Hybrid Conference Agenda 2024

Note: Virtual attendees will receive Zoom links two days before and one hour before events (both Conference and Contest). Check email from Eventbrite (check Promotions or Updates in Gmail). Links provided only to people who have registered via Eventbrite.

All sessions will take place in the Main Room at the Conference Center

TimeActivityPresented By
6:30 - 8:00 AMBreakfast (in-person only) - included with hotel stay, not with conference registrationQuality Inn Conference Center
7:00 AMRegistration begins (in-person only)Bill McGee, DTM, Southern Division Director
8:00 - 8:05 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks (for All Attendees)District 10 Trio
8:05 - 8:45 AMKeynote Speech: "But You Promised!"Ramona J. Smith, 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking
8:45 - 9:15 AMThrive on the Membership RollercoasterSandra Orland, DTM, District 10 Director
9:15 - 9:45 AMFind Your Voice then Lead with Your VoiceTracey Touma, DTM, Public Relations Manager
9:45 - 10:15 AMClub Mentorship Program RebootArea 10 Steph Hill and Area 23 Valerie Costa, Directors
10:15 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 11:00 AMAccelerate with Advanced Clubs (panel)Greg Danko, DTM, Moderator
11:00 - 11:30 AMRadiant Resilience: Revitalizing Leaders with Self-Care SavvySharon Stadul, DTM, Tracey Touma, DTM, and Sandra Orland, DTM
11:30 - 12:00 PMSpeaking to the Present, Giving the Incarcerated a Future!Debra Stark and Tonya Thompson, Conference Chair
12:00 - 12:10 PMBreak
12:10 - 12:40 PMWorkshop - No One Likes Burnt Toast: How to Avoid Toastmasters BurnoutRamona J. Smith, 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking
12:40 - 1:30 PMNetworking Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 PMBookstore / Networking / CONTEST Rehearsal, briefings (Main Room Closed)
2:30 - 5:30 PMDistrict 10 International Speech and Evaluation CONTESTS
5:30 - 6:30 PMBookstore / Networking (in-person only)
6:30 - 6:45 PMBe seated for dinner (in-person only)
6:45 - 7:30 PMDinner
7:30 - 10:00 PMRecognition and Celebrations followed by dancing/ music/ networking!