During five plenary sessions you’ll be inspired by Rotary International’s president and other leaders as they share stories about Rotarians worldwide who exemplify Service Above Self. Rotary Foundation leaders will present the latest news about polio eradication and updates on Foundation grants. Simultaneous interpretation will be offered in Mandarin Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish, and possibly other languages, depending on registrants’ needs. The schedule below represents the latest information available, and is subject to change.
Prime Minister of Australia
Read more about Tony Abbott
Sunday, 1 June
Opening plenary session
Premier of New South Wales, Minister for Western Sydney, and Minister for Infrastructure
Read more about Mike Baird
Australian cricket star and founder of Mewsic, a foundation which supports music centers for disadvantaged children in India.
Read more about Brett Lee
Monday, 2 June
Plenary session 2
Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of Sydney and senior staff physician at Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney. Silink served as president of the International Diabetes Federation from 2006-09.
Read more about Martin Silink
Founder of the World Toilet Organization and the World Toilet College.
Read more about Jack Sim
World-renowned expert on leadership and president of Spaulding Companies Corporation, a national leadership development and excecutive coaching organization. Topic: Changing the World One Relationship at a Time
Read more about Tommy Spaulding
Founder of the School of St. Jude in Tanzania, which helps children in East Africa break the cycle of poverty. Topic: Fighting Poverty Through Education
Read more about Gemma Sisia
Breakout session 15:30-17:00
Former Paralympian, award-winning television broadcaster, motivational speaker, and polio survivor.
Read more about Ade Adepitan
Tuesday, 3 June
Plenary session 3
Rotary Scholar, founder of the Global Fund for Children, and visiting scholar and professional lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of the 2013-14 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award.
Read more about Maya Ajmera
Dr. Bruce Aylward
Assistant director-general for Polio, Emergencies, and Country Collaboration at the World Health Organization
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Former Rotary Peace Fellow and senior regional gender specialist for the African region of the United Nations International Labour Organization.
Read more about Mwila Chigaga
Wednesday, 4 June
Plenary session 4
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Auckland and a former Youth Exchange Student to Izmir, Turkey in 2002.
Read more about Kelsi Cox
New Generations Chair for District 9211 (Uganda).
Read more about Ronald Kawaddwa
Rotaract Representative from RI District 3230 and a member of the Rotaract Club of Madras Central, Tamil Nadu, India.
Read a blog post from Ramkumar Raju
Senior Public Health Advisor, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS.
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RI President Ron Burton
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Welcome address at the opening plenary
The Rotary Foundation Chair Dong Kurn Lee
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Rotary Foundation Keynote address at plenary session 3
President-elect Gary Huang
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Keynote address at closing plenary
President-nominee K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran
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Acceptance remarks at plenary session 4