D96 Annual Conference 2023 (online)

D96 Annual Conference

DISTRICT 96 - ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 (online - free)

This Year’s Conference Theme is “Cultivate & Grow”

Exciting events are planned for this year’s Toastmasters District 96 Annual Conference.  

REGISTER now to 'Reserve a Spot' and attend District 96 Conference

Dates:  April 21 and 22, 2023 -- Mark Your Calendars!

This year's Virtual Online Conference will include...

  • Table Topics Speech Contest - Friday night
  • International Speech Contest - Saturday
  • District Business Meeting - Saturday morning
  • Communication and Leadership Award
  • Canadian Keynote Speakers
  • World Champion of Public Speaking: 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners
  • Education Workshop Sessions
  • Accredited Speaker (one of only about 70 awarded)


AGENDA Details with Times:

Friday, April 21, 2023

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm. Opening Ceremony

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm. Alexandre Matte, DTM, Second Place, World Championship of Public Speaking 2022

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm. "The Marvels of a Mentor" by Freddi Dogterom, DTM, Accredited Speaker

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. District 96 Table Topics Contest


Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:30 am - 12:00 pm. District Council Meeting

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm. Verity Price, DTM, World Champion of Public Speaking 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Alexandre Matte, DTM, Second Place, World Championship of Public Speaking 2022

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm. Roger Caesar, DTM, Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking 2021

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm. Communication and Leadership Award

4:10 pm - 6:10 pm District 96 International Speech Contest


Canadian Keynote Speakers

This year, two Canadian keynote speakers will share their knowledge and earned experiences to help us grow in the areas of: career advancement, leadership, speech writing and club membership recruitment and retention.

Roger Caesar, DTM - Roger Caesar is a 4-time semi-finalist and 3rd place winner at the 2021 World Championship of Public Speaking. He is also Founder of Empire Coaching and Owner of Caesar Transport.

Alexandre Matte, DTM - Alexandre Matte was the 2022 2nd place winner at the World Championship of Public Speaking. Specializing in storytelling for young audiences, Alexandre is currently on a Canadian tour of elementary schools to help children discover the art of storytelling.


World Champion Speaker

Verity Price, DTM - Verity Price was the 2021 1st place winner at the World Championship of Public Speaking.  Verity is living in Africa.  She will be speaking on leadership lessons recently learned.


Canadian Accredited Speaker

Freddi Dogterom, DTM, AS - Freddi Dogterom, of Lethbridge, Alberta and who obtained a rare Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker award in 2017, will speak on "The Marvels of a Mentor."


District Council Business Meeting April 22, 2023 at 8:30 am – 12 noon

If you are a Club President, Club Vice President of Education, Area Director, Division Director or part of the District Core team we need you to please attend and to vote. There are no proxies for this meeting.  It is crucial that you "register" in advance in order to help the district meet quorum. Please note that proxies are not allowed at this virtual meeting. 

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ZOOM will remain open for social chats in breaks and into late evening.

See AGENDA Chart below.  Stay tuned for more information!

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