District 14 Conference 2023

Zonta District Conference Vienna

Invitation to the District 14 Conference 2023
13-15 October in Vienna, Austria

Heike Schmidt, Governor D14 2022-2024Dear Fellow Zontian!

As District 14 Governor, I would like to invite you to join our Zonta District Conference in Vienna for an inspiring experience.

Are you ready to embark on a journey of friendship and empowerment in the heart of Vienna? Join us at the Zonta District Conference, where you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the same passion for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

This conference is not just about networking and learning from renowned speakers, but also about forging friendships. You will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Zontian from different countries, exchange ideas, and build meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime.

Vienna, known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, will be the perfect backdrop for our gathering.

But it’s not just about the destination; it’s about the journey. The Zonta District Conference in Vienna will inspire and motivate you to continue making a difference in the lives of women and girls through Zonta’s impactful projects and advocacy efforts.

So, come join us in Vienna, and let’s create lasting memories of friendship and empowerment. Your presence and participation will be invaluable as we work together towards a brighter future for women and girls worldwide.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of something truly special. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms at the Zonta District Conference in Vienna!

With warmest regards,

Heike Schmidt
Governor District 14

A brief overview of the conference venue and anticipated program:

Wiener Prater, Riesenrad / Giant Ferries Wheel, Prater © WienTourismus/Paul Bauer

Conference Venue

Our conference venue on Saturday and Sunday is at Raiffeisen Bank International Conference Venue, Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Wien

The venue is located near the center of Vienna and close to the subway and train station U3-Landstraße/Wien Mitte, which you can also reach directly from the airport by CAT City-Airport Train.


Vienna offers all kinds of accommodation and we recommend you to choose your own accommodation and book your room through the usual international booking systems. Up-to-date and helpful information about the city can be found at the Vienna Tourist Office.

Celebrating ourselves

Salon PlafondOur conference should not only mean work, of course, but also celebrating and socializing together, getting to know each other and laughing, enjoying and maybe even dancing together.

In line with this motto, our gala dinner on Saturday evening will take place in a beautiful, unique setting, the Salon Plafond restaurant in the Museum of Applied Arts. The restaurant not only captivates with its tasteful mix of modern interior and historical ambience, it also offers award-winning organic cuisine and pays close attention to sustainability.

We can expect not only a 4-course menu and an excellent selection of drinks but also the Singing Jazz of the Cover Girls, who will accompany our evening with the charm of the legendary 1930s and 1940s – the Golden Era of Swinging Jazz.

Additional program “Vienna Highlights

For all those who come to Vienna already on Friday, we offer the possibility to participate in a guided tour at the UNO in Vienna.
On Sunday we offer you a guided tour at the famous Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (KHM) through the special exhibition on tapestries “Raffael – Gold and Silk” and a champagne reception in the Kuppelsaal – maybe the perfect ending of your Vienna visit.

Brief summary of the conference timeline:


Friday, Oct 13

  • Arrival in Vienna
  • optional from 15:00 visit to the UN
  • 18:00 reception by the mayor of the city of Vienna at the Heurigen Fuhrgasslhuber (1190 Vienna)


Saturday, Oct 14

  • 08:00 – 09:00 Check in (please show the registration confirmation printed out or on your cell phone)
  • 09:00 – 17:30 Conference
  • 19:00 Evening party


Sunday, Oct 15

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Conference
  • 1o:30 optional: guided tour of the “Kunsthistorisches Museum”

Registration Overview


Please use this online form for your registration.

We thank our supporters and sponsors for their contribution to the success of this conference:

Call for Nominations

At the Conference, District officers, the District Nominating Committee and the Auditors for the 2024-2026 biennium will be elected.

Nominations are closed since April 30, 2023

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