Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the 2019 Conference in Melbourne?
The District is committed to making events available to all members of District 73 and with this in mind we aim to circulate the Conference between our 3 states. However, any club can submit a bid to host the 2020 Conference - anything is possible...
You can get there by plane, boat, tram, bike or feet! The possibilities are endless!
Is there a discounted accommodation price for Toastmasters to stay at the Novotel St Kilda?
Yes, we have negotiated special rates at the Novotel St Kilda for the Conference period.
Are there any other accommodation options near the venue?
There are lots of different options in St Kilda to suit all budgets and lifestyles.
What is on the menu?
The menu has not yet been finalised, when it is this section of the FAQs will be updated.
I have a food allergy or intolerance, who do I tell?
Please include this information when registering for the event and we advise the venue.
Why is there is no alcohol included?
It is against District 73's policies to include beverage packages in District even tickets. This was introduced in 2017 in response to requests to keep overall ticket prices down and to ensure prices are fair for all who attend District events.
Alcohol will be available to purchase at the Friday Cocktail Welcome and the Dinner.
Where do I get my ticket/s?
What tickets are available?
Full registration is $300 per person with an additional $25 for the optional Celebration Breakfast on Sunday morning. Individual day, gala dinner and contests only tickets are also available for sale. To add more tickets for the different session times, click on the Buy More Tickets button on the checkout page.
What is included in the ticket price?
The full weekend Conference ticket includes the welcome canapes on Friday night, morning/afternoon tea and lunch on Saturday & Sunday, entry to all workshops, master classes, all District 73 Contests and the gala dinner on Saturday night.
What is the refund policy?
A refund less a $20 administrative fee is available until 5th May 2019. Please contact the conference treasurer, Judy Murphy by email - Judymurphy@netspace.net.au
Do I need to print and bring along my ticket?
No, we will have all your ticket details at the registration desk.
Are there any discounted tickets for Pensioners, Students or the Unemployed?
No. The cost for this conference has been kept to minimum for all.
Purchase of a ticket/s to this event constitutes consent to be photographed, filmed and/or audio recorded, which may include whilst participating as an audience member. These materials may later be published on the District 73 website or other Toastmasters publications. We are delighted and appreciative that Bob Stanford from Quintessence Club is once again the official conference photographer. Bob makes us all look fabulous!
Do I have to be a Toastmaster to attend?
No, anyone is able to attend this event if they have purchased a ticket.
Will there be photos of the event for sale?
No, this year we plan to make the photos available for free about 4-6 weeks after the event. Keep an eye on the District Newsletter for their release details.
Will there be a video of the event?
Norman and Trudy Lingwood of Whitehorse Toastmasters have kindly volunteered their considerable skills and time to video the event. How the recordings will be distributed will be advised soon..
Is that it?
Many more questions and answers are on the way, in the meantime email us if you need an answer right now!