Convention 2022

Program

Following are highlights of the Zonta International Convention program. Please check back for updates and changes.

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All Convention attendees will have access to the event on the Whova App. Printed programs will be available on site, but attendees may opt out and ‘save a tree’ by using the event app on their mobile device.

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FRIDAY, 24 JUNE
MORNING
Garden Walk at Planten un Blomen
Time: 9:00 am 
Cost: Free
Location: There will be a hostess at the garden entrance gate next to the CCH from 9:00 to 10:00 am, she will provide maps and guidance.
Capacity: No limit 

Situated next to the Congress Center Hamburg and covering 450,000 square meters of reclaimed medieval fortifications, the Planten un Blomen park lives up to its name. Planten un Blomen is Low German and translates to 'Plants and Flowers'. This park offers splendid green views where you can picnic under Mediterranean fig trees or view a Japanese teahouse. President Sharon even enjoyed a rest in one of the many Adirondack chairs. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs4JAkIl0MA

City Walking Tour [SOLD OUT]
Time: 9:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Entrance to the CCH. Ticket must have be selected at registration.
Capacity: 40 (wait list for additional individuals who are interested)

Officially known as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Hamburg is a beautiful, walkable city. Join local Zontians as they provide a casual introduction to the city’s sights, culture and things to know. This tour will help you learn more about life in Hamburg and how to make the best of your stay. 

AFTERNOON
Senate Reception at Hamburg City Hall [SOLD OUT]
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1:15 security line (outside)
1:30 lobby entry begins
2:00 program in the great hall
2:30 reception

Cost: Free
Location: Rathaus (City Hall), Rathausmarkt 1

The Senate Reception is sold out and the waitlist capacity has been met. Neither the registration company nor the Zonta Headquarters staff will keep an additional waitlist. If the opportunity presents itself for more seats, registered attendees will be contacted in the order their registration was received.
 

READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER: 
This event requires special security clearance. You will be required to provide your passport information to register. You will be provided with a location to pick up your official entry credentials on the morning of 24 June. You may not enter the event without credentials, passport and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (if still required). Please dress appropriately (no shorts) and only bring a small handbag. Do not sign up for this event if you will not be able to attend. 

Join us for the official welcome to Hamburg, Germany at the incredible Rathaus where you will be greeted by city officials and Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck before enjoying a networking reception. 

City Hall serves as the domicile of the Parliament Senate in the Federal State of Hamburg, one of Germany's 16 state parliaments. Constructed from 1886 to 1897, this jewel of neo-Renaissance architecture is filled with delights. The City Hall has 647 rooms. You will visit the most stunning of them all and have access to the balcony overlooking the Rathausmarkt Plaza. Also, not to be missed, the courtyard in the center resembles an Italian piazza and houses the Hygieia-fountain, named after the Greek goddess of health and built in remembrance of the cholera epidemic that swept through the city in 1892. 

Tour the City Hall on Your Own
The City Hall is open for public tours. If you cannot attend the special reception, be sure to book a tour on your own. The City Hall is open Mon — Sun from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
https://www.hamburg-travel.com/see-explore/sightseeing/hamburg-town-hall/sightseeing-tours-in-the-hamburg-city-hall/

Shopping & Dining
Time: On your own
Cost: Free
Location: See below
Capacity: No limit

Hamburg has numerous opportunities for shopping and dining. Here are a few you can visit:

Mönckebergstrasse
The Mönkebergstrasse is one of the main shopping streets in Hamburg. This charming area — close to the main station and the historic City Hall — is home to large department stores, fashion boutiques and small retail businesses.
https://www.hamburg.com/shopping/destinations/11893246/moenckebergstrasse/

Europa Passage 
The Europa Passage is an impressive indoor shopping mall located right at the Jungfernstieg and only steps away from the Rathaus. Shop and grab a bite to eat while you are there. https://www.europa-passage.de/en/ 

Spitalerstrasse
Spitalerstrasse, the pedestrian street in Central Hamburg's shopping district, ranks among the 10 most-visited streets in Germany. https://www.hamburg.com/shopping/destinations/11893258/spitalerstrasse/

