The best speakers in each Division vying for District Champion in Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests
Two past World Champions of Public Speaking: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi (2014) delivering a powerful Keynote in the morning and Dana LaMon (1992) inspiring you in the afternoon
The Hall of Fame Luncheon with an elegant candlelight DTM ceremony, celebrating your educational achievements and recognizing C&L Award winner Rick Chambers
A delightful awards ceremony and a "Sherwood Special" video!
Open to Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters alike.
Bring out the Champ in You
Based on Dananjaya's 10 year journey towards the World Championship of Public Speaking, this inspirational keynote will help you bring out the champ in you. Learn five self leadership lessons that enabled Dananjaya to reach the pinnacle of his speaking journey in Toastmasters (World Champion, 2014). Listen to great insights and perspectives on Change, Self-development, Envisioning and Mentoring that gave him a distinct advantage on the international stage. Learn how to use the very same strategies to enhance your position as a speaker and as a leader. Dananjaya will share on-stage and off-stage experiences that will provide a different perspective and understanding of what it takes to reach and continuously sustain your peak performance.
E Is for Excellence
Educational Presentation, Afternoon
The Leader Within emerges through excellence—not the drive to perfection, but the dedication to improvement. Dana LaMon will present five principles that manifest themselves in the Toastmaster who is dedicated to leadership excellence. (The five principles are drawn from The Excellence Book: 104 Principles for Living and Working, written and published by Dana LaMon.)
Author and motivational speaker Dana LaMon, a retired judge who has been blind since childhood, is the 1992 World Champion of Public Speaking and one of District One’s favorite presenters.
Schedule of Events
(Times are subject to change)
Registration and Credentials open
Call to Order and Business Meeting
Keynote: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, "Bring out the Champ in You"
Hall of Fame Luncheon with New DTM Ceremony
C & L Award to Rick Chambers
Educational Presentation: Dana LaMon, "E is for Excellence"
Humorous Speech Contest
How Do I Register?
Online: Click here. Select the ticket that best meets your needs, then pay through our secure online payment system - PayPal. Online registration requires full payment to complete registration, and does not have check or cash payment options.
- OR - U.S. mail: Download, print and complete this registration form. Send in the form and check payment to Kamran Paydar, DTM, 2729 S. Canfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Mke checks payable to District One Toastmasters.
Registration Pricing Options
Full Day Registration:
Paid on or before November 13
Paid after November 13
Full Day includes Breakfast, Business Meeting, Keynote, Evaluation Contest, Hall of Fame Luncheon, Educational Presentation, Humorous Speech Contest, Closing Ceremony
Half Day Registration – Morning or Afternoon
Paid on or before November 13
Paid after November 13
Morning includes: Breakfast, Business Meeting, Keynote, Evaluation Contest.
Business Meeting Only - Free. (Note: Business Meeting does not include breakfast.)
Refund Policy - Refunds will be available until November 18.
Parking is $12 valet, $10 self-park.
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hall of Fame Luncheon
Educational Award Recognition
This is your time to shine as all who received an educational award since the previous Conference are publicly saluted.
A beautiful candlelight ceremony will honor District One's newest DTMs (Distinguished Toastmasters) as past achievers recognize this very significant accomplishment.
Communication & Leadership Award
This signal honor goes to Rick Chambers, co-anchor of the KTLA Weekend News and Sunday Edition. Rick is a front line, Emmy Award winning reporter covering southern California’s biggest stories for more than 20 years.
Rick has anchored political conventions and interviewed presidential hopefuls, rubbed shoulders with celebrities and talked with the news makers of the day.
A Chicago boy who graduated from Southern Illinois University, Rick has been involved with scores of charitable organizations and hosted fund raisers and award ceremonies for many of them…including the Santa Clarita Valley where he calls home.
When not chasing stories Rick is an avid reader and lover of puzzles. Snow skiing and trap shooting are his sports of choice. He is married and the father of three children, which is why his hair turned gray years ago.
Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contests
Listen and learn great techniques for evaluating, in Toastmasters, business and life, as the best evaluators from the six Divisions in District One compete for the title of District One Evaluation Champion.
Laugh and applaud the six Division Humorous Speech Champs as they vie to be the funniest Toastmaster in District One.
Donate an item for the Raffle. Electronics, sporting goods, gift baskets and restaurant gift cards are especially welcome. Please no coaching services. Come ready to buy that lucky raffle ticket!
The club in each Division with the greatest number of paid, full day attendees at the conference will receive a $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.
The club in each Division with the highest percentage of paid, full day attendees at the conference will receive a $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.
The club in each Division with the greatest number of first-time, paid, Full Day attendees will receive a $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.