DISTRICT ONE TOASTMASTERS
Spring 2016 Conference

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

What you'll experience...

  • The best speakers in each Division vying for District Champion in Table Topics™ and International Speech Contests
  • Keynote by Dana LaMon, DTM, AS, 1992 World Champion of Public Speaking
  • Business Meeting and election of District Officers
  • The Hall of Fame Luncheon with an elegant candlelight DTM ceremony, celebrating your educational achievements, recognizing Roy D Graham Award winners and the winner of the Lydia Boyd Award

Open to Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters alike.

Dana LaMon

Dana LaMon The LEADER'S Guide through Change
Keynote Address

While change is in perpetual motion, our common reaction is one of resistance. We like familiarity; we seek comfort. But familiarity and comfort thwart growth. To benefit from change, we must stay in motion. Dana LaMon will present six ways to lead a group through change that will keep you moving forward.

Dana LaMon won the World Championship of Public Speaking in 1992 and a year later became one of a very few Accredited Speakers in Toastmasters. Blind since childhood, Dana holds degrees from Yale and USC Law School and served as an administrative law judge for nearly 3 decades. He is a captivating motivational speaker, author of four books, and District One’s hands-down favorite keynoter!

Schedule of Events

(Times are subject to change)
6:30 a.m. Credentials opens
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
7:15 a.m. Breakfast begins
8:35 a.m. Credentials closes
8:45 a.m. Call to Order and Business Meeting
10:15 a.m. Presentation of Lydia Boyd Award
10:35 a.m. Keynote: Dana LaMon, "The LEADER'S Guide through Change"
11:40 a.m. Table Topics™ Contest
12:45 p.m. Hall of Fame Luncheon with new DTM ceremony
Roy D Graham Awards
2:25 p.m. International Speech Contest
3:45 p.m. Closing Ceremony
4:05 p.m. Adjourn

How Do I Register?

Online: Click here.
Select the ticket that best meets your needs, then register through our secure online system, PayPal. Online registration requires full payment to complete registration, and does not have check or cash payment options.

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U.S. mail: Download, print and complete this registration coupon. Send the form with your check to Kamran Paydar, DTM, District Finance Manager, 2729 S Canfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Make checks payable to District One Toastmasters.

Registration Pricing Options

Full Day Registration:

Early Bird: Paid on or before May 7 $75
Regular Rate: Paid May 8 or later $85

Full Day includes Breakfast, Business Meeting, Lydia Boyd Award, Keynote, Table Topics™ Contest, Hall of Fame Luncheon, International Speech Contest, Closing Ceremony

Half Day Registration – Morning or Afternoon

Early Bird: Paid on or before May 7 $45
Regular Rate: Paid May 8 or later $55

Morning includes: Breakfast, Business Meeting, Lydia Boyd Award, Keynote, Table Topics™ Contest.
Afternoon Includes: International Speech Contest, Closing Ceremony.

Business Meeting Only – Free

(Note: Business Meeting does not include breakfast.)

Refund Policy: Refunds will be available until May 17.

Parking is $10 self-park with validation.

Location

Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Westin Hotel

Hall of Fame Luncheon

Educational Award Recognition
This is your time to shine as all members who received an educational award since the previous Conference are publicly saluted.

DTM Ceremony
A beautiful candlelight ceremony will honor District One's newest DTMs (Distinguished Toastmasters) as past achievers recognize those who have just reached this very significant goal.

Roy D. Graham Lifetime Achievement Award
To acknowledge those who give back to District One through their dedication and service, District One created the Roy D. Graham Lifetime Achievement Award. Qualifications include a DTM plus additional speeches within and outside of Toastmasters, ten or more consecutive years of service, and at least two years as a District officer.

Table Topics™ and International Speech Contests

Listen and learn great techniques for extemporaneous speaking in Toastmasters, business and life, as the winners from the six Divisions in District One compete for the title of District One Table Topics™ Champion.

Don't miss a word of the District One International Speech contest. The winner goes to the International Convention in Washington, DC, this August.

Conference Support

Raffle

District One clubs are contributing an array of gift baskets to this year's raffle, vying to win the $100 first prize or $50 second prize award for originality and creativity. Find out more about the Club Gift Basket Challenge! In addition to the baskets, our Raffle Team is searching for generous donors of electronics, sporting goods, housewares, gift cards and artwork (please no coaching services). To donate a raffle item, please contact Karen Persip.

Come ready to buy your lucky raffle tickets!

Buy an Ad

Is your business, non-profit or Toastmasters club ready to embrace a new opportunity? Advertise your business or club in the Spring Conference Program Book.

Business Card Size   $30.00
Quarter Page   $60.00
Half Page   $90.00
Full Page $150.00

Click here for convenient online reservation and payment. Act now — deadline for ad reservation is April 30, 2016. For more information contact Yvette Ferrer or Brad Stauffer.

Club Challenges

The club with the greatest number of paid, full day attendees at the conference will receive a $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.
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The club with the highest percentage of paid, full day attendees at the conference will receive a $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.
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The club with the greatest number of first-time, paid, full day FIRST-TIME attendees will receive a $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.

Volunteer!

Embrace new opportunities and volunteer for the Spring Conference Committee. Contact Rodger Cota or Jessica Allen, below.

Fall Conference Chair

Program Quality Director

Rpdger Jessica
Rodger Cota, DTM, PDG
rcotacat@gmail.com
(562) 619-0076
Jessica Allen, DTM
jessica.allen.d1tm@gmail.com

 

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