District 22 Spring Conference 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
All Systems Go!
We invite you to join us for a day of fun, learning, networking, competition and inspiration.
Bring family. Bring friends. Bring your club banner for the opening parade.
Register by April 1 for the early bird rate, or by April 22 for full registration with meals at the regular rate. Walk-in registration will be available with cash or checks ONLY and will not include meals.
COUNCIL MEETING Make sure your club is represented at the District Council business meeting by the club President, VP Education or another club member carrying their proxy form, which can be found HERE on the Toastmasters website. Members may attend the council meeting without registering for the conference. Upon arrival, sign in at the credentials desk prior to the meeting.
HOTEL The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Wichita Airport. Make hotel reservations by calling the hotel directly at (316) 945-5272 and asking for in-house reservations. Be sure to specify that you are with Toastmasters District 22 Spring Conference when making your reservation to receive the discounted room rate of $114 per night before taxes.
BREAKFAST If you select a registration that includes meals, you will receive a $15 voucher to use for breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
LUNCH Three meal options are available for lunch. Please indicate your selection when purchasing your ticket. All entree options are gluten-free. The eggplant parmesan is vegetarian.
- Southwest Chicken Salad (Marinated chicken breast on mixed greens with black bean tomato relish, grape tomatoes, cheese, scallions and tequila lime dressing)
- Grilled Chicken (Lemon valoute over leeks and spinach, pesto potatoes, vegetable medley)
- Eggplant Parmesan (Marinana sauce, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella)
DINNER Four meal options are available for dinner. Please indicate your selection when purchasing your ticket. All entree options are gluten-free. The pasta primavera is vegetarian.
- Mahi Mahi (With pesto new potatoes, vegetable medley)
- Chicken Forrestiere (Sauteed mushrooms with hunter sauce, pesto new potatoes, vegetable medley)
- Porterhouse Pork Chop (With apple chutney and apple brandy cream, pesto new potatoes, vegetable medley)
- Pasta Primavera (Sauteed vegetables, garlic and white wine sauce)
FRIDAY FUN NIGHT Heavy snacks will be available in the hospitality room, plus a cash bar and fun activites for both first-timers and experienced conference attendees.
CANDIDATE SHOWCASE For presentations by all district officer candidates. Opposed officer and all director officer candidates are limited to a six-minute interview. Unopposed officer candidates are limited to a three-minute interview. District leaders submit questions to be asked. The presentation schedule, with the names of all nominated and known floor candidates for district office, is prepared by the district. There is no census or poll taken of the delegates at a Candidates’ Showcase. Members may attend the showcase without registering for the conference.
Schedule - Friday
Time End Event
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Registration table open
6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Friday fun night with cash bar
7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Candidate showcase
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. DEC meeting
Schedule - Saturday
7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Registration and credentials table open*
7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Table Topics contest briefings
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies
8:30 a.m. 9:25 a.m. Keynote with Past International President Ed Bick, DTM
9:25 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Table Topics contest
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Education sessions (Look for presenter information coming soon)
12:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. Break
12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Communication & Leadership Award Luncheon
with keynote by recipient (More information coming soon)
1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Education session with Past International President Ed Bick, DTM
2:30 p.m. 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. 4:10 p.m. District council meeting
4:10 p.m. 4:40 p.m. Break, International speech contest briefings
4:40 p.m. 6:00 p.m. International speech contest
6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Break with cash bar
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Dinner, officer induction, DTM ceremony
* Registration and Credentials tables will be open before and between sessions when they are not in progress.
Keynote speaker - Toastmasters Past International President Ed Bick, DTM
Ed began his Toastmaster experience in Charleston, South Carolina while serving in the United States Air Force. Since then, Business and Personal moves have taken him to 6 different Districts in 5 Regions. During those travels, he served as District Governor (now Director) from 1979-1980 and International Director from 1981-1983 while living in South Dakota. He began his service on the Executive Committee in 1987 and served as International President from 1990-1991 while residing in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Professionally, Ed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering and a commission in the US Air Force from South Dakota State University. Following his 4 year commitment to the Air Force, he returned to South Dakota and entered the food industry. Initially working as an Industrial Engineer for John Morrell he was recruited to Swift and Company where he served in a number of different roles, retiring in 2014 as the Senior Vice President of Pork Operations.
Ed has since returned to work for Swift as a consultant because, in his words: “I didn’t get the retirement thing correct the first time around so they are making me do it over”.
Ed and his wife, Jennifer, will celebrate 46 years together this spring and enjoy spending as much time as possible with their daughter, son-in-law and two lively grandsons.
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About Toastmasters District 22
District 22 of Toastmasters International includes Toastmasters clubs located in Kansas and western Missouri.
About Toastmasters International
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