Spring Conference 2018


Register Here
Holiday Inn Toronto – Yorkdale
Tickets $299
Early-bird price $279 until Feb. 1
  • Full Conference Agenda
  • Keynote Speaker Sheryl Roush
  • Conference Workshops (to be announced January 22)
  • Download letter requesting employer to sponsor your registration
Keynote speaker

Sheryl Roush, DTM, Accredited Speaker and CEO of Sparkle Presentations Inc., bringing out your best!

What to Expect

Benefit from two days of strategic career development workshops and inspiring speakers and leaders:

  • 10 workshops on leadership, communications and personal development led by subject matter experts
  • Special keynote speaker Sheryl Roush, DTM and Accredited Speaker
  • International Speech and Evaluation competitions
  • Communication and Leadership Award lunch
  • George Keenan Award lunch
  • District Director’s dinner
  • Saturday night entertainment
  • DTM Award ceremony
  • Hall of Fame – educational accomplishments
  • Business meeting
  • District leader elections
Saturday night entertainment

Live band karaoke by Toronto’s own By Request.

  • Pick a song
  • Belt it out
  • Be a rock star!
Hotel Accommodation

Holiday Inn Toronto – Yorkdale
$149.95 + tax for a room with two double beds. Must be reserved by March 30, 2018.
Reserve by phone: Dial 416-789-5161 and quote “Toastmasters District 60 – April 21”

Video contest

The theme for the 2018 Spring conference is Simply the Best, based on the inspiring song by American musician Tina Turner. In the spirit of fun, starting January 2018 we are hosting a monthly video contest where you are encouraged to describe how Toastmasters is helping YOU
achieve your BEST as a communicator or leader. Videos should be 1 – 2 minutes in length, much like Table Topics, and may feature an individual or group sharing your story about achieving your BEST through the Toastmasters program, your club, a mentor or someone else who inspires you.

Let your creativity, enthusiasm and pride in yourself and Toastmasters shine through. Email your video to the Spring Conference Chair Gilles Robert at Springconference@toastmasters60.com for consideration for one of four monthly BEST VIDEO AWARDS – January, February, March and April. Winning videos will be posted on District 60’s website and will receive a prize.

Remember to post the video on social media and your club website to let the world know how Toastmasters is helping you be Simply the Best!

Attached is a video from Inspiring Voices member and professional videographer Jon Forde on creating a video. If you don’t have time to watch all 30 minutes, advance to the 9:00 minute mark about filming horizontally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHKVUPoFlLY&t=51s


Conference Sponsorship and recognition
Diamond Sponsor $1,000 Gold Sponsor $500 Silver Sponsor $300
One complimentary conference ticket Company logo on conference webpage Company logo on conference webpage
Company logo on conference webpage Recognition on workshop signage Recognition on workshop signage
Recognition on workshop signage Quarter-page ad in program book Logo / Sponsor recognition on conference A/V
Half-page ad in program book Logo / Sponsor recognition on conference A/V
Logo / Sponsor recognition on conference A/V Exclusive sponsorship of a contest or breakfast
Exclusive sponsorship of a major conference activity

For more information, contact Sponsorship Chair Tim Kwan, DTM timwkwan@gmail.com




Whether this is your first conference or you’re a regular conference attendee, we are committed to planning a conference where you will learn how to achieve your best through an engaging, relevant and fun program.

Conference Chair:  Gilles Robert, ACG CL Springconference@toastmasters60.com

Workshop Chair:  Andrew Mertens, ACG ALB workshops@toastmasters60.com

Communication and Leadership Award:  Emilio Morales, DTM PRM@Toastmasters60.com

International Speech and Evaluation Contests Coordinator:  Christine Scollon-Umphrey, ACS ALS FM@Toastmasters60.com