by Rotarian Action Group for Peace

Join fellow Rotarians, Rotary Peace Fellows, other Rotary program alumni and Rotarian Action Group for Peace members as we celebrate and deepen Rotary’s commitment to peace in beautiful São Paulo, Brazil!

We are honored to announce that Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez, President of Costa Rica 1986-1990 and 2006-2010, and 1987 Nobel Peace Laureate will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Rotary Peace Symposium. During his first term as President, Dr. Arias led the countries of Central America in peace discussions during a time of great turmoil. These discussions resulted in the Esquipulas II Accords providing the groundwork for greater peace in the region.

The 2015 Rotary Peace Symposium: Partnering for Peace: Today’s Challenges -Tomorrow’s Successes will take place Thursday – Friday, 4-5 June 2015 and promises to be a gathering of peacemakers that will be memorable and transformative.

Be the first to have a sneak peek at the incredible program which will allow you to experience Rotary’s global impact and strengthen your commitment to creating positive change. *Please note that the schedule has been updated and improved even since we started writing the newsletter! We will send an updated version soon.

You can register up to 10 guests online. The convention experience may even inspire your guests to join Rotary! Peace Symposium guests have the same fees ($150 USD) and registration document as Rotarian registrants.

Attendance is open to Rotary Peace Fellows and alumni, Rotarians and their family members, donors, Rotary Peace Center staff as well as any guests you would like to invite.

  • There is a preregistration discount before March 31st!
  • If you also plan to attend the Rotary International Convention, you can save time by registering for both events online.
  • To register only for the Rotary Peace Symposium, reception and dinner, download and complete the appropriate section of the convention registration form.
  • Learn more about how to register.
Economically, São Paulo serves as the most important and dynamic economic center in South America, being the city with the most multinational company headquarters in the hemisphere. It is a cosmopolitan city, famous for its ethnic diversity, bustling activity, varied nightlife and distinct neighborhoods, and just a short trip away, the northern coast of the state of São Paulo boasts splendid beaches.
It can take as long as 90 days to secure a visa for travel to Brazil so register and apply by March 5th in order to ensure your travel plans are successful!Learn more about planning your trip here.