Winning in Winterthur

Welcome to the Toastmasters International D59 Spring Conference «Winning in Winterthur»

World-Class Speakers Meet in Winterthur

What is it all about

Over 300 participants from 9 countries will meet to attend 14 workshops in English, French and German. Join us to boost your skills in Communication and Leadership and cheer for the best speakers from your country. The World Champion of Public Speaking 1995 Mark Brown will inspire with his keynote address Be a Winner in Life and his exclusive workshop How to win your audience every time!
Expect 3 days loaded with educational sessions, networking and chats with beginning and experienced Toastmasters alike, and four European Championships in speaking. Food and drinks are included. Do not miss the social events on Friday or the Gala Dinner and party on Saturday: They are legendary!

Register for the conference

“Winning in Winterthur”
(Tickets are limited)

At an exclusive one-time event Toastmasters will demonstrate the best results of its educational system to a broader public.
At the pre-conference “We make winners! Join us!” on Friday morning, participants will learn ways to communicate with more credibility, self-confidence, and humor to enhance their business and leadership skills.
In eight 45-minute interactive workshops in German and English, participants will benefit from the best Toastmasters speakers, well-known Swiss communication trainers, and GSA Speakers (German Speakers Association).
Julia Sobainski, Marcus Knill, Cécile Bastien-Remy, Marc Alder, Tom Aerden, Angie Claire Testai, Roshanna Evans and Carsten Wendt will share their recipes for business success.
A coffee break and lunch are also included and participants will receive a certificate.

Register for the pre-conference

“We make winners! Join us!”
(Tickets are limited)


Where and when

The District 59 Spring Conference 2017 will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland. From 12th to 14th of May 2017. More information about the venue here.


All refreshments (beverages) are included in the ticket price!

Contest languages

Semi Finals and Finals International Speech English
Final Speech Contests: German, French
Final Evaluation Speech Contest: English


14 TOP-Workshops from Friday till Sunday: German, English, French. More in information here.


  • 300+ toastmasters of Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Athens, Italy
  • 30+ Distinguished Toastmasters
  • 5 European Award Winners from 2006-2016 of German and English Contests
  • Social events: Apéro with Head of Winterthur Michael Künzle, Dinners, City Tours…


  • International Board Member Teresa Dukes, Region 11 Director
  • International Board Member Aletta Rochat, Region 11 Advisor
  • World Champion of Public Speaking Mark Brown