May 20th and 21st, 2022
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
15406 N Maricopa Rd,
Maricopa, AZ 85139

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Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit! at the District 3 2022 Conference

Join us next May 20-21, 2022 for District 3’s signature event where we will Rise Up and Celebrate Your Summit!  The Toastmasters Conference is all about recognizing and appreciating your accomplishments during the Toastmaster year.  Please keep track of those personal moments you want to share and celebrate with us.  We are happy to return to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort in Maricopa, AZ for our gathering.  Watch for upcoming news about our Keynote and other featured in-person speakers who have climbed to amazing heights of achievement.

Volunteer Now

There are many great volunteer opportunities; Email conference@aztoastmasters.org

What are the Benefits of Attending the District 3 Toastmaster Conference?

  • Great opportunity to network with others
  • Quality educational sessions
  • Meet the District Leadership team
  • New members can learn about the value of the Toastmasters program
  • Have fun / Gain sanity
  • Feel positive energy and vibes
  • Socialize/ Build relationships/ Camaraderie
  • Experience a District level Contest (via Zoom)
  • Recognition/ Awards/ Celebrate achievements
  • DTM Ceremony
  • Outstanding Key Note speakers
  • Get new and creative ideas for your club and your speeches
  • Hear, see, and feel clapping in person
  • Uplifting and invigorating

Keynote Speakers

Michael J Holian, DTM, Region 3 International Director – Friday Evening

We are honored to have Michael J. Holian, DTM as one of our esteemed presenters for this conference. He is a newly elected International Director serving on the Board of Toastmasters International and is a working ambassador for the organization, and a past District Director here at District 3.

Mr. Holian will be presenting on the topic of leadership – “Why You Should Step into Leadership (Even if you don’t really want to).”  He will be outlining reasons reluctant leaders need to step up in society and in Toastmasters to lead.

Michael J. Holian, DTM, of Chandler, Arizona, is an information technology specialist for CSAA Insurance Group, where he has worked for the past eight years. He is the product owner and administrator for a suite of software collaboration and developmental tools. Holian is the chair of the governance board, responsible for identifying best practices, reviewing proposed changes, and communicating the product roadmap.

Mark Victor Hansen – Saturday Morning

Mark will be presenting on “Fueling Your Desire to Speak.” You were coded at birth with a destiny to speak. Flaming your white-hot desire to speak and love and enjoy doing it. Growing in service, notoriety, fame, and fortune—if you choose to grow and advance—serving evermore people

Mark Victor Hansen is best known as the co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sales, with over 500 million books sold. Mark also worked his way into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, and entrepreneurial marketing maven, creating a stream of successful people who have created massive success for themselves through Mark’s unique teachings and wisdom. With his endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience’s attention as well as their hearts. Having spoken to over 6,000 audiences world-wide with his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers and leaders of our time.

Mark’s has appeared on OprahCNN and The Today Show), and in national print media including TIMEUS News & World ReportUSA TodayThe New York Times and Entrepreneur, Success as well as being featured on countless radio and newspaper interviews as he assures people everywhere that “with the right principles and mentors, you can easily create the life of your dreams.”

Mark is also known as a passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, working tirelessly for organizations such as: The Horatio Alger Association, Habitat for HumanityAmerican Red CrossMarch of DimesChildhelp USA, the March of Dimes, among others. He is the recipient of ten honorary doctorates and countless awards, his favorite being the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans. Passionate is about creating a clean planet, Mark is a co-owner and founder of Natural Power Concepts and Co-Chairman of Metamorphosis Energy. He lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife, Crystal Dwyer Hansen.

Crystal and Mark released a new co-written book called ASK! The Dreams from Your Dreams to Your Destiny in Spring of 2020.

Pat Griffen -Saturday Lunch – Communication and Leadership Award

Pat Griffen, Executive Director of Against Abuse, Inc. known as AAI will be presented with the 2022 Communication & Leadership Award, the highest honor bestowed to a non-Toastmaster. The award recognizes individuals within our Arizona communities who have demonstrated outstanding communication and leadership skills.

In October 1981, a group of concerned Casa Grande citizens who had been studying the phenomena of domestic violence, started Against Abuse, Inc. which was officially incorporated and opened as a domestic violence agency with Pat Griffen as its first Executive Director. Forty years later, Pat Griffen continues as the Executive Director and the agency, known as AAI, continues to grow.

