We have unfortunate news.
Toastmasters International has made a decision to make a key part of the conference (our contests) online events. KaThis is because of the international climate and restrictions due to COVID-19. They are trying to ensure there is equality for all involved in the International Speech Contest.
The roll-on effect for us is that the main driver of the conference is removed as a result. This has led to some challenging discussion around the viability of the conference and the difficult decision has been made that the conference as it was planned will not go ahead. There may be a version of it so please stay tuned for information from your District team. Meanwhile, the conference team would like to thank you for your support and enthusiasm and we hope to reconnect with you all at another time.
If you have paid for your conference tickets, your account will be refunded.
Conference Committee Chair
For the first time ever, the District 72 Conference is being hosted in Upper Hutt in the Wellington region. There we find the Grasslands complex in the Silverstream Retreat, surrounded by native bush and designed in a modern rustic style. It has a range of accommodation options including beautiful four-star motels, self-contained two-bedroom apartments, twin share rooms and bunk rooms.
Just 25 minutes from Wellington City and less than ten minutes from Upper and Lower Hutt, there is alternative accommodation and activities in the local area to suit any conference goer.
Reconnect with your Toastmaster friends and colleagues, refocus yourself as a public speaker and refresh your skills and ideas at the event of the year!