Colonnaden
The elegant Colonnaden pedestrian street features magnificent Wilhelminian architecture, specialty boutiques and multiple outdoor dining options. https://www.hamburg.com/shopping/destinations/11893052/colonnaden/

EVENING
Summer Opera, Mozart: Figaro
Time: 7:00 PM (confirm on ticket receipt)
Cost: Approximately €50,00 (VAT included)
Location: Musikhochschule für Musik und Theater (15 min walk from CCH)
General information: https://www.hfmt-hamburg.de/start
Link to book ticket: https://www.eventim.de/en/event/14188089/?affiliate=VUE 
Promotion code: FIGARO
Capacity: 150 (after restrictions are lifted, capacity will increase to 400)

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Join us for a delightful evening of opera. Zontians will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public (if Zonta does not sell all tickets, remaining tickets will open to the public in April). Attendees will be emailed an online voucher, which they can switch to a ticket at the entrance. Seats assigned upon arrival. Please see the website for details on potential refund options.

President’s Dinner for 2020-2022 Leadership Team
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Hotel Hafen Hamburg, Seewartenstraße 9, https://www.hotel-hafen-hamburg.de/ 

This is an invitation only event. Details will be sent to attendees from the Zonta International Headquarters offices.

SATURDAY, 25 JUNE
Activities begin at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) (https://www.cch.de/en/). 

Address: Congressplatz 1, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
How to get to the CCH: https://www.cch.de/en/visit/arrival

CCH is located right next to Planten un Blomen, near the Hamburg Dammtor station, behind the Radisson Blu Hamburg. Note: This is NOT the exhibition center.  

MORNING
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (hours vary by area)

Registration, Lobby
Credentialing, Lobby
Zonta Store, Hall Y
Marketplace, Hall Y
Zonta Foundation for Women Booth, Hall 1 Foyer

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

2020-2022 Governors Meetup
2022-2024 Governors Meetup
Area Directors Meetup & 5 Things to Knowe
Foundation Ambassadors Meetup
Zonta USA Caucus Meetup
First Timers' Meet and Greet
German Union of Zonta Clubs Meetup

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Corporate Showcase, Hall X Foyer

9:30 AM to Noon

Workshops set one - Hall X and Y. 
Workshops for virtual attendees on Whova Convention App.
To learn about workshops, click HERE.

AFTERNOON
Noon to 1:30 PM - Lunch on your own.

  • Stop at a café in the morning and bring a sandwich with you for a picnic lunch in Planten un Blomen.
  • Walk to the Hamburg Dammtor station for options, including Brugmann Fresh Market, asiahung, Fresh Tasty Rolls, Starbucks, Dunkin’, McDonalds and more.
  • Dine at the Radisson Blu or one of the other nearby hotels.
  • Make reservations at one of the many dine-in restaurants that are a short walk from the CCH, such as under the chandeliers of the outdoor tents of the upscale Tarantella  https://www.tarantella.hamburg/.

 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Corporate Showcase, Hall X Foyer continues.

1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Workshops set two and three, Hall X and Hall Y.
Workshops for virtual attendees on Whova Convention App.
To learn about workshops, click HERE.

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Great Girls Meet Great Women
To learn about the cross-mentoring program, click HERE.

Various

Rehearsals in Hall 1

EVENING
Zonta Bike Rally Welcome
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Front of Congress Center Hamburg
Zontians will bike approximately 270 km from Göttingen, Germany, to Hamburg. Welcome them as they ride into Hamburg and arrive at the front of the CCH.
 
Zonta Foundation for Women Reception
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This is an invitation only event. Details will be sent to attendees from the Zonta International Headquarters offices. Invitations to individuals, clubs and districts who qualify for the reception will be issued in May 2022. Questions? Please write ZIFoundation@zonta.org
Click to view the Foundation Donor Reception Recognition Criteria.