Within five years of opening, Pat built AAI’s services and reputation to the point that La Casa de Paz, a shelter for women and their children, had filled immediately. In 1986, Pat began the Taste of Casa Grande, a fundraiser for AAI, an idea presented by local restauranteurs Nancy and Michael Jackson. For over thirty years under Pat’s guidance, the Taste of Casa Grande expanded to presenting 25-30 local restaurants. The community gets involved, volunteering and donating prizes and gifts for the 90 plus raffle baskets and door prizes. La Casita de Paz was opened in 1989 as an emergency shelter for children removed from their homes for cause.

Under Pat’s guidance, the AAI staff has grown and is now a full-service domestic violence agency that offers all victims of domestic violence shelter services and community-based services for those not wishing to come to a shelter. AAI also developed La Paloma, a supervised visit/safe exchange program that permits non-custodial parents to see their children in a manner so the custodial parent need not fear more violence. AAI also offers an animal safe home system, which keep the pets of women in the shelter.

AAI’s Thrift Store provides basic household items for women preparing to move back into their communities, as well as a clothing bank for women and children.

Against Abuse, Inc. was also recognized nationally in 2009 with the Sunshine Lady Foundation Inc’s Sunshine Award. This award recognizes organizations and programs dedicated to providing opportunities for advancement of education, well-being, and new life choices for disadvantaged people. AAI celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, long with Pat as its Director for 40 years, the agency provides the widest possible range of services to all victims of domestic violence.

In 2005, the city of Maricopa who had seen Pat’s work in Casa Grande, went to Pat seeking her guidance in their efforts to raise the necessary funding to build La Casa de Paz in Maricopa. The shelter opened last year and continues to provide the same excellent services expected from AAI.

More on the C&L 

Neil Giuliano – Saturday Evening

Neil with be presenting “Stories of a Public Leadership Journey: How to Build a Lake in the Middle of the Desert” The dream of Rio Salado had been discussed for nearly 27-years when Neil Giuliano was elected mayor of Tempe in 1994, with his expressed goal of making it a reality or toning back the fervor of the decades old dream if it was unlikely it could happen. Three years into his tenure, construction of the massive urban redevelopment project commenced and in 1999 Tempe Town Lake at Rio Salado was a reality. Giuliano will share stories and insights of Rio Salado, being the first directly-elected openly gay mayor in the US, winning an anti-gay recall election at the height of the culture wars and other tales of his decade long tenure as mayor of Tempe.

Neil Giuliano serves as President/CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, the forum for CEO leaders to collaborate with the government, education, and philanthropy sectors to create and sustain a safe, healthy and prosperous community.

From 2010-2015, Giuliano was President & CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF). Prior to his work in San Francisco, Giuliano was bi-coastal (NYC & LA) as President/CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and executive producer of GLAAD Media Awards from 2005-2009.

Before becoming a national activist and NGO executive, Giuliano was councilmember, 1990-1994, and then the youngest person ever elected mayor of Tempe, Arizona, a post he held from 1994-2004.

Giuliano is the author of “The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership” (Magnus Books 2012) and has received numerous awards for his work in public policy and community activism.

He currently resides in Tempe, Arizona.

In Person Educational Speakers

It is fitting that one of the featured speakers will be Anne Lorimor from Arizona. At 85, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa as the oldest woman to reach the summit. In July 2019, she climbed again to set a Guinness World Record as the oldest person to summit the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Anne Lorimor will tell you about her background, which factored into her career choices and her causes. She will offer suggestions on how you can live an exciting and productive life that you love while making your own contribution to the world in her talk, “Aiming for the Stars: Words of Wisdom from a Nonagenarian.” Conference registration is open for members as well as non-members to see Toastmasters in action, participate in educational sessions on personal and professional development, and presentations by notable speakers.

Anne Lorimor has two chief passions in life: climbing and empowering children and youth from low-income families. She is not your typical great-grandmother, sitting in her rocking chair. She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest free-standing mountain in the world, twice. While this is a monumental achievement, Anne did not do it for herself. The purpose was to gain attention and funds for her cause of empowering underserved children and youth. In turn, her audience is encouraged to pay it forward by helping others. Anne says, “My life is about helping kids in every way possible. To empower kids can create a ripple effect that benefits all of us.” Her motto is, A hand up, not a handout.

