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2024 Circle K International Convention schedule

July 3-5 | Denver, Colorado, U.S.

2024 Circle K International Convention schedule

The schedule is tentative and subject to change. All times are local, Mountain time.

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Wednesday, July 3
Time Title Location
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CKI Next Up (invitation only). Mile High Ballroom 4C
CKI Next Up is an engaging interactive leadership development for rising CKI leaders. Nominated participants will explore and learn how to apply leadership styles, personal values, self-advocacy, public speaking, grit and goal setting in their CKI roles. The training helps participants better understand the Next Up concepts and apply lessons into real-world scenarios. (There will be a break for lunch around noon.)
Presenters Melissa McMann, SLP education and training administrator, and Michelle Study-Campbell, executive director of youth programs
Noon-3 p.m. Registration and check-in. Exhibit Hall F
3:00 p.m. CKI Opening Session doors open. Mile High Ballroom 1/2/3
3:30-4:30 p.m. Opening Session. CKI President Zachary Kahn welcomes members to the 2024 convention. Mile High Ballroom 1/2/3
4:30-6:30 p.m. District Caucusing. Your voice matters. This is your opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for international office. Mile High Ballroom 4B-F
6:30-8 p.m. Dinner on your own. Grab some friends and check out Denver’s dining scene.
8-10 p.m. Fellowship Mixer. Join us for some fun and fellowship with CKI peers. Be sure to bring along your patches to swap with others! Hilton City Denver (Penrose Ballroom)
Thursday, July 4
Time Title Location
7-9 a.m. Breakfast on your own.
9-9:30 a.m. Kiwanis Kickoff Session flag-bearer lineup. Bellco Theater (Auditorium)
9:30-11 a.m. Kiwanis Convention Kickoff. Bellco Theater (Auditorium)
Join Kiwanians for the pageantry, recognition and celebration of the Kiwanis family. The opening session features Chris Singleton, a former professional baseball player who was 18 when his mother died in a racially motivated mass killing. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message of love over hate.
Presenters Chris Singleton
11:30-1 p.m. Lunch & Alumni Networking Exhibit Hall F
Lunch is included with registration. During lunch, current CKI members will have an opportunity to meet past CKI members.
12:45 p.m. CKI Alumni Photo. Exhibit Hall F
1-1:45 p.m. How to Fundraise. Mile High Ballroom 4B
Ever wonder how to think outside the box when it comes to fundraising? Do you need new ideas and strategies for club or district fundraisers? Do you need to learn how to deal with university rules regarding fundraising? Join Immediate Past Florida District Treasurer Jose Mendez and Florida District Treasurer Kristin Draulans to overcome these fundraising obstacles, develop out-of-the-box ideas and raise money, money, money!
Presenters Jose Mendez, immediate past treasurer of the CKI Florida District, and Kristin Draulans, 2023-24 CKI Florida District treasurer
1-1:45 p.m. CKI Next Up: How to Persevere with Grit. Mile High Ballroom 4C
Open to all CKI members and Next Up participants. This session will help participants better understand the Next Up concept of grit and apply lessons in real-world scenarios.
Presenters Melissa McMann, SLP education and training administrator, and Michelle Study-Campbell, executive director of Youth Programs
1-1:45 p.m. UNICEF: Brick by Brick/Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Mile High Ballroom 4D
Learn about CKI’s partnership with UNICEF, “Brick x Brick,” as well as the impact you’re making in the lives of children and women in Côte d’Ivoire, and how you can help. Leave this workshop with an understanding of the program and feel empowered to bring it back to your chapters/districts to activate throughout the year.
Presenters Eri Okuma, assistant director, Global Cause Partnerships, UNICEF USA, and Maddie Litvan, CKI Carolina District governor
1-1:45 p.m. Everyone’s Role in CKI: International to Club Level. Mile High Ballroom 4E/F
Curious what’s involved in being CKI president, vice president or an international trustee? Join our current leaders for a panel discussion.
Presenters Zach Kahn, CKI president; Katie Lynch, CKI vice president; Trudy-Ann Stirling, International Trustee and Deana Fisher, International Trustee; Michele Schilten, SLP program director; Josh Dodson, CKI director; Samantha Wagner, CKI Specialist
2-2:45 p.m. Budgeting and planning events. Mile High Ballroom 4B
Join us for an informative workshop on how to budget and plan events for your clubs and districts.
Presenters Hannah Riley, CKI trustee and 2023-24 International Events and Awards committee member, and Anthony Elbon, CKI Ohio District Spring Officer Training chair
2-2:45 p.m. Next Up: Goal Setting. Mile High Ballroom 4C
Open to all CKI members and Next Up participants. This session will dive into how to transform your leadership goals into actionable plans.
Presenters Melissa McMann, SLP education and training administrator, and Michelle Study-Campbell, executive director of Youth Programs
2-2:45 p.m. Child Rights Education Training with UNICEF USA. Mile High Ballroom 4D
