The 2020 District Conference, Peace thru Rotary Action, is designed to help and inspire 5030 Rotarians and clubs become effective at promoting Rotary Peace. Together we can turn ambitious ideas into life changing realities. 

We Are People of Action

District 5030 dedicates the 2020 conference to tangible actions that create and sustain peace.  Because you can't have peace without clean water; without educated people; without healthy communities; without safe environments for men, women, and children.  The dozens of clubs that make up District 5030 -- and our thousands of members -- are dedicated to the proposition that to change the world, we start with creating and sustaining peace around the world.



Friday Evening, April 3rd

Seattle Marriott Waterfront: Peace Thru Action Gala Dinner and District Peace Awards Ceremony.


5:00 - 7:00pm Reception: No-host bar and appetizers

7:00 - 10:00pm Peace Awards Dinner: Presentation of Peace Award;

Keynote Speaker: Rais Bhuiyan, World Without Hate 


Saturday April 4, 2020

Bell Harbor Conference Center and Seattle Marriott Waterfront.


7:00 - 9:00am Bell Harbor Conference Center: Elliott Hall: Registration

8:00 - 9:00am Continental Breakfast and World Record food packing project.  

Connect Lounge Open (9:00am - 5:00pm)

A place for Rotary Clubs, Rotary Businesses, and Sponsors to network through displays and presentations.

Morning Breakouts: 9:15am - 11:45am

Lunch - 12:00pm: 1:30pm

Afternoon Breakouts: 1:45pm - 5:00pm

No host bar, appetizers, entertainment, message from DG and DGE, passing of the banner, etc...

Peace Through Rotary Action

Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow and Executive Director of Rotarian Action Group for Peace

Peace of Mind: Brainpower at Any Age

Joyce Shafer Ph.D., Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, UW. 


Life after High School. Continuing service in college. Tyler Zangaglia, Gonzaga Rotaract, Founder, HopeFest.  

World Without Hate Workshops

Jessica Bhuiyan, Chair, District 5030 Peace Builder Committee


Two workshops on countering hate and misinformation, islamophobia industry, and standing united on our shared values. Workshops will provide practical hands-on applications and solutions.

Peace Through Environmental Activism

Health impacts of our changing environment. Dr. Mark Vossler, M.D., President, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

How to Become a Peacebuilder Club

Maria Kliavkoff, Director of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and is Chair of the District 5080 Passport Club's Peacebuilder Committee

Policing Peace

Larry Wolf, Dept. Chair Criminal Justice, University of Antelope Valley

Peace through Rotary Action
Tim Arnold: Ethiopian Global Grant

The Ripple Effect of Clean Water

Come listen to the first-hand story of our $800,000 water and sanitation project and how it is making a difference to so many families. Our next project will transform lives in the next generation in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Afternoon Sessions

Peace through Rotary Action

Projects panel. Meet the Peace Awardees

Youth Empowerment: Peacejam

Nobel Peace Laureates with the goal to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves, and the world. Darren Reily, Director, Peacejam NW

Peace Through Commerce: Combat Flip Flops 

Matthew "Griff" Griffin co-founded Combat Flip Flops in Kabul, Afghanistan. Griff specializes in developing solutions for companies growing solutions in "difficult" locations.

Youth Empowerment: Choice

Interactive workshops for students. Engage communities. Keeping teens "into" school! Leo Muller, Executive Director, Choices Education Group.

Access to Opportunity 

Growing Up Health in Guatemala. Albert Solano, President and Executive Director of Agros International

Access to Opportunity 

GoWise. Providing equitable employment for people with disabilities. Rotary District 5030 Project.


Grants Workshops, District Foundation Grants-Global.

3:00 - 3:30pm:    Business Meeting

4:00 - 5:00pm:    Presidents/PE Reception

Interact/Rotaract Reception

5:00 - 7:00pm:   Post Conference Reception at Marriot. No host bar, appetizers, entertainment, passing of the banner, Rotarians of the year, etc... 


Executive Inn by the Space Needle

  • Conference Rate $109 per night + tax

  • Parking and breakfast are complimentary

  • Ask for the Rotary rate when making your reservation

  • Phone 206-448-9444

  • Visit hotel website