Spokane Beckons

SEPTEMBER 11-14 2024

Where Big West Meets Big Ideas

We Are Spokane

Spokane is a beautiful place, but it’s the people that create the culture and the feel of a destination.

A New Frontier Awaits: Spokane’s Call

Nestled between the rugged mountains and serene valleys lies Spokane, a gem of the Big West that pulsates with a vibrant blend of history, culture, and natural splendor.

It’s a place where the whispers of pine trees harmonize with the bustling urban life, crafting a symphony that celebrates both the legacy of the land and the promise of tomorrow.

The 2024 Zone Institute harnesses this harmonious spirit, creating a confluence of great minds under the vast Western sky. Here, we are presented with a golden opportunity to explore innovative terrains, challenge our perceptions, and ignite transformative ideas. Our shared journey will not merely be one of intellectual pursuit but a holistic experience that echoes the encompassing embrace of Spokane.

So, as the river winds gracefully through the city and the shadows dance upon the historic streets, we beckon thinkers, visionaries, and pioneers. Join us in Spokane, where the allure of the Big West converges with the brilliance of big ideas, and together, let’s shape a future as boundless as the horizon.

IN THE HEART OF SPOKANE

The Davenport Grand Hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, provides timeless elegance in the heart of Spokane.

This premier four-star hotel is within walking distance of shopping, dining, nightlife, and the city‘s Riverfront Park and will be home to the 2024 Zones 26 & 27 Zone Institute.

Discover Spokane

From vineyards to vintage rides, Spokane invites discovery at every turn.

Whether you enjoy a visit to wine country, experiencing the magnificence of the Spokane Falls, or taking a ride on the 1909 Looff Carousel, Spokane has something for you to discover. Plan to arrive early or stay late.

SAVOR SPOKANE

Whether it’s the spicy kick of ethnic cuisine or the comforting embrace of a home-cooked classic, Spokane’s dining scene promises to satiate every culinary whim.

Whatever flavors you’re craving, you’ll find them at a restaurant in Spokane. From award-winning Spokane local restaurants to casual dining experiences, the city is full of flavors that will fulfill whatever your tastebuds desire.

SPOKANE IN SEPTEMBER

Sports fans, art lovers, foodies, wine enthusiasts, music lover, and more flock to the Spokane to enjoy elevated entertainment.

September finds Spokane full of events including the Spokane County Interstate Fair and an Oktoberfest that boasts many local craft breweries. Be sure to plan your Institute travels to take in a concert, event or game.

Weaving Innovation, Heritage, and Horizon

Beyond its picturesque landscapes, Spokane is a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of the human spirit. It stands as a beacon of growth, having evolved from its mining and lumber roots into a hub of arts, education, and technology.

Every corner of this city tells a story. From its revitalized historic districts that bear witness to times gone by, to the avant-garde art installations that challenge the traditional, Spokane thrives on contrasts. As a part of the 2024 Zone Institute, attendees will get a taste of this juxtaposition, delving into discussions that traverse time and thought.

The local flavors, borne from the fertile land, serve as a delicious metaphor for the variety and richness of perspectives that the Institute seeks to promote. Whether it’s through a thought-provoking panel discussion or an informal chat over a glass of locally produced wine, the opportunities for meaningful connections are endless.

We don’t just invite you to an event; we invite you to immerse yourself in an ecosystem of innovation, creativity, and collaboration. In Spokane, where every sunset paints a new dream on the canvas of the Big West, let’s come together to dream bigger, think bolder, and carve pathways to a brighter tomorrow.

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Bing Crosby was a resident of Spokane from grade school through college at Gonzaga University. He made a lasting impact on the city, which is commemorated by the Bing Crosby Theater! Bing Crosby’s singing career began in Spokane, as he and his group, the Musicaladers, began performing at local venues like the Odd Fellows Hall, the Elks Club, the Manito Park Social Club, and the Pekin Café. Be sure to plan time to visit some of these places when you join us in September. Register now at zoneintitute.org #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane ... See MoreSee Less

Bing Crosby was a resident of Spokane from grade school through college at Gonzaga University. He made a lasting impact on the city, which is commemorated by the Bing Crosby Theater! Bing Crosby’s singing career began in Spokane, as he and his group, the Musicaladers, began performing at local venues like the Odd Fellows Hall, the Elks Club, the Manito Park Social Club, and the Pekin Café. Be sure to plan time to visit some of these places when you join us in September. Register now at zoneintitute.org  #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

