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First held in 1981, Interota is a worldwide Rotaract meeting that is organized and sponsored by Rotaractors every three years. It provides Rotaractors with a forum for sharing ideas, concerns, and experiences with other Rotaract club members around the world. Participants are also treated to sightseeing and other cultural events throughout the weeklong event.

Although Interota is not an official Rotary International meeting, the RI Board of Directors recognizes its value and supports the event by approving its program content and by ensuring representation of RI leadership. This triennial meeting offers workshops, discussions, and speakers on topics of interest. It is also an opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Rotaractors from around the world. At the meeting, delegations from various countries present conference proposals for the upcoming Interota, and participants then, vote to select the next meeting site.

The next Interota will be in Taipei, Taiwan in 2017. You may get current updates from their bidding website [1] or bidding facebook [2].


The first Interota was organized in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1981 with more than 450 Rotaractors in attendance. Egypt will host the 11th Interota for the 1st time in 2011. To date, INTEROTA conferences have been hosted by Rotaractors in Australia, Brazil, England, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Germany and Korea. International meetings for Rotaractors are also held every year at the Rotaract Pre-convention Meeting that precedes Rotary’s annual convention.

List of Interotas

# Date Location
1 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa
2 1984 Melbourne, Australia
3 1987 Sheffield, England
4 1990 Gold Coast, Australia
5 1993 Sun City, South Africa
6 1996 Istanbul, Turkey
7 1999 Mexico City, Mexico
8 2002 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 September 11-18, 2005 Munich, Germany
10 August 17-23, 2008 Seoul, South Korea
11 November 18-22, 2011 Hurghada & Luxor / Cairo, Egypt
12 July 25-August 1, 2014 Montreal & Toronto, Canada
13 TBD, 2017 Taipei, Taiwan[3]