World Polio Day 2022
Thursday, October 20 | 5 PM PST
Free | All Ages
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is required for entry. ASL interpretation is available.
Celebrate World Polio Day 2022 with Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. This hybrid event will be an opportunity to celebrate progress in the fight against polio, but also discuss the remaining obstacles to overcome in order to achieve a polio-free world. Hear from our keynote speaker Ramesh Ferris, who is a Rotarian, Global Citizen, and Polio Survivor. Ramesh lives in Canada and is a global advocate in the fight against polio.
Following Ramesh’s address, there will be an engaging panel discussion moderated by Cathy Gibson, Past District Governor of Rotary District 5030, featuring national and local leaders Lara Paige from the Gates Foundation’s Polio Team, and Ezra Teshome, Rotarian, and Polio Plus Chair.
After the panel discussion, there will be time for questions from the audience. We hope you can join us because, together, we can #EndPolio.
5 – 5:20 pm: Reception
5:20 – 5:45 pm: Keynote by Ramesh Ferris
5:45 – 6:30 pm: Panel discussion
6:30 – 7 pm: Visit the galleries and discover ways to take action