According to Debbie Allen, an international business speaker and bestselling author.

“Anne Lorimor is a powerhouse of motivation and an inspiration for any type of audience. Her positive mindset, amazing accomplishments and unstoppable spirit allows her to present a dynamic keynote presentation.”

It is fitting that one of the featured speakers will be Anne Lorimor from Arizona. At 85, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa as the oldest woman to reach the summit. In July 2019, she climbed again to set a Guinness World Record as the oldest person to summit the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Anne Lorimor will tell you about her background, which factored into her career choices and her causes. She will offer suggestions on how you can live an exciting and productive life that you love while making your own contribution to the world in her talk, “Aiming for the Stars: Words of Wisdom from a Nonagenarian.” Conference registration is open for members as well as non-members to see Toastmasters in action, participate in educational sessions on personal and professional development, and presentations by notable speakers.

One of the featured in-person presenters will be BabbleOnBrooke an International Award-Winning Host, TV/Stage Actor and Fortune 500 Spokesperson turned Odds-Defying Warrior, Motivational Speaker and Coach

During a successful career in Hollywood, BabbleOnBrooke was in a car accident that totaled her SUV and left her with a rare neck injury. For the next several years, she would receive no answers or hope as her health spiraled downward, severely impacting her ability to breathe and speak.

Living a life with no light at the end of tunnel, she eventually became housebound and received home healthcare while spending 24/7 laying flat on a massage table, staring at the ceiling, being spoon-fed, becoming estranged from her family, going bankrupt, speaking through blinking, and falling into a deep suicidal depression.

How did this happen? And more importantly, how did she overcome it ALL?

Find out from Brooke herself, who turned her lemons into the greatest lemonade ever, and she will teach you how to do the same.

Following the car accident, Brooke became housebound for many years with a severe neck injury that impacted her breathing and speaking. She shares this 10-year journey, “From Hollywood To Housebound To Healing”, to encourage others to keep going (what “babble on” means).

Brooke has become a large presence in the social audio world. After success on Clubhouse, she became an official Twitter Partner with her show “The Inspiration Station” and her course “Moderating Made Easy” has been called the most comprehensive on the market. She is the ultimate hype person – creating supportive environments for audiences and clients to believe in themselves is always her goal.

CarrieVee Verrocchio, a Motivational speaker, Author, Podcast host, and Certified Transformation, Forgiveness, and Grief Coach, who competed in the 2020 Semi-finals of the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. CarrieVee will be presenting on the “BE-Attitudes” she practices for embracing resiliency. Conference registration is open for members as well as non-members to see Toastmasters in action, participate in educational sessions on personal and professional development, presented by notable speakers.

After going through multiple life-changing traumas in 2021, CarrieVee decided if she was going to survive – and thrive – she was going to have to establish and practice the “BE-Attitudes” to embracing resiliency. They have become a key teaching point in helping others create reliance in their own lives – despite the trauma that they are experiencing or have experienced. These “BE-Attitudes” bring the joy, the peace, and the power. 

 CarrieVee is a Motivational Speaker, Published Author, Podcast Host, and Certified Transformation, Forgiveness, and Grief Coach, and helps those who have forgotten how to dream, how to overcome their excuses and live the lives they were created to live.

She is the founder of the Radical Empowerment Method – a program designed to walk people through the exact method she herself used to move from a life of feeling invisible to a life of empowered success and action.

Julie Menden will speak on the topic of self-leadership: the secret to unstoppable success. The public is welcome to attend and participate in the educational development workshops and experience firsthand what membership in Toastmasters offers.

What sets apart those that create massive success in their personal and professional lives? It’s the ability to intentionally lead yourself to your desired results and activate your mindset to work for you instead of against you. Attend this session to learn a unique framework that will allow you to choose how you show up and respond to situations to own your development and reach your potential.

Recently recognized by Influence Digest as one of the Top Coaches in Milwaukee, Julie Menden is a Leadership & Performance Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. Julie works with leaders, business owners, and teams to overcome self-doubt and mental blocks, to step into their confidence, drive results and achieve joy, fulfillment, and unlimited potential in their personal and professional lives. With certifications as a Leadership Development facilitator, Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership Index Practitioner, and Positive Intelligence Coach focusing on mental fitness, Julie is passionate about helping her clients activate their leadership, mindset, and high-performance habits for success. 

