The Executive Committee of the Rotary International Board of Directors has taken the decision to prioritize the health and safety of our participants by moving the 2022 International Assembly to a virtual format to be held 7-14 February 2022.

Governors-elect will come together virtually to discuss the impact of our service, the power of members of Rotary to do good in the world and the importance of telling our story. We'll also focus on membership – how Rotary leaders focusing on inclusivity can increase the impact and relevance of Rotary, and keep our membership strong, vibrant and growing.

All participants will be invited to participate in ongoing discussion groups, activities and networking designed to prepare and inspire them for the year ahead.

Travel and housing arrangements for International Assembly participants made through Rotary International Travel Services or by Rotary International on behalf of official participants will be cancelled by Rotary International – no action is required by the participant. Any personal travel arranged by the participants will need to be adjusted by the participant.


Participants will learn about program details and have many of their questions answered about the virtual learning platform by the end of January. An invitation to access the virtual learning platform will be provided at the end of January. Here’s what we can tell you now:

Opportunities for Learning

  • General Sessions for all participants with inspiring and informative experts and speakers from around the world, including our very own Rotary leadership.
  • Live, interactive breakout sessions where you’ll learn about Rotary programs and initiatives, exchange ideas, and share your plans for the coming year with people from all over the world.
  • An informative workshop led by RI Staff, supporting governors-elect in managing the practical issues they will face during their governor year.

Opportunities for Networking and Global Connection

  • Connect for Fellowship – Interact with your fellow classmates and Rotary Senior Leadership in an informal setting.
  • The Marketplace – Speak with RI staff, learn more about the 2022 RI Convention in Houston, Texas, USA, and turn in your attendance goals for the 2023 Convention in Melbourne, Australia, and see what great items the Licensed Vendors have to offer.
  • Discussion Forums – Visit the discussion forums to continue conversations from breakout sessions and discuss Rotary topics with a broader group of participants.

Resources & reference

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