District One Spring Toastmasters Conference

Register online: www.tmdistrictone.org/conference.aspx What you'll experience...
  • The best speakers in each Division vying for District Champion in the 
    Evaluation and International Speech contests
  • A rare treat to hear the inspiring Keynote Address delivered by the Toastmasters International President-Elect, coming all the way from Taiwan!
  • Two informative Educational Sessions on Leadership to choose from
  • The Hall of Fame Luncheon, celebrating your educational achievements and welcoming District One’s newest DTMs with the famous Hug Line
  • Presentation of the prestigious Communication and Leadership Award

Open to Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters alike.




George Yen
George Yen, DTM, Toastmasters International First Vice-President 
and International President-Elect

Toastmasters: Where Leaders Are Made (or Remade)

Distinguished Toastmaster George Yen of Taipei, Taiwan, is the new President-Elect of Toastmasters International. Yen assumed the one-year term during the organization’s 81th annual International Convention, held Aug. 15–18 in Orlando, Florida, USA. “Through Toastmasters, I gained confidence and self-awareness,” Yen says. “The program’s core values of evaluation and service leadership changed the way I relate to others—from my employees to my children. I am honored to serve in this capacity and look forward to the opportunity to give back to an organization that helped me rebuild my life to who I am today.”

A dedicated Toastmaster for 22 years, Yen is a member of two Toastmasters clubs in Taipei: World Mosaic Toastmasters and the Taiwan Bi-Lingual club.Yen is Chairman of the Board of Great Sequoia Corporation, an international management and trading company based in Taiwan. In addition, he serves as the chief executive officer of four international joint ventures with Japanese, Canadian and American corporations in the fields of machinery and industrial products. Yen speaks four languages and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Riordan
Richard Riordan, Former Mayor of the City of Los Angeles

Richard Joseph "Dick" Riordan served from 1993 to 2001 as the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles, California. Riordan also served as the California Secretary for Education from 2003–2005. Riordan ran for Governor of California unsuccessfully in 2002. He also served the greater Los Angeles community as an attorney, a businessman and a city official, focusing on community-based leadership.

He launched The Riordan Foundation in 1981 with the goal of helping people acquire the skills necessary to compete successfully in society. The foundation works to teach children how to read and write at an early age and to nurture leadership skills in young adults. To date, the Riordan Foundation has encouraged computer-based, early childhood literacy programs and youth development and leadership programs with over 2,300 graduates. Through its "Rx for Reading" programs, The Riordan Foundation has distributed over 23,400 computers to a number of schools and provided books purchased for elementary classroom libraries. As mayor, Riordan tackled the problem of governing the sprawling city by spearheading the creation of neighborhood-based councils, to provide community organizations a way to participate in governance, and paid special attention to improving the state of the Los Angeles Unified School District

Mayor Riordan will be the recipient of District One's Communications and Leadership Award.

Laura Jarnat
Laura Jarnat, DTM, PDG Professional Trainer, Speaker, Consultant

Early Morning with Laura

What do you have in common with a Distinguished Club President, a past Area Governor of the Year, and the President-Elect of Toastmasters International?  You all started in exactly the same place -- as a brand-new Toastmaster!  In our fun-filled breakfast session, "Morning with Laura," you'll get a chance to watch our own Past District Governor Laura Jarnat interview these exceptional individuals (and more!) as they share their adventures in moving from club member to Toastmaster leader.

The host of our breakfast, Laura Jarnat, is a professional speaker and trainer who found her voice through Toastmasters. Since setting out on her career over 18 years ago, she has educated and entertained over 1,200 audiences all over the English-speaking world, including in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Okinawa, and Singapore. Laura is a Past District One Governor, a Distinguished Toastmaster, a former Toastmaster of the Year, and recipient of the Roy D. Graham Lifetime Achievement Award. And she really, really loves Toastmasters!


Afternoon Session 1

Chris Witt
Chris Witt, Author, Speechwriter and Coach

Step Into Your Power: How to Apply Your Skills to Be More Influential

Influence is the ability to shape the way people think, feel, and, ultimately, act. In this workshop, you'll learn how to influence people, whether or not you have the authority to tell them what to do, by making use of the four elements of an effective speech: 1) you as a person, 2) the event itself, 3) your message, and 4) audience participation. With over 35 years of professional speaking experience, Witt is a speechwriter and executive speech coach.

Afternoon Session 2

Maurice DiMino
Maurice DiMino, Speaker, Author and Mentor

Wake Up the Leader in You: How to Become a Professional Speaker

Many competent speakers want to turn their passion of public speaking into a profession. You may have the drive, skills, and courage but simply being a great speaker is not enough to qualify you as a professional speaker. This workshop will teach you the tools needed to become a professional speaker. DiMino, better known as the Sicilian Mentor, has influenced executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities to use his template to turn their number one fear (public speaking) into their number one asset. DiMino has studied with some of the "greats" in public speaking: T. Harv Eker, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, and many others.