Michael will explain the revolutionary morning routine that will jumpstart your day. Conference registration is open for members as well as non-members to see Toastmasters in action, participate in educational sessions on personal and professional development, presented by notable speakers.

Learn how Michael transformed his life in fantastic ways by waking up at 5 AM.  The 5 AM Club, a book by Robin Sharma, explains a revolutionary morning routine.  Built around rising at 5:00 AM, it follows a little-known formula designed to turbocharge your mental focus, build your physical fitness, and encourage you to be your best self-day-in and day-out.

If Michael – a confirmed night owl – could do it, you can too!  You will also learn some invaluable tricks and tips to help navigate through this new routine.  Join Michael and supercharge your day!

Michael Millan, DTM, is the president and owner of Oak for Less® Furniture as well as Amish Furniture Creations™ located in Mesa, Arizona.  An entrepreneur since 2001, Michael has successfully grown Oak for Less® Furniture from a small brick and mortar shop to a thriving family-run business that includes a busy online shop.  Over the last several years, he has built relationships with small family-owned Amish furniture builders in the Midwest to bring high-quality solid wood furniture to the Phoenix area with his furniture brand Amish Furniture Creations™.  Visiting the Amish builders has become something he and his wife look forward to every year.

Michael has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and enjoys lifelong learning in various fields.  He also enjoys competing in Triathlons and Marathons as well as traveling with his wife.

Information On 1 More In-Person Education Sessions coming soon.

In Person Education/ Panel Session

We are honored to have Michael J. Holian, DTM as one of our esteemed presenters for this conference. He is a newly elected International Director serving on the Board of Toastmasters International and is a working ambassador for the organization, and a past District Director here at District 3.

Mr. Holian will be presenting both the Friday night keynote and an in person education session.

Michael J. Holian, DTM, of Chandler, Arizona, is an information technology specialist for CSAA Insurance Group, where he has worked for the past eight years. He is the product owner and administrator for a suite of software collaboration and developmental tools. Holian is the chair of the governance board, responsible for identifying best practices, reviewing proposed changes, and communicating the product roadmap.

Virtual Educational Speakers

Follow up and sales is all about connecting and building relationships. “People who feel connected to you are more likely to work with you,” said Hoffman. Many entrepreneurs struggle to consistently enroll clients because they don’t have a reliable sales and follow-up system in place.

Debbie Hoffman, Sales & Follow-Up Expert will introduce you to her heart-centered approach to growing your business by focusing on building relationships, creating value and serving the needs of potential clients and referral partners. During her presentation, you will discover how to: Network in a more authentic way, Develop a reliable follow-up system, and Produce a consistent flow of highly qualified clients who are excited to work with you.

Debbie Hoffman is the founder of “Power-Up! Your Follow-Up” and works with entrepreneurs, coaches and network marketers to have more clients say “yes” to working with them. After 20 years of working on Wall Street as a Managing Director with over $25 billion in sales, Hoffman took her organizational skills and created multiple six-figure businesses. As a successful Network Marketer, she built an international team of several thousand consultants. Hoffman has a book due out in 2022 highlighting her proven follow-up system.

Elizabeth Johnston, Creativity Coach and Freelance Writer joins an amazing group of presenters offering personal and professional development sessions during the District 3 conference. Ms. Johnston will be presenting a virtual session titled, “Rise Up with the Power of Story.”  The story is essential to everything you believe, say, and do. Once you harness the incredible power of the story, you’ll be able to express your authentic self. Attend her session and celebrate your personal and professional summits.

Creativity coach, freelance writer, and university professor Elizabeth Johnston has helped thousands of people realize their creativity. Elizabeth was awarded a Canada Council of the Arts writing and research grant for her book, “No Small Potatoes – A Journey.”  Her short video, “Keepsake” was shortlisted in two film festival competitions. When Elizabeth isn’t creating experiential retreats, online summits or podcast episodes for her show, “Own Your Creativity,” you can find her playing the bodhran, writing poetry, or buried in an issue of Harper’s magazine.