Dinner Cruise #1
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (arrive no later than 6:45 PM) | Cost: €59,00 (VAT included)
Location: Barkassen-Meyer office, Landungsbrücken, pier 2 waterfront
Capacity: 316 (see notes below)

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In a 2-hour round trip, travel to the most beautiful and interesting corners of the Port of Hamburg: UNESCO World Heritage “Warehouse District” with its canals (tide-dependent), HarbourCity, Elbphilharmonie, many well-known and unknown bridges, locks and container terminals, quays, the large docks of Blohm+ Voss, container ships and cargo ships. Knowledgeable and amusing explanations in English are provided by the ship's captain.

Each guest receives a well-served whole fish roll (or a vegetarian alternative) and two drinks (beer or soft drink). Additional drinks can be purchased on board for a cash payment.

Ships: MS HAMBURGER DEERN up to 80 guest

Large space BarkasseENNSTAL up to 80 guests

Art-BarkasseLÜTTE DEERN up to 60 guests

Art-BarkasseGERDA 2.0 up to 60 guests

Comfort-BarkasseHANSEAT up to 36 guests

Notes: These cruises require a minimum of 80 participants to run. Then additional boats will be added as they fill. If a boat cannot be filled, the last registrants to be added may be cancelled.

Attendees will be emailed an online voucher which they must show at the time of boarding the boat. Tickets cannot be canceled or refunded, but they can be given to someone else. ‘No shows’ will not be refunded.
SUNDAY, 26 JUNE
Activities at the Congress Center Hamburg. All delegates should bring chargers for their laptops and mobile devices for voting. All seats in Hall 1 have power outlets; there are no USB ports on the seats.

MORNING
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (hours vary by area)

Registration, Credentialing, Zonta Store, Marketplace and Zonta Foundation for Women Booth

8:30 AM to Noon

Opening Ceremony - Welcome to Hamburg, Parade of Flags, and keynote speakers.
Business Session 1 
Presentation from the Zonta International President
Virtual attendees view via Whova Convention App.

AFTERNOON

Noon to 1:30 PM – Lunch on your own.

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Business Session 2 
Education Speakers
Remarkable Women, Powerful Stories

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Business Session 3
International Nominating Committee Report 
Candidate speeches for the Zonta International Board and International Nominating Committee
Virtual attendees view via Whova Convention App.

5:00 PM

Elections open - Delegates may remain in Hall 1 auditorium if they require assistance

EVENING
Dine Around with Hamburg Zontians  SOLD OUT
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM 
Cost: Free (a non-refundable $30 donation recommended)
Location: Private homes in Hamburg and nearby communities
Capacity: 400+ SOLD OUT
This event is a unique opportunity to enjoy an intimate dinner experience in the homes of Hamburg Zontians. 

Discover German hospitality and Zonta spirit while meeting other Zontians. Your host will provide a dinner, drinks and warm conversation. The number of dinner participants per home will be from 4 to 20 Zontians. Each individual will be responsible for travel to and from the dinner location, but your hosts will help you with instructions and directions. 

Registration is open only to Zontians (18 years and older), and it is not available for guests. Registration will allow you to request the name of one other Zontian with whom you would like to attend the dinner. We will try to honor all requests but cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. If necessary, you may be asked to show your vaccination card or proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival.

In honor of your host, you are asked to make a non-refundable charitable donation of US$30 to the Zonta Foundation for Women International Service Fund on the registration form. 

This is a special event, and we want to be sure we provide full clarity on participation. As such, when you register you will be asked to acknowledge that:
  • You grant permission for Zonta to provide your information to the Dine Around planning committee. 
  • This dinner takes place in a personal home, and you will receive a contact name and address closer to the event. 
  • You will be provided directions to the home, but transportation to the location will be your responsibility.  
  • The event is entirely voluntary; and, as such, you waive any liability against Zonta, the host and their agents for damages or expenses arising from the event. 
  • You will be asked to make a non-refundable US$30 charitable donation to the Zonta Foundation for Women in honor of your Dine Around host. This donation will be applied to your individual giving record and counted in your cumulative giving to the Foundation.
MONDAY, 27 JUNE
Activities at the Congress Center Hamburg. All delegates should bring chargers for their laptops and mobile devices for voting. All seats in Hall 1 have power outlets.

