Spring Conference 2024

Spring Conference 20242024-04-18T10:59:29-06:00

You can register for the International and Humorous Speech Contests either online via the registration form or register at the door.

Registration is closed for meal events.

For questions contact

2024 Spring Conference Agenda

Check in for the latest information on events planned for the District 99 2024 Spring Conference.

Friday, April 19, 2024

All events on 11th Floor - Top of The Inn, unless noted otherwise
4:30 – 6:30 PMRegistration Desk open
Set Up Silent Auction
5:00 – 6:00 PMCocktails
Fun Photo Booth, Silent Auction Bidding, Networking
6:00 – 12:00 PMOpening Ceremonies – M/C Dennis O’Brien, ACB, CL
Virtual Banner Parade & Buffet Supper
Recognition of Long-time members

Keynote Speaker – Michelle Devlin, DTM
Who Have We Forgotten: Fostering a Sense of Belonging

Candidates Showcase (to be confirmed)

1st Timers Welcome


To Be Confirmed
Contestants Briefing - Calgary Room 2nd Fl
Judges Briefing – Calgary Room 2nd Fl

Past District Directors Meeting – Calgary Room 2nd Fl

Hospitality Room (TBA)

Saturday, April 20, 2024

All events on 11th Floor - Top of The Inn, unless noted otherwise
6:45 – 8:00 AMRegistration Desk open
7:00 – 9:00 AMKeynote Breakfast – M/C Linda Holmevik, DTM


Keynote Address – Kimberly Myers, DTM ID
Leap Into Leadership – You Will Not Regret It
9:00 – 9:55 AM Concurrent Educational Sessions Part A
Fong Chua, DTM
Calgary Rm 2nd Floor
It’s Who Knows You: How do You Stick Out?
Dhinesh Ramasamy
Edmonton Rm 2nd Floor
Strategic Leadership: Tactics and Techniques from the Military
Patrick Juma Owino MS4
Jasper/Louise Rm 2nd Floor
Commanding the Stage Through Non-Verbal Communication
9:45 – 10:15 AMSound Check for Contestants
10:30 – 11:45 AMDistrict Council/Business Meeting
12:00 Noon – 2:00 PMCommunication & Leadership Buffet Luncheon
M/C – Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst

Recognition of Triple Crown, Level 5, Club Achievements

Communication & Leadership Award Presentation:
Dr Shawna Pandya

Beyond the Award Presentation:
A Relaxed Discussion with Dr Pandya
Autographed pictures
2:15 – 3:10 PM Concurrent Educational Sessions Part B
Lynell Bird, DTM
Calgary Room 2nd Floor
Pathway to Distinguished Toastmaster
Don Zurakowski, DTM
Edmonton Rm 2 Floor
Reality Check! What Are You Selling?
Richard Mattis, DTM
Jasper/Louise Rm 2nd Floor
Awesome Evaluations
3:15 – 5:30 PMInternational Speech Contest
Humorous Speech Contest
6:45 PM – 12:00 PMDistrict Director’s Banquet & Dance
Red Carpet Recognitions
10:00 – 12:00 PMHospitality Room

Sunday, April 21, 2024

All events on 11th Floor - Top of The Inn, unless noted otherwise
8:00 – 9:00 AMDistrict Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting
Alternative time 1:00 – 2:00 PM
9:00 – 10:00 AM Concurrent Educational Sessions Part C
Rowena Romero, DTM
Calgary Room 2nd Floor
All The World’s a Stage
Greg Gazin, DTM
Edmonton Room 2nd Floor
Build Your Club Public Relations & Messaging Strategies
Shayne Kawalilak, LD2
Jasper/Louise Room 2nd Floor
Don’t Be the Weakest Link: How to Protect Your Personal Information in a Digital World
10:15 AM – 1:00 PMFarewell Buffet Brunch – M/C Von Eric Tandoc

Recognition of Club Building and Membership Building

Message from Incoming District Director

Keynote Speaker – Kimberly Myers, ID
Dreaming of Change Means Facing Change

Keynote Speakers

Saturday Educational Lineup

Sunday Educational Lineup

Hotel Information

Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre

4404 Gateway Boulevard NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6H 5C2

Tel: +1 780-434-6415

Block Name: “Toastmasters Conference” (Code: TMC)

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Get Involved!

Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise in order to make a difference.
Why Volunteer? Benefits!

  • Meet new people
  • Make important networking connections
  • Learn or develop new skills
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Make a difference in another Toastmaster’s life
  • To express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from other Toastmasters
  • Be a part of a team
  • Create lifetime memories
  • Use lessons learned at Toastmaster meetings

Can you volunteer for more than one duty? Definitely!!

You may volunteer for as many duties as fit your schedule. That includes pre-conference committee work and what you have time for during the conference.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Bob Challborn, by email: 

Volunteer Opportunities

Meal Greeters

  • Meal Greeter activities are under the direction of the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Put out the programs for each meal.
  • Check name badges at the door to see who has paid for all meals and who needs a special ticket for a particular meal. No badge – no ticket………no meal!
  • Be friendly and smiling.
  • Help latecomers find a seat.
  • Control doors during speeches and keynotes.
  • Keep hallway noise to a minimum.
  • Find time to eat!

Contest Greeters

  • Contest Greeter activities are under the direction of the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Check name badges at the door to see who has paid for the contest
  • Unpaid attendees should be directed to the Registration Desk.
  • Be friendly and smiling.
  • Help people find a seat.
  • Keep hallway noise to a minimum.

Registration Table/General Hosts

  • Registration Table activities are under the direction of the Registration Coordinator
  • Hand out packages
  • Answer questions
  • Relay messages
  • Know where to find someone who might know the answer
  • Just like a host in your own home
  • Say hello, shake hands
  • Answer questions
  • Give extra assistance to those who need it

Host/Hostess at each table at each meal

  • Works with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Be the official “Conference” host at the table
  • Make introductions
  • Keep the conversation going. (Not hard with Toastmasters.)
  • Answer questions


  • Works with the Hospitality Coordinator
  • Helps the committee coordinator put up the planned decorations.
  • Better yet – be on the committee to help plan and make the decorations.

Sergeant of Arms for each Educational session

  • Be sure session starts on time
  • Distribute handouts and evaluation forms
  • Introduce Toastmaster
  • Enough seating for everyone – or limit number who try to enter room
  • Announcements if needed to end session
  • Collect evaluation forms
  • Leave room in condition for next event

Toastmaster for each Educational session

  • Assist the SAA in getting the session going
  • Double check with the speaker that they have all the equipment, supplies needed
  • Introduce the speaker
  • Thank the speaker and present gift

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