Experience the convention

SCHEDULE

All events will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort, unless otherwise specified.

Tuesday, June 25  

Registration
  
2-4 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 26  

Registration 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Kiwanis showcase 
4-6 p.m.   
Free welcome reception open to all attendees. Light snacks, cash bar and entertainment. 

Poly’s Patio  
7-10 p.m., Ventanas Patio West 
Cash bar and entertainment 

 
Thursday, June 27  

Registration and Kiwanis showcase 
8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Complementary pastries and coffee will be served at 8 a.m. 
 
Jim Collins 
10-11 a.m., Coronado Ballroom
The author of “Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall” and co-author of both “Great by Choice” and “Built to Last,” will address Kiwanians. 

Signature Project Contest Luncheon
(ticketed event) 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$60 
Discover what it takes to become one of the top 10 finalists and find out who won gold, silver and bronze awards in this year’s contest. 

Opening Session  
2-4 p.m.  
Keynote speaker Alex Sheen  

Kiwanis Night at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Resort(ticketed event) 
(transportation provided)
4:45-8 p.m., Polynesian Village Resort 
US$100 
Meal includes choice of soft drinks, beer, wine and sangria. Transportation costs covered.  All buses will depart from Coronado Springs at 4:45 p.m.  

Poly’s Patio  
7-10 p.m., Ventanas Patio West 
Cash bar and entertainment 

 
Friday, June 28 

Registration and Kiwanis showcase 
8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Complementary pastries and coffee will be served at 8 a.m. 

Children’s Fund Luncheon (ticketed event) 
11:30a.m.-1p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$60 
Includes a meal and a program celebrating the work made possible by generous Kiwanians. 

Business Session  
2-4 p.m.  

Kiwanis Night at Planet Hollywood (ticketed event) 
(includes transportation, food and drink at Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs) 
7-10 p.m., Planet Hollywood, Disney Springs
US$125 
Includes transportation, a meal, beer, wine and a D.J. Buses will depart from both hotels beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will circle back to the hotels throughout the evening. 

Poly’s Patio  

7-10 p.m., Ventanas Patio West  
Cash bar and entertainment 


Saturday, June 29  

Registration and Kiwanis showcase  
8 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Complimentary pastries and coffee will be served at 8 a.m. 

Dillon Kalkhurst
10-11 a.m., Coronado Ballroom
The author of “Generation Everyone! - A guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School and home" will address Kiwanians. 

Kiwanis Family Luncheon (Ticketed event)
11:30a.m.-1p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$60 
Enjoy a meal and a program celebrating the Service Leadership Programs. Special guest speakers will include the Key Club and Circle K International Presidents.

Closing Session  
2-4 p.m.  

Kiwanis Children's Fund Honors Reception
5-6:30 p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$75
Enjoy appetizers and a drink while honoring top donors to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. 

Kiwanis Gala: An Evening with Don Felder
(ticketed event) 
Dinner at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 9 p.m. 
7:30-10:30 p.m., Coronado Ballroom
US$125
Dinner and show featuring Don Felder, former Eagles band guitarist. A cash bar will be available. 

Combo: Purchase both the Friday night event at Planet Hollywood and the Saturday night Kiwanis Gala for the reduced price of US$225.

REGISTER NOW and choose your tickets.


Schedule subject to change. 

EDUCATION

Details coming soon. 

Do you have a question or suggestion about the education offered at the Kiwanis International convention? Email education@kiwanis.org.

ELECTIONS

ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES FOR KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL BOARD
To be elected during 2018-19, for terms beginning 2019-20
(as of February 12, 2019)

PRESIDENT: Daniel Vigneron, Howald, Luxembourg
(one one-year term to be elected)

PRESIDENT-ELECT: Arthur N. Riley, Westminster, Maryland, USA
(one one-year term to be elected)

VICE PRESIDENT:
“George” Chu-Ching Chian, Taichung City, Taiwan
Peter J. Mancuso, North Bellmore, New York, USA
(one one-year term to be elected)



TRUSTEES:  Six (6) trustee offices will be filled as follows:

• UNITED STATES AND PACIFIC CANADA — Three (3) three-year terms to be elected at the 2019 Kiwanis International convention in Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida, USA (June 27-30, 2019) by delegates from the United States and Pacific Canada Region. Announced candidates are:

