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Battling it out to find the best speaker in South Africa!

Who is the best dental speaker in the country? What better way to find out than to let them battle it out on stage? In another UNIQUE day hosted by the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, we invite clinicians and technicians from across the country to be part of the first 'Battle of the Speakers' competition.

This day will see the best SA clinicians battle it out for an opportunity to lecture on the international stage. The winner receives an all-expenses trip to an IFED member country’s national meeting and to present their clinical skills to a foreign audience. Also, the three top-placed speakers will be awarded a slot on the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry’s INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS PANEL and an opportunity to be invited to a member organizations’ meetings. 

Be Part of the AudienceBe a Competitor

Be Part of the Audience

Participate in this unique experience and make sure your vote counts. In addition to seeing the best ten presenters battle it out on the stage, all audience members will have the opportunity to rate and vote for their favorite speaker using a unique live voting application. All your votes will play a role in deciding the final winner.

david grierGuest Speaker

David Grier
In addition to seeing the top ten speakers, you will also hear from a legend in South Africa and a great friend of the Academy, David Grier. He'll be sharing tales of his extreme events that include running the entire length of India and the Great Wall of China twice. An inspirational human being, David is the founder of Miles for Smiles. This charity organization raises funds for much-needed surgery to correct broken smiles for those who can not afford it. SAAAD is proud to be associated with such an incredible cause.

The Cost

Category   Price (incl VAT)
SAAAD Member R1 300
Non-Members R1 850

 Register NOW 

Set Yourself Apart - Be a Speaker

Enter the SAAAD Speakers competition, and you could win yourself a trip to Europe to present on the international stage.

How it Works

The competition is open to all South African registered dentists and technicians. Each applicant is requested to submit a topic and a short abstract of 250 words. A panel of three judges will evaluate all applicants who will be rated according to their proposed topic and abstract.


The ten finalists, as decided by the judging panel in the first phase, will be invited to present at the SAAAD "Battle of the Speakers" meeting on the 19th of October 2019 at the V&A Waterfront Nedbank Auditorium. Each speaker will have a strict limitation of 25 mins to address the audience and panel of judges. Any form of presentation tools and support are permitted.

An independent panel of three judges and the attending delegates using a live voting poll 'Poll Everywhere' will judge each presentation. The judging panel has a 75% vote weighting, and the remaining 25% will be an aggregate from the live voting poll as per the delegates.

The Prizes

The speaker with the highest total aggregate of points will be the winner. In addition, the three speakers that have the highest total aggregate of points will be awarded the opportunity to be included on the IFED International speakers’ panel and will qualify for the following prizes:

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

A trip to present at an IFED Members' meeting in 2020     
Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel
A collection of products and materials valued at over R2000 A collection of products and materials valued at over R5000 A collection of products and materials valued at over R3000
 Free SAAAD Membership for a year  Free SAAAD Membership for a year   Free SAAAD Membership for a year

Key Dates

  • 19 July 2019: Entries Open
  • 19 Aug 2019: Entries Close
  • 25 Aug 2019: Finalists Announced
  • 19 Oct 2019: Finals Presentation

 Additional Notes for Speakers

  • SAAAD will contribute towards reasonable travel and accommodation expenses
  • No honorarium will be paid
  • Speakers are encouraged not to approach companies to pay an honorarium as per the rules of the IFED Speakers Panel
  • SAAAD board members not involved in the panel are allowed to participate

Enter the Competition NOW

The Venue

Nedbank Auditorium | Cape Town
Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, Western Cape, South Africa