Friday, December 12, 2008

2009 R I Convention


2009 RI Convention in Birmingham, England, 21-24 June
Be a part of history and celebrate the 100th Rotary convention, which will take place in Birmingham, the heart of England!
I f you haven’t been back to Birmingham since the 1984 convention, you may not recognize this former industrial town. Now a lively canal city known for its outstanding shopping and dining, Birmingham — or Brum, as the natives call it — underwent a dramatic facelift in the 1990s. The transformation resulted in a modern, more pedestrian-friendly city that retains traces of its medieval and Industrial Age roots.
Download the convention booklet for more reasons to come to Birmingham in 2009. This 24-page booklet also contains registration, hotel reservation, and Host Organization Committee forms.
Register early and save
Register early for the convention to take advantage of special pricing!
First deadline: 15 December
Second deadline: 31 March
Register online. It’s convenient and secure. Your confirmation materials will be e-mailed to you.
Or download the registration form.
Housing reservations
Birmingham Convention Bureau will handle all individual and group housing requests. Reservations are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Birmingham Convention Bureau
Millennium Point Level 4
Curzon Street
B4 7XG
Phone: +44 (0) 121 202 5154
Fax: +44 (0) 121 202 5123
You will receive a hotel confirmation from the Birmingham Convention Bureau indicating the hotel name, address, room rate per night, room type requested, and dates reserved. All housing changes/inquiries must be made directly to the Birmingham Convention Bureau until 8 May 2009.
Booking for RI Convention housing begins 14 June 2008. Confirmations will be issued beginning July 2008. Please return your completed reservation form by 17:00 GMT on 8 May 2009.
Download the hotel reservation form or reserve your hotel online.
For a block of 15 rooms or more, download the Group Housing Form.
Alternative housing
In the Birmingham area, there are several economic housing alternatives. Read more about these options.
Note: These housing alternatives are not part of Rotary International’s official convention housing block, and they are not serviced by the RI Convention shuttle.
Convention venue
The National Exhibition Centre is Europe’s busiest venue, staging more than 180 exhibitions each year. Its 21 interconnected halls offer plenty of space for convention activities such as registration services, plenary sessions, the House of Friendship and exhibits, convention luncheons, workshops and interactive discussion groups, and the Rotaract and Youth Exchange preconvention meetings. Find more information about the NEC.
Read more about Birmingham.
Host events
Find out more about the Birmingham area and meet local Rotarians by participating in the events the Host Organization Committee has planned. Pre- and post-convention tours also are available. Purchase tickets online at through a secure service, or download the ticket order form and fax or mail it to the HOC:
Fax: +44 (0) 1789 765570
Birmingham Convention 2009 Limited
Kinwarton Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6PB
United Kingdom
Fax: + 44 (0) 1789 765570
Phone: +44 (0) 1789 765411
Information for first-time convention attendees.

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