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The event took place 2-3 May 2020. The recording is now available.

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What our ATTENDEES saID

This conference was, hands down, one of the most thought-provoking, awe-inspiring events I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending from the comfort of my own home. You handled a sudden, seismic change with excellence and everyone involved in the organisation should be truly proud.

I’m personally glad the event moved online as I was originally unable to attend in person (ironically, the reason I couldn’t make it – work travel – was also cancelled) and I wonder whether a hybrid approach may be the future, given the accessibility it opened to Toastmasters across the globe. I’ll be watching with interest for 2021!

Amy Elise

I really like the district conference. Very informative workshops packed with excellent ideas on how one can improve their skills crucial in today's world. Also, valuable tips can be used from observing competition contestants to improve speeches. One final point, the online workshops can be accessed after the event if one has missed it at the time due to various reasons.

Martin Yau
Hamwic Speakers

Fabulous conference with great speakers, amazing organisation and oodles of learning. Thanks to the amazing team who dreamed it, planned it and delivered it.

Gavin Meikle

I highly commend the organizers of the Conference for the huge task of delivering it online, having it run smoothly to make our experience so enjoyable. The gentleman who organized and operated the Zoom control was exceptional. MC Sonia was engaging and unflappable and a pleasure to spend time with. Bravo to The Team. An exceptional job undertaken and executed.  I hope Online Conferences happen more often.  It showed up the best of what Toastmasters can do and who we can be, and was a superb opportunity to be attending with toastmasters from around the world.

Pemma Fox
London Corinthians

I throughly enjoyed and grateful to D-91 for great opportunity from D79 Region 11 Saudi Arabia.

Sibte Haider
D79

In these challenging times and situation it was the most organised event that I have attended, both in terms of technology and presentation. It was an enriching experience and I am glad I joined the event!

Richa Tandon
Crusaders Toastmasters Club, Cyprus
Many thanks for inviting me. I suppose that I shouldn't be surprised at how on top of things you are and that D91 is going so big with their 2020 conference as opposed to cancelling it. You always seem to be two large steps ahead of everyone else and always going in the right direction!
Robert Cockburn, DTM
PID, PRA

I like the mixture between the Keynotes and the contests and how the district managed to adapt online and to make this a success by having guests and speakers  from all over the world.

The professionalism was amazing,  the whole event look like  a TV programme maybe that could be the next step for the district .

I learned so much from the keynotes, the presenters, the chairs, the technical teams, the guests, the audience on how to engage with an audience online, how to improve my public speaking, my communication skills and so much more.

Anonymous

This conference exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to receive the link so that I can watch some of the speeches and workshops again.

Elizabeth Jordan

Wonderful. Was so glad to be a part of it. Brilliant stuff.

Anil Alexander

The line up is looking fab and no need to travel to London is a HUGE plus ! Can't Wait !

Anonymous
I originally booked the full Event, but now would really like to attend the virtual one. You have a superb line up. Thank you so much for putting on this Event with an array of top class speakers.
Anonymous

It’s a shame that Canary Wharf was cancelled but at the same time I am so happy that I don’t need to travel far and stay away from home for this one. I can have a productive weekend with Toastmasters while still devoting my evenings to my family. I think that’s great.

Anonymous

It has never been this affordable to attend a district conference ever before - it’s now less than 1/20 of the usual price! I think it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that nobody should miss out. 

Anonymous

My journey with Toastmasters started in 2017 and it completely changed my life, my views of life and confidence level. Last year I attended Toastmasters conference for the first time, and I was well impressed with organisation and friendly environment. I met a new friends for life and I get an opportunity to talk in real with people I’ve only  seen on TV and it is amazing. This Conference is the great opportunity to learn, build your networking , and improve your leadership skills.

