Join us for excitement and education at the
2024 District 35 Spring Conference!

We’re excited this year to welcome 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, NSA Certified Speaking Professional, and Toastmasters Accredited Speaker, Darren LaCroix!

Darren will be presenting not one, but two life-changing sessions at our conference. Watch the teaser trailer videos below, and then register today to get your tickets and see Darren live in-person at the 2024 District 35 Spring Conference!

17 Minutes To Your Dream

Become the Speaker and Leader Everyone Loves to Follow

Own the Stage Live Coaching

Friday, April 26th

7:00 PM – Evaluation Contest
8:30 PM – Comedy by Darren LaCroix
9:00 PM – Socializing & Snacks

Saturday, April 27th

8:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies & Banner Parade
8:50 AM – Darren LaCroix Keynote “17 Minutes To Your Dream”
9:45 AM – Darren LaCroix – “Own The Stage”
10:40 AM – Breakout A & B – Gina Glover / Paul Anderson
11:35 AM – Lunch
12:00 PM – Lunch Awards
1:00 PM – Annual Business Meeting
1:00 PM – Breakout C – DJAB
2:40 PM – Breakout D & E – Amy Linn-Strosin / Michelle Von Ruden
2:40 PM – Contest Prep
3:40 PM – International Speech Contest
5:15 PM – Pre-Dinner Break
5:45 PM – First-Timers Reception
6:15 PM – Dignitary Line-Up
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:15 PM – Hall of Fame

Dial Up Your Influence: Specific Strategies that Stick

Gina Glover

We all have an influence on those around us, whether we consider ourselves an influencer or not. John Maxwell quipped “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” This talk delves into the specific strategies you can use to dial up your influence – with your colleagues, your customers, and your community.

Shift from Maintenance to Creation: Unlocking your Mental Blocks

Michelle Von Ruden

In this transformative presentation, “Shifting from Maintenance to Creation: Unlocking Your Mental Blocks,” we’ll review seven prevalent mental barriers that leaders often encounter. Together, we’ll explore strategies to transition towards a more creative mindset, fostering abundance and innovative thinking. If you’re eager to discover ways to expand your capabilities and break free from limitations, seize this opportunity – it’s a journey you won’t want to miss on your path to unlocking your full potential.

Amy Linn-Strosin

Session description coming soon!

Paul Anderson

Session description coming soon!

Club Registration

Club registration entitles all members of a registered club to attend the conference in person for a significantly-reduced rate.

And members of registered clubs can attend virtually for free! If your club has paid the club registration fee, all members of your club will receive the Zoom links via email just prior to conference.

You only need to register if you wish to attend in person.

Your club may use District Dollars for club registration. Check your club’s District Dollars balance here.


Club Registration Fees

  • Before February 29th – $150
  • Before March 31st – $200

Currently-Registered Clubs:

  • Breakfast Club
  • Chippewa Valley Toastmasters Club
  • CNH Industrial Toast Team
  • DJAB
  • Fox Speak Toastmasters
  • Landmark Toastmasters
  • Love of Laughter
  • Marq Our Words
  • Menomonee Falls Toastmasters
  • NM Speaks
  • Pewaukee Speaks
  • Reedsburg Area Toastmasters
  • Resource Advanced Toastmasters
  • Rolling Hills Toastmasters Club
  • SpeakEasy
  • SpeakTV Media Masters
  • Spectacle City
  • Sturgeon Speakers
  • Tosa/Medical Toastmasters
  • Uptowner Toastmasters
  • Walworth County Toastmasters
  • Waukesha Toastmasters
  • Wisconsin Rapids Area Toastmasters

Individual Registration

In-Person Attendance Registration

  • In-Person Registration (club registered)
    • $130 before February 29th
    • $155 before March 31st
  • In-Person Registration (club not registered)
    • $190 before February 29th
    • $215 before March 31st
  • Includes:
    • The best conference experience 
    • Saturday keynote with Darren LaCroix
    • All education sessions
    • Evaluation and International Speech Contests
    • Lunch, dinner, & snacks
    • And more!!

Virtual Registration

  • Online Registration Only (club registered) – FREE!
    • If your club has paid the club registration fee, all members of your club will receive the Zoom links via email just prior to conference. You do not need to register individually. You must still register if you wish to attend in person.
  • Online Registration Only (club not registered) $25
  • Includes:
    • Saturday keynote presentation
    • All education sessions
    • Evaluation and International Speech Contests
    • And more!!

Attention DEC members – Be sure to follow the registration instructions emailed to you.  If you do not follow these instructions, you will be responsible for the fee associated with making any changes to your registration.  Contact Jason Feucht for more information.  

District 35 Conference Room Block

Coming from out of town? Like to socialize until the wee hours of the morning? Stay at the conference hotel!

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton – Milwaukee Brookfield. Room rates are:

  • 1 King Suite Nonsmoking – $144.00
  • 2 Queen Suite Nonsmoking – $164.00

This negotiated rate is available until March 28th or until we run out of rooms – so book today!

Needed – Speakers, Sponsors, & More!


Do you have a message to share that would benefit our members? We’re looking for speakers to present 45-minute sessions that:

  • Deal with speaking, leadership, or personal development
  • Have solid, actionable takeaways

You don’t need to be a professional speaker – just a well-prepared, interesting one. Please reach out if you have a topic you’d like us to consider.


We are looking for volunteers to support this event. Can you:

  • Help with registration
  • Design conference programs
  • Assist with logistics
  • Organize baskets for the raffle
  • Assist with fundraising

? If so, please reach out!


Would your company or local business want to support this event by being a sponsor?  There are numerous opportunities available at all price levels.

Reach out for more details.

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Thank You To Everybody Who Supports Our Conference!

Thank you to our sponsors, advertisers, and all those that donate to our raffle prizes. Your contributions help us fund our 2024 conference!