This training is designed for clubs, youth leaders and adult allies to introduce the concepts of child rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and youth-led action and advocacy at the local level. The training uses participatory discussion, activities and exercises to address the need for social change and strategies for individual empowerment, community-building and local action. With awareness of the CRC, participants can apply a child-rights lens to real-world experiences and begin learning how to advocate with a child-rights approach in their communities.
Presenters Eri Okuma, assistant director, Global Cause Partnerships, UNICEF USA
2-2:45 p.m. CKI Dues Amendment Questions and Answers. Mile High Ballroom 4E/F
This workshop fosters a dialogue among CKI members, advisors and leaders from across the globe, offering a platform to discuss the potential impact and implications of the proposed bylaws amendments, including the increase in dues. Led by 2023-24 CKI President Zak Kahn, this workshop equips attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the proposed increase and all other amendments while encouraging active participation and diverse perspectives.
Presenters Zak Kahn, CKI President
3-3:45 p.m. Finding Your Leadership Style and Putting it into Practice. Mile High Ballroom 4B
Discover your leadership style and how to use your strengths to work with others. You”ll also create a vision board to help identify ways you can prepare for your personal and professional goals.
Presenters Liana Opitz, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District governor and Kallie Snowtala, CKI Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District treasurer
3-3:45 p.m. CKImprov! Mile High Ballroom 4C
Join us for some CKImprov! Have you ever wanted to act as a character from your favorite book or movie? Or wanted to try being a manager of a bowling alley one minute and a person looking for their cat in the next? Our improv workshop will guide you through basic to intermediate activities. Meet other CKI members and learn how being spontaneous and acting on your feet can help your CKI clubs and members.
Presenters Dave Patel, International Trustee and Jasper Makowski, Vice Chair for International Events and Awards
3-3:45 p.m. Capture Your Crowd: Effective Communication Skills to Captivate Your Audience. Mile High Ballroom 4D
From interviews to presentations and beyond, effective communication is essential. Whether you are speaking in a meeting, on stage or online, your goal is to captivate your listeners and leave a lasting impact. This session includes techniques to craft compelling messages, engage with your audience and deliver with confidence. Learn secrets to powerful presentations and engaging speeches by overcoming common barriers. Discover how to interact with different audiences. Great for those experienced in public speaking and for those who have just started.
Presenters Deanna Fisher, International Trustee
3-3:45 p.m. Club Building and Recruitment. Mile High Ballroom 4E/F
Want to learn how to grow your home club? Join this workshop to pick up some tips and tricks on recruiting and retaining members.
Presenters Lucie Nguyen, 2024-25 Texas-Oklahoma District governor
4 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day the CKI way — by exploring the Mile High City with friends or on your own.
Friday, July 5
Time Title Location
7-9 a.m. Breakfast on your own.
9-10 a.m. Service Project: Literacy & Sweet Dream in a Bag Mile High Ballroom 4B
CKI is teaming up with Sweet Dream in a Bag to provide books for children in need. Make sure to bring your books for donation!
10-11:30 a.m. Kiwanis Launchpad: Embracing Change. Bellco Theater (Auditorium)
Explore what’s possible when you and your club embrace change. Learn from internationally known speakers how to create loyal club members and incorporate new ideas to help your club soar.
Presenters Anne Bonney, Theresa Pore and Trey Mock
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch and fellowship in Kiwanis Marketplace (Exhibit Hall F). Lunch is included in registration.
12:30 p.m. Doors Open to House of Delegates. Mile High Ballroom 4E-F
1-4 p.m. Circle K International House of Delegates. Have a say in the future of CKI by voting on candidates and amendments. Mile High Ballroom 4E-F
4-5 p.m. Keynote Session: Power of Perseverance. Bellco Theater (Auditorium)
Athlete and motivator Diana Nyad shares an inspiring message to help attendees keep their eye on the prize. The subject of “NYAD” — a feature film starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster — she will inspire you to keep reaching for your goals.
Presenters Diana Nyad
5-5:30 p.m. Awards and Closing Ceremony Rehearsals. (Outgoing & Incoming international boards only.) Mile High Ballroom 1/2/3
5-6:30 p.m. District dinners on your own.
6:30 p.m. Doors Open to Awards and Closing Ceremony. Mile High Ballroom 1/2/3
7-8:30 p.m. Awards and Closing Ceremony. Celebrate the amazing accomplishments of CKI members, clubs and districts. Mile High Ballroom 1/2/3
Saturday, July 6
Time Title
7:30-9 a.m. Board breakfast and meeting (incoming and outgoing boards members only).
All day CKI members depart. See you next year!