Tatjana Boreckaja

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  • Keynote: Gateway to Humanity
  • Keynote: The Language of Leadership
  • Keynote: Leadership Communication in a Post-COVID World
  • Workshop: In The Line of Fire. How to Answer Tough Questions and Overcome Audience Resistance
  • Workshop: Secrets of Listening
  • Workshop: UNFORGETTABLE Presentations
  • Workshop: Network Your Way to Netflix. How to Use Networking to Achieve Your Dreams
  • Workshop: It’s Not About You. The Neuroscience of Audience Engagement
  • Workshop: Know Your Audience!
  • Workshop: Think Before You Panic. Critical Thinking For Toastmasters and Daily Life
  • Workshop: FUEL the FIRES
  • International Speech Contest
  • Evaluation Speech Contest
  • Table Topics Speech Contest
  • Humorous Speech Contest
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OUR STORY

Toastmasters helps people improve communication and build leadership skills. This year's UK (South) Toastmasters Conference was to be the biggest for the district. Superb location was chosen for such occasion: a 4* Hotel in London’s Canary Wharf. With such location and all the passion and effort that went into organising the event, it was expected to be one of the most successful D91 conferences in a while!

The team brainstorming entertainment at Canary Wharf

However, when almost everything was ready, the winds changed direction. Less than two months were left until the conference when terrifying news about Coronavirus flooded the media, causing a major panic among attendees. Nobody wanted to go to a conference that was taking place in the middle of the expected peak of the pandemic. The largest in history D91 Conference at Canary Wharf had to be cancelled.

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There are two ways to approach change: to ignore it sticking to the old ways or to adapt making the most out of it. It was a hard decision, but the brave conference team chose the latter. We adapted the conference to an online format.

Five Guys - the only open restaurant when team's meetings finish

And now we are proud to have produced the product of our passion: the first ever D91 Online Toastmasters Conference, which became the largest online Toastmasters event in Europe in 2020 with 822 attendees from 33 countries!

Virtual Conference After-Party

Our TEAM

Putting up a conference of this scale required a lot of effort, all of which came from devoted volunteers. We would like to express our gratitude to every person who helped D91 Online Conference 2020. Without them, it would have been impossible! This video lists all our conference heroes who made it happen. THANK YOU!

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Toastmasters International is a U.S. headquartered non-profit educational organisation that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Founded in 1924, it has over 16600 clubs in 146 countries divided into 122 District Admin areas. District 91 is the region which covers London, the South of England and South Wales.

This event is open for all people interested in self-development, public speaking and leadership, whether you have heard of Toastmasters or not.

why attend the conference?

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Some of the best management educators from the UK and abroad were handpicked by our team to stretch your knowledge and provide you with the latest tips and advice on leadership and public speaking. If you were to approach some of our presenters directly, you’d have had to pay multiples of the price that you’ll be paying for the entire conference.

GROW IN 3 DIMENSIONS

The topics of our workshops are focused on personal development, communication and leadership. By bringing these topics together we want you to grow in all of these aspects, and by the end of the conference, you’ll be better equipped to make well-educated choices to help you become a better person, communicator and leader.

GET INSPIRED

Remember how it feels to watch a motivational speech? Now imagine hearing empowering speeches for 2 entire days. Such amount of inspiration would make you want to leap into action right away! Our presenters will give you a lot of food for thought and empower you to become the better version of yourself the moment you leave the conference.

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ONLINE Conference AGENDA

MAY, 2nd

StartSession
09:00Opening Ceremony
09:15The Language of Leadership
Keynote by Simon Lancaster
09:55District Council Meeting
12:55Lunch Break
13:20Table Topics Speech Contest
14:40In the Line of Fire. How to Answer Tough Questions and Overcome Resistance.
Workshop by Sergey Kuzin
15:25Secrets of Listening
Workshop by Julian Treasure
16:10UNFORGETTABLE Presentations
Workshop by Darren LaCroix
16:55International Speech Contest
18:55Hall of Fame & Closing Ceremony
19:35After-Party & Virtual Drinks

 

ALL THE TIMINGS ARE UK BASED (GMT+1)

ONLINE Conference AGENDA

MAY, 2nd

StartSession
09:00Opening Ceremony
09:15The Language of Leadership
Keynote by Simon Lancaster
09:55District Council Meeting
12:55Lunch Break
13:20Table Topics Speech Contest
14:40In the Line of Fire. How to Answer Tough Questions and Overcome Resistance.
Workshop by Sergey Kuzin
15:25Secrets of Listening
Workshop by Julian Treasure
16:10UNFORGETTABLE Presentations
Workshop by Darren LaCroix
16:55International Speech Contest
18:55Hall of Fame & Closing Ceremony
19:35After-Party & Virtual Drinks

 

ALL THE TIMINGS ARE UK BASED (GMT+1)

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