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District 2 Annual Conference

May 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - May 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT

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Conference Weekend is nearly here! Join us May 15th and 16th for ALL of the great 2021 D2 Conference Events! The fun starts at 9:00 am on May 15th. Be sure to arrive early, so you don’t miss even one minute. Check out the Full Conference Schedule below to see all of the weekends events!!

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“The Hidden Secrets of the Introverted Speaker” and
“Editing for Excellence”

Aaron W. Beverly

2019 World Champion of Public Speaking

In August 2019, Aaron Beverly emerged as the winner of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, an annual public speaking competition that includes over 30,000 competitors worldwide. Performing the speech entitled “An Unbelievable Story,” Aaron provided a humorous take on the heavy subject of race and the importance of “acceptance despite difference.”
Check out Aaron’s award-winning speech HERE.
Aaron is a living proof, that the art communication can have a profoundly positive effect on the advancement of your professional career and the fulfillment of your life. So, mark your calendars for our online District 2 Conference to hear directly from Aaron!

Confident Communication Hacks: How to Speak Up, Weigh In, and Be Heard

Sima Dahl, DTM, AS, CSP, and MBA

International Speaker and Branding Visionary

Wouldn’t it be great if real-world meetings were as orderly and organized as the ones at Toastmasters? But reality finds us battling jam-packed agendas, rambling colleagues, and all manner of digital meeting disruption that can leave us reluctant to speak up. In this fast-paced presentation, Sima will share the #1 self-sabotaging behavior to stop plus three tactics to feel mentally, emotionally, and physically confident leaning into and contributing to any conversation.


“Aspire to Inspire: The Impacts and Benefits of Positive Thinking”

Naomi Takeuchi, DTM

International Director, Region 1

Naomi Takeuchi, DTM, has been a Toastmaster since 2005, and her home club is Next Level Toastmasters in Santa Rosa, California. As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Naomi is a “working ambassador” for the organization

“Not only does Toastmasters provide skills to gain confidence and poise in public speaking, the partnerships and friendships built through being part of this organization last for a lifetime”

Jeff Renner

Conference Emcee

Jeff Renner has had a storied career a journalist, broadcaster, explorer, scientist and author. It would lead to a Presidential interview in the White House Rose Garden, and overseas assignments at the Vatican and research stations high in the Swiss Alps. He was a candidate for the NASA Journalist in Space program. Those accomplishments were recognized by his peers with nine Emmys, and by those he served with what Jeff considered his biggest honor- a nightly invitation into their homes, the trust of those viewers and their families. 

Education Sessions

Your Fellow D2 Toastmasters will be presenting thought-provoking, exciting education sessions! ! Your conference registration will also provide access to attend these. Check out out the sesion dates and topics in the conference schedule below. 



D2 Conference Schedule

Educational Sessions - May 4th, 6th and 12th

Date and TimeSessionDescription
Tuesday, May 4th 
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Nick Salmon
A Rude Awakening

Nancy Juetten
Podcast Guesting for Good and Profit
Join Nick and Nancy for intriguing, thought-provoking educational sessions that are sure to inform and inspire!
Thursday, May 6th
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Ashwika Gampa
Redefining the Impossible

Rebecca P. Murray
How to Craft Your Stand Up Engagement Plan for Screen & Stage Success
Come learn from Ashwika and Rebecca as they present their takes on tackling challenges and captivating audiences.
Wednesday, May 12th 
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Michael Dugan
Pivoting to Podcasting through Pathways

Kim Peterson
How to Build Your Authentic Leadership Brand for Confidence, Clarity, Presence, Influence & Impact
Flex your Reach by learning from Michael and Kim about how to craft amazing podcasts and share your own unique brand with the world!

Conference Weekend - May 15th and 16th

Date and TimeSessionDescription
Saturday, May 15th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote Speakers
Join emcee Jeff Renner, speakers Aaron Beverly, Naomi Takeuchi, Sima Dahl, and member panelists for engaging and inspirational speeches and discussions!
Saturday, May 15th
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
District Council Business Meeting
Come and learn about the current state of the district through our Annual District Business Reports and Officer Elections
Saturday, May 15th
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Awards Ceremony & After Party
You are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of D2’s amazing clubs and members at our end-of-year black-tie awards ceremony!
Sunday, May 16th
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Special Event Educational Seminar & Networking Session
Aaron Beverly will present “Editing for Excellence”. You don’t want to miss this! Then stay on to network with fellow Toastmasters!
Sunday, May 16th
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
International Speech Contest
Cheer on contestants in the D2 International Speech Contest and see who will go on to represent D2, vying for a spot on the World Championship stage! 

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Thank you to all of our presenters and helpers!

Conference Chair: Megan Buchner, CC, CL
Assistant Conference Chair: Linda Vorthman


May 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am PDT
May 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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