Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with Rotary participants around the world during a time of unprecedented challenges.

Together, we’ll still experience the spirit of Rotary, be inspired by innovation, celebrate our resilience, and explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19. Experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.

We have never needed Rotary — and we have never needed each other — more than we do now. We hope to see you online, because Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World.
Below 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 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.  

We hope that you will 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 20 June
  • 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)
Daily, one breakout will be offered at each of the following times*:
  • 8:00 – 9:00 Chicago Time (UTC-5)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Chicago Time (UTC-5)
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Chicago Time (UTC-5)
*Please be sure to check the date and time that is equivalent to the Chicago date and time in your area