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Schedule & education

(All times subject to change)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Tour a Landscape Structures Playground (Preregistration required)

11 a.m.-3 p.m. (subject to change)
Bring your play clothes and take a field trip with Landscape Structures to an amazing playground near Denver. Sign up through your confirmation email for one of 50 spots. Transportation and lunch are provided.

Welcome Reception and Membership Fair

4-6 p.m.
Hall F

Explore the Kiwanis Marketplace while connecting with friends. New this year is the Membership Fair. Pick up tips from clubs that have been recognized for their efforts at growing through Two for Two, club boosts, open houses, guest days or their own unique membership drives.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 4

Signature Project Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m.
Mile High Ballroom
Celebrate the best of the best Kiwanis signature projects. The top 10 finalists in each group will be recognized — and then the gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced. (Ticketed event)

2024 Kiwanis Convention Kickoff

9:30-11 a.m.
Bellco Theatre
Start your convention experience with the pageantry, recognition and celebration of Kiwanis. The opening session features Chris Singleton, a former professional baseball player who was 18 when his mother died in a racially-motivated mass killing. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message of love over hate.

Build a Little Free Library

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hall F
Sign up for one of 25 spots to help build Little Free Libraries as gifts for communities in the host Rocky Mountain District. Sign-up is available in your confirmation email. No tools or experience necessary. (Also available 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday)

 

Education Block 1 (1-1:45 P.M.)

Holding Ourselves Accountable for Membership
Rooms 405-407

Learn how your members can take responsibility for achieving goals — including ownership of club membership growth. You will learn accountability strategies that will help your club stay on track to achieve results. This workshop is presented at the club level, but the concepts are transferable to divisions and districts.

Kiwanis’ Next Campaign for Kids
Rooms 403-404

Kiwanis clubs are making a significant difference in the lives of children around the world, and additional funding would empower them to have an even greater positive impact. Join us as we unveil our groundbreaking global fundraising initiative and learn how you can be part of this pivotal moment. The possibilities are endless.

Club Stories: Service Project Success
Rooms 401-402

Service projects that excite your members and your community help ensure your club’s success. Join us to hear from clubs that have created meaningful and sustainable service projects. You’ll find ways to make your club’s projects more effective and relevant to those you’re serving.

No More Drama: Reduce Conflict in Your Club
Rooms 505-507

Conflict, when left unresolved, can be a cancer within our clubs. As leaders, we need to be able to prevent and resolve harmful conflict. We will discuss the benefits of healthy conflict and what to do when conflict becomes destructive.

100 Years of Key Club: Where Are They Now?
Rooms 503-504

It’s almost here. In 2025, Key Club will mark its 100th anniversary — and we’re not going to let such a milestone moment go unnoticed. Discover what we have planned and how you can help Key Club celebrate a century of service leadership.

A Solution for Club Websites
Rooms 501-502

Is your club, district or foundation looking for a modern and easy-to-use website? We can help! Learn how Kiwanis International can help your club build its own website.

Taking off the Mask
Rooms 301-303
Trey Mock’s journey from aspiring performer to the three-time NFL Mascot of the Year is a testament to the power of authenticity, passion and connection. As the official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, Mock reveals stories from the gridiron that have forever changed his life.

Education Block 2 (2-2:45 P.M.)

Battling Club Apathy
Rooms 405-407

Has your club lost its spark? Is attendance dropping at meetings or service projects? Do too many members just “phone it in”? These techniques will help you energize your members and bring your club back to gold-star status.

Objects of Kiwanis Centennial Celebration
Rooms 403-404

The Kiwanis Objects have been guiding members for 100 years. Learn their history and how they can be used today for membership growth.

Club Stories: Fundraising Success
Rooms 401-402

Are your fundraising ideas growing stale? Do your fundraisers not bring in as much money as they once did? Hear from clubs of all sizes with surprising — and wildly successful — fundraisers. They’ll share their stories and inspire you to reimagine your approach and replenish your service funds.

The Service Solution for Students
Rooms 505-507

Students who volunteer have higher self-esteem, greater school and community ties, higher grades and less self-harming behavior. Our Service Leadership Programs are the prescription your club needs to guide students’ service leadership journey.

