Game of Words 2020 Postponed to 2021!!

In relation to the decision of the Board of Directors from 24/08/2020:

In the event that an in-person event is organized, the District must provide online participation options for members who cannot attend in person. In addition, effective immediately, all Speech Contests at the Area-, Division-, and District-levels must be conducted online. This applies to all Districts regardless of their local authorities’ restrictions or lack thereof, related to COVID-19.”

our team decided to postpone the GOW 2020 to next year’s Halloween weekend 29th – 31st October 2021.

Your health and safety is very important to us. We have considered doing a hybrid event, however, with only 2 months to go, the logistical challenges are too complex. Moreover, with COVID-19 situation in Romania and in Europe – we feel that the situation is too unpredictable to attend a major event.

Therefore organizing a hybrid Game of Words is not feasible and we believe holding the tournament entirely online would strip the debates from its heart – spontaneous interactions between the debaters and public, and between debaters themselves.

On the bright side, we have now a whole year to organize a Debating Tournament which Europe has never seen before!

Districts 109 – 110 – 95 – 59 Summit

Workshops · Keynote · Debate Tournament

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An exciting array of speakers, workshop leaders and the biggest Debate Tournament in a European Toastmasters event!

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Speaking games in the heated indoor pool and for the very brave – table topics in the sauna!

Gala Dinner – Halloween Party and more

Three days of learning experience and fun for the record-breaking price of €100 for a full conference ticket including Gala Dinner if you book before August 1st!

Stay in the venue hotel at the special discounted Toastmasters rate! Starting from 40€/night.