Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs
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Do I have to be a Toastmaster to attend?

No, anyone is able to attend this event if they have registered online for each event.

Will there be a video of the event?

Video will be taken of selected events such as the contest finals and workshop. The recording will be made available at a later stage on the District YouTube channel.

If I am a speech contest contestant, are there any other requirements for me?

Yes, you must be at a location by yourself on your own device.

How do I get reimbursed for my path?

We're giving out free paths to those who attend certain events at the conference! We'll confirm attendance by taking a photo at the start and end of each session.

 

To receive your free path simply:

  1. Be a member of a District 73 club

  2. Register for the conference via the District 73 website

  3. On Saturday, May 14th, attend the keynote and one contest from the program

  4. On Sunday, May 15th, attend the workshop and one contest from the program

  5. If you're eligible you'll receive an email from the District Conference Chair, Heath Gilham, after the conference

  6. If you're eligible, register for your path with Toastmasters International between May 22nd and May 29th, 2022

  7. Fill in the reimbursement form between May 22nd and May 29th, 2022

Since we're collecting receipts via the reimbursement form, you'll need to sign in with a Google account to upload it.

I'm unable to pay for a path on the Toastmasters International website. Why is this?

As part of a new Toastmasters International website update, the below functionality is unavailable until May 23rd:

  • Toastmasters Online Store is unavailable and product orders cannot be accepted; this includes DTM awards and print paths.  

  • Path purchases, including first paths for new members, are unavailable. 

  • Membership applications and payments cannot be processed. We will resume processing any applications and payments submitted during this time on May 23rd.

How do I attend the conference?

We are using Zoom to host our conference. Simply register using the link to access the conference agenda with Zoom links.

Can I meet with friends in a group and connect together during the weekend?

We encourage you to meet together on Saturday night during the Ride our Wave Dinner! However, olease be aware of the restrictions for District Leader Candidates (including Protocol 9.6.m)

However, meeting in person during the online conference becomes complicated for the other events (such as the District Contests and District Council Meeting) as those involved in running the event must be logged in from separate devices and locations. For simplicity, we do not recommend meeting in groups for any of the other events.

More details can be found in the Speech Contest FAQs

Why is the conference online?

The District Executive Council voted to hold all contests at area level and above online therefore the Conference will be online. In addition, there was uncertainty when deciding in January/February on whether to have the conference online.

Is that it?

Many more questions and answers are on the way, in the meantime email us if you need an answer right now!