Come Along

Join us in Edinburgh for the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) National Conference, 26th-28th April 2019


Explore Edinburgh

Getting Here

Where to Stay

Sponsors / Partners


Take Part

At Edinburgh 2019, there are a number of ways of getting involved, here are a few.

Get Involved

All weekend

Be part of Edinburgh 2019. Be a conference volunteer, judge a national contest or run a marketplace stall. We want YOU to get involved.

Open Mic Night

Friday 8.30pm

A chance for you to take to the stage to speak, sing, read or perform hosted by central district Vice-President Eddie Taylor.

Tom Scott
Speakers Marketplace

All Weekend

At Edinburgh 2019 the learning never stops. Visit our speakers marketplace to explore, discuss and participate in a vast array of communication opportunities.


Saturday and Sunday

Engage with the most innovative and talented line up of seminar leaders we've ever assembled!

Warm Welcome

  • As CEO as Fife Cultural Trust and special guest of Edinburgh 2019, I look forward to welcoming you to this year’s ASC National Conference.

    Heather Stuart
  • As national president, its my pleasure to welcome you to a conference that will involve you in creative discussions and high quality speaking at a time of vibrant change in our association. I look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.

    Jackie Mafi
    Jackie Mafi
  • With international thought leaders delivering our seminars and a speakers’ marketplace filled with interactive exhibits, this promises to be the most innovative, exciting and learning focussed conference in our history. Come and take part!

    Tony Scott
    Tony Scott

Conference Schedule

  • 2.00pm

    Registration desk and Speakers Marketplace opens

  • 5.00pm

    Welcome reception

  • 6.00pm


  • 9.00pm

    Open Mic Night

  • 8.30am

    Registration Desk and Speakers Marketplace Open

  • 10.00am

    Classic Bus Tour across the Forth (10am – 2.30pm)

  • 10.00am

    Topics Contest

  • 12noon


  • 1.00pm

    Conference Seminars Round 1

  • 2.00pm

    Conference Seminars Round 2

  • 3.00pm

    Speech Contest

  • 7.00pm

    Gala Dinner

  • 8.30pm


  • 9.00am

    Registration Desk and Speakers Marketplace open

  • 9.30am

    Ecumenical Service by Joe James

  • 10.00am

    Evaluation Contest

  • 12noon

    Address by the National President

  • 12.15pm


  • 1.00pm

    “Find your voice” Seminar

  • 3.00pm

    Close of Conference

Edinburgh 2019

The conference team is delighted to welcome you to Edinburgh from Friday 26th April - Sunday 28th April for the 2019 Association of Speakers Clubs National Conference.


Introducing our special guest Heather Stuart is Chief Executive of Fife Cultural Trust, which was established on 1 October 2012…

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Friday 26 April 2pm Registration Desk and Speakers Marketplace open 5:30pm Doors open for AGM 6pm AGM 9pm Open Mic…

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