Jamie will inspire us to seek out the ‘Little L Leadership’ moments that truly matter and repay those that lead us. Conference registration is open for members as well as non-members to see Toastmasters in action, participate in educational sessions on personal and professional development, presented by notable speakers.

“Although society makes us believe we have to lead thousands of people to be deemed a leader, it’s simply not true,” said Jamie.  Jamie Pickering’s presentation will offer perspectives on leadership. One of Jamie’s favorite things to experience is witnessing that spark of joy when an individual has that “ah-ha” moment or accomplishes something that they did not think they could do.

Jamie has attained Distinguished Toastmaster three times over and served in District 25 leadership as part of the Trio. She has spent the last 20 years in IT earning her way from an individual contributor to a leader of several individual contributors.  Today, she is an IT manager of a team that supports the back-end systems of a financial company in Fort Worth.

Jane M. Powers will be offering personal and professional development sessions during our District 3 conference in May 2022. Ms. Powers will engage in a lively and virtual interview during the conference on “How You Can Turn Your Message into Money!”  She will discuss how your message can move and motivate people, and why getting your message out to others is so important.

Using her straightforward, big-hearted style, Jane M Powers guides thousands to transform their message to money from any platform, with her “Speak to Profit” formula. With decades of successful speaking and coaching, and most important of all – real-life experience founding and running multi-million-dollar businesses, Ms. Powers appreciates that success is truly about the power of your message.

Entrepreneurs hire Jane to speak with confidence and sell with authority, so that they can generate a sustainable sales funnel to easily identify, capture, and close on ideal clients. With 30 years of sales success as a Corporate Executive and Entrepreneur, she brings you everything you need to take advantage of the most powerful marketing tool around to make money – Speaking!

You will be treated to an energetic virtual presentation where you will discover and apply the JV Mindset that will attract partners, how to tap into the natural flow, creating unlimited leads, and the secrets to connecting, contributing, and leveraging existing communities to supercharge your business.

Jay Fiset is a best-selling author, student of human nature, avid outdoorsman at 5-star hotels, and can see and reflect your life mission in five minutes flat. Jay is a recipient of the ClickFunnels “Two Comma Club” award (one funnel that generates over one million sales), has built multiple seven figure businesses and is in the midst of creating a groundbreaking business relationship building a platform driven by artificial intelligence.

He is dedicated to instigating a global movement of Conscious Creators and supporting people to organize their life and resources around their passions and gifts.

Jenna Carelli is the CEO and owner of J. Carelli Consulting, LLC, a business consulting practice, and email marketing automation firm based out of Clearwater, FL. Jeanna is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Her prior 6 years of experience as a corporate Paralegal has enabled her to incorporate a legal and psychological perspective into her work. Jenna has been recognized for her framework around building, growing, and scaling an online business with an emphasis on personal and professional boundaries.

During Katja Rusanen’s presesntation, you will discover the unique gifts of your story that will allow you to see the silver lining of what might have been a challenging experience and share that wisdom as an inspiration for others. In the presentation, you will learn about 3 essential keys on how to transform wounds into wisdom, give you a new perspective, and make it relevant to others.
You will understand how to tap into the secret power of your story to create heartfelt and authentic connections.

Katja Rusanen is a best-selling author, spiritual mentor, and story coach. After working as a supervisor in one of the world’s leading business banks, she obtained two master’s degrees in Spiritual Psychology and Spiritual Science. She is now dedicated to helping purpose-driven coaches, experts, and entrepreneurs to overcome visibility fears and discover the power of personal stories so that they can attract more ideal clients and create the impact and income they desire. Katja’s pragmatic approach, combined with her spiritual awareness, helps her clients get results fast in her transformational coaching programs. Because no matter who you are, your story really matters!

Krista Inochovsky, Life Coach and Mastermind Facilitator joins an illustrious group of presenters offering personal and professional development sessions during the District 3 Conference in May 2022.

Ms. Inochovsky will be presenting a virtual session titled, “How to Harness Habits that Ignite Success.”  Daily habits are a forecast into your future. So why do so many people struggle to have good habits? She has found the answer in the 3B’s; Beliefs, Being, and Behaviors. Join Ms. Inochovsky’s session and determine how to cultivate positive habits that ignite success.

