June 23–26, 2016


Showcasing the world

Mar 14, 2016
One of the most popular features of the Kiwanis International convention is the World Showcase. Maximize your time in this area by mapping out a strategy to walk through the exhibit floor. It’s a perfect place to spend time between sessions. In fact, there’s so much to do that you may want to start thinking about how to see it all. So here’s an advance look:

  • Join the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, 4–6 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, light snacks and a cash bar.
  • Trade in your old Kiwanis-branded T-shirt for a shiny new one—and learn all about our new advertising campaign in the Communications booth.
  • Stop by the SLP booth to get new information about building strong Kiwanis-family clubs—and to share what you know.
  • Discover a world of play with Kiwanis Vision Partner Landscape Structures.
  • Get inspiration for new service projects.
  • Have your picture taken in front of the “Eiffel Tower” at the Paris 2017 booth. This is also where you'll receive a small gift when you hand in your completed sheet for the international autograph contest.
  • Consult the Kiwanis International past presidents at their “club clinic” booth
  • Get a fun ribbon to adorn your convention badge.
  • Speak with each of the Kiwanis Preferred Charities and find out how they and your club can benefit each other’s local efforts.
  • Visit exhibitors showcasing fundraising ideas and unique retail items.
  • Enjoy delicious ethnic food selections.
  • Slip into one of the cut-out photo ops with a friend and share the shot on social media.
  • Enjoy music and games, and enter drawings for door prizes.
  • Learn how you can turn an Up With People community performance into a club fundraiser.
  • Pose for a digital caricature of yourself.
  • Win ForMOOHLA at The Formula booth when you play games and test your knowledge.
  • Find service project supplies with Kiwanis member pricing offered by Dollar Days.
  • Embrace your inner pancake-lover—develop a strategy for 2017 National Pancake Day.
  • Learn about Scholastic’s Family and Community Engagement  program, which includes discount pricing for books.
  • Visit the Kiwanis International Foundation booth to find out how Kiwanians are extending their impact—and inspire others by sharing your reasons for giving.
  • Embrace your patriotic pride with a visit to the Atlas Flags booth.
  • Explore new member benefits from Kiwanis Travel, Kiwanis Insurance and the new Kiwanis VISA Rewards card.
  • Visit the International Pavilion to learn about our partnerships with Sister Cities International and JCI, and to discover K Corps, the new Kiwanis youth exchange program.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultures of Toronto’s Friendship/Partnership cities: Quito, Ecuador, and Milan, Italy.