Breakout sessions are your opportunity to dig deeper into the topics that interest you. 24 sessions will be offered at this year’s District Conference, facilitated by fellow Rotary members and guests of Rotary. Sessions are conducted as seminars, facilitated workshops, or panel discussions.
Five Major Themes:
•Vibrant Clubs
•Business of Rotary
•International Focus
•Environment and Health
Breakout sessions are also an opportunity to network on a smaller scale and to meet potential project partners. Sessions will be held Friday, April 28th morning and afternoon and Saturday, April 29th, morning.

Please note: This list is not complete, and titles and schedule are likely to change.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Topic Title Speaker (s) Room
 10:45am - 11:30am      
      Power of Influence  The power of connection-bridging the divide  Vikas Narula  
      H20 for Life  H20 for Life  Patty Hall  
      Birds and Environment  If birds could talk  Monica Bryand  
     Story Telling  TBD  Josh Campbell  
   1:30pm - 2:15pm      
      The Truth  The Truth, the Four-way Test and Your Life

 Jim Lukaszewski

      Equity Culture and Race  When Equity Matters - moving from race to culture  Anthony Taylor  
      Panel- Group Study Exchange   GSE Team Ainslie Ward Corridon (Lead)
Laura Goldstone
Anna Williams
Inacia Santos
Graciana Herculano
      Management of Grants    Christy Hansen  
   2:30pm - 3:15pm      
      International Service Projects  TBD

Pam Tschida, Patty Hall,
Vicki Dilley, Fred Treiber

      Innovation for Finance in Rotary  TBD  Patrick Stroh  
      Universal Declaration of Human Rights  TBD  Ann Frisch  
      Seated Yoga Practice

 Seated Yoga Practice*No equipment needed

Our chair yoga session today will include seated and standing yoga poses. Postures are designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of motion. Meditation, breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction.

 Chandra Ziegler  
    3:30pm - 4:15pm      
       Annual Meeting District 5960 Annual Business Meeting  Jim Hunt, DG  
       Leadership in Service Organizations TBD  Alan Tuchtenhagen  
       Travel and Safety Personal Security for Rotary Aid workers during
International Travel
 Dr. Johannsen  
       Invasive species in MN water
Perspectives on Minnesota's aquatic invasive species from an outdoorsman, researcher, and Rotary member.
Nick Phelps  

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Topic Title Speaker (s) Room
9:45am - 10:30am      
     Rotary Peace Fellows (Panel) TBD Amanda Ottman
Megan Powers
     Club Runner Vibrant Club Runner websites Mark Chockey  
     Recreation and Conservation  MN Rovers Club  Bob Jarvis  
     Panel Discussion - Group Study Exchange     Ainslie Ward Corridon (Lead)
 Laura Goldstone
 Anna Williams
 Inacia Santos
 Graciana Herculano
 10:45am - 11:30am      
     Panel Discussion - Membership  Vibrant clubs  Jan Vanderwall  
     Panel Discussion - Youth Programs  STRIVE, Youth Exchange,
Camp Ryla, Ineract
 Dave Brown-Host of students  
     International Work in India  International Work in India  Rave and Raji  
     Rotarians in World War II  TBD  Yogi Reppman
 Charlie Cogan
McKnight Ballroom