2022 Conference

Programme Out Now!

District 72 Conference 13 - 15 May 2022

What do you think of when you think of District 72 Conferences?

  • Contests – of course
  • Keynote speakers – you bet ya
  • Workshops – Toastmasters is a learning organisation, so definitely
  • Social gatherings – a must have
  • Networking and chat – we wouldn’t be without those.

We’re planning our District Conference, which will be held online from 13 – 15 May 2022. Over this weekend, we will be celebrating 50 years of District 72 with as many features of our old times’ gatherings that we can recreate.

Registrations Are Open!

One registration gets you access to all 3 days of the conference.
  • Conference starts:  Friday 13 May at 5:00pm
  • Virtual doors open: 4:30pm
  • Conference ends: Sunday 15 May at 1:00pm
Register using this link

Virtual Banner Parade

One of the features many of us love about the conference is the banner parade. This is a fun time for each club who has people attending the conference to let everyone know they are here. This time, we are offering every club in District 72 to be part of a virtual banner parade. To do this, please email a photo of your banner and a photo of your club to conference.d72@toastmasters.org.nz by Friday 1 May.

The photo of your banner will need to be in portrait view like the example below:

The club photo needs to be in landscape view and could be the members standing, waving hands or an online Zoom photo. Here are some examples:

We will use all these photos to develop the parade. A bonus of the virtual environment is that we will be able to share the parade after the conference – so even if you can’t attend you can still see your club represented.


Watch the District 72 top speakers compete for glory.

Table Topics – Friday 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Humorous – Saturday 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Evaluation – Saturday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
International – Sunday 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Keynote Speakers

Lesley Storkey, Mentoring
Friday 18:00 – 18:45

Lesley Storkey, Empowering Members
Saturday 13:00 – 13:45

Dr Anna Campbell
Sunday 11:45 – 12:15


We are spoilt for choice with 9 options across 3 sessions!

Make your choice on the day–Saturday 14 May

Session 1 10:15 am – 11:00 am

  • Generating Speech Topic Ideas
  • Professional Speaking
  • Tackling an HPL 
  • DTM Project
  • Conflict Resolution

Session 2 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

  • Generating Speech Topic Ideas
  • Running a Youth Leadership Programme
  • DTM Project
  • Using Te Reo in Speeches
  • Online Presentation Skills

Session 3 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Professional Speaking
  • Tackling an HPL
  • How to get the most out of Pathways
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Using Te Reo in Speeches

Friday Scavenger Hunt

  • Teams of 5 will be challenged to find things from around the house
  • First team back with each item gets the point
  • Team with the most points at the end wins the Scavenger trophy

Saturday Inter-Division Quiz

  • Each Division will have its own break out room to work on the questions for each round
  • The Division with the most points at the end of the quiz will win both the Inter-Division Quiz Trophy and bragging rights as the smartest and quickest Division in 2022!
  • This is a great opportunity to organise a watch party and form a quiz team.