Back to School time means its time to head Back to Institute. Learning, Fellowship, and Big Ideas will abound as we gather in Spokane September 11-14 at the Davenport Grand Hotel for the 2024 Big West Rotary Zone Institute. Yes, that’s right, Big West Zone Institute is in September this year and you won’t want to miss the beautiful late summer in the Pacific Northwest. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration. Early Bird Pricing Ends July 15th, so be sure to register today. #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane ... See MoreSee Less

Back to School time means its time to head Back to Institute. Learning, Fellowship, and Big Ideas will abound as we gather in Spokane September 11-14 at the Davenport Grand Hotel for the 2024 Big West Rotary Zone Institute. Yes, that’s right, Big West Zone Institute is in September this year and you won’t want to miss the beautiful late summer in the Pacific Northwest. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration. Early Bird Pricing Ends July 15th, so be sure to register today. #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

Spokane has six sister cities around the world. Spokane’s sister cities are:

Nishinomiya, Japan
Jecheon, South Korea
Jilin City, China
Limerick, Ireland
San Luis Potosi City, Mexico
Cagali, Italy

This is one of the most unique Spokane facts and one that you can discover for yourself when you visit the sculpture park dedicated to the sister cities located across the street from the Institute hotel, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Register today at zoneinstitute.org

#RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane
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Spokane has six sister cities around the world. Spokane’s sister cities are:

Nishinomiya, Japan
Jecheon, South Korea
Jilin City, China
Limerick, Ireland
San Luis Potosi City, Mexico
Cagali, Italy

This is one of the most unique Spokane facts and one that you can discover for yourself when you visit the sculpture park dedicated to the sister cities located across the street from the Institute hotel, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Register today at zoneinstitute.org 

#RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

Reconnect and make new friend at the Wednesday evening Mix and Mingle. Join us just off the House of Friendship for hors d’ouevres and a no host bar as we kick-off a weekend full of “Big Ideas” The Mix and Mingle is just one of many opportunities you will have at the Big West Zone Institute to share and hear exciting and inspiring Rotary stories. Don’t miss out. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration/ Early Bird Pricing Ends July 8th. #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane ... See MoreSee Less

Reconnect and make new friend at the Wednesday evening Mix and Mingle. Join us just off the House of Friendship for hors d’ouevres and a no host bar as we kick-off a weekend full of “Big Ideas” The Mix and Mingle is just one of many opportunities you will have at the Big West Zone Institute to share and hear exciting and inspiring Rotary stories. Don’t miss out. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration/  Early Bird Pricing Ends July 8th. #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

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Dr. Kent Keith will inspire us with his keynote message as part of our Friday lunch session. Dr. Keith has given more than a thousand presentations in the United States and thirteen countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is known throughout the world as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which he first published in 1968. His book Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments became a national bestseller in the United States, and has been translated into 17 languages. He is a passionate advocate of servant leadership, and has written a number of books and articles on the topic. He is certain to re-energize our Rotary passion as he shares with us about the importance of servant leaders in making lasting change in the world. Early Bird Pricing Ends July 8th. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration/ #rotaryzones2627 #bigwestbigideas #bigwestrotary #ZoneInstitute #rotaryinternational #PeopleOfAction #spokane ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Kent Keith will inspire us with his keynote message as part of our Friday lunch session. Dr. Keith has given more than a thousand presentations in the United States and thirteen countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is known throughout the world as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which he first published in 1968. His book Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments became a national bestseller in the United States, and has been translated into 17 languages. He is a passionate advocate of servant leadership, and has written a number of books and articles on the topic. He is certain to re-energize our Rotary passion as he shares with us about the importance of servant leaders in making lasting change in the world. Early Bird Pricing Ends July 8th. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration/ #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

Spokane will be full of Big Ideas September 11-14! Rotary Zones 26 & 27 Institute is coming fast on the heels of summer. Register for your all-access pass before the price goes up!

Through July 8th, for just $775 you will enjoy access to everything that Zone Institute has to offer. Reconnect and make new friends at the Welcome Reception, Re-engergize your passion for Rotary in our Peer-to-Peer Sessions, Be inspired by fabulous Keynote Speakers, and Celebrate at the Saturday Evening Gala. These are just a few of the countless opportunities to engage with Rotary friends from throughout Big West Rotary. Price increases to $925 on July 9th.

