59a5ac415a80910001c959a9_logoCKIx18_CHICAGO Logo-2International convention is the biggest event of the CKI year! Traditionally held in mid-June or early July, international convention is a time for members from all over the world to gather and discuss the business of the organization. Members elect the President, Vice President, Trustee-at-Large and all subregion trustees. Members also vote on amendments to the Bylaws of the organization. Of course, it’s not all business. International convention is a time to meet members from around the world and exchange ideas, form lasting friendships and make wonderful memories. 

This year’s convention is being held from July 4-8th in Chicago

Interest Form

We ask that all NYCKI members interested in attending fill out this form so we can help you plan for your trip!


Registration rates are as follows:
Early Bird Registration: Rate- US$250 (January 2018- May 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT)
Regular Registration: Rate- US$300 (May 2, 2018-June 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT)
Please note there will be no on-site registration due to the need for all attendees (including guests) to have a clear background check completed through Kiwanis International prior to CKIx. The cost of the background check is covered in your registration fee.



  • Day of Service and Convention
  • Transportation to and from service project sites
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks for Day of Service
  • Meal served at awards ceremony Saturday
  • Background check
  • Souvenirs and conference materials*
To register you will need the following: 1. The email listed in your member profile. If you’re unsure which email is listed in your profile, contact your club secretary. 2. A credit card for payment. You must have a credit card available at the time of registration. You will not be able to complete the registration process without submitting payment via credit card. 3. A clear background check. All attendees must have a clear background check to attend CKIx. If you attended CKIx17, you already have a background check on file with Kiwanis. Background checks are valid for 2 years. If you don’t have a background check or if your background check expires prior to July 10, 2018, you will receive an email after registering prompting you to enter some information. Be sure to check your spam or junk folder.

If you encounter any difficulties during the registration process, please contact Member Services at Kiwanis International via telephone +1-800-549-2647 ext 411 (in the US and Canada) or +1-317-875-8755 ext 411 (outside the US or Canada.) Member Services is available to assist Monday through Friday from 8:45 am – 4:45 pm Eastern.


You have a choice of hotels this year for CKIx. Please note the room rate/tax for both hotels is the same. New York Circle K will plan on staying in the Marriott. 

Your choices include:
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile– The official CKIx hotel, where all the events will be held. Room rate US$159 per night plus taxes and fees. 

Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North– Limited rooms available. This hotel is located directly across from the official convention hotel. You will need to walk across the street to the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for all CKIx events. Room rate US$159 per night plus taxes and fees.


Several airlines fly to and from Chicago area airports each day.

Look out for more info on alternative travel options soon. In the meantime contact OTIC Chair Jack with any questions. 


A tentative version of the schedule is available here. If you are interested in arriving early to see more of Chicago, look out for more info on the NYCKI CKIx 2018 tour. 

Contests, Awards, Elections, and Amendments

Please visit circlek.org/ckix for more info. 

Questions? Need assistance?

Contact Onto International Convention Chair Jack Curzon – jack.curzon@nycirclek.org