Leigh A. Chagnon, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Gary Cooper, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
David W. Hurrelbrink, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Cathy Szymanski, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA


• ASIA-PACIFIC REGION —One (1) three-year term to be elected at the Kiwanis Asia-Pacific Convention in Taoyuan, Taiwan (March 7-9, 2019) by delegates from Asia-Pacific. Announced candidate is:

Cheng Lian Teh, Perak, Malaysia

• EUROPE REGION —One (1) three-year term to be elected at the Kiwanis International-European Federation Convention in Reykjavik, Iceland (May 24-26, 2019) by delegates from Europe. Announced candidates are:
Gunnstein Björnsson, Sauðárkróki, Iceland
Martien van der Meer, Naarden, The Netherlands

The At-Large seat does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2019-20 administrative year.
The Canada and Caribbean Region does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2019-20 administrative year.
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CONTACT: Denise Parker: 1-800-549-2647 x245 or +1-317-217-6245.

 

Candidates will be announced as they are declared. Candidates' pages will be posted as information is received from the declared candidates. Contact Denise Parker for more information.

Kiwanis clubs in good standing are allowed two representatives in the House of Delegates, along with two alternates. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates to the Kiwanis International convention.

AMENDMENT AND RESOLUTION PROPOSALS

Details about amendments and resolutions to be discussed and voted on by the delegates at the Kiwanis International convention are pending.

If you plan to represent your club as a delegate, it's easy to prepare. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates.

SPEAKERS AND ENTERTAINERS

Jim Collins
“Good to Great” author Jim Collins will open the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention at Walt DisneyJim-Collins---teaching--weboptimized World Resort® in Florida. Collins has authored or coauthored six books that have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, including “How the Mighty Fall,” “Great by Choice” and “Built to Last.” Collins has invested more than a quarter century in vigorous research about what makes great companies tick. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts and engages with CEOs and senior-leadership teams. In addition to his work in the business sector, he has a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including cause-driven nonprofits. In 2017, global media company Forbes selected Collins as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.
Collins will speak to convention attendees from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27. 

 

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Promises still matter and a handshake still means something. That’s the message Alex Sheen will share with attendees at the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.Sheen is the founder of Because I Said I Would, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sheen will share some of his promises kept and encourage and inspire you to make and keep a promise of your own.
Sheen will speak during the Opening Session on June 27.

Dillon Kalkhurst  
Dillon Kalkhurst is the author of the book “Generation Everyone! A Guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School, and Home.” In this interactive Saturday morning session, he will examine differences inDKK-Head-Shot copy 2 generations and explore generational preferences and values. The different generational stereotypes will be discussed, and you will learn to embrace your intergenerational friends, members and family members.  
Before becoming an author and speaker he enjoyed an educational marketing and strategic partnerships career, and most recently served as executive director of business development and community development at Scholastic. He founded The Center for Intergenerational Engagement to support the findings in his book. He is a member of the Ormond Beach Kiwanis Club.
Kalkhurst will speak to convention attendees the morning of Saturday, June 29. 

Don Felder
 
Join us for the Kiwanis Gala: An Evening with Don Felder during the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention. 

Felder is the renowned former lead guitarist of the Eagles, one of the world's most popular and best-selling bands in history. 
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder was a member of the Eagles for 27DonFelder_Michael Helms (2) years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote the Eagles’ biggest hit — the iconic “Hotel California” — as well as other fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like “Hotel California” and “One of These Nights.” 
The Kiwanis Gala includes dinner and entertainment and is scheduled for Saturday evening, June 29.



FUTURE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • June 18-21, 2020
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • June 24-27, 2021
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

EXHIBITORS AND ADVERTISERS

Exhibiting and advertising at the Kiwanis International convention allows you to share your programs, services and products with Kiwanians and guests from around the world.

In addition to Kiwanis business, Kiwanians attend the convention to look for new fundraising ideas, learn about service projects and buy souvenirs for family and friends.

Are you an exhibitor? Register here.

For more information about exhibiting opportunities, call + 1 (317) 875-8755, ext. 196 or email us.

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