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Spring Convention 2018
Edmonton, AB
May 4 – 6, 2018

Keynote Speaker

Lance Miller
World Champion of Public Speaking

Lance Miller is an award-winning public speaker and trainer. When he is on stage or behind a podium, he brings his distinctive talent and views on life that has shaped his philosophy and understanding of the world.

Lance graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management. He began working as a teenager in his family’s milk and ice cream company, where he learned real life lessons. Working in the processing plant, running delivery routes, and managing retail stores instilled in him the values of hard work and importance of interpersonal communication when handling employees and customers.

His unique perspective is that of someone who has lived life. He has an extensive background in business. He has sat atop 14,000 ft. peaks. He has rafted some of the roughest whitewater in the U.S, sailed across the Atlantic from the Virgin Islands to Norway, and piloted his own aircraft for hundreds of hours. Lance has scuba dived under frozen lakes in the middle of winter and hitchhiked through Europe. He is a philanthropist who has worked in numerous humanitarian causes around the world.

Special Guest

Monique Levesque-Pharoah DTM
International Director for Region 4

Monique Levesque-Pharoah, DTM of Winnipeg, Canada, is manager, sponsorship and events at Health Sciences Centre Foundation in Winnipeg, Canada where she has worked since 2015. Levesque-Pharoah is responsible for identifying and implementing individual and corporate sponsor strategies to meet her organization’s strategic, operational and fundraising goals.

Levesque-Pharoah holds a diploma in Human Resources Management with Honours from Red River College in Winnipeg. She was a selected profile leader in the book, Why Winnipeg? A Profile of Community Leadership with Leadership Winnipeg in June 2015. She is a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals.

“A Toastmaster since 1994, Levesque-Pharoah is a charter member of her home club, Vital Words, in Winnipeg. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization. She was also the recipient of the Presidential Citation award in 2015.

She says, “Whether it is giving an effective media interview for a charity I represent, using the High Performance Leadership Module to successfully launch a new event or recruiting and working effectively with volunteers, I have to credit Toastmasters.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Levesque-Pharoah is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

Spring 2018 Convention At-A-Glance “REACH FOR THE STARS”
Friday, May 4th
When What Where
3:30 – 6:00 PM Credentials Desk Open Jubilee Foyer
3:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Desk Open Jubilee Foyer
5:00 – 6:00 PM Cocktails Jubilee Foyer
5:45 PM Welcome Supper, Seating Begins Jubilee A/B
6:00 – 7:15 PM Opening Ceremonies, Banner Parade & Buffet Supper Jubilee A/B
7:30 – 8:00 PM 1st Timers Welcome Jubilee A/B
8:00 – 8:45 PM Campaign Speeches for elected offices Jubilee A/B
8:45 – 10:00 PM Credentials Desk Open Jubilee Foyer
9:00 – 9:45 PM Contestant Briefing Jubilee C
10:00 – 10:45 PM Judges Briefing Jubilee C
9:00 – 10:30 PM Past District Directors Meeting Gallery 1
9:00 – 11:59 PM Hospitality and Evening Entertainment Jubilee A/B and Foyer
Satuday, May 5th
When What Where
6:45 – 7:45 AM Credentials Desk Open Jubilee Foyer
6:45 – 8:00 AM Registration Desk Open Jubilee Foyer
6:45 AM Keynote Breakfast, Seating Begins Jubilee A/B
7:00 – 7:45 AM Club Sponsors, Mentors, Coaches and New Club Charters Jubilee A/B
7:45 – 8:45 AM Keynote Address – Lance Miller
Building a Championship Club
Jubilee A/B
9:00 – 9:45 AM Sound check for International Speech Contestants Imperial Foyer
9:00 – 10:00 AM Credentials Desk Open Jubilee Foyer
9:00 – 9:55 Concurrent Education Sessions Part A
Fake News Around Meeting Procedures Traditional Education Program Planning Reach For Your Teamwork Stars The Accredited Speaker Program
Diana Bacon
Presenter Bio
Crystal Douglas
Presenter Bio
Kathy Johnson
Presenter Bio
Panel Discussion
Panel Bios
Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Jubilee C
10:00 – 10:55 Concurrent Education Sessions Part B
Help I’m Birthing a Book? I sure hope it’s a Kindle version. How to Stage a Dynamic Promotional Booth to Attract Members Special Events That Work – It’s Not all About You Did you know…?
Bob Hooey
Presenter Bio
Joe Khoury
Presenter Bio
Inger Eakin
Presenter Bio
Carol Blair
Presenter Bio
Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Jubilee C
10:45 – 11:00 AM Credentials Desk Open Imperial Foyer
11:00 – 12:15 PM District Council/Business Meeting Imperial Foyer
12:15 PM Communication & Leadership Luncheon, Seating Begins Jubilee A/B
12:30 – 2:00 PM Buffet Lunch
DTM & Triple Crown Recognition
Jubilee A/B
2:00 – 3:00 PM Plenary Session with International Director, Monique Levesque-Pharoah Jubilee A/B
3:15 – 5:00 PM International Speech Contest Imperial Foyer
5:30 – 6:00 PM Cocktails Jubilee Foyer
6:00 PM Doors Open for Banquet Jubilee A/B
6:15 PM Sharp Reserved and Head Table Guests Assemble Jubilee C
6:30 – 9:00 PM District Directors Banquet Jubilee A/B
6:30 PM Piper & Leaders Entrance Jubilee A/B
6:40 – 9:00 PM Evening Program

