Online registration is closed. You may register onsite in Geneva.

One-day pass: The one-day pass gives you access to forums in the morning, the exhibit hall and the general session at the cost of US$100.* The pass can be purchased onsite.

*Please note, delegates need to register at full convention fee in order to vote during the business session.

Note: Official convention events begin July 7 and end July 9. Special events may be scheduled for some officers and attendees on July 6. Departure can be planned for late in the day July 9 or beginning July 10. Please see full schedule for more information.

Convention fees After May 25, onsite only
Kiwanian $425
Volunteer (Switzerland-Liechtenstein and France-Monaco only) $425
Non-Kiwanian guests (ages 21 and older) $150
Youth $0

Cancellation and refund policies
• All cancellation requests must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable at
• There is a US$25 per person deduction for cancellations postmarked after May 1, 2011.
• No refunds will be issued for cancellations postmarked after May 25, 2011. 

How is the convention registration fee set?
The convention registration fee is set by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees every year at the April Board meeting. It is based on estimated attendance and is meant to cover convention costs.

The cut-off date is used as an incentive for people to sign up early so convention planners can have a better handle on attendance.

An amendment was brought forth at the 2010 convention in Las Vegas to go to a set convention fee assessed to each club, but that amendment was defeated. This would have been akin to the financial model used in some districts for their district conventions, where a fee is paid by each club in the district on a yearly basis, whether delegates from the club attend their district convention or not.

What does the convention registration fee cover this year in Geneva?
•  Access to all sessions—Opening, Business and Closing (In English, French, German)
•  Entertainment on stage, including shows and international celebrities, during the Opening and Closing sessions
•  Training sessions and workshops (Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, in English, French and German)
•  Access to The Eliminate Project launch events
•  Access to the convention exhibit hall (including exhibitors, Kiwanis Family Store, various Kiwanis-related booths, family lounge, etc.)
•  Welcome reception in the exhibit hall on Wednesday evening

Ticketed events

Reserve early. Space is limited.

Thursday, July 7
7 p.m.
2011 Gala Event (dinner dance)

Friday, July 8
11:30 a.m.
Leadership Luncheon

Saturday, July 9
11:30 a.m.
Eliminate Luncheon

The convention will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, at Palexpo.


Getting there

Star AllianceGant Travel Management, Kiwanis International's designated travel agency, has negotiated special convention rates with airlines serving Geneva. "Star Alliance" is the official airline network of the 96th Annual Kiwanis International Convention. Participating airlines are offering discounted rates (minimum 10 percent for economy class, up to 20 percent for business class) when reservations are made directly through Gant Travel.  

•   Toll free:     1-877-613-1192 (U.S. & Canada)
•   International:    +1 011 630-227-3873
•   E-mail:  (Provide your preferred travel dates and departure airport and a Gant Travel Agent will contact you with itinerary suggestions.)
Note: Agent and e-mail reservations are available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday–Friday.

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Special car rental rate available
Attendees to the 2011 Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva, Switzerland, can receive a 15 percent discount on Hertz car rentals at participating locations in Switzerland.
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By attending the Kiwanis International convention or related activities, registrants agree to be photographed by any means, including still photography and video, and allow Kiwanis International the right to use photos, video or film likeness for any purpose without compensation or notice.