Krista Inochovsky is a catalyst for big-vision people to awaken their authentic self-confidence, clarify their goals, and ignite their potential for unlimited success. Her clients develop the invisible powers of abundance and alignment to up-level their thoughts, feelings, and daily actions to achieve success in business and life on his or her terms. Whether Krista is speaking to hundreds of people from the stage or coaching one on one, her light shines for others to see the best in themselves inspiring personal growth through mastering positive daily habits.

Just like your physique reflects your consistent exercise and nutrition choices, your mindset reflects the content you regularly consume. Constantly feed it negativity, and you will be full of anger, anxiety, self-doubt, and other negative emotions. Routinely feed it positivity, and you will experience increased fulfillment, joy, happiness, and peace.

So, how do you train your mind to focus on the positive to the exclusion of the negative? Attend this inspiring session to learn what you can do to immediately make positive changes by:

      • Celebrating your unique strengths and skillset to rid yourself of negative self-talk and self-doubt.
  • Showing yourself and others grace to rid yourself of anger and judgment while creating positive interactions with others and practicing self-love.
  • Forming happy, healthy, and productive habits that maximize your performance, enjoyment of life, productivity, and growth mindset.
  • Living a life of gratitude and acting as a cheerleader for everyone around you.
  • Intentionally forming the circle of people with whom you spend the most time to best support your mindset and goals; and
  • Identifying multiple strategies, you can use to overpower negative thoughts and maintain your positive mindset.

Rob’s presentation will cover conquering your fear of writing, from emails to sales pages. Writing is everywhere in today’s business world. Unfortunately, so many people do their best to avoid writing whenever possible, because they falsely believe they are not good writers.

The truth is you don’t have to be a super-star writer to be an effective one. What you do need to do, is make a commitment to creating a dialog with the reader. Once you do that, your approach to writing will shift dramatically. You’ll be much less worried about finding the perfect words with or without amazing grammar skills. Learn how you can conquer your writing demons so you can use the written word to grow your business from Rob’s presentation.

Rob Fortier has had careers in a variety of fields, including theater, advertising, and the greeting card industries. As a content marketing coach and copywriter, he helps coaches, consultants, and solopreneurs to understand how to develop and nurture relationships with their email subscribers, and harness the power of their email lists, while offering content that inspires, educates, and entertains. He teaches strategies to get writing done quickly, even for those that don’t think they are good writers.

Everyone has a dream goal. It may be to own a successful business, run a marathon, or travel the world with the family. “Pursuing your dreams can have many benefits. It can give you a sense of purpose. It can help you become happier. You can even become an inspiration to others,” said Solson. The problems are the outside influences and struggles that can lead to a feeling of low self-worth causing you to tell yourself, that you’re unsuccessful, lazy and uninspired.

Shelomo wants to help you believe that you can achieve your dreams. He will share how he went from being in speech therapy as a child to becoming a motivational speaker and speech competition winner. He was bullied as a child because others thought he spoke funny. He went to speech therapy and failed every reading assessment, but he persevered.

Shelomo Solson is a motivational speaker, author of “Never Fight Alone” and has a podcast that is heard in over 30 countries. Shelomo made it his goal to become more confident. Within eleven years, he held fifteen leadership positions, won seven speech competitions, helped run a startup for six years and became an entrepreneur, full-time. He travels the country spreading his message. He presented virtually in five countries during the pandemic and authored his book. He believes if he can remove the limiting beliefs and become his version of success, so can you.

Information On More Virtual Education Sessions coming soon.

SEEKING VIRTUAL PRESENTERS FOR CONFERENCE

Are you ready to present at the Arizona Toastmasters Conference in May?

We are looking for great presenters that have a message related to the conference theme, “Rise Up – Celebrate Your Summit.” People moving upwards in their business and their personal life.

If you think you have a great presentation that will benefit the conference attendees, then reach out to Steve Feld, DTM. He is the conference education chair at speakers@aztoastmasters.org.

Let him know what the title of your presentation is and provide a little description about your talk. We do have a limited number of presentation spots available.

Let Steve know about your presentation. If it fits the theme, he will get you on his calendar to answer all your questions and provide you with more information about this fantastic speaking opportunity.

