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You are a leader in your own life! As a leader you are continually faced with surprises that lead you willingly,or not so willingly, into adventure. Come and experience a weekend with a focus on honing your ability to treat your experiences as an adventure, and meet surprises with composure.

Spring Conference 2015

Gail and Frank Co Chairs

Thank you from the Conference Chairs

Have you ever had the good fortune to be a part of a team that plans together, pulls together and performs together? We have! Our fabulous team of volunteers did a remarkable job of preparing everything, ensuring every challenge was met, and ensuring that every wrinkle was swiftly smoothed out. Co-Chairing the Spring'15 Conference was indeed A Surprising Adventure. It was a big job, but a wonderful leadership opportunity, and a chance to make some great friends!

Frank and Gail Gustin
Spring 2015 Co-Conference Chairs

Spring Conference 2015 - A SURPRISING ADVENTURE!

A Surprising Adventure program for  Friday April 24 to Sunday April 26 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

Friday | April 24th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Registration: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)
Credentials: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm) 
Authors Corner: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

Hospitality: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

Time Event / Location
3:30pm Network Break - Coffee/Tea served
5:00pm Workshops #1 - see speakers and rooms >> 
5:45pm Comfort Break
  ** Wine reception (Outside Grand York A, upper level)
6:00pm First Timers and all Distinguished Toastmasters Meet & Greet (Thornhill, upper level)
6:30pm Comfort Break
  Line up for Banner Parade (Hallway beside Grand York B & C, upper level)
7:00pm Opening Ceremonies (Grand York A, upper level)
  Parade of Banners (parade in from hallway beside Grand York B & C, upper level)
7:30pm DTM Recognition Dinner (Grand York A, upper level)
  DTM medal presentations (Grand York A, upper level)
9:00pm Dance - Let's Go Fly A Kite! (Grand York A, upper level)

 

Saturday | April 25th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Registration: (7:00 am - 2:15 pm & 5:30 pm  - 7:00 pm)
Credentials: (7:00 am - 7:50 am & 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm)
Hospitality: (7:00 am - 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm)
Early Bird Sign Up Fall Conference: (1:00 pm)

Authors Corner: (7:00 am - 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm - 9:30pm)

Time Event / Location
7:00am Breakfast Buffet - Breakfast Brag  (Grand York A, upper level)
8:00am District Keynote - Merri Macartney, DTM PDG  (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"Get Out of Jail Free"

8:45am Comfort Break
9:00am Workshops #2 - see speakers and rooms >> 
9:55am Network Break -  Coffee, tea served 
10:15am Workshops #3 - see speakers and rooms >> 
11:10am Comfort Break 
11:30am Communication & Leadership (C&L) Luncheon  (Grand York A, upper)  
12:30pm M.M.A.D. award presentations (Member Making A Difference)
1:00pm Comfort Break
1:15pm Educational Workshop - Craig Valentine, MBA 1999 WCPS (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"Present with Impact and Persuade with Ease"

1:55pm Comfort Break 
2:10pm International Speech Contest  (Grand York A, upper level)
4:10pm 5 minute break - Coffee, tea served 
4:15pm Business Meeting (Grand York B & C, upper level)
6:30pm  **  Wine reception (Foyer near Grand York A, upper level)
7:15pm Governors Banquet (Grand York A, upper level)
  Swearing in of District Officers, Presentations, DG's Keynote
8:50pm Governors Ball (Grand York A, upper level)

 

Sunday | April 26th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Hospitality: (7:00 am to 8:00 am)
Registration (8:00 am to 10:00 am) 
Early Bird Sign Up Fall '15 Conference (All day)

Authors Corner: (8:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Time Event / Location
7:00am Breakfast Buffet - Breakfast Brag (Grand York A, upper level)
8:00am Presentation - Revitalized Education Program - Justin O'Donnell DTM (Grand York A, upper level)
8:30am Education Workshop - Uri Galimidi (Grand York A, upper level) 
 

"The Neuroscience of Willpower"

9:30am Network Break - Coffee, tea served 
9:45am Evaluation Contest (Grand York A, upper level)
11:15am Comfort Break
11:35am Champion Luncheon (Grand York A, upper level)
12:45pm Douglas Barclay Award Presentation
1:25pm Keynote - Craig Valentine, MBA 1999 WCPS (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"The Surprising Secrets to Getting Remarkable Results in Leadership and Life"

 2:15pm Wrap - up

Spring Conference Award Recipients

MMAD Award

Members Making A Difference Award (MMAD) Recipients at Spring Conference 2015

The Spring Conference MMAD recipients. The Madd award goes to members who volunteers their Toastmasters communication and leadership skills to better their communities and lives around them in a significant and notable way outside of their Toastmasters regular duties.

Read more about these three toastmasters on our blog at  Members Making A Difference Award (MMAD) Recipients at Spring Conference 2015

Communication Leadership Award D86Brennan Wong, Communication & Leadership Award Recipient Spring Conference 2015

The Communication and Leadership Award is by the District to a non-Toastmaster in the community who is an outstanding communicator or leader - and who best exemplifies Toastmasters values.  The person must be in attendance at the Spring 2015 Conference to receive the award.  The Communication and Leadership Award is presented at the fall and spring conference each year.  

Read more on our blog Brennan Wong, Communication & Leadership Award Recipient for Spring Conference 2015

Nominations and Requests

Accepting Nominations for the Douglas Barclay Award

Douglas Barclay received a Toastmasters Presidential Citation in 1981. He was a very dedicated Toastmaster who served the organization and the District for many years. He was District 60’s Governor (twice!), and an International Director. He was a tireless contributor and promotor of the organization. 

The District 86 Douglas Barclay Award is awarded each year, at the spring conference, to recognize an active Toastmaster with a history of contribution and continued service to Toastmasters both within and outside the District.

Deadline for Submission March 27, 2015, past recipients

 2015 Douglas Barclay Award Nomination.pdf  

Accepting Requests for Author’s Corner 

Our District 86 Spring'15 Conference, A Surprising Adventure! Is just weeks away. We look forward to hearing your educational presentation and are certain that everyone will enjoy and learn from your workshop. We are excited to offer you and other Toastmasters the opportunity to sell your books, CDs and DVDs at the conference.

Deadline for Submission is April 1, 2015. Please remit all your information today!!

The guidelines for the District 86 Conference Author's Corner are:

  • You reap 100% of your profits
  • You are responsible for selling and supervising your own products. Your table in the Author's Corner display will be available from Friday 2:00 pm until Sunday 2:00pm and you must be registered at all times your wares are available for sale. Any other person selling on your behalf must also be a Conference registrant in that time slot.
  • If you wish to participate in this opportunity, we need the following information from you as soon as possible:
    1. The title of your book(s), CDs, DVDs
    2. The subject matter
    3. The dates you are registered for the conference (full or partial registration),
  •  We will have 4', 6' and 8' tables available for displays. Please let me know which size you would prefer (we reserve the right to reduce the size depending on available space.) 

Please email Jale Fancey ACS, ALB, Authors' Corner Chair at jfanceytoastmaster@gmail.com with your information or if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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