Kiwanis is serious business with a playful spirit. So that's exactly what this convention will be — a union of grown-up commitment and childlike exuberance. Come to Indianapolis for leadership education with a playful twist.

 

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

Dedicated educational tracks to help improve the impact you make in the community. World-class speakers to inspire you. Connection opportunities so you can engage with Kiwanians around the globe.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Recruitment. Retention. Social media. Impact. Become a better Kiwanis leader to inspire and organize your club, district or community.


SPEAKERS

Get inspired by the stories, experiences and performances from an all-star roster of speakers and entertainers that will reignite your fire to make a positive difference in your community.


ELECTIONS & BYLAWS

Make sure your voice is heard on the issues that could affect Kiwanis International for decades to come. Elect the leaders with a vision and a plan for the future.


HOTEL & TRAVEL

A city known for fast cars and blockbuster events, Indianapolis has also gained acclaim for a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions and so much more.


KIWANIS WORLD SHOWCASE

Come to The Kiwanis World Showcase to meet, hang out and get inspiration for new ideas and projects, because kids need Kiwanis in your community and communities around the world.

Schedule-at-a-glance

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

June 17
Pre-Convention Education Conference*
June 18
Kiwanis Education Conference
June 19
Kiwanis Education Conference
June 20
Kiwanis Annual Meeting
8 a.m.-7 p.m. — Registration, delegate certification, Kiwanis Family Store

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Keynote address: Felice Gorordo*

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Education sessions* (lunch included)  

*Registration fee: US$99
 
7 a.m.-6 p.m. — Registration, delegate certification, Kiwanis Family Store

7-8:15 a.m. — Signature Project Breakfast (ticketed event) 

7:30-8:15 a.m. — Morning meetups 

8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Kiwanis World Showcase 

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Keynote speaker: Captain Sully Sullenberger

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Hands-on service project 

10:00-11:30 a.m. — Interactive labs
 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Lunch (included in registration fee) 

1-4:30 p.m. — Leadership education sessions

5-6 p.m. — Keynote speaker: Dr. Ellen Ochoa 

7-8 p.m. — Evening meetups at Victory Field
 
7-10 p.m. — Kiwanis Night at Victory Field (included in registration; dinner provided) 
8 a.m.-5 p.m. — Registration, delegate certification, Kiwanis Family Store, Kiwanis World Showcase

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Keynote speaker: Kevin Carroll  

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Hands-on service project
 
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Service and fundraising education sessions (lunch included)
 
4-5 p.m. — Keynote speaker: Ethan Zohn  

5 p.m. — Delegate registration and certification deadline  

7-10 p.m. — Kiwanis Punch Bowl Social (ticketed event; dinner provided) 
8-9:30 a.m. — Delegate packet pickup  

8-9:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Family Store  

8:30-11:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Annual Meeting (Part 1; includes keynote speaker Gayle Smith)   

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Lunch (included in registration)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Kiwanis Children’s Fund Luncheon & Annual Meeting (Ticketed Event)  

1:30-5 p.m. — Kiwanis Annual Meeting (Part 2)  

7-11:00 p.m. — Kiwanis Evening Gala (ticketed event; dinner provided; live entertainment) 

Schedule is subject to change. 

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger

Featured Speaker

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger became internationally renowned on January 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. The plane’s two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike.

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Kevin Carroll

FEATURED SPEAKER

Kevin Carroll has dedicated his life to advancing education, sports and play as a vehicle for social change and success. He’s addressed the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005 and is an ongoing advisor and active supporter for many global social innovation organizations. Kevin was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of 19 “SEERS – changing the world!”

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