2017 Semi-Annual Convention

District 73 2017 Semi-Annual Convention

The theme of the District 73 2017 Semi-Annual Convention is Evolution

When: 9am – 5pm Saturday November 18th

Where: Victoria University City Convention Centre,

Level 12,

300 Flinders Street,

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Ticket prices

This year the Semi-Annual Convention offers the best value for money yet! Full-day access including dinner for only $99 — we also have a concession ticket making it even more affordable than ever for everyone to attend.

Ticket prices are:

  • Full price: $50
  • Concession: $45
    (full-time students, pensioners, unemployed)
  • Buffet Dinner: $49

What’s happening at the Semi-Annual Convention?

9:10am – 10:10am           Pathways educational

This will be an opportunity for anyone who has missed out on the club visit from their Pathways Guide to learn about the ins-and-outs of the new education program. There is no charge for attendance to this event; bookings essential.

10:20am – 1:00pm          District Council Meeting

The District Council Meeting is a chance for Club Presidents, Club VPEs, Area Directors, Division Directors and the District Leadership Team to meet and discuss important district matters. Further details of this event will be communicated by the district. There is no charge for attendance to this event; bookings essential.

2:10pm – 3:10pm            Talking Sense – The Language of Leadership with Brett Rutledge

This year we have special guest speaker, World Champion Brett Rutledge who will be speaking about the language of leadership.

‘The primary communication tool of any leader is language,’ Brett says. ‘Surprisingly, most leaders pay very little attention to their language and the impact it has on their communication.’

Brett will examine the concept of leadership through the eyes of a linguist and guarantees that you’ll never look at ‘leadership’ the same way again.

As well as being a former World Champion of Public Speaking, he is also an internationally regarded business strategist, linguist and communication expert. He has acted as a key advisor on the language, meaning and structure of some of the most important commercial deals undertaken in Australasia, working with many high profile individuals and organisations to change the way they are perceived, valued and respected.

3:20pm – 4:05pm            Workshop by Bharat Sangekar: The Contest Within Yourself

Bharat is the 2017 International Contest Winner for our district and twice Semi-Finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking. This is a workshop not to be missed!

4:05pm – 4:50pm            Q&A Panel

Q&A session is to have members submit a question prior to the event to given to the MC for the event.  The questions will be put to the panel for discussion.


Semi-Annual Convention

City Convention Centre, Level 12, Victoria University City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.


Heritage Lounge, Level 1, Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne. (Right next door to the Semi-Annual Convention venue)


Getting there & Parking

The venue this year is conveniently located right next to Flinders Street Station making it easily accessible via public transport.

Should you decide to drive there is 24-hour Secure Parking available at their 300 Flinders Street facility adjoining the venue. It costs $13 drive-up or just $9 pre-booked at www.secureparking.com.au

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy:




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