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The first Interact International Convention happened last June in Atlanta, Georgia, USA prior to the 2017 Rotary International Convention. Just like in Atlanta, this year’s Interact International Convention is organized by Interactors for Interactors. The purpose of the Interact International Convention is to bring together Interactors from around the world to exchange ideas about Interact and to meet each other. We believe that Interact has an important role in our communities and in the Rotary family, and that’s why our event happens right before the biggest annual Rotary family gathering: the Rotary International Convention.
It’s our team’s hope that one day the Rotary International Board of Directors sees how successful these Interact International Conventions are, and will one day decide that Rotary International should create and host an official Interact Preconvention, just like how there are Rotaract Preconventions and Youth Exchange Preconventions hosted by Rotary International. We recognize it is an uphill battle because there are different local regulations when it comes to working with minors, but that doesn’t mean our dream is any different or any less important.
Our one-day Interact International Convention will be taking place this year on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Hart House on the University of Toronto campus. We will have inspirational speakers, breakout sessions on different Interact topics, and have lunch together. Our goal is for participants to walk away feeling inspired about Interact, energized about the upcoming school year, and with new friends from around the world they can rely on for support, even after the convention is over.
By participating and supporting the Interact International Convention, you are playing a part of history by working together with us to make sure Interactors feel like they have a place at the annual Rotary International Conventions.
Hosted Locally and Supported Internationally
Officially this event is hosted by Rotary District 7070. As an unofficial event that Rotary International does not support, each year the official host changes for this event. However, our support continues growing each year and that comes from Interactors, Rotaractors, and Rotarians from all around the world. We are proud that our event brings together people from across the entire family of Rotary and from all corners of the globe to start off their convention week strong.
If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please email them directly to us at email@example.com. As this event is not supported officially by Rotary International, the wonderful staff at Rotary Headquarters probably wouldn’t have the answers you are looking for.
We hope to see you in Toronto on June 21st!