District 3 Toastmasters Conference

May 20 – 21, 2022

“Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!”

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Join fellow Toastmasters at the District 3 Toastmasters Conference and “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!” at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort in Maricopa, Arizona.

Information & Registration at https://aztoastmasters.org/district-conference/

This year’s District 3 Toastmasters Conference is all about recognizing and appreciating your accomplishments during this Toastmasters year. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort is the perfect place for this two-day conference. Connect with members and friends you haven’t seen in a while or have met only on Zoom. Share experiences with fellow Toastmasters and celebrate members’ achievements. Get to know this year’s District Leaders Trio better: David Hopper, District Director; Karen Hewitt, Program Quality Director; and DJ Reed, Club Growth Director.

The “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!” conference will be filled with activities designed to recognize and celebrate the educational and leadership summits achieved by our members. A special celebration parade will be held for the newest Distinguished Toastmasters who have reached their DTM summit. There will be personal and professional development education sessions and a Hall of Fame recognition of your education awards.

You will have opportunities to witness two District level virtual speech contests. The District Table Topics Contest will be held Friday night. The District level International Speech Contest will be held Saturday night to determine who will represent District 3 on the road to the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Top-notch keynote presenters will be speaking in-person

Keynote #1, Friday evening, May 20th

Michael J. Holian, DTM our Region 3 International Director and past District 3 Director will give the opening keynote for conference speaking on “Why You Should Step Into Leadership (Even if you don’t really want to).”

Keynote #2, Saturday morning, May 21st

Mark Victor Hansen co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” will give the keynote “Fueling Your Desire to Speak” that launches a full-day of conference.

Keynote #3, Saturday evening, May 21st

Neil Giuliano President/CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership and former Mayor of Tempe will round out the day with a keynote presentation, “Stories of a Public Leadership Journey: How to Build a Lake in the Middle of the Desert.”

Education sessions will offer information, ideas and, inspiration

An impressive list of educational presenters will share key steps and stories to help you take your speaking and leadership skills to the next level. Please visit the conference webpage where you will find a partial list of in-person and virtual educational presenters: https://aztoastmasters.org/district-conference . Visit the page for updates and newly added presenters and information.

Your District 3 Toastmasters Conference Education Chair is seeking virtual presenters

Your Conference Education Chair is seeking virtual presenters that have a message related to the conference theme, “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit.” If you are moving upwards in your professional and personal life and are interested in presenting what you’ve learned to conference attendees, please go to https://aztoastmasters.org/seeking-virtual-presenters-for-conference/ for full details.

Clubs join in a conference tradition by donating a raffle basket

District 3 Toastmasters Conference BasketsJoin in the fun, and help fill the Raffle Room with baskets to raise funds to help offset the cost of the Conference. Clubs can participate by donating a raffle basket to support this fundraiser. You can also give a cash donation to the Raffle Committee, and they will make a basket for your club. Clubs with baskets should drop them off at the venue (Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort, Maricopa, AZ) by 1 p.m. on May 20

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Miller at julie59miller1@cox.net or Janice Steinman at janicesteinman.tm@gmail.com.

We Need Volunteers for the District 3 Toastmasters Conference

Help make this a successful District 3 Conference and “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!”
We are looking for Conference Volunteers, especially Photographers to help us capture each of the Summits being celebrated. To volunteer, please contact Wendy Durfee, Conference Chair at conference@aztoastmasters.org.

A preview of what to expect at District 3 Toastmasters Conference

  • VISITORS/GUESTS will experience Toastmasters in action and enjoy the personal and professional development sessions.
  • FIRST TIMERS attending this conference will be elevated with activities that are not only entertaining but will help you scale your Toastmasters knowledge. Activities may include a scavenger hunt.
  • THE WALL, “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!” will display how members hit their summit this year. Pictures will feature you and your summit. Celebrate with fellow Toastmasters at Conference.
  • BANQUET HALL decorations will be out of this world! Enjoy the Northern Lights during the Friday night events and gaze at the moon and stars with us on Saturday night.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the District 3 Toastmasters Conference

1. Have fun with fellow Toastmasters, catch up, build relationships, and enjoy the camaraderie
2. Celebrate your achievements in both Toastmasters and your life’s work
3. Be inspired by notable keynote speakers
4. Be impressed by and cheer on the District speech contestants
5. Enhance your learning experience at educational sessions

Don’t miss out on this fabulous once a year District 3 Toastmasters Conference!

Check out the “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit!” District 3 Toastmasters Conference details at:

Bundled Climbing Party Tickets are available until 4/15/2022
All Ticket sales will end on 5/6/2022

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Your 2021-2022 District Conference Team
Program Quality Director Karen Hewitt, DTM
Conference Co-Chair Wendy Durfee, DTM
Conference Co-Chair Angel Larena