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
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!View Schedule
What are the top five reasons to visit Vancouver? Find out more about this multicultural, travel-friendly and scenic city.Plan Your Trip
Leading motivational and professional speakers, leadership experts, renowned authors and more share their secrets.
Delatorro McNeal II, MS, CSP
Peak Performance Expert,
Golden Gavel Award Recipient
World Champion of Public Speaking,
Leadership Expert, Author
Mt. Everest Summiter,
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.
Choose from four hotels featuring world-class accommodations, locations and special pricing.See Options
Access special documents required for international travelers, and airline and airport information.Learn More
Darren and his coach, Mark Brown, have assembled a team of world-class coaches who help good presenters become masters FASTER! This program of Online Learning, Live Calls and Master Workshops is called Stage Time University.
Workshops and private coaching for in-person communication skills (building authentic charisma through body language, tone, vocal variety, storytelling techniques, projection etc) for professional speakers, entrepreneurs, sales representatives and those whose livelihood relies on in-person communication skills.
Can I purchase a ticket for one event, such as the World Championship of Public of Speaking?Back to Top
There are a variety of registration options available this year. Please view the Registration Options page for additional information.
How do I find out if I require an Electronic Travel Authorization or a visa to enter Canada?Back to Top
Please visit the Travel page and reference the Entering Canada section.
What airport should I fly into?Back to Top
Please visit the Travel page and reference the “Airport Information” section.
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?Back to Top
Please visit the Travel page and reference the “Airport Ground Transportation” section.
What is the Golden Gavel Event?Back to Top
Toastmasters’ most prestigious award is the Golden Gavel. For the past 55 years, it has been given annually to an individual distinguished in the fields of communication and leadership. The award is presented on Friday at the International Convention.
What is the cancellation policy?Back to Top
Cancellations will be accepted until Monday, August 7, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Cancellations will not be accepted after this date. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What is the appropriate dress code for the convention?Back to Top
For the Opening Ceremonies, you are encouraged to dress in traditional clothing of your home country or in business casual attire.
President's Inauguration and Celebration calls for evening or semi-formal attire.
Men: Dark suits or tuxedos Ladies: Cocktail dresses or semi-formal dresses
All other convention events are business casual. The optional Scenic Vancouver Bus Tour is casual attire.
Can I purchase a ticket to the Scenic Vancouver City Bus Tour?Back to Top
Yes. Please visit the Registration Options page and reference the Special Events section.
I am looking for a roommate at the convention, is this something you can assist me with?Back to Top
Unfortunately, we can’t assist you in searching for a roommate, but we can recommend utilizing social media to help. Post a status on the Facebook event page and get the conversation started.
If you don’t see your question, please email email@example.com.