My first ride to Conference was in 2009 at Albury and I can tell you that there’s a lot of MOUNTAINS around that area, as part of the bike ride we also had to go to the conference, and that’s what’s help start my journey with Rotary, Meeting a lot of like minded people that where doing a GREAT number of stuff for Rotary.
That’s why I’ve added my mate description of conferences.
Extracted from Berwick's Spoken Word
Posted by David Button on Oct 01, 2021
I have been to most District Conferences over the last ten years and have always wondered why Rotarians don't see the value for them in attending. 
There are two distinct advantages to going to a District Conference. The first is simple, social interaction. That is a no brainer. It is always interesting to talk to people you don't know or you may have heard of but want to fill in the missing gaps.
The second is growing your ability to do Rotary's work. Both take interacting and developing relationships. The level of interaction is up to you, but the opportunity to create working relationships between individuals, Clubs and even Districts is an important part of building the Rotary Web. Too often Rotarians think they do not need anything outside their own Clubs, but in my experience, finding missing skills from one club may be found by extended your reach to another Club. The District Conference provides an excellent opportunity to do that.
Some of you might know that I have been the District Conference Registrar since PDG Tim Moore was the DG. I have worked with many Rotarians from many Rotary Clubs and many Rotary Districts over the last 10 or so years. I am the Conference Registrar for this coming Rotary Conference which will be held in Traralgon from 25th- 27th February 2022. I am very keen to see as many District 9820 members turn up and build those personal relationships after two years of online conferences.
Just to tease you a bit, imagine that you wanted to attend the District Conference. Where might you stay? DG Bill apparently had some time on his hands and this is what he came up with:
In an idle moment, I thought I would measure the distance on Google Maps from various accommodations in Traralgon to the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre where the conference will be held.
Mantra Hotel
50 rooms
370 metres
Comfort Inn Traralgon
31 rooms
580 metres
Creek Cottage B& B
3 cottages
800 metres
Traralgon Serviced Apartments
24 apartments
930 metres
Strzelecki Motel
24 rooms
990 metres
Governor Gipps Motel  
22 rooms
1,000 metres
City Gardens Motel
13 rooms
1,250 metres
Bridges on Argyle
75 rooms
1,370 metres
Connell’s Motel    
14 rooms
1,610 metres
Motel Traralgon  
22 rooms
2,750 metres
Quality Inn Traralgon 
61 rooms
3,550 metres
What will it cost you? What is it about? That information can be found here:
All I can tell you is that I have registered for the District Conference in February and I hope to see you all there too!