District Conference 2020 
 
Tentative Program Schedule, subject to change
 
THEME: WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER
 
Conference MC: Jacinthe Paille
 
Friday, October 16, 2020
 
1:00 – 2:30 pm                  Council of Governors
3:00 – 5:00 pm                 Opening Plenary
                                                National Anthems
                                                Welcome and Greetings
  • Conference Chair Teresa Whitmore
  • DG Hadi Mortada
  • RI President’s Rep (Valarie Wafer?)
  • Other Dignitaries?
Acknowledgement of Ancestral Lands (Invited Indigenous Leader)
District Business
Awards
Drum Circle
Dinner on your own
 
Saturday, October 17, 2020
 
8:00 – 9:00                          Gathering and Light Breakfast
                                                Run Video of Drum Circle (?)
 
9:00 – 10:20                        Plenary
                                                Keynote Speaker: Michael Angelo Caruso
                                                RI President’s Rep                          
 
10:20 – 10:45                     BREAK (and moving to Break Out Sessions)
10:45 – 11:45                     Break-out Sessions
                                                Engagement – Michael Angelo Caruso
                                                Diversity and Inclusion – Mark Wafer (and others)
                                                Environmental Issues – TBD
                                                Escape Room (experience in teamwork and communication)
 
11:45 – 12:45                     LUNCH
 
12:45 – 1:00                        Re-energizing Exercise – Jenn Grisi
 
1:00 – 2:15                          Plenary Session
                                                Keynote: Paul Chapelle
 
2:15 – 2:30                          BREAK
 
2:30 – 3:30                          Break-out Sessions
                                                ABC’s and 123’s of Rotary – Valarie Wafer
                                                Partnerships – leaders from Toastmasters, Lions, Kiwanis, etc.
                                                Family Friendly Rotary
                                                Service Project
                               
3:30 – 4:15                          Closing
                                               
                                                Invitation to Next Year’s Conference
                                                Thank you’s and acknowledgements
                                                Closing exercise
 
4:15 – 5:15                          Additional time for Escape Room activity? We can run this again for those who are looking for something to do                                              between close and the dinner.
 
6:00 – 9:00                          Parade of Flags – Youth Exchange
                In Memoriam (?)
                Dinner