While in Chicago, go beyond just the business of convention. MEETING OF MINDS events feature networking luncheons, discussions and the recognition luncheon for membership awards (by invitation).
Leadership Seminars — 3 July
These sessions will focus on advancing leadership skills with various methods and resources. This will be held prior to opening ceremonies; please make travel arrangements accordingly.
District Meetings — 5 July
District meetings are an opportunity to greet Zontians from your district/region while discussing district matters. Parallel to the meetings will be panel discussions and roundtables on women's issues, giving members the opportunity to participate in both activities. The meeting schedule will be posted on-line closer to the Convention.
Ending Child Marriage Panel Discussion — 5 July
This biennium, Zonta International has focused on ending child marriage. Learn more about this topic at a panel discussion that will be offered twice alongside the district meetings, enabling all to attend. It will run from 12:15 – 1:45 PM and from 2:15 – 3:45 PM.
Networking Luncheon — 5, 6 or 7 July
Connect with Zontians who share your passion in the same profession or in the same position in Zonta over a lunch set just for you. You are encouraged to register early, but please choose one date only as space is limited.
Note: 5 July is concurrent with district meetings day. Anyone who registers for this luncheon whose district meeting ends up being scheduled for 12:00 or 1:00 will be notified and other arrangements will be made.
Equality Today Discussion — 5 & 7 July
Informative discussions will be offered at different times throughout the program to help our members and clubs gain knowledge, skills and expertise to make an impact for gender equality. Please watch your email or follow this website for updates on topics and speakers.
Celebrating Membership Achievements — 6 July (by invitation)
The Membership Achievement Awards will be presented at a special luncheon hosted by the Zonta International President. Invitations will be extended near the Convention date to individuals, clubs and districts who qualify under the Membership Recognition Awards program.