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In 2021, the Conference Committee is hosting a digital conference to CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING. We are living through unprecedented circumstances, and we are being presented with a choice. The world that stands before each and every one of us requires us to challenge our thinking, to create a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive future.

Join us on 15 May 2021 on our digital platform in a mix of speaker sessions and networking.

Our Conference hopes to serve our Rotaract community. We can go back to the normal we knew before the pandemic forced society to adapt, helping those in need in ways that we are comfortable with, or to move forwards, thinking creatively and looking at new and innovative ways to provide support for the most vulnerable in our communities. 

ARC Schedule - 15th May 2021

ARC Schedule

ARC Speakers

Tyson Yunkaporta

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World
ARC Speaker Bios

Dr Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Jo Parker

Leading from Within
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Johanna Parker is an award-winning Australian-based, heart-fuelled and connection-led life, confidence and public speaking coach, international speaker and space holder, personal leadership maven, fear-dismantler, coach trainer, educator, strategist, communication expert and the founder of Heart Sparks (www.heartsparks.com.au), where, through a unique combination of heart, strategy and healing, she passionately supports both adults and adolescents worldwide to master their mindset, ignite their voice and build sustainable, purposeful lives with an unwavering sense of self-worth and pride. She is also the Co-Director of RYLA in Rotary International District 9780.

Kevin Sansome

Immediate Past District Director for Toastmasters in WA

Keven is a qualified Engineer with a Melbourne Uni MBA professional who sets strategy, a proven customer to Profit and Not for Profit direction in all roles with focus on delivery, cost effective operations and high quality service.

Toastmasters International-Innovated several new programs for Western Australia. Live streaming events, introduced Club Excellence, Mentoring and also supported D17 toward online education for Club Officers.

Dr Jessie Harman

Rotary International Director-Elect, Zone 8

Dr. Jessie Harman is the first female Rotary International Director from Zone 8, Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Membership Committee and a past RYLA participant. Outside of Rotary, Jessie is an avid walker, through which she raised $2000 for EndPolioNow by walking 296 km in October 2020.

Ian Riseley

Past Rotary International President 2017-18 | Trustee, The Rotary International Foundation

Ian Riseley has served as Rotary International President, Treasurer, Director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees. His passion for the environment was embodied in the challenge put forward for Rotarians to plant one tree for each member of Rotary during his year as RI President.

Rotaract Australia Training Schedule - 16th May 2021

Rotaract Australia will host it's second virtual training event on 16th May in conjunction with the Australian Rotaract Conference. Get your tickets above to be inspired, learn and grow.

Times are shown in every Australian and some International time zones.

Rotaract Training 2021 Schedule
Rotaract Australia Training Schedule 2

Rotaract Australia Awards!

Saturday 15th May, 7pm AEST
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The Annual Rotaract Australia Awards night will be held on Saturday 15th at 7pm AEST. Tickets are free and included in all conference/training tickets. Make sure you get yours!

Join us as we recognise and celebrate the amazing events and projects our members have organised and run in 2020!
While we will not be able to meet in person this year, we hope you will get dressed up and celebrate these amazing achievements alongside your club members.
We have some new awards this year, to recognise various outstanding club activities and also to recognise the extra challenges clubs' faced in 2020.
Find all the finalists for each award category on our Facebook Page.

Introducing Airmeet

The 2021 conference and training will be delivered using the Airmeet platform.

You can learn more about the platform below. Ticket links will be sent to all attendees on Friday 7th May and Friday 14th May. There will be a session on Friday 14th May for you to join the platform ready for the conference on 15th May.

introducing airmeet