Contact: Mary Goldie
Seattle #4
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
440 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109
United States of America

Please click HERE to register for both the online and in-person event!

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test is required for entry. A limited number of rapid tests are available for guests onsite.  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.

Mark Wright, former Seattle Rotary President and former King 5 anchor, will moderate an engaging panel discussion with national and local leaders including Lara Paige from the Gates Foundation’s Polio Team, and Ezra Teshome, Rotarian, and Polio Plus Chair.

Following the panel discussion, there will be time for questions from the audience.  We hope you can join us because, together, we can #EndPolio. 

5 – 5:30 pm: Reception 
5:30 – 5:45 pm:  Keynote by Ramesh Ferris  
5:45 – 6 pm: Panel discussion  
6:15 – 7 pm: Visit the galleries and discover ways to take action 


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