Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I am excited about the upcoming Rotary World Peace Conference 2016 that will be taking place January 15-16, 2016. It is the first of R.I. President Ravi Ravindran's 5 Presidential Conferences. This is the only one focused on PEACE and the only one scheduled to be held in the Western Hemisphere. His remaining conferences will be held in Cannes, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Kolkata, India and Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.
Our conference will provide attendees the opportunity to hear over 140 experts within the 13 TRACKS provided over the two days. The TRACKS include: Creating Peace Globally; Personal Issues; School Issues; Community/Youth; Community/Adult & Veterans; Workplace Issues; International Issues; Civil Rights; Diplomacy/War; Religion; Media/TV & Radio; Intl' Commerce; and Rotary's Part in the World.
Two Special Breakout Sessions will be provided in light of the recent global issues that have surfaced: One on the topic of THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS and the other on GLOBAL TERRORISM.
The OFFICIAL PEACE CONFERENCE PROGRAM is being developed by PDG Rich Dell'Acqua. Ads are being sold so that we may cover the cost to produce it. Won't you please consider supporting it? The printed program will be 5.5"x8.5". The costs of the ads are as follows:
A Full Page Ad is priced at $1,000; A One-Half Page Ad is priced at $500; A One-Quarter Page Ad is priced at $250; A One-Eight Page Ad (Business Card size) is priced at $125.
Make checks payable to District 5330 Rotary Peace Conference and mail to: W.R. Chase, PDG, 2075 S. Caliente Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264.
(Note: E-mail your camera-ready artwork/business card to:
We are also providing a House of Friendship for NGOs and For-Profit organizations to market their programs. You may find additional information about the booth fees on our website at: You may also register there for the conference.
Our KEYNOTE SPEAKERS include: Sharon Stone, Actress/Activist; Steve Killilea, Designer of the Global Terrorism Index; Bazzel Baz, CEO of the Association for the Recovery of Children; Claes Nobel, Economist and Great Grand Nephew of Albert Nobel; Sal Kahn, Founder of the Kahn Academy; Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries; Gilliam Sorrenson, Chair, United Nations Foundation; Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Head of the Peace Corps; Hideko Tamura, a Hiroshima survivor; Colin Bruce, Chmn. World Bank; Ambassador (Ret) Mary Peters, CEO of the Carter Center; Barbara Winton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton; and Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, Peace Activist, among a couple of suprises!
There will be a conference for Interactors taking place simultaneously at the Radisson Hotel all day Saturday, the 16th. We encourage all clubs to register their Interact students ASAP, and encourage their Rotaractors to register and attend as well!
We have also scheduled an amazing concert to be held on Saturday evening that will feature the world-renown 14-Piece Russian Violin Ensemble!
For additional information, please visit our official website at:
William R. Chase, PDG, Chair