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District 2 Annual Conference

May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

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Save the date for this year’s District 2 Annual Conference to be held the week of May 14th through the 22ndThe fun starts at 10:00 am on May 14th. The Keynote portion is on May 21st starting promptly at 8:00am. Be sure to arrive early, so you don’t miss even one minute. We are proud to present three exceptional and accredited speakers to help us explore our theme.

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Bonus: The first D2 club to have all of its members register for this event will receive their own exclusive virtual background to display during the conference!


Verity Price

Verity started her journey as one of the first online crowd funders. Fifteen years later, and a career glittered with accolades, Verity’s latest big first – the sixth woman in history and first speaker from Africa to ever be crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking.

Morag Mathison

Since 2020 our priorities have shifted and with it our expectations of how we lead others and how we are led. The presentation will cover the changes we have experienced, how we have responded and the new priorities and direction of organizations and their people as we reimagine leadership today. 

Morag Mathieson, DTM, of Moehrendorf, Germany, First Vice President of Toastmasters International, is a self-employed professional development consultant and chair of the Board of the child sponsorship charity Living Water Germany.  She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toesignation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.


Ronald Chapman

Accredited Speaker, Distinguished Toastmaster is a facilitator, strategist, trainer, and coach and consultant specializing in leadership and organization development. Known most in his home district for designing and leading half-day developmental workshops on professional speaking and leadership. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University at Albany (New York).



Education Sessions

Join us for engaging and informative Ed Sessions.






May 14th 10 – 11:30 am

In this interactive storytelling workshop, the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking Pres Vasilev will reveal the most powerful storytelling secrets.  Watch Pres Vasilev’s winning World Championship speech https://youtu.be/Z8L68Ev8VPQ

Engage in a dynamic discussion to explore its storytelling secrets and learn how to craft your own compelling stories.

Rising to the Top: Using character and dialogue to deliver the unforgettable

Do you watch champion speakers and wonder, “How can they be so entertaining and inspiring in just 5 to 7 minutes?” In this fun-filled, skill-packed, high-level training, professional performers Lindy MacLaine and Rebecca P. Murray, unpack break-through stage and screen methods to help you become unforgettable. 
You will discover how to:
  • Increase speech engagement and brevity
  • Infuse the 4 P’s of character persona for impact
  • Identify how to shift from narrative to character dialogue
  • Deliver more invigorating, lively, and captivating speeches 
  • Develop a visceral understanding of character presentation


“I recommend it to anyone interested in learning how to deliver captivating and memorable presentations.”
—Monique Sears, Cathedral Heights Bilingual English-Spanish Toastmasters Club

“Loved the thoroughly engaging way in which concepts were modeled!”
—Paul White, Past District 27 District Governor

D2 Conference Education Session Workshop With Angela Barrus


Sponsored by the D2 Speakers Bureau

Sunday, May 22nd 9:45-11:30 am  

Is attending this workshop for you?

Let’s consider a few questions . . . 

GROW YOUR CLUB ~ Would you like to generate excitement, interest, and growth for your club members?

CREATE POSITIVE IMPACT ~ Do you have a desire to deliver speeches that inspire, motivate, and even entertain beyond your club?

SPARK & ELEVATE ~ Are you ready to elevate your speaking? Elevate your club? Elevate your impact?


If you answered YES to any of these questions make sure to

join us for an interactive, engaging, and impactful workshop!

If you want to generate club excitement and growth, create positive impact,

and spark and elevate your speaking, club and beyond

make sure to mark your calendar and join us!

Facilitator Angela Barrus is energized by exploring growth focused opportunities with people who want to create positive impact and change. As a professional speaker and life coach everything she offers is inspired by her experience from training, negotiating speaking gig logistics, and working one-on-one with clients.

From the foundation of her training and experience, as the D2 Speakers Bureau Chair, Angela has created an easy-to-follow system for Toastmaster clubs to book guest speakers for open houses etc. She has also created a system for speakers to easily create marketing materials to provide for promoting events.

When Angela isn’t coaching, speaking or nerding out on all things D2 Speakers Bureau, she loves to hike, garden, and play with her grandchildren. She also volunteers at the John Volken Academy which provides a long-term addiction recovery program for courageous people who are claiming their divine privilege of sobriety. And we mustn’t forget that she absolutely loves all things chocolate!



D2 Conference Schedule

Date and TimeSessionDescription
Monday May 16th 
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Chandana Dixit

Join Chandana for an intriguing, thought-provoking educational session that are sure to inform and inspire!
Wednesday May 18th
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Rebecca P. Murray and Lindy MacLaine
Rising to the Top: Using character and dialogue to deliver the unforgettable

Do you watch champion speakers and wonder, “How can they be so entertaining and inspiring in just 5 to 7 minutes?”In this fun-filled, skill-packed, high-level training, professional performers Lindy MacLaine and Rebecca P. Murray, unpack break-through stage and screen methods to help you become unforgettable.
Saturday, May 21st
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Keynote Speakers
Join emcee TBD, speakers Verity Price, Morag Mathison, Ronald Chapman, and more for engaging and inspirational speeches and discussions!
Saturday, May 14th
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 21st
4:00 pm – 7:00 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! This year we will be in person at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue! Dinner will be served and tickets are only $50 per person!
Sunday, May 22nd
9:45 am – 11:30 am
Ignite Your Impact by Daring Greatly Sponsored by the D2 Speakers Bureau
Ignite your Impact by Daring Greatly with Angela Barrus. You don’t want to miss this! Then stay on to network with fellow Toastmasters!
Sunday, May 22nd
1:30 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: Shawna Broeker, EC1
Assistant Conference Chair: Teresa Lindahl


May 21, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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District 2 Toastmasters
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