it begins with hope . Penticton BC .

2024 Rotary  District 5060 Conference

May 2-5, Penticton, British Columbia

Create hope in the world.

About 2024 Conference

Come to Penticton, from the Sylix Okanagan nation’s snpink’tn, meaning “a place to stay forever.” We are situated between two lakes, with over 15 acres of premium sandy beaches paired with a refined urban centre, orchards and vineyards, and diverse accessible trails perfect for outdoor adventure.

Special Guest Speakers

We are already making arrangements for a series of world class speakers. They’ll talk about hope and how service minded people create hope and opportunity for others. Speakers will have broad appeal as the conference is open to everyone.

Breakout Sessions

Sharing ideas and solutions and learning from the experience of others is a way to make Rotary stronger- more effective. In breakout sessions you get to provide your input and engage in meaningful discussion and exchanges that will re-energize and inform how you work toward creating hope in the  world.

Youth Exchange Presentations

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program (YEP) is the heart of Rotary’s youth programs. The decades that this program has been in operation have demonstrated that this program helps produce future leaders. We’ll talk about our various youth programs and hear from current students in our exchange.

Featured Talks & Speakers

A highly skilled musician experienced in conducting a wide variety of repertoire with an innovative audience presentation, Rosemary Thomson is currently in her seventeenth and final season as Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Under her leadership, the orchestra has blossomed and OSO audiences have grown to unprecedented levels. She has also led the OSO in creating multiple community engagement programs throughout the valley. 

May 6 — 7 PM

Rosemary Thomson

Music Director & Conductor

Watch our video

Pricing &  Registration

Take advantage of special early bird pricing. Pricing, as we get closer to the conference, will be set at a higher rate and may be subject to change due to food and rental inflation.