District 101 Annual Conference

May 20th & 21st, 2023


Unleash the Champion! – D101 Conference


We are thrilled to announce our 7th District Conference which will be fully online, with the theme “Unleash the Champion.” This conference is a unique opportunity for Toastmasters from across the district to gather, network, and grow their public speaking skills.

We invite you to join us on May 20 and 21st to participate in exciting keynote speeches, workshops, and contests that will challenge and inspire you. Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or a new Toastmaster, there will be something for everyone at this conference.

We are proud to announce our keynote speakers: 

Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion, will be speaking on “Unforgettable Presentations, 3 Secrets to Be Remembered & Repeated”

Lindy MacLaine, 2020 World Championship 2nd runner up, will be speaking on “Emote: Expand Your Expressiveness”

Lance Miller, 2005 World Champion, will be presenting a workshop on “Building a Championship Club”

• Mike Carr, 2020 World Champion, will be presenting a workshop on “Editing for Excellence: How to Refine Your Speech Like a Champion”

The conference is designed to help members develop their leadership and communication skills, connect with like-minded individuals, and have fun while doing it. With so many great activities and opportunities, we are confident that you will leave the conference feeling empowered, motivated, and ready to unleash your inner champion.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you there!



All times shown in Pacific Time (PT), unless otherwise noted.


Day 1: Saturday, May 20, 2023

7:45AM – Candidates Showcase

8:30AM – Opening

8:45AM – Tall Tales Speech Contest

10:00AM – Keynote: “Unforgettable Presentations, 3 Secrets to Be Remembered & Repeated” by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

11:15AM – Hall of Fame

12:00PM – Business Meeting

12:00PM – “Raise Your Sway Factor: Social Media to Grow Your Club” by Sima Dahl, a Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker (Parallel Session)

1:30PM – “Building a Championship Club” by Lance Miller, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking (Parallel Session)

Day 2: Sunday, May 21, 2023

May 21

8:30AM – Opening

8:45AM – “Emote: Expand Your Expressiveness” by Lindy MacLaine, 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking 2nd Runner Up

10:00AM – Workshop: “Editing for Excellence: How to Refine your Speech like a Champion” by Mike Carr, 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking

11:30AM – International Speech Contest

1:30PM – Adjourn

Seeking Sponsorships


We are excited to have you register and join us for the District 101 online conference. While this is a free event for our members, we are seeking to raise funds from individuals and through corporate sponsorships to help support our District and ultimately your Club. Member and club benefits include additional workshops and Club District Credit.

Individual Sponsors

Consider donating as an individual to help sponsor our event and activities.

Click here to donate by PayPal, credit, or debit card.

Corporate Sponsors

If you’re a member of a Corporate Club, consider seeking sponsorship from your company.

Click here for a sponsorship letter of request, tips for seeking sponsorship, and links to the sponsorship packages.

Questions, Comments, or Interested in Volunteering? Contact:


Conference Chair Shoba Rao,  shobarao.toastmasters@gmail.com


Program Quality Director Abhijeet Joshi, joshi.toastmaster@gmail.com