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Education Empowerment Speakers Come to Tucson

Rotary District Conference Brings an Impressive Line-Up of Education Empowerment Speakers to Tucson

Erin Gruwell, award-winning educator and author of the New York Times bestseller “The Freedom Writers Diary” and inspiration for the 2007 Paramount Pictures movie “Freedom Writers” starring Hilary Swank, will headline a distinguished list of speakers at the Southern Arizona Rotary District 5500 Conference of Clubs. The in-person conference is open to Rotarians and the general public from October 6 - 7, 2023, at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson.

The conference will also include a panel of experts on empowering girls with University of Arizona alum and Arizona Swimming & Diving assistant coach, Amanda Beard, a seven-time Olympic medalist and author of the New York Times Bestseller, “In the Water They Can't See You Cry.” In addition, Dr. Amanda Kraus, University of Arizona Assistant Vice President for Campus and Executive Director of UA’s Disability Resource Center, will speak about reframing disability and challenging what we think we know.

Conference Registration

Conference attendees can either register for the full two-day conference (includes all meals) or pay a flat $25 conference registration fee, then choose which keynote speaker they would like to attend. A meal ticket must be purchased for keynote speaker presentations. Refer to the Conference Schedule to see the full list of keynote speakers and sessions. Go to the Registration page to secure your place at the Arizona Rotary District 5500 Conference of Clubs!

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Weekly on Saturday

Oct 06, 2023 through Oct 07, 2023

9:00AM - 3:00PM


Casino Del Sol Resort and Conference Center - 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85757 5655 W Valencia Rd Tucson 85757 AZ US

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General conference admission is $25. There will be a separate meal ticket charge for the Keynote Speaker presentations.

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