D91 Great Western Conference 7-8 November 2015

D91 Great Western ConferenceUPDATE:

For bookings and conference information visit greatwesternconf.toastmasterclub.org. Early bird prices are still available, but single-occupancy rooms are proving very popular, so book soon!


To receive the Early Bird rates for District 91’s Autumn 2015 Great Western Conference, the hosts, Thamesdown Speakers’ Club, encourages you to register by emailing the Conference Organisers directly.

The Autumn Conference is over the weekend of 7-8 November, with a special evening of events for anyone arriving in advance on Friday 6 November.

What is included in the D91 Great Western Conference?

As always our conference will be packed full of exciting workshops and key Toastmasters events: the final of the D91 Humorous Speech Contest, the final of the D91 Table Topics Contest, the important District Council Meeting, Gala dinner, and networking with fellow Toastmasters from across UK South.

Where is the conference being hosted?

Our venue is The Marriott Hotel, Old Town Swindon. Swindon is a modern painting set in a gorgeous frame of scenic countryside and is 59 minutes by train from London Paddington. The Marriott hotel is a modern purpose built hotel with spa and leisure facilities attached.

What are the local attractions?

The town itself was home to Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway. It’s still affectionately known as God’s Wonderful Railway – taking holiday makers to the English Riviera, clotted cream to Harrods and Selfridges, Cornish daffodils to Covent Garden Market and strawberries to Wimbledon.

The surrounding area is home to our ancient heritage: The Avebury Stone Circle and Silbury Hill, the Vale of the White Horse[s] and the Marlborough Downs. In fact that’s how we got our club got its name – Thamesdown being betwixt the Thames and the Downs. The land of chalk and cheese – from Salisbury Plain to the Cotswolds.

What are the D91 Great Western Conference package options?

Why not take advantage of the different packages? Sightsee on Friday and then join us for the pre-conference Friday evening buffet supper and entertainment. We are proud of our heritage and have named your conference packages after our most famous Engineers.

Early Bird rates are:-

The Brunel: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday package: single occupancy for 2 nights’ b&b accommodation, access to all Toastmasters events, buffet supper on Friday and Gala dinner on Saturday, Saturday buffet lunch and Sunday roast carvery. £303.00. A shared room is only £224 per person.

The Churchward: the Saturday/Sunday package is £209 for single occupancy and £169.50 for shared accommodation.

We’re offering a partners package including a tour of the local Wadworth’s brewery, meeting Shire Horses Monty and Max who still deliver beer around Devizes, lunch and beer tasting session. On the Sunday we invite you to the Great Western Village home of the designer outlet shopping mall, the National Trust and STEAM (the Museum of Great Western Railway).

Register by emailing the Conference Organisers directly.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Pictures below are from www.visitwiltshire.co.uk

Avebury Circle from visitwiltshire.co.uk

worlds fastest train

Last Updated on 7th October 2020 by Susan Rayner

7 thoughts on “D91 Great Western Conference 7-8 November 2015”

  1. As soon as you have the booking forms could you ease send them to me please.
    I am planning on the Saturday and Sunday package staying the Saturday Night.
    I would like to Volunteer to help out as well.
    Thank you,
    Brian Skelton.

  2. Hi, As soon as you are ready send me the form. I will be booking for Friday to Sunday and I will be very happy to help

  3. As soon as you have the forms ready send em on and we’ll book. We are from Hamwic Speakers in Southampton (Di is current President and I’m Immediate past President). Interested in a double room (Churchward Package) @ £106.50 pp.

  4. Do you need a room at the Marriot Swindon for the night of Friday, 7 November for £59?

    I can no longer go to the conference having booked for Friday and Saturday days (no gala dinner).

    The hotel room was pre-paid but can be transferred to someone else.

    It’s a deluxe room with a queen bed for 1 night for 1 person. Cost was £59.

    Mail me at paola@limov.com if you’d like the room. We will arrange payment and I’ll transfer the room over to you.


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