District 86 Toastmasters 2020 Conference

Learn new ideas, strategies, and techniques to help your clubs, areas, and divisions succeed.
Connect face to face and network with like-minded Toastmasters from across Ontario
Spur your personal growth, thinking, creativity, and planning from outstanding workshops
Be Inspired by Distinguished Toastmasters and District Award Winners who are recognized for achieving their goals 
Be Amazed by fabulous contest speakers, motivated presenters, and selfless volunteers
Renew Friendships by coming home for a TM Conference - an annual gathering of new & old friends
Re-Energize your passion and regain your focus for your own Toastmasters journey

Spring Conference 2020 Workshop Presenters Application >> Apply by midnight December 15, 2019

Schedule

  • Fri., Apr. 24

    OPTION TIME ITEM
    1 3:00 pm Registration and Networking
    1 5:00 pm Educational Workshops
    1 5:50 pm  First Timers' and DTMs' Meet and Greet
    1 6:40 pm  Banner Parade
    1 6:40 pm Opening Ceremonies
    1 7:30 pm Communication and Leadership Dinner (everyone Invited)
    1 7:30 pm DTM Recognition  Dinner (everyone invited)
  • Sat., Apr. 25

    OPTION TIME ITEM
    1 7:15 am  Conference Keynote
    1 8:00 am Candidates Showcase
    1 9:40 am Evaluation Contest
    1 & 2 11:45 am  Champion Luncheon
    1 & 2 12:50 pm Conference Workshop
    1 & 2 2:00 pm District Business Meeting
    2 7:15 pm  District Director’s Ball (formal event)
  • Sun., Apr. 26

    OPTION TIME ITEM
    2 8:00 am  Educational Workshops
    2 9:00 am  International Speech Contest
    2 11:45 am  Champion Luncheon
    2 11:45 am Douglas Barclay Award
    2 1:22 pm  Conference Keynote
    2 2:15 pm Adjourn

Conference Co-Chairs' Message

Conference Co-Chairs 2020
Eva Britton, DTM and Cheryl Bates, DTM

We are so thrilled to be your Conference Chairs bringing this exciting Conference to you, with a team of talented and dedicated committee members.

We want your positive experience to linger long after the Conference is over.

Our theme, “Honour the Past and Embrace the Future” signifies the end of an era with the legacy program recognizing your hard work and accomplishments while continuing your Toastmasters journey of personal and professional development through Pathways.

Remember the past to Honour it, forge into the future to Embrace it!

This Conference will educate, entertain and exhilarate, making your experience exciting, invigorating and memorable!

Click here for registration information and how to register.


Meet our District 86 Spring 2020 Conference Committee

Keynote Speakers

Balraj Headshot

Balraj Arunasalam, DTM
Past International President 2017-2018, Toastmasters International

“Toastmasters is a way of life. It helped me understand the philosophy of leadership, to give and receive respect, and to be humble”

Said by a Toastmaster Leader who is an icon to Toastmasters like us.

Balraj Arunasalam, DTM, is the Managing Director of Gemtrans Engineering Company based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has been an entrepreneur for more than 35 years and diversified his family business into an engineering company that involved conveyor systems and belts and power transmission products.

For over thirty years, Balraj has been a dedicated Toastmaster of four clubs and has been instrumental in the growth of the Toastmasters Movement in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and even internationally.

He was the recipient of three International Awards for his leadership

  • Presidents Distinguished District Award.

  • International Presidents club extension award

  • International President’s 20+ (plus) award

The numerous awards that he has received during his journey bears testimony to all of his achievements and capabilities. A firm believer in servant leadership, he continues to work for the betterment of communities, both local and international through his experience, intellectual mindset, vision for growth & development spiced with his own set of unique values.

Workshop Presenters

Call for Education Presenters!

District 86 2020 Spring Conference will feature 4 Educational Workshops covering the following topics:

  • Speech Writing 101
  • Group dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Social Media
Interested in presenting an Educational Workshop on one of those topics? 

Spring Conference 2020 Presenters Application

The deadline to apply is midnight January 15, 2019 .
All applicants will be contacted by January 23, 2019 

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Holas, Education Chair for the District 86 2020 Conference: nicole_holas@yahoo.ca

 

Awards and News

Communication & Leadership Award
Application Details

The Communication and Leadership Award is awarded by the District to a non-Toastmaster in the community who is an outstanding communicator or leader - and who best exemplifies Toastmasters values.

Click here>> for more information about this award and downloadable application.

Douglas Barclay Award
Application Details

The Douglas Barclay Award is given annually to a Past District Officer who continues to exemplify Toastmasters values of integrity, respect, service & excellence and for their contributions and continued service as well as promotion of Toastmasters to the outside community.

Click Here >> for more about this award and past recipients of this award.

Hotel Accommodations

General Information

Hotel: Hilton® Meadowvale Mississauga 
Address: 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3
Google Map: https://bit.ly/2ofDrgy

Reservation Information

District 86 has negotiated special discounts for rooms.

Hotel rate is $119 per night for single, double and triple.

To avoid disappointment, book online now to get the contracted rate.

Registration Information

Rates

COST OPTION
 $299.00 Feature Pricing for Full Conference (until December 31, 2019)
 $199.00 Option 1 - Friday 3 pm to Saturday 6 pm (until December 31, 2019)
 $199.00 Option 2 - Saturday 1:30 pm to Sunday 2:30 pm (until December 31, 2019)
 $50.00 Evaluation Contest only - 10:15 am (until April 24, 2020)
 $50.00 International Speech Contest only - 9:00 am (until April 25, 2020)
$100.00 Both Contests (until April 24, 2020)

Registration

Register on Eventbrite

Bronze - $100

  • Program listing
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • 1 copy of the program
  • Thank you letter

Silver $250

  • 1/4 page ad in program
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • 1 copy of Program
  • Thank you letter

Gold - $500

  • 1/2 page ad in Program
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • 1 copy of Program
  • Thank you letter

Workshop Sponsor - $750

6 available
  • Program listing as Workshop Sponsor
  • Recognition during workshop
  • Banner placement in workshop
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • 1 copy of the program
  • Thank you certificate

Breakfast Sponsor - $1,000

2 available
  • Program listing as Breakfast Sponsor
  • 1/2 page ad in Program
  • Recognition during meal (Mention + On Screen)
  • Banner placement near podium during meal
  • Photo of your banner placement during the meal
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • Your logo on Sponsor Recognition signage
  • Photos of your banner placement during meal
  • 2 Copies of Program
  • Framed Thank you certificate

Lunch Sponsor - $1,500

2 available
  • Program listing as Lunch Sponsor
  • 3/4 page ad in Program
  • Recognition during meal (Mention + On Screen)
  • Banner placement near podium during meal
  • Photos of your banner placement during meal
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • Your logo on Sponsor Recognition signage
  • Photos of your banner placement during meal
  • 2 Copies of Program
  • Framed Thank you Certificate

Dinner Sponsor - $2,500

2 available
  • Program listing as Dinner Sponsor
  • Two tickets to the event
  • Full page ad in Program
  • Recognition during meal (Mention + On Screen)
  • Banner placement near podium during meal
  • Photos of your banner placement during meal
  • Recognition on our Conference 2020 website
  • Your logo on Sponsor Recognition signage
  • Photos of your banner placement during meal
  • 2 Copies of Program
  • Framed Thank you Certificate

For more information and downloadable materials click here >>

or contact Carl J Naus, D86 Spring Conference Sponsorship Chair

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