2024 Event Agenda Overview

REMINDER to all Registered Attendees:  It will be easy to access and navigate all #CPETS24 event info on your smartphone or on any mobile device! The DACdb MyEvent app will be live with the CPETS 2024 event agenda and data a few days before our event start on Feb. 29.

To download the MyEvent app and activate it for your mobile device: on your device, go to myevent.dacdb.com and follow those instructions. Or, even easier: at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, search on “DACdb MyEvent” to find and download the app. For access: Use your Rotary login credentials (same email and password that you used for CPETS24 registration) — with our Event Code: CPETS2024. (Unregistered folks can use gudest passcode = Rotary2024.)

DADdb MyEvent provides convenient access to session times and room locations, your personal schedule, hotel map, exhibitors, contact info for all registered attendees, evaluation survey links … and more!  These instructions will be included on page 1 of our #CPETS24 Quick Reference Guide, which will be availableble in print at the event Registration desk.

CPETS24 Event Agenda

The 2024 Quick Reference Guide (QRG) includes the times for each session of our 2.5 day agenda. Download the 2024 Quick Reference Guide hereThe QRG also includes the instructions and QR Codes for easy installation of the MyEvent app. Print copies of the QRG will be available at event Check-in.

#CPETS24 opens on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 29 with Presidents 101 for those PEs who did not attend a session earlier in their districts, plus two optional Enrichment Sessions on Rotary Tech 101 and Risky Business (Rotary insurance policies). That evening features a Reception with cash bar, followed by a group Hospitality Suite, hosted by the four District Governors Elect, which will include dinner food, beverages “on the house,” and great networking. 

The “official” sessions for PEs and district leadership teams begin on the morning of Friday, March 1, including a lunch and dinner Plenary with VIP speakers from Rotary International. Our House of Friendship opens that morning (and continues through Saturday afternoon), featuring exhibitors selling Rotary branded merchandise as well as information tables hosted by various Rotary causes and service project opportunities. The Friday agenda features sessions hosted by each district, plus MDBO sessions (Multi District Break Outs) where PEs have the chance to interact with their peers from similar sized clubs in other districts. The MDBO session topics for CPETS24 are:

    • Increasing Community Impact
    • Expand Our Reach through Increasing Membership
    • Grow Clubs by Enhancing Participant Engagement, and
    • Adapting our Clubs to Fit our Community’s and our Rotarians’ Needs.

While the PEs are in their MDBO sessions, district leaders at the Assistant Governor and future District Governor levels participate in facilitated interactive seminars with their peers from other districts. This year’s Emerging Club Leaders track will begin on Friday afternoon with optional sessions (see the event agenda), plus the Saturday sessions. Our Friday luncheon features speaker Tiffany Ervin, with the dinner speaker RI Foundation President Barry Rassin. After dinner, we head back to the Hospitality Suite — and the group service project (details, below) with great networking and fun!

Saturday, March 2 includes a breakfast buffet, the Emerging Club Leaders Seminar, and a Luncheon General Session with our third VIP speaker, RI Director Elect Patrick Eakes. Our CPETS24 event will adjourn at 2.30 pm on March 2.

Service Project 2024: This year’s Service Project is to collect and package 1,000 toiletry kits, to be distributed throughout our four Districts. Distribution strategies will be based on a Community Assessment that Presidents Elect will do in advance of CPETS. PEs are being asked to engage with their club members to collect hotel/travel-sized toiletry items, such as: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste (no mouthwash please). PEs will bring these items with them to the CPETS event, where everyone on Friday evening as a group will package them up as toiletry kits, which will be shared with each District for distribution. This is a great opportunity for PEs to engage their fellow Rotarians in helping collect the items. (Pro tip: Consider asking your local dental offices for toothpaste and toothbrushes!) For additional details, see the project writeup that the DGEs developed and agreed: click here.

Print copies of the CPETS 2024 Quick Reference Guide (QRG) will be available at the event at the Check-in desk.


Note: for the Multi District Break Out Session room locations on Friday and Saturday, PEs should refer to the section number code on the back of their name badge.