Program

Explore our exciting program with more details and speakers being announced every week up until the conference. Click on a session or speaker to learn more about them.

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Program

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm NCCC – Foyer

Check in at the registration desk to collect your lanyard and badge among other goodies!

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibition Hall

Stop by the showcase to engage with stall holders, grab a bite to eat (during meal times) or meet up with other attendees!  

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Royal Theatre

Join us for the formal launch of the conference with a Ngunnawal Welcome to Country and message from our Rotary International President Elect

Ariana Andrews New Zealand Representative
Rotaract Oceania
Aunty Violet Sheridan Ngunnawal Elder
Gary Newton President
Rotary Geelong East
Gordon McInally President-elect
Rotary International
Dr Jessie Harman Director and Conference Convenor
Rotary International
Rachel Stephen-Smith Minister for Health, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
ACT Legislative Assembly
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Various Around Canberra

Year group, district or Rotaract dinner events. These are organised outside of the conference but events reported to the Conference Committee will be listed here to share with all attendees.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm NCCC – Foyer

Check in at the registration desk to collect your lanyard and badge among other goodies!

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Exhibition Hall

Stop by the showcase to engage with stall holders, grab a bite to eat (during meal times) or meet up with other attendees!  

9:00 am – 9:40 am Royal Theatre

Ariana Andrews New Zealand Representative
Rotaract Oceania
Gary Newton President
Rotary Geelong East
Ola Ioane General Manager
Diversity Works New Zealand
9:50 am – 10:40 am Breakout Rooms

Join one of 6 interactive sessions and take a deep dive into a topic of interest!

10:40 am – 11:10 am Exhibition Hall

Grab a bite to eat and have a chat to some of our showcase stalls during your morning tea break!

11:10 am – 12:30 pm Royal Theatre

Michelle Tanner Committee Member and Champion
Rotary Give Every Child A Future (GECAF)
Sally Woellner Product Design Lead
Canva
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Exhibition Hall

Fuel up ready for the exciting afternoon sessions!

1:30 pm – 2:10 pm Royal Theatre

Andrew Giumelli Rotaract Co-Chair
Zone 8 Conference
Jenny Chung Chief of Staff
Humanitix
2:20 pm – 3:10 pm Breakout Rooms

Join one of 6 interactive sessions and take a deep dive into a topic of interest!

3:20 pm – 4:40 pm Royal Theatre

Gordon McInally President-elect
Rotary International
Dr Jessie Harman Director and Conference Convenor
Rotary International
Laura Telford Chairperson
Rotaract Australia

The Gala Dinner and Awards Night will be celebrated at Old Parliament House. The Annual Rotaract Australia Awards will be included in the evening along with awards for Rotarians in our Zone.

Dr Jessie Harman Director and Conference Convenor
Rotary International
Laura Telford Chairperson
Rotaract Australia
8:00 am – 8:50 am Royal Theatre

8:00 am – 11:00 am Exhibition Hall

Stop by the showcase to engage with stall holders, grab a bite to eat (during meal times) or meet up with other attendees!  

9:00 am – 10:30 am Royal Theatre

Ariana Andrews New Zealand Representative
Rotaract Oceania
Gary Newton President
Rotary Geelong East
John Hannes Global Initiatives Supervisor  |  Club and District Support
Rotary International
Laura Telford Chairperson
Rotaract Australia
10:30 am – 11:00 am Exhibition Hall

Grab a bite to eat and have a chat to some of our showcase stalls during your morning tea break!

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Royal Theatre

Alex Rubin Major
Australian Army
Gordon McInally President-elect
Rotary International
Dr Jessie Harman Director and Conference Convenor
Rotary International
Larry Lunsford Trustee 2021-2025
Rotary Foundation
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Various Around Canberra

Walk With Us to help END POLIO this October.  Following the Rotary Zone 8 Conference in Canberra we have planned an afternoon walk on Sunday 30th October 2022.  Tickets are free but please register so we know how many are attending. A 5km and a 3 km walk on the edge of Lake Burley Griffen (see maps […]