Registration Options


Come see what the excitement is all about!

Join us in Chicago for global networking opportunities, inspiring education sessions, the World Championship of Public Speaking ® and more.

Convention Registration

$550 USD early-bird discount

$600 USD July 2–August 20

$675 USD onsite August 21–25

Registration includes access to convention events from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening, including all education events, the World Championship of Public Speaking ® and the President's Inauguration. 


Note: A separate ticket is required to attend the President's Celebration (dinner and dancing).

VIP Convention Registration

$625 USD early-bird discount

$675 USD July 2–August 20

$750 USD onsite August 21–25

Registration includes access to convention events from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening, including all education events plus VIP reserved seating at the World Championship of Public Speaking ®. A portion of your registration fee will benefit the Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund ® .

Note: A separate ticket is required to attend the President's Celebration (dinner and dancing).

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World Championship of Public Speaking ®

Saturday, August 25

$75 USD

General Admission  - Experience the thrill of watching 10 finalists compete for the title of World Championship of Public Speaking. 



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VIP World Championship of Public Speaking ®

Saturday, August 25

$150 USD

VIP Admission - Enjoy VIP reserved seating to the World Championship of Public Speaking ®. A portion of your ticket will benefit the Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund ®.

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President's Celebration

Saturday, August 25

$120 USD

Be a part of a memorable evening as we honor and recognize International President Balraj Arunasalam and welcome incoming International President Lark Doley.

Note: No onsite registration is available. Once registration closes, more details will be provided separately. 

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Networking Lunches

August 23–25

$100 USD

Save time and connect with other Toastmasters on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during optional networking lunches. Please review the daily menus, as we are unable to provide special dietary meals. The ticket price includes lunch for three days, individual tickets are not available.

Note: Restaurants and quick service options are limited in proximity to the convention center and hotel. 




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Architecture River Tour

Tuesday, August 21

$65 USD

Explore Chicago on board a 75-minute Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour! This picturesque cruise is led by a professional guide who shares the exciting details of the buildings that line the Chicago River and their historical significance. After the tour, you will have 2.5 hours to enjoy the sights of beautiful downtown Chicago before the buses return to the Marriott Marquis Chicago.

Note: Restaurants and quick service options are limited in proximity to the convention center and hotel.  



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Smedley Step Challenge

August 22–24

$30 USD

Make your steps count! Help raise funds for the Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund® by participating in the Smedley Step Challenge during the 2018 International Convention. Participants will receive a souvenir pedometer to track their steps. The top five participants with the most steps at the end of the challenge will be announced at the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Note: No onsite registration is available. Once registration closes, more details will be provided separately. 

Interested in volunteering at the 87th Annual Toastmaster International Convention? Click here to fill out the volunteer interest form.



Cancellations are accepted until Monday, August 6, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. MT. Cancellations will not be accepted after this date.




What’s it like to attend?

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RAOUL

2017 ATTENDEE


“It was exhilarating to meet so many individuals from so many diverse cultures under one roof, with one common goal—learning leadership and communication.”

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DUNSTANETTE

2017 ATTENDEE


“There was so much positive energy and a melting pot atmosphere!”

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LINDA

2017 ATTENDEE


“I had an exquisite time! The speakers selected were phenomenal—their message permeated as a theme throughout the convention. I interacted with a delightful volume of members from around the world who shred their experiences and knowledge.”