 The Rotary Brand - An in-depth discussion on how clubs can strengthen and protect our brand.

 Personal Growth Opportunities: Rotary’s Alliance with Toastmasters - Hear from Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Toastmasters who are actively involved in this relationship.