Building the Future of Play
Rooms 503-504

Hear the latest trends in outdoor play from Landscape Structures, a Kiwanis International partner. Experts will explain how design and inclusivity make play better for all children. Get ideas to take back to your club.

Introducing Kiwanis Engage
Rooms 501-502

Kiwanis International is about to launch our new membership platform, Kiwanis Engage, which will replace Kiwanis Connect. Discover this platform’s new and enhanced features for members, clubs and districts — and how it can maximize your Kiwanis experience.

Education Block 3 (3-3:45 P.M.)

Making the Most of Social Media
Rooms 405-407

The world connects through social media, so it’s the perfect way to spread news about your club. Dive into the latest strategies to maximize the impact of social media and harness its power to attract new members and actively engage current ones.

How to Excel at Grant Writing
Rooms 403-404

Get grant-writing tips from clubs that have successfully secured a Kiwanis Children’s Fund grant. Learn about Children’s Fund grant opportunities, making a case for grant support and leveraging a grant award to secure grants from other sources.

Club Stories: Membership Growth
Rooms 401-402

More kids need Kiwanis every day, so it’s critical that we have more Kiwanians to help meet those needs. We’ll share successful membership growth strategies from a variety of clubs and provide tips to help your club implement their tactics.

SLP Updates
Rooms 505-507

Learn what’s happening with our Service Leadership Programs, including updates to program materials, new UNICEF projects, retention and recruitment strategies, and special programs for members.

Level Up with Little Free Library
Rooms 503-504

Promote the Kiwanis cause of literacy through a Little Free Library. Get all the details, from where to build and how to stock to how to engage the community and encourage use. You’ll leave with a clear action plan in place.

Keep Your Club Safe in Cyberspace
Rooms 501-502

Clubs need to understand cyber security to keep their members’ data safe. Learn how to combat cyber threats, recognize phishing, smishing and vishing, and identify red flags in communications. Gain insights on effective response strategies and tools to safeguard your club and personal information in the digital world.

2024 Dues Increase Discussion

4-4:45 p.m.
Rooms 301-303

Delegates to the 2024 Annual Meeting have an important decision to make: Should the dues paid to Kiwanis International be increased to meet the financial needs of the organization? Kiwanis leadership will present and take questions at this town hall-style session.

Colorado Rockies baseball game

7 p.m.
Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street
The free tickets to the July 4 Colorado Rockies have been claimed by the first 1,000 convention registrants! Those lucky attendees will receive an email in June from the Colorado Rockies with information about accessing their tickets. (Remember, there is no transportation to or from the game.)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 5

2024 Dues Increase Discussion
9-10 a.m.
Rooms 301-303

Delegates to the 2024 Annual Meeting have an important decision to make: Should the dues paid to Kiwanis International be increased to meet the financial needs of the organization? Kiwanis leadership will present and take questions at this town hall-style session.

Kiwanis Launchpad: Embracing Change
10-11:30 a.m.
Bellco Theatre
Explore what’s possible when you and your club embrace change by attending the Kiwanis Launchpad speaker series. Learn from internationally known speakers how to create lifelong, loyal club members and incorporate new ideas to help your club soar. Kiwanis Launchpads are short, high-impact and sure to leave you filled with ideas to implement at home.

Kiwanis SLP Showcase of Service Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mile High Ballroom
Join us for a dose of inspiration as we celebrate our Service Leadership Programs: K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club International, Circle K International and Aktion Club. Find out how you and your club can support these dedicated Kiwanis family members who are serving their communities and making a global impact. (Ticketed event)

 

Education Block 4 (1-2:45 P.M.)

Club Leader Academy
Rooms 405-407

Calling all club presidents, vice presidents, secretaries and anyone else who is a club leader — regardless of title! Take time to get reenergized and reinvigorated, and find out how that fresh energy will help you grow membership.

Risk Manager Gathering
Rooms 403-404

Meet with other risk managers to get important updates and share ideas.

SLP Advisor Bootcamp
Rooms 401-402

This session will provide SLP advisors with fresh insight into program changes in Kiwanis SLPs. Advisors will learn the best practices from all programs on how to move ideas into action. Leave with a roadmap to success for the upcoming school year.

