District 35 Toastmasters

2021 Spring Conference – Lead From Where You Are

Please join us May 13-May 15 for the District 35 Spring Conference!

Register here for the conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-35-2021-virtual-conference-lead-from-where-you-are-tickets-145365019687?aff=Web

Detailed Program

A detailed program can be downloaded here: Spring Confererence 2021 Program

Program Summary

Thursday, May 13th

  • 6:00 PM Zoom link open
  • 7:00 PM Opening Ceremony & Virtual Banner Parade
  • 8:15 PM Keynote Speaker – Tom Carlson, DTM

Friday, May 14th

  • 3:00 PM Zoom link open
  • 4:00-4:45 PM Networking
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Candidate Showcase
  • 7:00 PM Contest Briefings
  • 7:30 PM Evaluation Speech Contest
  • 9:30 PM(or 15 minutes after the contest, whichever is sooner) Friday fun night – Hosted by the District 35 Area Director Team

Saturday, May 15th


  • Noon-1:00 PM Keynote Dr. Paul Artale

Dr. Paul Artale, Accredited Speaker, Award-winning Speaker, Author, Researcher & Leadership Trainer – paulartale.com

  • 1:30-2:30 PM Keynote Lance Miller
Lance Miller, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking – lancemillerspeaks.com 
  • 3:00-4:00 PM Keynote Sima Dahl
Sima Dahl, DTM, AS, CSP, and MBA —SimaDahl.com
  • 4:30-5:15 PM Networking
  • 7:00 PM International Speech Contest Briefings
  • 7:30 PM International Speech Contest
  • 9:30 PM (or after the contest concludes, whichever is sooner)  Social Hour

Here’s a flyer for the conference: https://district35.org/download/142/2021-spring-conference/5527/2021-spring-conference-flyer.pdf

Other Resources

Digital Banner Parade

We missed it last year, but we are having a Club Banner Parade at this year’s Spring Conference! We want the recognition for our clubs that continue to promote the Toastmasters program.

For our Digital Banner Parade, each club is asked to creatively prepare a picture of who they are, preferably including their club banner. These creative banners will be introduced during the Spring Conference.

What are we looking for? If you’re meeting in person (or have a club picture from when you met in person), you can use that. Or take a screen shot of a Zoom meeting. Or take a variety of pictures and put together into a one-page PowerPoint presentation, then save it as picture. Have some fun and be creative! Examples are pictured below.

Save your picture using the following naming convention, adding an underscore between each element:

· Divisions get one space (A, B, C, D, E)

· Areas get two spaces (01, 02, …… 99)

· Clubs get eight spaces (00005752 …. 01345083)


Copper Country Toastmasters: E_05_04299987

Chrome Conversations: D_02_05264984

Once your banner is created and properly name, please submit to Kris Pool (kris.pool.dtm@gmail.com) no later than Monday, May 3, 2021.