Conference: Update March 27-2018

Have you created your path yet? Imagine the possibilities.

With Toastmasters International’s new Pathways educational program having kicked off a week ago in D21, Toastmasters from around the district are intently choosing their paths.

Months ago, when the D21 Spring Conference Committee for 2018 was brainstorming for conference themes, we decided to build upon the excitement and momentum that we anticipated with the new Pathways Program.

While the Pathways Program has multiple paths, we decided to limit our choices to five that we felt encapsulated the best. 

When you register for the conference you will be asked to make a selection from the following five paths:

  • Public Speaking + Interpersonal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication + Strategic Leadership
  • Interpersonal Communication + Management
  • Public Speaking + Management
  • Public Speaking + Strategic Leadership

Your selection will then be featured on your conference name badge allowing you to recognize your fellow travellers.

Toastmasters conferences are a great place to network … to meet old friends and to make new connections. Be prepared to speak about why you chose your path. Why does it resonate with you? Reach out to your fellow conference attendees and ask them about their path. It can be a great icebreaker.

We’re also asking you to imagine the possibilities. Not just anybody’s possibilities but yours.

“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” — Brian Tracy

Here’s what Pope John XXIII had to say about possibilities … “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

Toastmasters helps create possibilities.

Join your fellow Toastmaster pathfinders at the D21 Spring conference in Kelowna. Imagine the possibilities …

Register Now!

Conference Program highlights: 

Saturday April 21

  • Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Education Sessions
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Business Meeting
  • International Speech Contest
  • Formal Dinner
  • Keynote Speaker
  • R & Aarrrrrr After Party Event
  • Entertainment: Dance party
  • Hospitality Suite 

Back by popular demand … a Silent Auction will be held throughout the conference.

Actually, it was the conference committee that demanded it! Our district conferences are expensive events to organize and run. Our Silent Auctions are a great way to raise funds to offset some of the costs of the conference.

Besides that, they are fun … if not competitive!

If you would like to donate a goodie-basket or perhaps re-gift a ‘special’ gift that doesn’t have a place in your home anymore, contact our Silent Auction Chair Mary-Lou Bailey and she can provide you with more information. marylou.bailey40@gmail.com

For the successful bidders, we take cash, cheques or major credit cards via Square (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX). Sorry, no debit.

Announcements:

Register Now! The conference registration price is currently $199.00, however it goes to the Regular Conference Rate of $210.00 on April 1st. Save yourself $11.00!

Don’t forget to book your room at the Capri Hotel! 

 

To Book Your Accommodations:

Ph: 250.860.6060 Fax: 250.762.3430

To learn more about the Capri Hotel visit http://d21springconference.ca/hotel/

Please note: The Special Code for accommodation discount is no longer in effect.

While you are in Kelowna, why not plan for staying for an extra day or so and play tourist. You can see some of the Okanagan’s finest wineries and stunning views with the award winning Wicked Wine Tours. Conference attendees receive 10% off any tour April 19 to 23. Visit www.wickedwinetours.com 

 

Authorized for release by:

Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG

D21 Spring Conference 2018 Webmaster & Public Relations

D21 Public Relations Manager & D21 Website Manager (17-18) on behalf of the Conference Team