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Ride to Success at the Fall Conference!

Saturday November 8th

8:15 AM - 5:45 PM with an optional evening reception 

Embassy Suites Monterey Bay
1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955

Contest Results

Humorous Speech Contest
1st Manuel Cherchi for "A Family Tradition"
2nd Eugene Chen for "Why You Should Never Date a Toastmaster"
3rd Marek Kowalkiewicz for "The Race"

Speech Evaluation Contest
1st Carlos Puig
2nd Joanna Lamore
3rd Rahul Pillay

Keynote Speaker

Judy-Carter 8252Judy Carter, Author, speaking coach and humorist
Judy is a high-demand speaker for Fortune 500 companies where she uses comedy techniques to decrease workplace stress and to entertain and inspire. Judy coaches people on presentational skills and how to find their unique message.

Keynote Speech:
The Message of You: You Can't Spell Message without M-E-S-S


Breakout Session:
Finding Extraordinary Stories in an Ordinary Day



7:00 AM    Sign-in, Breakfast
8:15 AM    Opening Ceremonies
8:45 AM    Evaluation Contest (Participants attend briefings at 7:45 AM)
10:30 AM    Keynote Address by Judy Carter, "The Message of You"
11:20 AM    Educational Breakout Sessions: Educational Breakout Sessions:
"Finding Extraordinary Stories in an Ordinary Day"-- Judy Carter
"Branded for Success-- Personal Branding Techniques to Advance Your Career"-- Rita Barber
12:00 PM    Luncheon with Hall of Fame Recognition
1:45 PM    District Business Meeting, Club Presidents and VPEs or their proxies have a vote
Parallel Breakout Session for non-proxy holders: "Three Transformational Leadership Experiences"-- Atul Nayak
3:30 PM    Humorous Speech Contest (Participants attend briefings at 3:00 PM)
5:45 PM    Conference Adjourns and Opportunity Drawing winners posted
6:30 PM    Optional Evening Reception - with hors d'oeuvres (Cash bar available)
8:00 PM    Reception Program Adjourns

Download program (11.12 MB PDF)


EARLY BIRD registration ends on October 31.
$70 Conference Package ($90 after October 31)
$90 Conference Package PLUS evening reception ($110 after October 31)

A la carte options are available (see registration page for details).


Attending the District 4 Business Meeting is FREE!

  • Presidents and VPEs or their proxies get a vote
  • Download a proxy form here.
  • Arrive by 1:00 PM to check in at the Credentials desk and pick up your ballots
  • No registration required to attend business meeting only (no refreshments included)