Interota 2014

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The 12th triennal Interota will be held from Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1, 2014 in the cities of Montreal and Toronto in Canada. All information below has been taken from the Interota 2014 official website.

The Interota 2014 Story

Taken from interota2014.com:

During the 2011 Interota Conference in Hurghada, Egypt, Rotaractors from Districts 7040, 7070, and 7080 launched a bid to host the next Interota in 2014, between Toronto and Montréal. It was a tough competition with 6 other countries competing: Hong Kong, Poland, Ghana, Lebanon, Greece, and Nigeria. During the conference, Canadian delegates promoted the bid by wearing Canadian t-shirts, which were signed by conference delegates from across the globe, they gave out Canadian pins, did a formal bid presentation, and used social media as a key tool to engage the entire Rotaract community. On November 22, 2011, the winning bid was announced and we are proud to say that Canada will be hosting Interota in 2014!
The Interota Organizing Committee has been hard at work developing its vision for the international conference, finding a strong group of Rotaractors to be a part of the organization of this great event, and promoting the conference to the Rotaractors around the world. The committee’s unique vision for the conference places an emphasis on leadership development and personal growth through cultural experiences. At the end of the conference, delegates will come away having developed their leadership skills, learned something about themselves, created new and strong friendships, and experienced a culture different from their own.
Our Interota 2014 Organizing Committee is extremely thankful to Rotarians in Districts 7040 & 7070 for their tremendous support! We look forward to working with each district to ensure that Canada is one of the best hosts Interota has ever had!

Why Toronto and Montreal in 2014?

Rotaractors in Toronto and Montreal have a history and a future rooted in the organization of international Rotary conferences and conventions. In 2010, Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7040 had the pleasure of hosting the Rotary International Convention and Rotaract Preconvention. The success of this convention was built on several key factors:

  • Committed Host Hospitality Committees for both Rotary and Rotaract activities ensured delegates in Montreal had the best time possible
  • Teams that worked together over a long period of time (and often over great distances) became very good friends and learned important lessons in teamwork
  • To this day, international Rotaractors still compliment the Rotaract Host Committee on their level of organization, their innovative activity offerings and quick thinking to ensure all Rotaractors could stay together to continue their fellowship during the convention. In 2018, Rotaractors in Canada will once again have the opportunity to organize an RHC as the Rotary International Convention will once again descend upon Toronto.

Given the deep ties both districts have to organizing large, successful conferences and activity packages, the Interota 2014 Committee is confident their program will not disappoint. Please take a look at our videos below, which were used in our 2011 Bid as well as our early 2012 promotion campaigns!

Interota 2014 Websites & Social Media Connections

Promotional Videos

Registration & Costs

Registration for Interota 2014 has officially been opened! Early bird registration is available through November 30, 2013 or until the registration reaches 100 delegates. The all-inclusive fee for Rotaractors is $650.00 (CAD) and for Rotarians and guests the fee is $800.00 (CAD). Late registration will run from December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014; the cost will be $750.00 (CAD) for Rotaractors. The registration fee includes:

  • Accommodation – 6 nights, double occupancy in dorm and hotel-style accommodations
  • Meals – 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Activities – all scheduled activities (Optional activities will be organized for free, where possible, and at an extra expense to delegates when applicable)
  • Transportation – e.g. transportation to scheduled Interota 2014 activities, one-way transportation between Toronto and Montreal, etc. The fee will not cover transportation costs for delegates to travel to and/or from Toronto or Montreal before and after the conference.

How to Register

To complete your registration, follow this link.

Program

Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • 8:00AM - 11:00PM: Registration and delegates arrive in Toronto
  • 10:00AM - 4:00PM: Optional tours and activities
  • 4:00PM - 11:00PM: Welcome BBQ and Country Presentations

Sunday, July 27, 2014

  • 7:00AM - 8:00AM: Breakfast at Victoria College (Burwash Hall)
  • 8:30AM - 11:00AM: Welcome to Interota Opening Plenary
  • 11:00AM - 11:30AM: Break
  • 11:30AM - 1:00PM: Interota Plenary Program and Group Activities
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM: Lunch
  • 2:00PM - 5:00PM: Interota 2014 Plenary Programming
  • 5:00PM - 10:00PM: Toronto Harbor Dinner Cruise

Monday, July 28, 2014

  • 7:00AM - 8:00AM: Breakfast at Victoria College (Burwash Hall)
  • 8:00AM - 5:30PM: Day-trip to Niagara Falls
  • 6:00PM - 10:00PM: Toronto Neighborhood Food Crawl
  • 10:00PM - 2:00AM: Celebrate Toronto and Dance the Night Away

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • 7:00AM - 9:30AM: Breakfast at Victoria College (Burwash Hall); Packing and getting ready to head to Montreal
  • 9:30AM - 5:30PM: Travel time to Montreal
  • 5:30PM - 7:00PM: Check-in to Delta Montreal Hotel and explore surrounding area
  • 7:00PM - 9:00PM: Dinner at the Delta Montreal Hotel
  • 9:00PM - 12:00AM: Free time to explore Montreal

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • 7:00AM - 8:30AM: Breakfast at Delta Montreal Hotel
  • 8:30AM - 11:00AM: Welcome to Montreal Plenary
  • 11:00AM - 11:30AM: Break
  • 11:30AM - 1:00PM: Interota Plenary Programming and Group Activities
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM: Lunch
  • 2:00PM - 5:30PM: Interota 2014 Plenary Programming
  • 5:30PM - 12:00AM: Free time in Montreal and dinner on your own

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • 7:00AM - 8:30AM: Breakfast at Delta Montreal Hotel
  • 8:30AM - 1:00PM: Interota 2017 Bid Presentations (with a TBD break)
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM: Lunch
  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM: Rotary Areas of Focus: An Awareness Campaign
  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM: Free tiem
  • 6:00PM - 11:00PM: GALA, Announcement of Interota 2017 Hosts & Interota 2014 officially ends

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • 7:00AM - 9:00AM: Breakfast at Delta Montreal Hotel
  • 9:00AM - 1:00PM: Delegates pack up and depart Montreal or stick around and enjoy it some more!

Helpful Information

For a complete list of FAQs and tips, please visit the Interota 2014 official website. Helpful Links

Helpful Tips

  • Average summer temperatures – Toronto: 14–27 degrees Celsius; Montreal: 15­–26 degrees Celsius
  • Average cost for a coffee ­ $1.60 – 2.00
  • Average cost for a cheap, mid­price, high­-end meal ­ Cheap: $10­–15, mid­price: $25–$35, $40 and above
  • Average cost for a flight to: New York ­ $250 ­ $450 oVancouver ­ $400 ­ $725 oLos Angeles ­ $500 ­ $750 oChicago ­ $220 ­ $350
  • Average cost for a flight to Toronto and/or Montreal:­
    • From London ­ $800–­$1100
    • From New York ­ $250–$450
    • From Frankfurt ­ $700–­$1000
    • From Thailand ­ $1400­–$1800
    • From Accra ­ $1600
    • From Sao Paolo ­ $1450–$1600
    • From Tokyo ­ $1500–$1700
    • From Sydney ­ $3000–$­3300

Photos

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