Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to attend the first Gold Coast Speech Festival?

The GCSF offers a wide range of benefits to its attendees –  including listening to uplifting inspirational stories from powerhouse speakers, gathering innovative ideas, increasing sociocultural and political awareness, and opportunities for business or social networking. (Who knows you might even have to discontinue using Tinder after coming to the program?) We guarantee that the audience will leave the halls of The Arts Centre as more inspired and more involved community members. Plus, it has a charitable purpose too as 100% of the proceeds go to deserving charitable organisations (Able Australia, Australia Anti ice-Campaign, and St. Vincent de Paul Society).

Where and when will it be?

It will be held on the 9th of July, 2017 at The Arts Theatre of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. The program will run from 1:00pm -7:00pm.

How do I attend the Gold Coast Speech Festival?

You can register and purchase tickets through The Arts Centre Gold Coast website.

How old do I have to be to attend the Gold Coast Speech Festival?

We accept registrations from anyone aged 15+.

How much does it cost to attend?

Registrations are AUD 59.90 for stall/orchestra seating and AUD 39.99 for balcony seating. Students (of any level) price is 14.90 and seniors >65 years old can purchase their tickets for AUD 39.90.

I have a great idea, and my friend has one too. Can I suggest a speaker?

If you’d like to suggest a speaker for the Gold Coast Speech Festival, please contact

I thought the Gold Coast Speech Festival is nonprofit. Why do I have to pay to secure my place?

The cost of mounting an event like this is funded jointly by sales of registrations and contributions by our partners. This is a great value because the event will be catered and the speakers are world-class. Concessional prices are available for students and seniors.

I would like to get involved. Do you need any volunteers?

We certainly do! To help us pull off a successful event this year, we’re looking for talents to volunteer either on the event day or on an ongoing capacity as a skilled volunteer.

If you’re interested in submitting an Event Day Volunteer Application or a Skilled Volunteer Application, please contact

I would like to have my business promoted through this event. Is that possible?

Yes please! GCSF believes that we build ourselves by building the others around as well. There are sponsorship options that we can offer. Please e-mail

What else can I do to help?

Please like us on our Facebook event page (1st Gold Coast Speech Festival) and spread the word about the event online and to your family and friends.

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