Fall 2014 District One
Toastmasters Conference

Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Grand Long Beach Event Center
4101 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

What you'll experience...

  • The best speakers in each Division vying for District Champion in Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contest
  • The brilliance of our own District One Toastmasters in "TM Talks: Words Worth Expressing"
  • "iLaugh" with improv guru Walt Grassl and humorous champ Jessica Allen
  • Business Meeting
  • The Hall of Fame Luncheon, celebrating Roy D Graham Award winners and educational achievements, and welcoming District One’s newest DTMs with the famous Hug Line

Open to Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters alike.

TM Talks

Inspired by the internationally known "TED Talks: Ideas Worth Sharing", District One presents an exciting new experience: "TM Talks: Words Worth Expressing". Hear polished and passionate speakers, chosen by a panel of judges, present fascinating subjects in ten minutes or less. TM Talks will educate, elucidate, entertain and energize the audience!

Want to speak? Go to the Call for Entries page to find out how to audition. Auditions close October 3, 2014.


Speaker, improv guru and radio host Walt Grassl, assisted by humorous speech champion Jessica Allen, will lead Toastmasters in a lively series of improvisations to start their day of right

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. "iLaugh" with Walt Grassl and Jessica Allen
8:35 a.m. Call to Order
Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. TM Talks - "Words Worth Expressing"
11:30 a.m. Table Topics Contest
1:00 p.m. Roy D Graham Award and Hall of Fame Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Humorous Speech Contest
3:45 p.m. Closing Ceremony
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Conference Sponsors

Advertise your business or send your message on the Conference Program Book.

Business Card Size (B&W only) $30.00
Quarter Page (B&W only) $60.00
Half Page (B&W only) $90.00
Full Page (B&W only) $150.00
Special Full Page (Color only) $350.00

For more information contact: Catherine Magruder, DTM catherinetoastmaster@gmail.com

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.

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U.S. mail: Print and complete this registration form. Send in the form and check payment to Toastmasters District One, with Fall Conference 2014 in the memo field. Mail to: District One Fall Conference Registration, Bob Dung, DTM, Registration Chair, 1104 Rindge Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90278-5055.

Registration Pricing Options

Full Day Registration:

Paid on or before October 27 $65
Paid after October 27 $80

Breakfast, "iLaugh", Business Meeting, TM Talks, Table Topics Contest, Hall of Fame Luncheon, Humorous Speech Contest, Closing Ceremony

Half Day Registration – Morning or Afternoon

Paid on or before October 27 $45
Paid after October 27 $60

Morning includes: Breakfast, "iLaugh", Business Meeting, TM Talks, Table Topics Contest,

Afternoon Includes: Humorous Speech Contest, Closing Ceremony

Business Meeting Only - Free

Refund Policy - Refunds will be available until November 1. 

Parking is free. 

Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests

Listen and learn great techniques for impromptu speaking, as the best Table Topic Speakers from the six Divisions in District One compete for the title of District One Table Topic Champion.

Laugh and applaud the six Division Humorous Speech Champs as they vie to be the funniest Toastmaster in District One.

Club Challenge

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.

First-Timer Challenge

The club in each Division with the highest percentage of the first-time paid, Full Day attendees will receive $25.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate.


The Grand Long Beach Event Center
4101 E. Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

The Grand Long Beach Event Center


The Fall Conference Raffle will feature 100+ gifts valued together, at more than $5.000.00. To volunteer for the Raffle Team or to donate prizes, please contact David Kitchen, DTM/PDG or Carol Otters, DTM.


Are you looking for ways to broaden your communication and leadership skills? Or, are you looking for a way to give back to District One? Volunteer for the Fall 2014 Conference Committee! Contact the Conference Co-Chairs, or Lt. Governor Education & Training Joyce Howard, below.

Contact Information

Madrienne Hampton, DTM
Conference Co-chair


Catherine Magruder, DTM
Conference Co-chair


Joyce Howard, DTM
Lt Governor Education & Training


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