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Each year Appita holds a New Speaker Competition in conjunction with the Appita Annual Conference. The purpose of the Appita New Speaker Contest is to provide an opportunity for first-time presenters to develop their presentation skills and present in front of a large audience as part of their ongoing career development.

In the lead up to the competition, preliminary finals are held in New Zealand and Australia. Winners from the Australian and New Zealand preliminary finals will advance to the ANZ final which is held in conjunction with the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference.

The 2019 New Speaker Competitions will be held on the following dates:

2019 New Speaker Competition Preliminary Finals Australia – 18 September 2019
2019 New Speaker Competition Preliminary Finals New Zealand – 19 September 2019
2019 New Speaker Competition Finals, Appita Conference 10 – 12 December 2019, Melbourne Convention Events Centre, Melbourne. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. Hold a current Appita membership (non-members are invited to join to become eligible)

2. Must be a first-time presenter - an individual who has never presented at a conference or will be presenting for the first time outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution.

The winner of each preliminary final will receive a trophy, expenses paid a trip to attend the Appita News Speaker Competition Final at the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference 10 - 12 December at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Full complimentary conference registration included.

To learn more about the Judging Criteria CLICK HERE.

If you are Interested in competing in 2019 preliminary finals APPLY NOW. Applications close 26 June 2019.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Appita is now seeking sponsors for the following 2019 New Speaker Competitions. If you are interested in sponsoring this important event please contact: 

Karen Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the NZ Section New Speakers’ Competition.
Jenny Ponter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Appita Australia New Speakers’ Competition.