Online Seminars

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We strive to be a premier knowledge club in Rotary by using our professional skills in our service work and creating learning opportunities for our members, other Rotarians, and people of goodwill around the world. 

Our program of online seminars contributes to that objective by enabling you to learn from global experts in their field. You are welcome to attend seminars online, typically on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 12:30 PM EST, but if you are not a member of our club, we need you to register for each seminar you would like to attend. To register, first download our program of seminars and select the seminars you would like to register for. Then use the link for registration below. After registration, we will send you a link for streaming a few days before each seminar. 

Registration Form

To attend any of our meetings in person or our Online Seminars please register:

  • ChessKid: a fun, safe and accessible way for kids to play chess
    Nov 15, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    online event
    How to empower children to learn and play chess? How to engage girls in the game? Our speakers, ChessKid leaders A. Sorokina and N. Krauchuk, will share their insights.
  • Meet Gigi Gatti, Sr Director, Grameen Foundation USA
    Nov 01, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    online event
    Gigi Gatti is Grameen Foundation USA's Sr. Director for Global Program Strategy and Learning. She will be sharing with us two philanthropy models (impact bonds and skillanthrophy) that Grameen has been doing and how these have changed the way development goals can be achieved.
  • Reimagining Peace Corps Role and Model
    Oct 18, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Our speaker, Michael McCabe, is a Regional Director at Peace Corps, representing the Inter-America and the Pacific Region, will share how Peace Corps is keeping its core principles but significantly changing other components to be relevant for today's volunteers and communities.
  • Commitment in the Age of Extinction: How organizations large and small can make a difference when problems overwhelm us
    Oct 04, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    online event
    David Barth, a head of programming at Save the Children, will share his thoughts on how the confluence of climate, conflict, and COVID has made citizen and organizational engagement more critical than ever.
  • Guest Speaker: Rachael Buck, A Wider Circle
    Sep 20, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Rachael Buck (she/her) has worked with A Wider Circle for six years and leads their Outreach and Volunteer Programming.
  • Speaker: Lory Nelson Brunner, the Rotary Club of South Miami
    Sep 06, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Join us for a presentation by Lory Nelson Brunner, a passionate Rotarian, pet care advocate, and a person with a big heart.
  • Knocking down communication barriers between Deaf and Hearing Communities
    Aug 16, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Join us for a presentation by leading advocates for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community Elaine Lenon and Niccole Pazos.
  • Guest Speaker: Larry Cooley, Founder and President Emeritus of Management Systems International
    Aug 02, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Founder and President Emeritus of Management Systems International, Larry Cooley has more than 40 years' experience in the fields of strategic management, public sector reform, and international development. He currently serves as President of the Society for International Development, Board Chair
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Nabil Bidewi
    Tue, Jul 19
    Online Event
    Jul 19, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Our guest speaker, Dr. Nabil Bedewi, is a Rotarian (since 2007), member of the Paul Harris Society and a member of the Rotary Club of Potomac-Bethesda. He is a co-founder of Believe in Belize.
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Pallavi Gowda, RotaCare Maryland Inc.
    May 17, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Washington Global Rotary Meeting. Speaker Series
    Tue, May 03
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    May 03, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
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    Speaker Series event during our Rotary Meeting
  • Apr 28, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Washington, at Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    Let´s get together and share our plans for the upcoming months!
  • Presentation on patents by John C. Kirkpatrick
    Apr 19, 1:16 PM – 2:00 PM
    Online presentation
    John Kirkpatrick is a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Pro Bono Team and a staff attorney in the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline.
  • The mission of the Youth Ambassadors program at the USA Pavilion: A Conversation with  Patrick McCabe
    Jan 11, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    Patrick McCabe, a Youth Ambassador for the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, will share information about the mission of the Youth Ambassadors program at the USA Pavilion and how they engage with an international audience to represent the US.
  • Speaker: Rich Glover, Past District 7620 Governor for 2018-2019
    Sep 07, 2021, 12:34 PM – 12:50 PM
    Online meeting
    Rich Glover is Immediate Past District 7620 Governor (2019-2020) and is now Rotary Foundation District Chairperson, responsible for District and Global grants.
  • Washington Global Rotary Happy Hour!
    Aug 27, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Washington, 950 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Let´s get together after work and enjoy the evening!