Posted by Mark Maloney, President Rotary International

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and the Whole Rotary family,

Last week you received exciting news about Rotary’s first ever Virtual Convention taking place June 20 - 26, 2020. We promised you additional information about programming to help you decide whether to include Virtual Convention content into your district conferences or club events.

Here is a list of dates and times for Virtual Convention programming.  As you can see, the convention does not run the entire day, but instead will be broadcast at a few set times each day. Additionally, if you miss the live broadcasts, they will be readily available on the convention website, providing some flexibility for you and your event attendees to participate at your own convenience. The Virtual Convention is free to all attendees, however, there will be a sign in process in order to access the programming. Detailed Instructions for this process will be provided before the event......  

Wehope that you will encourage those in your districts to participate in some of the fun features of the Virtual Convention: wearing and sharing photos and videos of us in our Aloha wear, the Virtual Walking Challenge, and interacting with others in the virtual House of Friendship. Please know that we understand and appreciate that you are looking for more detailed information about the Featured Breakouts, the platform that will be utilized, and instructions for accessing the programming and transitioning back and forth between events. That information will be shared with you as soon as it is available. Look for additional messages in the coming weeks and check the convention website regularly.

Kindest regards, 

Mark Daniel Maloney
2019-2020 President, Rotary International 


Saturday, June 20, 2020

  • 8:00 – 9:15 Chicago Time (UTC-5) – Together We Connect – Virtual Convention General Session 1
  • 14:00 - 15:15 – London/Lagos Time
  • 21:00 - 22:15 – Taipei Time
Sunday 21 June
  • 8:00 – 9:15 Chicago Time (UTC-5) – Together We Learn – Virtual Convention General Session 2
  • 14:00 - 15:15 – London/Lagos Time
  • 21:00 - 22:15 – Taipei Time

Monday 22 June – Friday 26 June – Featured Breakouts (more details coming soon)

Featured Breakout Schedule*

(all sessions presented in EN unless otherwise noted).

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.

Chicago Time

Monday, 22 June

  • 8:00 - Using Virtual Tools to Engage Members

  • 12:00 - Engaging Rotary Alumni

  • 18:00 - Greening Rotary Events: Be Plastic-free, Offset Carbon, and More!

Tuesday, 23 June

  • 8:00 - Grow Rotary Through New Club Types

  • 12:00 - President-Nominee Session

  • 18:00 - How to Start and Manage RAGM Microfinance Projects/ Cómo iniciar y administrar proyectos de micro finanzas RAGM (presented in Spanish)

Wednesday, 24 June

  • 8:00 - Adopt-a-River Initiative: A Rotary & UNEP Partnership Model

  • 12:00 - Rotaract Elevated, Now What?

  • 18:00 - Disruptive Innovation in Rotary Clubs/La innovación disruptiva en los clubes rotaries (presented in Spanish)

Thursday, 25 June

  • 8:00 - How to Submit a Great Global Grant Application

  • 12:00 - President-Elect Session

  • 18:00 - Digital Trends of 2021: Using Tech to Engage Millennials

Friday, 26 June

  • 8:00 - Engage Young Families with Service and Alternative Meetings

  • 12:00 - The Rotary Brand

  • 18:00 - Personal Growth Opportunities: Rotary’s Alliance with Toastmasters

These Live Sessions will be recorded and made available for On Demand viewing

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*Schedule subject to change. Check back regularly for updates