International Assembly

14-20 January 2018

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

San Diego, California, USA

Event Registration

Online registration is now open for district governors-elect, their spouses, and observers.

District governors-elect and spouses

29 September 2017: Registration deadline for district governors-elect and their spouses.

Your spouse must be in Rotary’s database before you can complete their registration. Contact to update your records.

Register by fax or email


13 January 2018: Observers' last day to register online. (Observers may register on-site beginning 14 January.)

To register by fax or mail, send an email requesting the registration form to


Rotary's annual training meeting gives incoming district governors the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders from around the world.

Keynote speakers and informative presentations will inspire you and prepare you to lead your district successfully. Breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops will introduce you to new ways of creating positive change.

Governor-elect spouse program

Your spouse plays an important role during your year as district governor. To prepare them for what lies ahead, we've planned special activities, including:

  • Inspiring and informative presentations and discussions
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Networking opportunities


Rotary arranges for all funded attendees' accommodations at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Please do not book your own room.

If you would like to extend your stay before or after the assembly, complete the Personal Stay Extension form.

Travel & expenses


Book your travel through Rotary International Travel Services (RITS) beginning Tuesday, 12 September. Submit the RITS Travel Request Form no later than Friday, 27 October.

Contact RITS at with any questions or concerns about travel to and from the International Assembly. The RITS office is open Monday through Friday, 08:30-17:00 Chicago time.


Rotary reimburses district governors-elect for all reasonable and necessary expenses related to the International Assembly. Reimbursements are not made at the assembly. To be reimbursed, submit your expense statement, along with receipts for any payments of $75 or more. Find information about reimbursable expenses in the Participant Registration book.

Resources & reference

Learn more about the district governor role

Rotary support