About the Conference Venue

The beautiful heritage city of Ōtepoti Dunedin is set on the scenic Otago Harbour surrounded by 25 beaches, cycle trails, and walks that offer a dramatic landscape for discovering the outdoors and local wildlife.

The many well-preserved historic buildings we enjoy in Dunedin today reflect a time past when gold and commerce led to growth and prosperity and the establishment of New Zealand’s first university, first medical and dental schools, first daily newspaper, and first public art gallery. 

Where better to base our conference then, than at Tūhura Otago Museum which is itself part of Dunedin’s history having opened in 1868? The Museum takes us on a journey through time with its eight galleries enticing us to millennia past in its natural history and geology collections, through to cultures of New Zealand and the world, and contemporary science and research.

Tūhura Otago Museum
419 Great King Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016

Friday 3 May – Sunday 5 May 2024

Earlybird registrations open November 1st 2023!

What's on?

Friday and Saturday Night Social Events

The conference social events will be a great opportunity to meet new D72 members, catch up with old friends and have some fun! See more below.

Educational Sessions

Learn valuable leadership and communication skills that you can take back to toastmasters, professional or personal life.

District Contests

Be entertained by our four District Contests – Humorous Speech, Table Topics, Evaluation and International Speech.

Keynote Speakers

Be inspired and motivated by our keynote speakers.

Conference Social Events

Friday Night Social Event

Catch up with your fellow District 72 Toastmasters at our science-filled social event. You could start with the uniquely designed scavenger hunt which takes you on an interactive tour of Otago Museum’s renowned Science Centre*. Wanting a break or something less hands on? Enjoy a mesmerising 20 minute planetarium show presented by one of the Museum’s enthusiastic science communicators. Be enticed to grab a beverage at the cash bar or help yourself to some of the delectable platters catered by Dunedin’s favourite, Precint Cafe.
This does not include access to the tropical forest.

Saturday Dine and Dance

Held in the the Museum’s iconic Atrium and catered by Precinct café, will be the infamous Toastmaster’s Dine and Dance! You can dance the night away to Charma, a band that is a special occasion favourite and one of the most energetic, entertaining and successful private function bands in the South Island.  You won’t want to miss out on the fun! 


Have a question? Email us at conference.d72@toastmasters.org.nz


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