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What is the Key Club International convention?

The Key Club International convention is an annual four-day, four-night event that brings together members of Key Club International. This convention serves as a platform for thousands of members from around the world to gather and engage in a variety of activities aimed at fostering leadership, community service and personal development. Attendees participate in workshops, seminars and interactive sessions that focus on honing leadership skills and promoting fundraising and service initiatives. The convention also acts as a foundation for networking, allowing Key Club members to connect with peers from other districts and share ideas.

How much does it cost to attend the Key Club International convention?

The cost to attend the Key Club International convention can vary depending on your home district’s tour package. Different districts may have different transportation methods and activities in addition to attending the convention. It’s important to consider these factors when planning to participate. However, for those facing financial constraints, check out this article on keyclub.org to learn about scholarship and sponsorship opportunities to make the international convention more accessible. Registration opens in March and closes June 1, and it costs US$265.

What are the convention dates?

Wednesday, July 10
Badge and delegate registration: 12 – 4 p.m. ET.
Opening Session: 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, July 11
Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Caucusing: 10:30 a.m.-noon; 4-6 p.m.
Service project and speaker: 2-4 p.m.

Friday, July 12
Breakfast and lunch included. Dinner on your own.

Saturday, July 13
Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner on your own.
End of convention: 11 p.m. ET.

Where is the convention held?

The Key Club International convention is held in a different location every year. Previous years have included Washington, D.C.; Anaheim, California; and other well-known U.S. locations. The 2024 Key Club International Convention will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. We hope to see you there!

Who can attend the Key Club International convention?

All Key Club members in good standing who have paid their dues in their respective clubs can attend the convention. Key Club faculty advisors are encouraged to attend alongside district members. The various workshops and keynote speakers allow members to collaborate with other members from around the world who also share a passion for service. Collaborating can help members bring new service project and fundraiser ideas back to their home Key Clubs. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

What are the benefits of attending the Key Club International convention?

The Key Club International convention not only gives members the opportunity to collaborate with fellow members from around the world, but it also allows members to actively participate in Key Club International Board elections. This is done through caucusing and the house of delegates, two of the most important convention events. The Key Club International Board consists of the president, vice president and trustees. All these positions are vital to Key Club International’s success. Key Club members are crucial for deciding which candidates have the goals and mindset necessary to hold a position on the Key Club International Board.

Is there a dress code for the convention?

The official dress code will be provided along with an in-depth packing list when you receive your registration confirmation. However, plan to pack outfits ranging from business professional to casual spirit wear. If you travel with your district, there may be an additional dress code and packing list.

What type of workshops are offered at the Key Club International convention?

Workshops cover a wide range of topics, including leadership development, effective fundraising strategies, community service project planning and more. These workshops are designed to enhance skills that contribute to personal growth and success within Key Club and beyond.

How can I prepare to make the most out of the Key Club International convention?

Familiarize yourself with the schedule, plan which workshops and sessions you want to attend and set personal goals for networking and learning. Connect with other attendees before the event through online platforms to build connections.

Can I bring family members or friends to the convention?

Generally, the convention is only open to Key Club members, faculty advisors and special guests. However, specific arrangements for family members or friends may vary. Check with your district or Key Club International for any guest policies or special arrangements for non-Key Club attendees.

Do we have to stay at the convention hotel?

Yes, all four-day convention attendees must stay the four nights of July 10-13 at the Atlanta Hilton, which is at 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, U.S. Generally, the group chaperone makes the hotel reservations for the whole group. The hotel room reservation deadline is June 17, 2024.

The nightly room rate is US$209.57 per room with two double beds. Plan to check out of the hotel the morning of Sunday, July 14.