Fall Conference 2017



District 30’s Fall Conference is set and we’re ready to “DAZZLE” our members with an amazing experience. Our theme, “DAZZLE! District 30’s Fantastic (and Final) Fall Conference”, is sure to please! This is the LAST Fall Conference District 30 will have and we want YOU to be a part of this historic event! REGISTER TODAY at http://bit.ly/2xOt6Yk and reserve your seat at the best conference District 30 has ever experienced!



The District 30 Fall Conference will be held on Saturday, November 4th starting at 6:00am and will continue through Sunday, November 5th until 1:00pm



The conference will be held at the luxurious Chicago Marriott Northwest Hotel in Hoffman Estates located at 4800 Hoffman Blvd in Hoffman Estates, IL.


A special room rate of $89/ night + tax is available for both single and double occupancy. Discounted room rates are available until October 13th so don’t delay! Rooms may sell out so plan to book early (these rates are available for both Friday and Saturday Night).

To make a reservation, call 847-645-9500 and ask for the “TOASTMASTERS DISTRICT 30” group rate. Alternatively, click the following link to book online http://bit.ly/2syHGlo



Barbara Khozam AS is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer having delivered over 1100 presentations to 36,000 people in 10 countries on Customer Service, Leadership, and Communication. Her audiences include employees of Xerox, Symantec, Verizon, and the FBI to name a few. Known for her “High Energy/High Impact” delivery, outrageous wit, and ability to tackle real issues posed by her audience, she has been the recipient of dozens of  awards for Sales Achievement & Outstanding Trainer Ratings.

In 2014 Barbara was the 14th woman in the world to be honored by Toastmasters International with their elite Accredited Speaker designation for “outstanding platform professional speaking”.  Besides being an acclaimed author, Barbara delivered more than 1100 presentations to audiences of all sizes, sharing strategies for customer service, leadership, motivation, and communication. CLICK HERE to watch her welcome message to District 30


C&L Award Winner

Pam Zekman is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter who has served on CBS 2 Chicago’s investigative team since 1981. Her thorough investigations have earned her every major award in television reporting and have resulted in numerous governmental reforms as well as criminal indictments. Her segments have exposed dangerous cab drivers with long histories of moving traffic violations and accidents to Medicare and Medicaid fraud among healthcare professionals and medical clinics.

Her reputation as a fierce leader and confident communicator represent the very qualities Toastmasters International holds dear. We are honored to have her join us at our Fall Conference to accept this award




Be prepared to laugh, cry and do it all over again! We’ve got a spectacular lineup of 8 educational sessions speakers ready to share their life lessons and advice to help you grow! Each speaker will present twice (back-to-back) to ensure YOU don’t miss out! CLICK HERE to find out more about our Educational Session presenters!




After many years, we are bringing back our “Exhibit Hall” section! Small businesses, entrepreneurs and employees from across Chicagoland will be representing themselves or their companies and showcasing their products or services. Come learn about how they can help you improve personally and/ or professionally. If you are interested in being a vendor OR placing an ad in our program book, CLICK HERE to download the form. (note – the deadline to register as an exhibitor or place an ad is October 18th, 2017)




Our bi-annual Achiever’s Recognition Brunch will take place on Sunday, Nov 5th starting at 10:00am. If you earned at least one (1) award since April 1st, 2017, you will receive a personal invitation via email with details on how to register for your complimentary brunch ticket.  If you haven’t submitted an award yet but are close to earning one, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. The deadline to submit an award via www.toastmasters.org and be qualified for a complimentary ticket to the Achiever’s Brunch is 11:59pm on Sunday, October 15th.



We are proud to showcase the creativity, quality and culture of clubs in our District with our Virtual Banner Parade! Starting off with a special celebration and throughout the conferenece, we will display pictures of members from numerous clubs standing proudly alongside their Toastmasters club banner. To showcase your club, please send your pictures to Tom Keefe at tomkeefe1@comcast.net no later than October 21st. It will be a DAZZLING display of diversity and dedication.



Club Registration = $130

Individual Registration = $35

Individual Registration + Lunch + Dinner (BEST BUY) = $75



An incredible lunch buffet and delicious dinner option is available. Individuals who purchase a lunch or dinner will have a perfect view of the Keynote Speaker, Distinguished Club Ceremony and Humorous Speech Contest! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to eat great food at an outstanding price!

Lunch Buffet = $20

Dinner = $35



Our 2-day conference is jam-packed with lots of activities and events! CLICK HERE to download the full schedule and start planning your own personal agenda!



Be a friendly face and officially offer a helping hand during the Fall Conference. We’re looking for volunteers to help out at various events and throughout the conference. If interested, visit https://goo.gl/forms/HtZ99jvvIs3Dl2lz2 to sign-up!



Have questions about the Fall Conference? We’re happy to help. CLICK HERE for a list of FAQs.



Register at http://bit.ly/2xOt6Yk and revel in District 30’s Fantastic (and Final) Fall Conference!