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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to register to attend?

Yes. Click on "Registration" above.​

When is the last day I can register?
    • Registrations including the Aquarium will close on the 25th April. 

    • Registrations for Conference only tickets will close on the 9th May.

Do I have to pay for the dinner on Saturday night?
The cost of the dinner is included in the complete conference ticket. For attendance at the dinner only, there is a cost of $100
Registration is essential.

Why do we pay for this conference? 
All conferences come at a cost. 

Are the DTM’s honoured at this event?
Yes, Friday night at the Cocktail party 

How do I let people know I am going to be a DTM, to be part of the celebration ?
Please email the Program Quality Director, David Martin, DTM pqd@d73toastmasters.org to confirm prior to the 10th May so you can be part of this event.  Please note you will need to be recognised on the Toastmasters International website to be celebrated. Submit a 200 word biography and image and you will be included in the Conference booklet. 

I am going to get my DTM but am not attending the conference, how do I get recognised?
Submit a 200 word biography and image and you will be included in the conference booklet and you will be celebrated at the District changeover dinner 6th July 2024.   
 
The whole conference is in person, not online. No option to attend live online. Will the conference speeches be shared after the event?
Yes, as the content is processed it will be shared on the D73 YouTube channel at a later date.

Do I have to be a Toastmaster to attend?
No, anyone is able to attend this event if they have registered and paid.
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If I am a speech contest contestant, are there any other requirements for me?
Yes, you must attend in person, there is no option for online.

Who should I contact as a contestant?
Any questions about the contests, please email our District Contest Coordinator - Sue Pederick DTM, PDD contest@d73toastmasters.org

Why has the format of the conference changed?
At the District Executive Council meeting in September 2023  the District conference was voted to be an in person event.


Can a club help with financial support of a member who's competing?
Yes, a club is able to fundraise specifically to support a member. You can raise money for this specific purpose but you can’t use membership dues. 

TryBooking is giving me an error when trying to book my conference ticket - what can I do?
Up-to-date browser (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari) on a device including desktops, laptops, tablets are recommended - to learn more Click Here about compatibility.

What should I do if I've registered and am no longer able to make it?
Please email conference@d73toastmasters.org to let us know. Full refunds may not be available due to deposits and catering obligations. 

Does the facility support wheelchair access?
Yes, there are ramps and lifts available at the Town Hall and the Aquarium if you are joining us for the evening gala dinner. 

You Have Questions?

Please continue to check back to this page regularly and feel free to email us with anything you need clarification on.

What about accommodation for the weekend?

We suggest these options nearby:

Oakwood Premier Melbourne

https://www.discoverasr.com/en/oakwood/australia/oakwood-premier-melbourne

AC Hotel by Marriott

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/melac-ac-hotel-melbourne-southbank/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0

Booking.com

Port Melbourne Hotels

AirBnB

Port Melbourne Houses

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