District Leadership Planning Summit
Rooms 505-507

Governors, governors-elect, vice governors and candidates for governor-elect work collaboratively to create three-year growth and retention plans. Through the summit, leaders come away with goals that span multiple years.

Club Membership Chair Huddle
Rooms 503-504

A club membership chair is integral to a club’s long-term viability. Learn how to meet your membership goals and expand your club’s reach. (Designed for membership chairs, membership committee members and those interested in boosting membership efforts. Limit one member per club.)

Be an Influential Lieutenant Governor
Rooms 301-303

Discuss strategic planning, develop membership retention and growth plans, and explore tools to use with your clubs to strengthen membership and enhance the membership experience. Discover how to make the most of membership-focused division council meetings. Bring three to five goals you have for your Kiwanis work.

Children’s Fund Volunteer Coaching
Rooms 501-502

Kiwanis Children’s Fund volunteers receive support in understanding and enhancing their role, share and exchange ideas and engage in strategic discussions with the Children’s Fund team and fellow volunteers. Get ready to be inspired!

Education Block 5 (3-3:45 P.M.)

Membership Dues: There’s an app for that!
Rooms 405-407

Discover mobile payment services — alternative methods for collecting member dues more efficiently. Current users of Venmo, Cash App, PayPal, Zelle and automatic payments share how the platforms work, best practices for clubs and billing processes.

Tough Conversations
Rooms 403-404

During this rapid-fire (and fun!) skill-building presentation, Anne Bonney will ignite your courage to conduct difficult discussions. Learn how to start the dialogue, keep the exchange constructive and rescue the conversation if it takes a wrong turn.

Club Stories: Club Revitalization
Rooms 401-402

How can Kiwanis clubs revitalize themselves when membership stagnates and interest runs low? Texas-Oklahoma District Governor-elect Bobby Quinten will share the strategy that his home club, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield, used to rebuild successfully after a dramatic membership drop in 2020.

Youth Protection 101
Rooms 505-507

Learn more about youth protection and why it’s so important to our work in serving the children of the world. Understand how your diligence in safeguarding our programs can protect not only your club but your community as well.

Club Stories: Building Builders
Rooms 503-504
Builders Club is a fantastic way to get middle school students engaged in service and leadership at an early age. Learn how clubs have been successful in building robust Builders Club programs in their communities.

Introducing Kiwanis Engage (Repeat session)
Rooms 501-502

Kiwanis International is about to launch our new membership platform, Kiwanis Engage, which will replace Kiwanis Connect. Discover this platform’s enhanced features for members, clubs and districts — and how it can level up your Kiwanis experience.

Burning Old Habits: Lessons from Zozobra
Rooms 301-303

Learn how the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., turned a dying signature project into a nationally recognized, 60,000-attendee event in just a few years. Their tips might fire up your club’s approach to a longstanding project of its own.

Power of Perseverance Keynote Session

4-5 p.m.
Bellco Theatre

“Never. Ever. Give. Up.” These are the words Diana Nyad spoke to a cheering crowd after becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. A prominent sports journalist, filing over 30 years for National Public Radio, The New York Times and others, Nyad has earned her place as one of our compelling storytellers. The subject of “NYAD” — a feature film starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster – she will inspire you to keep reaching for your goals.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Discover What is Possible: A Celebration of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund

7 a.m.
Mile High Ballroom
Join us for a celebratory breakfast as we launch our first-ever fundraiser solely supporting the Kiwanis community and the children we serve. Discover the possibilities in supporting the Kiwanis Children’s Fund: Hear from a distinguished speaker, honor special Kiwanians for their support and dedication, and discover how we can impact 10 million children globally. (Ticketed event)

2024 Kiwanis Annual Meeting

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bellco Theatre
Get informed about the business of Kiwanis International and add your voice to our future. Delegates from clubs around the world will elect the organization’s next leaders and vote on amendments.

Kiwanis Dancing Through the Decades Gala

7-10 p.m.
Mile High Ballroom
Make sure to pack an outfit that reflects your favorite decade! Whether its go-go boots or platform heels, you’ll want to wear your dancing shoes to the closing-night gala featuring Your Generation in Concert™. This eight-piece band performs songs from five generations of pop, rock, dance and R&B hits. (Ticketed event)