International Convention

The 2018 Key Club International Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois July 1-8, 2018. The registration deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018.


As a member of the Georgia District, all Key Club members must register through the district and will be a part of the District Tour. Please contact District Administrator Brad Malone for more information.

All adults attending the Key Club International Convention must complete and obtain a clear criminal history background check through Kiwanis International (the fees for this background check are included in the registration costs below).

All Key Club members MUST stay at the hotel for the entirety of the convention. Chaperones are provided by the Georgia District (all chaperones must have a clear criminal history background check).

Online Fundraiser
A new online fundraiser is available for the 2018 Key Club International Convention. Any member in the Georgia District may utilize this platform to help raise funds to attend the convention. Any funds raised by students that do not register will be provided to other students that are attending. 

  1. Go to  and click “Create Free Account”
  2. Select “Join a fundraiser as a student” and enter your name, email, and create a
  3. Enter the Join Code: GDK833

Once registered, start sharing your individualized link with friends and family – this link can be found by clicking on “Fundraisers” and then “Georgia Key Club”. Your personalized link will include your last name.

Click here to read more and for a sample donation letter / email to send to friends and family.

Registration Costs
Key Club Member / Student rate: $1,350 (Up to four Key Club members of the same gender will be roomed together)
Adult (single room) rate: $2,225
Adult (double room) rate per person: $1575 (must register minimum two people – roommates for adults will not be provided/assigned)

Registration Includes:
-Key Club International Convention Registration
-Roundtrip luxury charter bus transportation from Macon/Atlanta to Chicago
-Deluxe hotel accommodations in Chicago (7-nights)
-Admission to all attractions on the tour (see below for schedule)
-At least 6 meals

Payment Plan
A payment plan will be made available to help alleviate a financial burden.

  • Due at time of registration: $500
  • Due by June 1: $500
  • Due by June 30: Balance ($350 for Key Club members)

A digital invoice will be sent a week before the payment deadlines for those that want to pay via credit/debit card. Otherwise, checks must be RECEIVED by the payment plan dates above.

The Georgia District will provide chaperones for all Key Club members attending the convention. All chaperones must have a clear criminal-history background check through Kiwanis International.

Rooming / Shared Rooms
To help minimize costs, all Key Club members attending the convention will be roomed with up to 3 additional students in a room. If a club would like to have a private room for their members, they should either register four members of the same gender *or* contact District Administrator Brad Malone immediately after registering for information on additional fees for students that do not wish to share a room.

No adult may share a room with a Key Club member unless it is a parent and their child/children in the same room.

Cancellation Policy
No cancellations will be accepted after May 4, 2018. Substitutions of the same gender will be accepted through June 10, 2018. The club/school is ultimately responsible for payment, even if a member registers on their own. An invoice will be sent to the club/school for any registrations that are not cancelled by the deadline, even if those registered do not attend the convention.

Convention Hotel
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Schedule (subject to change)

Sunday, July 1
Travel from Macon/Atlanta to Chicago

Monday, July 2
Northwestern University Tour
Six Flags Great America

Tuesday, July 3
Museum of Science and Industry
Art Institute of Chicago
District Dinner – Giardano’s Pizza
Broadway in Chicago Show

Wednesday, July 4
Willis Tower
Shedd Aquarium
Convention Registration
Boat Tour – July 4th Fireworks

Thursday, July 5
Convention activities

Friday, July 6
Convention activities

Saturday, July 7
Convention activities

Sunday, July 8
Bus travel from Chicago to Atlanta/Macon