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 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
|1||1981||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|4||1990||Gold Coast, Australia|
|5||1993||Sun City, South Africa|
|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|