Learn about additional pricing options and register today at www.zoneinstitute.org/registration/ #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane
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Spokane will be full of Big Ideas September 11-14! Rotary Zones 26 & 27 Institute is coming fast on the heels of summer. Register for your all-access pass before the price goes up!

Through July 8th, for just $775 you will enjoy access to everything that Zone Institute has to offer. Reconnect and make new friends at the Welcome Reception, Re-engergize your passion for Rotary in our Peer-to-Peer Sessions, Be inspired by fabulous Keynote Speakers, and Celebrate at the Saturday Evening Gala. These are just a few of the countless opportunities to engage with Rotary friends from throughout Big West Rotary. Price increases to $925 on July 9th.

Learn about additional pricing options and register today at https://www.zoneinstitute.org/registration/  #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

Did you know that Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd? Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Dodd’s father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon on Mother’s Day, the younger Dodd thought it only fair that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Learn more about the history of Father’s Day www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day

Join us in Spokane this September to share more Big Ideas at the Big West Rotary Zone Institute. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration. #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane
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Did you know that Fathers Day was founded in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd? Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Dodd’s father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon on Mother’s Day, the younger Dodd thought it only fair that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Learn more about the history of Father’s Day https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day

Join us in Spokane this September to share more Big Ideas at the Big West Rotary Zone Institute. Register today at zoneinstitute.org/registration. #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane

Founded by James Nettle Glover in 1873, Spokane was a small settlement known as Spokan Falls (the “e” came in 1883). In 1891, “Falls” was dropped and the city became known as Spokane. Learn more about Spokane’s rich history with a self-guided or group walking tour, explore the city’s historic buildings and be sure to take a ride on the 1909 Looff Carousel.

Learn more about Spokane’s history and Indigenous Peoples: ow.ly/pbeO50Sj5p3 #RotaryZones2627

#BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane #IndigenousPeoples
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Founded by James Nettle Glover in 1873, Spokane was a small settlement known as Spokan Falls (the “e” came in 1883). In 1891, “Falls” was dropped and the city became known as Spokane. Learn more about Spokane’s rich history with a self-guided or group walking tour, explore the city’s historic buildings and be sure to take a ride on the 1909 Looff Carousel.

Learn more about Spokane’s history and Indigenous Peoples: https://ow.ly/pbeO50Sj5p3 #RotaryZones2627 

#BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane #IndigenousPeoples

Big Ideas will abound in Spokane when we gather September 11-14 at the Davenport Grand for the Rotary Zones 26 & 27 Institute. Join us as we learn more through Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions, House of Friendship Conversations, and presentations from Malaria Partners International & The Gates Foundation, Positive Peace, RI Senior Leadership and more!

Register before July 8th and for $775 per person for a Full Access Pass, you will enjoy:

Admission to all general sessions, where you’ll hear from inspiring and entertaining speakers, including top leaders in our organization.

Informative breakout sessions to help you build your communication, leadership, and project management skills.

Opportunities to network and exchange ideas while browsing the project and vendor booths in the House of Friendship.

All Access Meal Pass, including Wednesday evening Mix & Mingle, two served breakfasts, two served lunches, and Saturday Gala dinner.

Early Bird Pricing ends July 8, 2024. Registrations after July 8 will go up to $925 per person for the Full Access Pass. Register today at d5020.com/ZI24 #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane
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Big Ideas will abound in Spokane when we gather September 11-14 at the Davenport Grand for the Rotary Zones 26 & 27 Institute. Join us as we learn more through Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions, House of Friendship Conversations, and presentations from Malaria Partners International & The Gates Foundation, Positive Peace, RI Senior Leadership and more!

Register before July 8th and for $775 per person for a Full Access Pass, you will enjoy:

Admission to all general sessions, where you’ll hear from inspiring and entertaining speakers, including top leaders in our organization.

Informative breakout sessions to help you build your communication, leadership, and project management skills.

Opportunities to network and exchange ideas while browsing the project and vendor booths in the House of Friendship.

All Access Meal Pass, including Wednesday evening Mix & Mingle, two served breakfasts, two served lunches, and Saturday Gala dinner.

Early Bird Pricing ends July 8, 2024. Registrations after July 8 will go up to $925 per person for the Full Access Pass. Register today at https://d5020.com/ZI24 #RotaryZones2627 #BigWestBigIdeas #BigWestRotary #ZoneInstitute #RotaryInternational #PeopleofAction #Spokane
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