  • Invocation, Toast, Introduction of Guests
  • Dinner
  • Special Speaker, Lance Miller – “Losing My Way” 20-30 min
  • District Director’s Address
Jubilee A/B
9:00 – 1:00 AM Evening Entertainment & Dance Jubilee A/B
Sunday, May 6th
When What Where
7:00 – 8:00 AM District Executive Committee (DEC) Meeting Gallery 1
7:00 – 8:00 AM Sound check for Evaluation Contestants Jubilee A/B
8:00 – 9:00 AM RISE & Shine! with the International Director, Monique Levesque‐Pharoah and 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking Lance Miller Jubilee C
9:15 – 10:30 AM Evaluation Contest Jubilee A/B
10:45 – 11:30 AM Farewell Buffet Brunch

  • Message from Incoming District Director (10-15 min)
Jubilee A/B
11:30 – 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker Lance Miller – Internship for Success Jubilee A/B
12:30 – 1:00 PM Closing Ceremonies Jubilee A/B
After Convention Events
When What Where
1:00 – 3:00 PM District Leadership Training – District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director & Division Directors Gallery 1 & 2
1:00 – 3:00 PM Pathways – Sign Up for Pathways, Information Session (FREE) Jubilee C
3:00 – 5:00 PM Rebuilding Clubs – Workshop by Lance Miller (By invitation only) Jubilee C


Registration Instructions:

Click on the image of the form at the right and download it.

Fill in the information about who you are and what package you would like to select.

Payment can be made by one of three methods:

  • E-Transfer – Follow the instructions to use Interac(R) e-Transfer to send money to our Finance Manger. Email the form to the email address provided.
  • Credit Card – Email the form to us and you will receive an invoice by email. You will be able to pay the invoice online via Square.com. We never see or handle your credit card.
  • Cheque – Mail the completed form and the cheque to the address provided.

Save or print the completed form and for electronic payments email the form to the email address provided.

For a payment by cheque, print the form and mail it ot the address provided.

Registration Form

Hotel Reservations

The event will be located at the Radisson Edmonton South Hotel
4440 – Gateway Blvd. Edmonton, AB

Book before April 3, 2018 for $137/night rate.
Call 780-431-5827
Indicate “Toastmasters D99 Convention”

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