2023 International Speech Contest Semifinals
The Toastmasters International Speech Contest Semifinals lead up to the World Championship of Public Speaking®, the highest level of competition at Toastmasters. Competition begins at the club level and proceeds through the Area, Division, District, and region quarterfinal levels.
The top two contestants from each region quarterfinal advance to the semifinals. Regions are randomly assigned to one of the two contests within each semifinal round, which will take place as part of the 2023 International Convention. Region quarterfinal results will be announced in early July. Check back here to see the names of contestants who will be competing in the semifinals.
The top two contestants from each semifinal contest advance to the World Championship of Public Speaking for a chance to become the 2023 World Champion of Public Speaking. The 2023 International Speech Contest Semifinals and World Championship of Public Speaking will be conducted as hybrid contests, hosted from Nassau, Bahamas. Each participant will have the option to present onsite from The Bahamas or online from their home country, allowing all contestants to participate in the contest, regardless of travel restrictions.