MORNING
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (hours vary by area)

Registration, Credentialing, Zonta Store, Marketplace and Zonta Foundation for Women Booth. 
Elections support at the Credentials Desk prior to the Business Session.

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Business Session 4
Keynote Presentation from Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru
Bylaws
Workshops - set four, Hall Y (for non-delegates). To learn about workshops, click HERE.
Virtual attendees view and attend workshops via Whova Convention App.
Note: The ZI Bylaws sessions will not be broadcasted.

9:00 AM Elections close.

If there is a tie, an announcement will be made in the morning and a runoff ballot will take place over the lunch break.

AFTERNOON
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch on your own.

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Election results
Bylaws 
If there is a tie, an announcement will be made in the morning and a runoff ballot will take place over the lunch break.

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Workshops - set five, Hall Y (for non-delegates). To learn about workshops, click HERE.
Virtual attendees view election results via Whova Convention App. Bylaws session will not be broadcasted.

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Bylaws

EVENING
2022-2024 Leadership Team Reception

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Radisson Blu Hamburg (in front of CCH) 

This is an invitation only event. Details will be sent to attendees from the Zonta International Headquarters offices.

Governors' Reunion Dinner
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM 
Cost: US$125
Location: Radisson Blu

Calling all governors, including the class of 2020-2022. Put on your Zonta pins, and get ready for an evening of smiles. This is your time for catching up with one another and reflecting on your Zonta stories.

Dinner Cruise #2
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (arrive no later than 6:45 PM)
Cost: €54,50 (VAT included) 
Location: Barkassen-Meyer office, Landungsbrücken, pier 2 waterfront
Capacity: 316

Click to Purchase Tickets


For details, see Dinner Cruise #1 on Saturday, 25 June. This event is the same offering but a different price.
TUESDAY, 28 JUNE
Activities at the Congress Center Hamburg. All delegates should bring chargers for their laptops and mobile devices for voting. All seats in Hall 1 have power outlets.

MORNING
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (hours vary by area)

Registration, Credentialing and Zonta Foundation for Women Booth. 

8:00 AM (please arrive by 7:55 AM)

Memorial Service
Join us as we honor active Zontians who have left us this past biennium. Information will be sent to the districts on how to submit names.

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Business Session 5
Keynote Presentation from Nankali Maksud
Virtual attendees view via Whova Convention App 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Business Session 6
2020-2022 International Service Project Presentations and Progress Reports
Virtual attendees view via Whova Convention App 


AFTERNOON
Noon to 1:00 PM – Lunch on your own
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Business Session 7
Meritorious Service Award Presentation
International Honorary Award Acceptance video from Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Membership Recognition
Zonta Service Recognition Awards
Share Your Story Presentations
Ukrainian Zontians Presentation
Handover to the Next Biennium

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Business Session 8
2022-2024 Biennial Goals
2022-2024 Fundraising Goals
2022-2024 Spending Plans
Welcome to Brisbane - Call to the 2024 Zonta International Convention

EVENING
Closing Banquet
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM 
Cost: US$165
Location: CCH Hall 3 (main level behind stairs/escalators)
Capacity: 1,500

Come together as a Zonta International community for the 2022 Closing Banquet. This evening will offer friendship and laughs and honor the changeover of leadership with the installation ceremony recognizing the outgoing Zonta International Board, Governors and International Nominating Committee and introducing the new 2022-2024 leadership team.
 
Entertainment will be provided by Bidla Buh. For over 15 years, Bidla Buh has been delighting audiences with the most sophisticated music comedy in the tails of the new millennium. Awarded numerous prizes such as the Rheingau Music Prize, the Hamburg trio fascinates with a unique mixture of musical virtuosity, great variety of styles and the best Hanseatic humor.

Add your ticket to your registration and select your meal choice. When you arrive in Hamburg, visit the Closing Banquet desk on-site to select your seat. 



*District 27 Convention Tours: Extend your convention trip with tours and sightseeing opportunities in Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Germany. These are not official Zonta International tours and are independently organized by local Zonta members. For more information and booking details, please visit the District 27, Area 03 website: https://zonta-area03-27.de/convention-open-houses-tours/.