International Convention News

This page has information about the Toastmasters International Annual Conventions held in August each year.

2017 International Convention

Vancouver, British Colombia is the location for the 2017 Toastmasters International Convention.

Visit the Convention webpage for details and registration forms.

World Championship of Public Speaking 2016

Visit Toastmasters International World Championship page to see photos of the 2016 winners.


World Championship of Public Speaking 2015

Mohammed Qahtani from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, won first place with the speech, "The Power of Words." Second- and third-place winners were Aditya Maheswaran from Mumbai, India, with "Scratch" and Manoj Vasudevan from Singapore with "We Can Fix It." Watch the top three speeches below.




New Zealand's contestant in the World Championship of Public Speaking for 2015 was Matt Colcombe, from the Business Breakfast Club in Wellington.  

Unfortunately Matt was unplaced in his Semi-Final.  

Winner of International Speech Contest 2015 Matthew Colcombe

Matt Colcombe (left) with District Governor Kingsley Moody DTM.