Register online for RI Convention by 31 May
Don’t miss out on the 2010 convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
The final opportunity to register online for the 2010 RI Convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada, is 31 May.
Don’t miss out on the entertainment, world-class speakers, and networking opportunities during the four-day event, from 20 to 23 June. Breakout sessions, idea exchanges, and the House of Friendship will provide the perfect chance to make connections with other Rotarians that could lead to life-changing service projects.
The entertainment will include award-winning tenor Russell Watson, who received acclaim for his majestic vocals. Watson will be performing during the closing plenary session, 23 June.
Also on tap is Celtic Thunder, the Irish singing group known for its eclectic combination of soloists and ensembles. It will be onstage during the opening plenary session, 20 June. In December, Billboard magazine named Celtic Thunder its Top World Album Artist.
Cirque du Soleil will be performing a program designed specifically for Rotary International during the closing plenary session. From a small band of street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has grown into a major provider of high-quality entertainment, employing more than 1,200 artists. It has brought wonder and delight to almost 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents.
In addition, through a Host Organization Committee event 19 June, convention goers will have the opportunity to marvel at the remarkable talent of rising young circus artists by attending the graduation performance of the École nationale de cirque (National Circus School).
Keynote speakers at the convention will include Greg Mortenson, coauthor of the international bestseller Three Cups of Tea; Dolly Parton, international music star and philanthropist; Jo Luck, president and former CEO of Heifer International; and Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Learn more.
During the second plenary session, 21 June, Father Marciano “Rocky” Evangelista, founder of the Tuloy Foundation and a member of the Rotary Club of Alabang, Metro Manila, Philippines, will talk about how his foundation has changed the lives of street children in his country. Then on 22 June, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan will speak during the third plenary session about the prospects for peace in the 21st century.
All plenary sessions will be held in the Centre Bell.
In the Palais des congrès de Montréal, a short walk or métro ride away from the Centre Bell, breakout sessions and idea exchanges will offer Rotarians a chance to hear from clubs and districts about their projects. Breakout sessions will also provide Rotarian Action Groups, RI committees, and other Rotarians and Rotary leaders with an opportunity to explain new programs, get feedback, and answer questions. Idea exchanges, back this year, are designed to allow Rotarians to share ideas and learn about projects from their peers in an informal setting.
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