Register early for Sydney convention and save

Register early for the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June, and pay US$100 less than the on-site registration fee.

Rotary’s annual convention is a wonderful way to experience the true internationality of Rotary, as you connect with leaders, exchange ideas, and get inspired to take action to benefit communities worldwide. By planning ahead and reserving your room now, you’ll increase your chances of staying at your first-choice hotel.

You’ll also have a better chance of securing tickets for host events like an Australian rules football match or a concert at the Sydney Opera House. Ticket requests will be processed in the order they are received through 1 May or until an event reaches capacity. After that, tickets will be sold on-site if available. On-site prices will be about 20 percent higher.

Free transit passes

The New South Wales government is offering free transit on ferries, buses, and trains in the greater Sydney area from three days before until one day after the convention, to help visiting Rotarians and their families fully experience the land down under. You can use these passes to see not just Sydney’s sights but also attractions as far away as the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, and Kiama.

Bring the family, and make it a memorable vacation. Kids will enjoy splash parks, playgrounds, and shows in Sydney Olympic Park, the venue for all convention activities, while Darling Harbour is home to an IMAX movie theater, shops, restaurants, and the largest Chinese garden outside Asia. If the kids still have energy after that, visit the kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, and many other animals at the Taronga Zoo or take them to the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

At the convention, you’ll hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics such as water, polio, and social media. You’ll also develop your leadership skills and connect with others who share your recreational, professional, or humanitarian interests. As you browse the project booths in the House of Friendship, you’ll discover new ideas for service and perhaps even a new partner for creating change.

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