District 65 Spring 2017 Conference

There is no expressway to success. It beings with a vision – and then the steps to get to that vision. The theme for our conference is “Climbing the Stairs to Success.” The goal is to provide you tools that will help you on your Toastmasters journey. These tools will also be things that translate into your everyday life. Just as we all look different, each of our journeys to success are our own individual paths. Whether this is your first step or millionth step, we’d like to share our ideas with you!

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the District 65 Spring Conference

10.  Make new friends
9.    Renew relationships with Toastmasters from other Divisions
8.    Learn new skills to help you in your Toastmasters journey
7.    Walk on the riverfront, right outside your hotel lobby
6.    See the historic site of the first store owned and managed by an African American from the Rochester area inside the hotel
5.    Enjoy learning new ideas, while enjoying the historic and scenic Genesee River
4.    Be part of an election process to elect your new 2017-2018 District Leaders
3.    Enjoy the speech contest and help cheer on our contestants
2.    Hear from an Irish storyteller and accredited speaker, Conor Cuneen, Irishman Speaks 
1.     You’ll begin your journey in climbing the stairs to your own success! 

Important Conference Information:

Conference Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: Radisson Riverfront Hotel
Address: 120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone:    (585) 546-6400  

Tour the hotel and make reservations: https://www.radisson.com/rochester-hotel-ny-14604/nyroches

Conference Registration:           

On Line Registration: Clickhere         

Printable Registration Form: Download here

Note: There is a LIMITED BLOCK of ROOMS AVAILABLE at $109/night + taxes for both FRIDAY 5/5/17 and SATURDAY 5/6/17, while supplies last; but, no later than APRIL 15th!

Parking for is $4.00 per day

When booking, please use ROOM BLOCK code: Toastmasters District 65 Spring Conference

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker is Conor Cuneet, who is an accredited speaker with Toastmasters International and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

To learn more about Conor, please visit his web page at IrishmanSpeaks

Call for Presenters:

This spring, the theme to our spring conference is Climbing the Stairs to Success. Below, please find the spring conference committee’s vision of what this program offers to Toastmasters, who may attend.

We are asking for presentations that support this theme from our Toastmasters members. There will be two breakout sessions in the morning. Each session will have 3 breakout groups. We will need presentations for all 3 breakout groups, relating to personal growth and presentations for 2 of the 3 leadership breakout groups. Each training module will be approximately 50 minutes.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit the Presenter Application to following to the following email address: d65springconference2017@gmail.com:

Theme:  Climbing the Stairs to Success – Our goal is to provide tools that will enable you to continue to grow successfully on your Toastmasters journey.

Personal Growth:  Personal growth is critical. It could be improving self-awareness and/or self-knowledge, building or renewing identity/self-esteem, developing strengths or talents, and identifying or improving potential as well as fulfilling aspirations. Personal growth almost always starts with a self-assessment to become more aware of our own needs.  Relative to Toastmasters what does that personal growth look like?

 Social Growth:  Equally important as understanding our own needs is the ability and need to meet and interact with others.  Social growth is a process. Our own feelings and growth are often developed and influenced by interacting with others, learning to understand group dynamics, and often modifying our own behavior, when we choose to model behavior of others we may aspire to be. By attending conferences, training and other District events, we are able to meet new friends/colleagues, and learn or improve our social and networking skills.

Leadership Growth: As our leadership skills emerge, it is important to know our leadership style and your own desires in the workplace, with family, etc. Our leadership sessions will give you tools to assess your leadership skills, how to better take advantage of the Toastmasters leadership modules and tools, and to translate your leadership skills to the workplace.

Call for Presenters Form

Presenters will need to complete and submit the attached form to be considered for one of the six educational sessions that will be offered: SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS_020117

Questions:   Contact our conference co-chairs Melvie Hall-Bellinger at: (856) 558-2399 

Conference Overview

Friday, May 5, 2017

     First Timers Reception
     Meet the Speaker (meet our featured speaker Conor Cuneen)
     Table Topics Contest

Saturday, May 6, 2017

     Keynote Speech by Conor Cuneen
     Session 1 Workshops (3 options)
     Session 2 Workshops (3 options)
     Communication & Leadership Luncheon
     District 65 International Speech Contest
     Business/District Council Meeting          
     Awards Banquet

Sunday, May 7, 2017

     District Executive Council Meeting

District Council Meeting

District Council Meeting Documents – link will be added in the future…please stay tuned.