2017 International Convention

Be a Part of the Experience

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with members from around the world at the 86th Annual Toastmasters International Convention. Hear what past attendees have to say in this exciting video and get ready for the best one yet!

August 23–26, 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia

Customize your convention experience with a variety of registration, add-on and special event options.


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We need volunteers! Participate in the Helping Hands program to help make this year’s convention a success.

Schedule

Check out this year’s events including the thrill of Opening Ceremonies, enriching education sessions, the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking®, the first-ever Smedley 5K Fun Run/Walk, the Scenic Vancouver City Bus Tour and much more!

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Destination

What are the top five reasons to visit Vancouver? Find out more about this multicultural, travel-friendly and scenic city.

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Speakers

Leading motivational and professional speakers, leadership experts, renowned authors and more share their secrets.

Delatorro McNeal II, MS, CSP
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Delatorro McNeal II, MS, CSP

Peak Performance Expert,
Keynote Speaker

Erin Gruwell

Golden Gavel Award Recipient


Mark Hunter
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Mark Hunter

World Champion of Public Speaking,
Leadership Expert

Kindra Hall
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Kindra Hall

Columnist, Author

David Dye
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David Dye

Leadership Expert, Author

Shailee Basnet
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Shailee Basnet

Mt. Everest Summiter,
Professional Speaker



Semifinals

The 2017 Toastmasters International Speech Contest Semifinals take place this August at the International Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The winner from each district International Speech Contest competes in one of 10 semifinal speech contests.

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Round Semifinal Districts
1
1 35, 37, 39, 42, 52, 61, 64, 87, 88, 91
2 F, 12, 17, 31, 41, 56, 63, 77, 83, 97
3
2, 5, 14, 18, 25, 34, 47, 49, 55, 85
2 4 1, 11, 27, 29, 33, 45, 65, 70, 74, 84
5
7, 13, 28, 40, 46, 68, 69, 76, 95, 99, 101
6
3, 10, 15, 22, 53, 57, 80, 82, 86, 89, 102
7
9, 20, 23, 30, 32, 36, 38, 54, 79, 98
3
8 8, 16, 19, 50, 59, 60, 62, 66, 67, 72
9
4, 21, 26, 48, 71, 75, 78, 81, 90, 93
10
6, 24, 43, 44, 51, 58, 73, 92, 94, 96

Hotels

Choose from four hotels featuring world-class accommodations, locations and special pricing.

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Travel

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Exhibitors + Sponsors

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FAQ

  1. Can I purchase a ticket for one event, such as the World Championship of Public of Speaking?
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  1. How do I find out if I require an Electronic Travel Authorization or a visa to enter Canada?
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  1. What airport should I fly into?
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  1. How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
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  1. Is there a discounted hotel rate available?
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  1. What is the Golden Gavel Event?
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  1. What is the cancellation policy?
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  1. What is the appropriate dress code for the convention?
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  1. Can I purchase a ticket to the Scenic Vancouver City Bus Tour?
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  1. I am looking for a roommate at the convention, is this something you can assist me with?
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