Unleash the Power Within You
by attending the D101 Conference 2022
May 7-8, 2022
All times shown in Pacific Time (PT), unless otherwise noted.
District 101 Annual Conference – “The Power Within You” concluded successfully on May 8th at 3:00 p.m.
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Upcoming D101 Events
Leadership Luncheon on July 16, 2022
Train the Trainer event on June 8, 2022 and
Early Bird Club Officer Training on June 16, 2022.
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The Power Within You! – D101 Conference
Ready to up your game in writing humorous, engaging content? Sharpen you improv skills? Thinking of launching your own business? Making a career change?
This conference has what you’re looking for! Two amazing days designed to help you move forward.
Day 1: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Our keynote speaker will cover the elements of forming a humorous speech and improvising. First time anywhere in Toastmasters International!
Our panel of Innovators will share how they went from idea to successful formation & take YOUR questions on how to launch, overcome roadblocks, next steps, and more!
Topped off by our District 101 EVALUATION CONTEST.
We’ll also have our spectacular HALL OF FAME to recognize members and clubs across the district. And our Business Meeting.
8:30 am: Doors Open
9:00 am: Welcome by District Leaders
9:30 am: Keynote Speech by Sean Conroy – “If At First You Fail, Succeed!”
10:15 am: Break
10:30 am: Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
11:20 am: Hall of Fame – with lunch
12:30 pm: District Business Meeting: Club Presidents and VPEs are required to attend this meeting.
3:00 pm: Evaluation Contest
4:45 pm: Wrap-Up
Day 2: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Breakfast with a Pro! Bring your Humorous Speeches and be ready to share. Our guest will offer you feedback to help bring additional humor to your speech!
Our Panel of Executives will share information on how to successfully launch a career change, including moving to a new company and moving ahead. They will take YOUR questions on how to launch, overcome roadblocks, next steps, and more!
This is the outside-of-the-box Conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us on Saturday May 7th & Sunday May 8th Virtually from anywhere in the world.
Register Here – https://d101tm.org/conference/
8:30 am: Doors Open
9:00 am: Executives Panel – Career Conversations
10:30 am: Break
10:45 am: Breakfast with the Pro – Workshop with Sean Conroy
11:30 am: Break
12:00 pm: International Speech Contest
3:00 pm: Wrap-Up
“If At First You Fail, Succeed!”
Sean has been a television writer for over a decade (Key & Peele, Crossballs, Dog Bites Man, Gentlemen Lobsters, Players, Love Inc.), most recently finishing up his third season as head writer of Adult Swim’s cult favorite Mr. Pickles, about a dog who’s sort of like Lassie, except he worships Satan and is a serial killer. He enjoys good coffee, mediocre whiskey, and ship novels. Check out his website at seanconroy.com, follow his 2017 tour at worldssmallestgiant.com, and follow him on IG and Twitter at @seanconroy.
Innovator: a person who introduces something new or does something for the first time: that person is a true pioneer and innovator who always pushes the boundaries and follows her or his visions.
What does an innovator know that may be worth remembering? What are the lessons we can learn or be reminded of from an Innovator? What about two Innovators? Three?
The Innovators panel is here to share a sneak peek into their own journey to go from daydream to details to launch. They not only will share their journey, but are ready, willing, and experienced to answer your questions. Did they meet with frustration? Were they stalled as they moved forward? How did they break free from the ties that slowed or stopped them? Ask your question and then tap into The Power Within You to be the next innovator poised for success.
Co-founder and Head of Engineering at Viralspace
Founder of Twindom
Richard Berwick started a 3-D printing company called Twindom https://web.twindom.com/ Business slowed down during the pandemic. Local venture capitalist Tim Draper was funding his project and Richard and his team pivot and use the 3-D scanning technology for virtual fitting. They got a few clients such as “Untuck it” and a few others. The GAP got wind of their technology and wanted exclusive rights – so a nice offer was made and the group was sold to “Gap Inc”.
Co-founder and CTO of Lily AI
She previously worked in technology leadership and software engineering roles at Box, Pocket Gems, Yahoo! and Texas Instruments, and has a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas Austin.
Executive: Having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect.
Stepping up in one’s career can seem difficult. The same is true if one is considering changing industries. But it doesn’t have to be daunting, particularly if one considers the wisdom these experts will share on how to make it happen.
The skills and secrets these three executives will share can give a person the courage to step up and move forward to pursue one’s dream to make that career transition a reality. This panel will help each member connect to The Power With YOU.
Director of Software Support in the Financial Services Global Business Unit at Oracle
Founder and CEO of The White Mulberry
Tanu was the President of the Stanford Sloan Partners Program and led several initiatives for the Sloan Partner community at Stanford University GSB. She has been associated with several other prestigious organizations internationally including the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Her social impact has spanned leadership roles in several non-profit organizations working on issues ranging from communities in conflict, diminishing local cultures due to urbanization, the welfare of street children and networking for senior citizens. She has been an invited speaker at the British Council and also several women’s entrepreneurship events.
Tanu runs a non-profit “The Open Cocoon”, which works towards leveraging international tourism as a strong driving force for the social and economic upliftment of local populations across the world. Their mission is to be a catalyst for harnessing this potential and perpetuating tangible benefits.
SVP, Global Head of Products at Infor
She has a master’s in Mathematics from University of Memphis and Mechanical Engineering from University of Bombay.
May 7, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
“Leadership Phobia” with Elliotte Mao
Do you or your club suffer from Leadership phobia? Do you find yourself avoiding meetings or eye contact around election time? Have you honed your Table Topics skills to name 3 things as to why you don’t have the time or the qualifications to be the President, the District Director, or the TMOD?
Not to worry! You’re not alone. Join hundreds of fellow leadership phobics who have found themselves shackled or shunned by aggressive recruiters to accept an officer roles that ‘nobody wanted’ or serve that position again!
There is hope. There is a remedy. Come to a workshop conducted by the Tai Chi master of Leadership Elliotte Mao, DTM4.
Elliotte Mao is a 4X Distinguished Toastmaster who has held every officer position in 5 different clubs, chaired two Conferences, served as Area and Division Director, and the current Club Coach Chair. She is a candidate for District 4’s PQD and would love to share the secret to turning leadership phobia to euphoria!
Congratulations Christopher Rivera of Samsung Speaks! You’ve won the Raffle Prize for registering early for the Annual Conference!
Christopher is the winner of:
10” Ring Light with 50” Extendable Tripod Stand, Sensyne LED Circle Lights with Phone Holder for Live Stream/Makeup/YouTube Video/TikTok, Compatible with All Phones.
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Gift Of Gab
This program will run twice before the conference. The results will be announced during the conference.
Invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, students to the conference. The member who invites the most number of guests will win our “Gift of Gab”. Ask your friends to register for the conference and answer the question – “How did you hear about our conference?” and enter your name in the “If Word of Mouth, May we know the source?” It’s that simple!
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