Contests are part of our tradition and a key component of the Toastmasters International member experience. Contests help members to step outside of their comfort zone, test their skills, and receive recognition for their accomplishments both inside and outside of the club meeting environment. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels. Each year more than 30,000 thousand Toastmasters worldwide compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Table Topics and International Speech contests. Competition is friendly but tough! Only the best of the best in the International Speech Category advance to the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking ® – held at annual conventions in North America and beyond. Details for our next conference are here: Spring Conference May 2017.
District 95 Conference Events
Our conferences are HAPPENINGS where we come together to compete, learn and socialize! We hold conferences twice a year at various locations in our District. In addition to speech contests, conferences offer members inspiring keynote speakers, educational workshops, sight-seeing activities and gala dinners. District Officers conduct business during District Council Meetings attended by our officers and members.
A costumed affair. District Director, Tuire and International President, Jim Kokocki enjoying the warm atmosphere at “Once Upon a Prague” District Fall Conference, 2015. Fall seems to be a creative time for us all as George Yen, Past International President, 2013-2014 clearly showed during his keynote address at our “Unbox Yourself” District Fall Conference, 2016.
PAST DISTRICT 95 CONFERENCES
Fall 2016 Unbox Yourself!
Warsaw, Poland – 25-26 November
Spring 2016 Leadership Inspired By Growth & Happiness
Timisoara, Rumania – 13-14 May
Fall 2015 Once Upon a Prague
Prague, Czech Republic – 20-21 November
Spring 2015 Weaving Colorful Smiles
Borås, Sweden – 22-24 May
Fall 2014 95 Reasons To Be There (Our first District 95 Conference)