Get ready for an adventure of service, connection at our nations capital during the Joint District Conference! Join us at the stunning Westin City Center, Washington, D.C., where the activities abound and endless possibilities for learning, fellowship, and action.


  • Engaging keynotes from inspiring leaders who will ignite your passion for Rotary’s mission
  • Dynamic breakout sessions covering a diverse range of topics
  • Unforgettable networking opportunities to connect with fellow Rotarians from across both districts and forge powerful collaborations.
  • And of course, the chance to explore the breathtaking beauty of Washington, D.C.!
  • Early Bird $275
  • Rotaract $200
  • First 50 First Time Conference Attendees $225

Joint District Conference
7610 & 7620

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2024
Westin City Center, Washington, D.C.

House of Friendship

Show off your products, projects, or passion at a table in the House of Friendship! You’ll receive a high visibility location, a table, a table skirt and 2 chairs. Set up beginning at 12PM on Fri. Clubs, Community Organizations, and Nonprofit Rate: $50; For-profit business Rate: $100. 

Mindful Relaxation

Enjoy some Rotary fellowship with your 7610 and 7620 friends as we engage in mindful relaxation activities such as morning walks, yoga and spirited coffee chats.


Family Service Project

Spend your Sunday morning together to serve those in need in our communities. Our service project time will include three service options and will be fun for all ages. So plan to stay with us through Sunday morning to join in on this activity.


Leadership Institute

Complete Rotary Leadership Institute during your District Conference experience. Learn more about leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization through a Rotary lens. Register through Mid Atlantic RLI. 

Mega Joint Hospitality Suite

Gather together in one great space to celebrate fellowship and community service ideas with fellow friends from both districts with a beverage of your choice.

The Westin Washington DC City Center is a must-experience hotel for those who want a different view of DC. Feel your best in our energizing spaces: the atrium’s bright atmosphere, our fitness center’s immersive technology, and our DC restaurant’s trendy twist on historic design. You will feel energized in our pet-friendly hotel rooms featuring city views, marble bathrooms, SmartTV’s, luxury bedding, and a workspace that empowers you. Connect well in vibrant social spaces or over drinks at our DC hot-spot: Infamy Restaurant & Bar – or power up with a healthy breakfast. Our building is known for its design history, our service brings unique DC experiences to you, and our hotel near Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Lincoln Theater, and Capital One Arena offers access to memorable locations.

$161 + tax and fees (includes $8 donation to PolioPlus)

Overview of Conference Schedule

Friday, October 4, 2024

  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Registration Open
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Welcome Reception | external location – TBA
  • 9:00pm – ? | Hospitality Suites, one for each District

Saturday, October 5, 2024

  • 8:00am – 4:00pm | Registration Open
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm | House of Friendship Open
  • 8:00am – 9:00am | Continental Breakfast
  • 9:15am – 11:15am | Welcome / Plenary / Opening Speeches + Keynote
  • 10:00am – 12:30pm | Service Project Activity
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm | Breakout, choose I or II or III
  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm | Lunch + Keynote Luncheon Speaker
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm | Service Project Activity
  • 2:15pm – 3:15pm | Breakout, choose I or II or III (repeat from morning)
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Major Donor Reception
  • 5:30pm – 7:45pm | Dine Around! ($) Hosted/Curated dinners at nearby locations for smaller groups of 8-10 attendees to enjoy various types of cuisines & company
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Dessert Reception
  • 9:00pm – ?? | Hospitality Suites, one for each District

Sunday, October 6, 2024

  • 7:30am/8:00am | Delivery of Service Project
  • 8:45am | Reunion Breakfast / Brunch Farewell / Closing
  • 10:30am | Close

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

John Cotton Richmond

John Cotton Richmond

Ambassador Richmond is an attorney and diplomat focused on ethical business, human rights, democracy, and rule of law. His career has taken him to the front lines in the global battle against human trafficking. Ambassador Richmond currently leads the Libertas Council that works to galvanize global leaders to shape solutions that affirm human dignity by combatting human trafficking. He also serves as the Chief Impact Officer at Atlas Free, working to resource and accelerate organizations fighting human trafficking.

Previously, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Ambassador Richmond and he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons from 2018 to 2021. Serving in the nation’s highest-ranking position dedicated to human trafficking, he led U.S. foreign policy related to modern slavery and coordinated the U.S. government’s response to the crime.

Ambassador Richmond also served for over a decade as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, where he prosecuted numerous victim-centered labor and sex trafficking cases. He also lived in India for three years pioneering International Justice Mission’s slavery work.

Ambassador Richmond has received numerous honors and commendations, including being named a “Prosecutor of the Year” and receiving the “Wilberforce Award for Exceptional Leadership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking” and the “David Alred Award for exceptional contributions to civil rights”. His work caused the former head of the FBI’s human trafficking program to call him “every trafficker’s worst nightmare”.

Ambassador Richmond received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington and his law degree from Wake Forest University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Senior Advisor to Love Does, and frequent speaker on topics of faith, justice, and vocation. He lives in Virginia with his talented wife and they have three wonderful children.


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
Lynn Heinrichs, State Farm Agency

Bronze Sponsors
Marilyn Nevy Cruz & David Caballero

Friend Sponsors

Peter Anderson
Stephen Gahan
Ralph Menzel
Dr. Elisabeth Johnson
Amir Kahn
Frederick V. Rose
Susan B. Gordon

A Special Thanks to our 2024 Planning Committee

iPDG René Wild Laws (D7610)
DG Nomie Hamid (D7620)
DG Amelia Stansell (D7610)
PDG Harry Henderson (D7610)
Katie Henderson (D7610)
LG Marilyn Nevy Cruz (D7620)


Questions regarding the conference contact
Lt. Governor Marilyn Nevy Cruz at or (562) 303-4711 for District 7620
PDG, Harry Henderson at or (703) 927-5443 for District 7610