Attending a Rotary convention for the first time? Here are some tips to get the most from your experience.
Before you go
Sign up for the Rotary Convention newsletter for the latest news, information, and deadlines.
Sign up for Host Organization Committee events to enjoy the hospitality of local Rotary members.
Download the Rotary Events app to plan your schedule and view maps, breakout sessions, speaker bios, and more.
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on all things convention-related, using #Rotary18.
Learn how to make the most of your convention experience through a convention orientation webinar on Wednesday, 23 May at 12:00 CDT. If you miss the live event, you can view it online later.
After you arrive
Pick up your registration materials at the convention center. Have your registration ID number/confirmation and photo ID in hand. You will receive your name badge, a program book, and a transportation guide.
Pick up ribbons, language stickers, and attendance stickers at the ribbon booth.
If you’re a delegate or proxy for your club, get your credentials at the voting delegates booth. You’ll need to bring your validated voting delegate form.
At the convention
Attend the opening and closing ceremonies, general sessions, and breakout sessions — all are included in your registration fee.
Use the Rotary Events app to connect with other attendees, learn about speakers, and download resources from breakout sessions.
Explore the House of Friendship, where you’ll find cultural exhibits, entertainment, food, and friends.
Visit the Club and District Projects Exhibition to discover ideas for your club’s next project.
Visit the Global Networking Group booths to learn more about Rotary’s vocational and recreational fellowships and action groups.
Shop for Rotary clothing, pins, and more at licensed-vendor booths, and purchase souvenirs from local businesses in the House of Friendship.
Visit the 2019 convention booth and register for Hamburg, Germany.
Outside the convention
Gather materials about area activities at the information booth in the House of Friendship.
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