2021 Kiwanis International Education and Training Conference Schedule

*Schedule subject to change


*All day Kiwanis Amplify Capstone Experience (Invitation only.)
The spring 2021 Kiwanis Amplify program culminates with a capstone experience in Salt Lake City, Utah. Those who participated in the eight-week leadership development program are invited to attend a live experience with their cohorts. Participants will discuss what they learned throughout the Kiwanis Amplify program and how they intend to put those ideas into practice. A virtual version of the capstone experience will be provided in July for those not traveling to Salt Lake City.

*Schedule subject to change.


*Morning 2021 Kiwanis Education Conference Kickoff (Attend virtually or in person.)
Kick off your ELC in SLC experience at this opening session featuring Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Captain Sully landed a plane in the middle of a New York City river after both engines lost power following a bird strike. Everyone survived with only a few minor injuries. Sullenberger is an expert in innovation in the face of disaster. His lessons on preparedness — particularly in the times of change and challenge — will empower you to reach new levels of excellence as a Kiwanis captain.

*Afternoon Leadership Seminars (Attend in person. Selected seminars to be broadcast virtually.)
Select one of these seminars to attend. These leadership master classes will allow current, future and potential club officers and committee chairs to discuss specific issues, concerns and successes — and learn best practices for each leadership role. Leave with a personal plan of action, which you can take home to help your club make the biggest positive difference possible in your community.

*Late afternoon — Caring for Kids Keynote Address (Attend virtually or in person.)

Play is critical to helping kids develop healthy brains, says Rachel Giannini. Rachel was so good at teaching preschool, she was asked to star in a documentary about the importance of early childhood education. “No Small Matter” examines why millions of children aren’t getting the care they need to succeed. Ms. Rachel — as she is called — will help your Kiwanis club make sure it’s providing the care kids in your community need.

*Evening — ELC in SLC Opening Party (Attend in person.)
Have dinner, listen to music and spend the evening with your Kiwanis friends. Pick up some grub, grab a beer, wine or soda and relax. The cost for food and drinks is included with the in-person registration option.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021

*Morning Friday Kickoff (Attend virtually or in person)
Become a Kiwanis agent for good by kicking off Friday with Kevin Carroll. Kevin dedicates his life to advancing education, sports and play for social change and success. He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as Nike, Starbucks, Adidas, Disney, Target and many others. Endorse his seven simple rules and you’ll find your club making a bigger impact in your community.

Service Project and Fundraising Learning (Attend in person. Selected seminars to be broadcast virtually.)
You see the great things Kiwanis clubs — big and small — are doing and wish your club could help kids that way too. But how do you even begin? Today is for you! Pick one of these tracks and develop a solid plan, ideas about funding sources and maybe even blueprints for change. Where does your club want to make its mark?

*Late Afternoon Power of Play Keynote Address (Attend virtually or in person)
Ethan Zohn believes that a better and healthier world can be achieved through education, advocacy and inspiration. Ethan may be famous from CBS’s “Survivor: Africa,” but it’s what he did with the prize winnings that will have you singing his praises. As a former professional soccer player, he knows the unparalleled power of sport as an agent for social change. His nonprofit empowers young people in sub-Saharan Africa to make educated choices about pressing health challenges.  

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*All day Meeting of the 2021 Kiwanis International Council (Attend virtually or in person.)
The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees declared that emergency conditions will exist through September 30, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On February 22, 2021, the board determined that it would be impossible and impractical to hold a safe, accessible convention for its international membership due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, 2021 board elections will be conducted by the Kiwanis International Council to guarantee global representation prescribed under the bylaws and current pandemic restrictions. The Kiwanis International Council consists of the Board of Trustees, past Kiwanis International presidents, current district governors, the Kiwanis International-European Federation president and Kiwanis Asia-Pacific chair. The council members will elect the 2021-22 president, president-elect, vice president and three trustees representing the United States and Pacific Canada. Announced candidates for those leadership positions can be reviewed here.

*Morning — Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit (Attend virtually or in person)
What does diversity, equity and inclusion look like for your Kiwanis club and community? Join us for an interactive session where we will learn and explore these topics together. Be inspired by a keynote address from a noted leader and fellow Kiwanian in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. In-person and virtual attendees will participate in an interactive exercise and spend time with a peer group of Kiwanians to talk about how clubs can better serve and reflect their communities.

*Afternoon A Kiwanis Celebration (Attend virtually or in person.)
Celebrate the impact Kiwanis clubs are making across the world. The top 10 finalists in each tier of the 2021 Signature Project Contest will be recognized — and then the gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced. The 2021 World Service Medal — the highest honor presented by Kiwanis International — will be awarded. The leaders who guided the organization through this difficult year will be acknowledged.

*Evening — Kiwanis BBQ (Attend in person.)

Join fellow Kiwanians and guests for a relaxed night of fellowship and entertainment by country music legends Larry Gatlin and Lorrie Morgan. Wear your denim or your diamonds. Your in-person registration includes an authentic barbeque dinner, cash bar, a set by Larry Gatlin and then a show by Lorrie Morgan and her band.

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