Aspire logoD73 District Annual Convention 20th – 22nd May 2016 Adelaide, South Australia







Imagine a weekend of fun, fellowship and frivolity.

A weekend of entertainment, education and inspiration. 

Remember the exciting, eventful weekend in Launceston. It all happens again on Friday 20th May – Sunday 22nd May 2016 in Adelaide, South Australia – the home of Central Division. The Convention theme this year is ASPIRE with its origins in the Latin word to breathe, meaning to strive after something desired. Have you an idea, a desire, a dream that is yearning to be fulfilled? What is holding you back? What steps can you take to be closer? Can you feel it bubbling up inside you? To what do you ASPIRE? Use this weekend to network, collaborate and lay the foundations for your future.

Our very special guest presenter for the weekend is the current International President, Mr Jim Kokocki. Come along for this unique opportunity to meet and chat with the man inside the cover of the magazine. The all-important contests are being held over the three days with the Humorous contest starting the weekend and the Evaluation contest being held on the Sunday.

A vocal masterclass will be held on both Friday and Sunday with exciting, innovative workshops offered on both Saturday and Sunday.

Are you on the executive committee of your club? Take this opportunity to be a part of the decision making process for our District by attending the District Council meeting and welcome in the new leadership team.

The Gala dinner theme is “The Call of the Wild”, be inspired by those around you, let your true self shine, answer the call of the wild and be the best YOU possible.

The venue is the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, conveniently located only a short walk from Adelaide’s historic buildings, the new Adelaide Oval facilities and shopping precinct.

See you there!

Ticket options for iVvy



Please see our dedicated tickets page for ticket prices and booking.

Convention Program

You can download a pdf or view the program on our website.

Frequently asked questions


1.    Do I have to stay at the venue?

Our contract says that we expect 150 rooms to be booked so obviously we would appreciate anyone choosing to stay at the Grand Chancellor on Hindley. Please call the venue direct to book your room at the discounted rate. Call 08 8231 5552 and advise them you are with Toastmasters.
For those wanting to explore other options:
Password: 2016TOAST
Please note that this password is case-sensitive.
From here please select ‘Adelaide’s 2016 Toast Masters District Convention proposal’ to access/download the main document.

2.    Will I need to pay for anything else at the Convention?

Yes, the following are not included:

a.    Breakfast is not included in your room price or in the Convention ticket price,
b.    Friday night drinks and nibbles are planned to be “substantial” but if you are a big or fussy eater, you may choose   to supplement the nibbles with something from any of the eateries in or near the venue at your own expense.
c.   If you are not attending the Gala dinner, you will also need to arrange this meal at your own expense,
d.  Travel to and from the airport – see Travel Options below.
e.   Car parking if you drive to the venue – see below.
f.    Raffle tickets will be available for sale

3.    It’s a bright and early start each day – there must be a lot happening?

Yes. The Convention is full of workshops, contests, keynote speeches and other treats for you. Everything fits into the schedule perfectly.

4.    I am a contestant. Am I able to practice my speech on the stage in the days before Convention?

That would disadvantage those contestants who are not able to attend in the days before convention. Just after your Contestant briefing you will have the mic placed on you and you will have a chance to stand on the stage to perform a sound check and orient yourself with the stage and the room. Photos will also be made available on the D73 website as well as the stage dimensions. The stage will be a raised platform and seating is theatre style but not raised or tiered. Consider your audience at the rear of the room when blocking your speech.

5. How can I get to the event?

Please view our page on Travel Options for more details.


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