Posted on Oct 24, 2019
We are now three months away from our January 17 & 18, Rotary World Peace Conference 2020, in Ontario, California, USA.  
It is amazing, what started as an idea 2 years ago, is now nearly ready for you and your members to attend and participate. 

Nearly 150 experts from across the country and around the world have been secured and are ready to assemble to share their solutions.   
Our six general sessions include a Nobel Laureate Nominee, the CEO of Institute for Economics and Peace, the Chief of Staff of the Peace Corps, a former Ambassador and CEO of the Carter Center, the celebrity spokesperson for World Vision, the celebrity spokesperson for UN Refugee Agency, the father of modern mediation, the CEO of CARE USA, the CEO of Project Concern International, a 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the President of Rotary International and more. 

Our 104 breakout sessions have experts on human trafficking, child abuse, spousal abuse, cyber-bullying, trauma therapy, sexual harassment, unconscious bias, violence prevention in our cities, homes, and schools and much more. 
Our exhibitor hall has space for 90 non-profits to exhibit and is half reserved. 

I encourage you to visit our website   Look over the activities and speakers. The Friday night dinner will honour Community Heroes. Join us for the Saturday dinner with a featured speaker, followed by a Peace Concert. 

What we need now is YOU! I would appreciate it if you would share this conference information with your district leadership team members, club presidents and members, your business associates, your friends. This conference is open to the public. This is like a Rotary International Convention that is happening right here in Southern California.  Reach out to your new members and ask them to attend. Reach out to those who have never been to an International Convention and encourage them to attend. This will certainly give them a new look at Rotary and Rotarians gathering from around the world.  You will return from the conference with solutions to apply in your community.  Save a child from being taken into the sex trade. Save a child from being bullied and hurting herself or himself.  Institute programs to stop violence in your community. 

Registration for the conference is $259 for the two days with lunch included. Price increases on November 1st.  There is a special rate for college students and Rotaract members at $150.  There are special one-day rates, as well.  You will not find another conference of this magnitude, with this many solution providers, under one roof at this price.  

Please make the decision to register today. Encourage your members, friends, family and business associates to register.  Together, we can truly make a difference if we are willing to come together, learn together, share with each other and roll up our sleeves and get to work! 

Thank you, 

Rudy Westervelt, PDG D5330 
Chair of Rotary World Peace Conference 2020