Conference theme "Spring to a new Centennial" over the image of a field full of green grass.

The District 96 Annual Conference 2024 will be held in-person at the University Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia from Friday, May 17 to Saturday, May 18, 2024.

This conference will not just be the first in-person conference District 96 will host since 2019, it will also be the District’s largest celebration of Toastmasters International’s centenary year!

This exciting two-day event will feature a top-shelf line-up of Keynote & Education session presenters, the District Evaluation Contest & the International Speech Contest, a traditional banner parade, Communication & Leadership Award ceremony, a First Timers reception and many opportunities to socialize and engage with members from across the District.

UBC Golf Course welcome sign

Call for Sponsorship Fundraising & Silent Auction Donations

Interested in contributing to our District 96 Annual Conference?

We have some exciting opportunities to help you increase your profile within the Vancouver, Northern BC and Yukon Toastmasters community!

Both Sponsorship and Silent Auction donations are available, please contact Melody Helleouet, Conference Chair at no later than May 3, 2024. or (604) 657-5355 for information on how you can contribute to our event.

Thank you to our Sponsor

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Huge thank you to We Film Events Vancouver for sponsoring our International Speech Contest to be held in-person at our Annual Conference 2024

Look out for their team on-site and say hello on Day 2 as our one-of-a-kind go-to local experts in Live Streaming and Event Videography!

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Here’s the preliminary Conference agenda and as the conference details get more solidified the agenda will be updated below.

DAY 1- Friday, May 17
Time Event
6:00 pm Registration & First Timers Reception
6:30 pm Opening Remarks & Banner Parade
7:00 pm Dinner Reception (see the menu here)
8:00 pm Evaluation Contest
9:30 pm Awards Ceremony
9:45 pm Door Prizes, Silent Auction and Business Announcements & Closing Remarks
10:00 pm Day 1 EVENT END
DAY 2 - Saturday, May 18
Time Event
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast (see the menu)
8:30 AM Opening Remarks
9:00 AM Education Session #1 – Azadeh Yaraghi: “Unlock Your Uniqueness: How to Step-Up as a Confident Leader and Build Authentic Connections” 
9:45 AM Education Session #2 – David Fisher: “Reach Down. Reach In. Reach Out.
10:30 AM Education Session #3 – Christopher Rea: "So what do you do when you are asked “So, what do you do?”
11:15 AM

Education Session #4 – Linh Huynh“Partying with Penguins: How to Silence Self-Doubt and Chase Audacious Goals”

11:45 AM Lunch (see the menu)
12:45 PM Communication & Leadership Awards Ceremony: Carol Lee
1:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Rumana Monzur: "Believing is Seeing"  
2:00 PM International Speech Contest
3:30 PM Awards Ceremony
4:00 PM Door Prizes,Silent Auction, Business Announcement and Closing Remarks
4:30 PM Day 2 EVENT END

Post-conference fun and socializing continues at the Westward Ho! restaurant patio and pub open until 8:30PM PT (Happy Hour from 2PM-5PM daily).


Golf Anyone?

Visit the University Golf Course website for complete info.

Tee Times are limited and can be booked online up to 14-days in advance using UGC's DYNAMIC PRICING system. If you need to cancel your time, please do so before 5PM the day before your booking time. For group bookings of 3 or more tee times, please contact Justin at UGC at (604) 225-2308.

Guests may also conveniently access University Golf Club's practice driving range anytime before or after conference hours 8AM-8PM PST (Last Bucket Sold at 7:30pm, Lights out at 8 pm). Small, medium and large basket pricing posted on UGC website.

Golf ball sitting on a tee

Additional Information

Overnight Accommodations

We recommend West Coast Suites located at University of British Columbia campus, AirbnB or any other hotel or short term rental located in the UBC area. There are no group rates available at this time.

Travel & Transportation

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 30-minute drive to the venue.

For public transportation, the most convenient is Vancouver City Center, accessing Canada Line SkyTrain with transfer to TransLink Bus Route 49 UBC Southbound on Granville Street, exit at WB University Blvd @ Blanca Street followed by 3-minute walk to University Golf Course.


Parking is free to all attendees in the general University Golf Club lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow paid parking is available at the Church nearby.


Handicap accessible parking stalls are also available. The facility is also well equipped to accommodate handicap attendees both in an outside of the facility and golf grounds.


Any questions or concerns regarding the conference may be directed to Melody Helleouet, Conference Chair by phone/text at (604) 657-5355 or via email at