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m.Registration7:15 a.m.Breakfast Networking Session - Early Morning with Laura8:15 a.m.Credentials Desk closes8:30 a.m.Call to Order/Business Meeting10:30 a.m.Keynote Address: Toastmasters: Where Leaders Are Made (or Remade)11:30 a.m.Evaluation Contest12:30 p.m.Hall of Fame Luncheon and Communication & Leadership Award2:15 p.m.Afternoon Educational Sessions (choose one): 
Step Into Your Power: How to Apply Your Skills to be More Influential or 
Wake Up the Leader in You: How to Become a Professional Speaker3:15 p.m.International Speech Contest4:35 p.m.Closing Ceremony5:00 p.m.Adjourn

Promote Your Club or Business - Place an Ad!

Does your business, non-profit or Toastmasters Club have successes you want to shout about?  Communicate your message to an audience of enthusiastic learners and high achievers.  Be part of the District One buzz and advertise in the 2013 Spring Conference Program Book.

The Program Book features ads placed by supporting businesses, individuals and Toastmasters Leaders.  Supporters who place ads are a vital part of the Conference success.

To place an ad, click on the link below. Please contact Keith Jackson at[masked] or[masked] for more information.

Click here for details on ad sizes, prices and more.

Corporate Sponsors

Does your company support training and development?  Would you like to expand your visibility and presence beyond purchasing an ad in the Conference Program Book?  Your support allows District One to continue to provide outstanding communication and leadership programs for the professional and personal development of current and future members.

Companies and organizations can play an even more vital role in the conference success by being a more significant financial partner. Through your donations, between $500 and $5000, a company can sponsor specific events and activities during the conference. Those companies will be recognized not only at the conference, but throughout the District.

To donate an amount and partner with District One Toastmasters, please click on the link below. Please contact Keith Jackson, DTM at [masked] or[masked], to make a contribution.

Click here for details on corporate sponsorships.

How Do I Register?

Online: Click here. Select the ticket that best meets your needs, then pay through our secure online payment system - PayPal. Full payment using credit card will only be accepted with online registration. Online registration does not have check or cash payment options. After online registration closes, just show up at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach on April 27th and check in!

- or -

U.S. mail: Print and complete this registration form. Send in the form and check payment to Toastmasters District One, with Spring Conference 2013 in the memo field. Mail to: Tom Otters, District One Treasurer, 700 W. Walnut Avenue, Unit #91, Orange, CA 92868.


Registration Pricing Options

Full Day Registration:

Postmarked on or before April 19$65Postmarked after April 19$80

Includes: Breakfast Networking Reception, Business Meeting, Evaluation Contest, Keynote Address, Hall of Fame Luncheon, Communication & Leadership Award Presentation, International Speech Contest, Educational Session and Closing Ceremony

Want a Full Day Registration for Only   $50?

Sponsor a brand new member, never before Toastmaster, before February 28th, and you can attend the 2013 Spring Conference for only $50!

Thats an additional $15 savings!!


See link for eligibility requirements and more details.


Half Day Registration – Morning or Afternoon   $50

Morning Includes: Breakfast Networking Reception, Business Meeting, Evaluation Contest, Keynote Address

Afternoon Includes: International Speech Contest, Educational Session and Closing Ceremonies

Hall of Fame Luncheon Only - $45

Business Meeting Only - Free

Refund Policy - Refunds will be available until April 19

Discount Parking is $8 for Self Park and $11 for Valet (first come, first served).

Evaluation and International Speech Contests

Listen and learn as the best Evaluation Speakers from the six Divisions in District One analyze the model speaker, share insightful recommendations designed to improve the presentation's effectiveness and appeal, while encouraging the model speaker to continue their Toastmasters journey. Watch them compete for the title of District One Evaluation Champion.

And, get ready to experience the top six District One Toastmasters vying for the title of District One International Speech Champion. Each contestant will share his or her Division contest-winning 5-7 minute inspirational and motivational speech, seeking the opportunity to represent District One while competing against the other 85 District champions for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking at the Toastmasters International Convention to be held in Concinnati, Ohio from August 21 to 24, 2013.

Two ways to win $25 in Toastmasters Gift Certificates 
Club Challenge

The club in each Division with the highest percentage of paid, full day attendees at the Conference will take home a $25 Toastmasters International gift certificate.

First Timer Challenge

The club in each Division with the highest percentage of first time, paid full day attendees at the Conference will take home a $25 Toastmasters International gift certificate.


Long Beach Hyatt

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Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802


The Spring Conference Raffle will feature 100+ gifts with total value of more than $5,000.  Featured prizes include ...........

To volunteer for the Raffle Team or to donate prizes, please contact Catherine Magruder at[masked] or[masked]-3354.

Register online: www.tmdistrictone.org/conference.aspx


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  • Maureen

    I'm so disappointed that another class conflicts with this event. Have fun!

    April 26, 2013

  • Elissa R.

    Sorry I'll be on vacation

    April 11, 2013

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