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Conference Program

Times are in AEST and subject to minor changes.

Friday 17 May 2024

  • 17:00 Doors Open Registration and Credentials Desk open

  • 18:00 Judges and Contestants Briefings

  • 18.30 Humorous Contest

  • 19:30 Networking Cocktail DTM Celebration

  • 22:00 Close

Saturday 18 May 2024

  • 08:30 Registration and Credentials Desk Open / Tea and Coffee

  • 09:00 Opening Ceremony

  • 09:15 Keynote Speaker: Brett Rutledge

  • 10:00 Workshop 1: Let's Laugh

  • 10:45 Morning Tea

  • 11:15 Workshop 2: Generative AI

  • 12:15 Lunch

  • 12:45 Judges and Contestants Briefings (International Contest)

  • 13:15 International Contest

  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

  • 15:00 District Council Meeting

  • 17:00 Close
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  • 18:30 for 19:00 start Aquarium Gala Dinner

    • Held at ‘Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium’, Corner Flinders and King  Street , Melbourne, Vic

    • Announcements: 

      • District Toastmaster of the Year

      • District Officer of the Year

  • 23:00 Close

Sunday 19 May 2024

  • 08:30 Doors Open

  • 09:00 Tea and Coffee

  • 09.30 Keynote Speaker: Kaley Chu

  • 10:30 Morning Tea

  • 10:45 Judges and Contestants Briefing (Table Topics)

  • 11:15 Table Topics Contest

  • 12:15 Lunch

  • 12:45 Judges and Contestants Briefings (Evaluation Contest)

  • 13:15 Evaluation Contest

  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea

  • 15:15 Tall tales (with your favourite wild yarn) - ‘Elevate Every Voice’ 
    (speakers raffle, drop your name in the hat to ‘elevate your voice’, 2-3 mins each)  

  • 16:00 Awards, Inductions and thanks

    • DTMs and Triple Crowns recognised

    • Travel Gavel - most distance

    • Knox Award - most members from a single club attending

    • District 73 elected leadership team 2023/24 induct the incoming 2024/25, led by the District 73 District Director elect

All events will be held in the Port Melbourne Town Hall. The Gala Dinner will be at the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium.

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