Ovaiton 2017 official logo

Ovation 2017 official logo

Welcome to Ovation 2017

Ovation is the Annual Conference of District 82 Toastmasters, where we get an opportunity to meet all the Toastmasters in our District & also the invited Toastmasters of other Districts.

It is an excellent opportunity for us to make new friends, share our thoughts, experience and gain wisdom, to become better Toastmasters. 

The conference is filled with educational sessions, speech contests along with a fun-filled atmosphere. This is an event that any Toastmaster should not miss. It is because you’ll never get a second opportunity to witness a conference of this magnitude.

So I would take this moment to invite all the Toastmasters to attend this purposeful conference without fail, so that you will become a better Toastmaster, tomorrow…”

Ovation 2017, your ‘Journey to Stardom’ is scheduled to begin in May 2017 in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Here’s the opportunity you have been waiting for, to witness the ‘Best of the Best’ Toastmasters of the District 82 of the Toastmasters International as they celebrate twelve months of ‘success’ in Toastmasters.

Sign up for Ovation 2017 and be part of this exciting celebration in the company of our peers in District 82 which will be held from 25-28, May 2017 at the picturesque Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla, located in the outskirts of Colombo – Sri Lanka’s commercial capital.

Come and Join us!

Ovation 2017 Conference Chair,

DTM Zameen M Saleem

Quick look at our Agenda – Click here

We are on Social Media – @ovation2017

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Registration Details – Closed! 

Please contact our Registration Chair TM Laxmi Senthilnathan for more details on registrations.

E: senthilnathan.laxmi@gmail.com | M: +94-77-7789988

Accommodation Details – Click here

Introducing the Keynote Speakers!

Be enthralled by two of the world’s most sought-after speakers; DTM Mike Storkey, International President and TM Dananjaya Hettiarachchi – World Champion of Public Speaking (WCPS) 2014, the Keynote Speakers who have been lined up for Ovation 2017.

DTM Mike Storkey 2016 - 2017 International President

DTM Mike Storkey
2016 – 2017 International President

TM Dananjaya Hettiarachchi WCPS 2014

TM Dananjaya Hettiarachchi
WCPS 2014

Few words about DTM Mike Storkey..

When President DTM Mike Storkey first joined Toastmasters, his goal wasn’t to become a better speaker or leader, he simply wanted to enjoy a social event with his wife. But it wasn’t long before Mike was learning new skills, competing in speech contests and tackling one leadership role after another, including serving as International Director from 2010 to 2012. He has served on the Toastmasters Executive Committee for three years, working with the Board of Directors to guide organizational policy. President Storkey is from Townsville, in Queensland, Australia, where he founded and runs an organization dedicated to providing communication and leadership training for small-business owners and local government officials. A dedicated Toastmaster for over 25 years, President Storkey is a member of three clubs near Townsville.


Few words about TM Dananjaya Hettiarachchi..

TM Dananjaya is the CEO of Standard & Steller Consulting. It is a highly specialized Human Resource Development (HRD) and Communications consulting firm. It focuses on increasing employee engagement through the development of scalable HRM Infrastructure. He is a Champion Speaker, Corporate Trainer, HRD Specialist, Public Speaking & Communication coach, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader. For more info visit https://www.iseesomethinginyou.com/

4 Days of “Power Packed” action..

25th May 2017
District Executive Council Meeting

26th May 2017
District Council Meeting & Opening Ceremony

27th May 2017
International Speech contest, leading to the WCPS & Table Topic Speech Contest & Fun Night

28th May 2017
Final round of the International Speech Contest

And many more fun and excitements…

Memories till Ovation 2017

Click on this link to view the flashback memories from some of our District 82 Conferences.

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About the Venue..

Waters Edge – Poised on the edge of serene water ways and framed by luscious green pastures dovetailed with pools filled with exotic water lilies, “Waters Edge” elucidates a picturesque tranquility in the capital of Sri Lanka.

Click on the below image to find more about the venue.

Venue for Ovation 2017

Venue for Ovation 2017


Introducing “One Minute Challenge”

One Minute Challenge is an initiative by Ovation 2017 Social Media Team. We will be getting in touch with our leaders in District 82 and they will share their experience about Toastmasters Conferences. Towards the end of the video we will be asking a question and those who provide the correct answer first will be getting surprises in Ovation 2017. So please follow our “One Minute Challenge”

See below for our first One One Minute Challenge with DTM Zameen M Saleem. And also we have given the list of Guests who have taken part in One Minute Challenge and also who have won in the Quiz. You may click on the participants’ names to listen on what they say about Toastmasters Conference.


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