Toronto Summit - 2020
Valarie Wafer                                                                                                                 Drew Kessler
  Convener                                                                                                                   General Chair
Going forward for 2020 we will execute a new vision in the format of Zone Conference/ Institute.
The leadership training for the Governor stream (DGN, DGE and DG) will be a standalone event.  The training will be held September 24-26, 2020 at the Delta Hotel by Marriot Toronto Airport.  This three-day event will mirror traditional pre-institute training but the day change (Wednesday – Saturday) and the location will be respectful of your time away from work and family.  Beginning Thursday evening there will sessions for PDGs and emerging leaders culminating with a joint session on Saturday to consider strategies alignment and continuity.  All other training normally held at pre-institute will be addressed in 2020/2021 utilizing webinars and online technology.
We are also excited to share with you the vision for two symposiums to be held in the Rotary year 2020-2021 and which will take the place of the traditional Zone Institute.
On November 19-21, 2020, at the Sheraton Anchorage, we will have our first symposium.  This event will focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Life on Land in the beautiful state of Alaska.
The second symposium will be held on January 14-16, 2021. We are excited to visit Hamilton, Bermuda for this event, which will focus on the Unites Nations Sustainable Development Goal Life Below Water.
Session experts, the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) and a United Nations Environmental committee representative will support both symposiums.  All Rotarians, community partners and NGOs are invited to participate in both events with a focus on changing the narrative.  We are also excited that PRIP Ian Riseley has committed to speak in Anchorage and PRIP Barry Rassin has committed to speak in Bermuda.
This year Rotary International President Mark Maloney has placed an emphasis on Rotary’s longstanding relationship with the United Nations.  These symposiums are an opportunity for us to celebrate this partnership and use this to be our Call to Action so that we as Rotarians can make a sustainable difference.
See you in Toronto, Alaska and Bermuda;
Valarie & Drew