JOIN US IN Atlanta for International Convention 2016!
International Convention, most commonly referred to as ICON, is the largest event on the Key Club International calendar. Key Club members from across the globe gather annually to meet, learn, and most importantly, have fun!
The 2016 International Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. We hope you will join us on a summer adventure of a lifetime!
What is International Convention?
The Key Club International Convention, or ICON for short, is a huge gathering of Key Clubs all over the nation. This is a time where members are given the chance to learn, become stronger leaders and Key Clubbers, make new friendships, experience new things, and have fun! The location of International Convention rotates each year, and this year, we will be only a few states away in Atlanta, Georgia.
What will we be doing?
To give us a little more time to explore and experience the city, the Carolinas District will be leaving a little early for the Carolinas District Tour. On July 3, all Carolinas attendees will be meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina to load up on the bus and head out.
Later that evening, we will be stopping at Six Flags Over Georgia for an afternoon and evening full of roller coasters, great food, and new friendships. The night wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular fireworks display.
The next three days will be spent exploring the city and all of its attractions. We will be visiting the exotic marine life of the Georgia Aquarium and the giant pandas of the Atlanta Zoo. Our trip will also include a visit to the College Football Hall of Fame, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, the World of Coke, and a studio tour of CNN.
Then the International Convention begins! We will be checking into the Marriott Marquis, which happens to be where many scenes of the Hunger Games movies were filmed. See where President Snow gave his speeches, where Gale cascaded down to rescue Peeta, and where Haymitch and Peeta ran into Johanna in an elevator. The night will then kick off with the opening session and the Meet and Greet.
The next three days will be spent attending general sessions, informative workshops, and candidate debates. The new International board will also be elected. There will be motivational speakers, entertainment, and an exciting science fair!
Then, sadly, on Sunday, July 10th, we will be saying our goodbyes and traveling back to Charlotte, North Carolina with all the new information and experiences to share with our clubs.
Why should you attend?
Other than exploring and visiting the attractions of Atlanta, attending the International Convention is an amazing chance to learn more about our organization, to build and strengthen leadership skills, to make new bonds and friendships with members across the nation, to be involved with the selecting of the International Board, and to have fun doing it all!
For only a price of $799 for students and $1,199 for adults, you get all of this and more!
Come join us this summer for an unforgettable week on the Carolinas District Tour to the International Convention!