All presentations are to be 30-45 minutes, pre-recorded and edited by the presenter.  No selling or promoting allowed. All presenters are providing a basket of goodies to be raffled off at the conference. If you are chosen as one of the presenters, the district will create and distribute a press release on you as well as promote you as one of the presenters at the conference. All presenters must complete a media release form if selected.

Agenda

Friday, May 20th

Volunteer Registration opens at 12 PM.

General Registration Opens at 4 PM

Events:

Keynote: Michael Holian
DTM Ceremony
Table Topic Contest

Night Ends at 10:30 PM

Saturday, May 21st

General Registration Opens at 8AM

Events:

Keynote: Mark Victor Hansen
Education Sessions
Hall of Fame Lunch
Juris Kursulis Award
Communication and Leadership Award
Keynote and Panel: Michael Holian
Networking
Dignitary Parade
1st Timer Award
30/10/10
Keynote: Neil Giuliano
Basket Winners
International Speech Contest

Conference Ends 10:30 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the past decade the price for the District Conference has not changed even though cost has increased for food, entertainment, and hotel fees. Our goal is to offer the best District Conference at the cheapest price so that we break even. We also offset the cost as much as possible through donations for the Raffle room, company sponsors, ads sponsors in programs, and other types of items that we can help with income for the conference. Currently the cost of a ticket for conference is 40% less than cost of one person attending.

Please download the Ticketleap App or print your tickets out and bring them with you to conference.

You can team up with other members to buy tickets in the Climbing Parties. These offer a great discount per ticket when more people come together! Get your climbing party together by April 15th to grab hold of this amazing discount.

Volunteers are always needed and welcome! Please email conference@aztoastmasters.org for details. Volunteers get a discounted ticket for themselves.

The full conference ticket includes full in person attendance for all the Friday and Saturday events. In addition, all the meals at the hotel are included; Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner (can I say that last year’s food was fabulous). All the in-person education sessions, District Table Topic, and international speech contests, and all the main events being held on both days. The full conference ticket also includes access to all the prerecorded education sessions for 30 days.

Gallery seating is available for anyone who would like to attend a portion of the event. This ticket does not include any meals or access to any of the other events.

The virtual conference tickets are an option for you to attend the conference virtually due to concerns with illness such as Covid. We can offer these type of conference tickets at a reduced rate. This ticket will also allow you to access the prerecorded education sessions for 7 days.

The virtual conference tickets are an option for you to attend the conference virtually due to concerns with illness such as Covid. We can offer these type of conference tickets at a reduced rate. The difference between a Virtual Climb and Virtual Climb VIP ticket allows you to access the prerecorded education sessions for 30 days.

The last day to purchase discounted bundled climbing tickets is 4/15/22. All Ticket Sales will end on 5/6.

All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.

No, you are responsible to get your hotel rooms.

Please visit https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin/hotel to book a room and see current rates.

Note: Hotel rooms are available from Thursday to Sunday, however, the conference is Friday night and Saturday Night. Make sure they select the correct dates. On the link, the dates auto populate to the Thursday to Sunday. Make sure when you get your room, change this unless you want to stay.

Please email conference@aztoastmasters.org to set up a meeting to discuss how we can support you.

If you have received Hall of Fame or any other awards, you will need to be at conference, in person, to receive this award. No awards will be mailed or delivered.

You will list this in the Ticketleap registration form, and our Facilities Chair will work with the hotel to accommodate.

We are unsure now if the hotel is providing a cash bar. Drinks will be offered in the bar areas, and it is suggested to bring a debit card for back up.

Yes, there is, cost may vary.

No, during a Keynote, Education Session, or Contest, doors will be closed, and entry prohibited until the next break to offer respect to the presenters and speakers.

Normally, the doors will open approximately 45 minutes before the session or keynotes.

No, you are more than welcome to take a break or network.

This location has so many opportunities for us all to network. Please bear in mind that Saturday will begin at 8 AM. It is highly encouraged for all to network and mingle outside the sessions.

At this time, the resort is not requiring guests to be masked or present proof of vaccination. The district will be providing masks and sanitizer to attendees. Please be advised, this is subject to change any given time based off the federal and tribal laws and mandates.

Yes, please contact Angel Larena, conferance@aztoastmasters.org for Ad and Sponsorship pricing and details.

Yes! Just purchase a ticket, and have your friend come and celebrate!