Spring Conference 2018



District 30 cordially invites you to register for our 2018 Spring Conference! Our conference theme is “ALL THAT GLITTERS IS G.O.L.D” and we guarantee it to shimmer, sparkle and shine like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Come experience this 24K event! REGISTER TODAY at http://bit.ly/2BNPtTR and reserve your seat for the best Spring Conference District 30 has to offer!



The District 30 Spring Conference will begin on Friday, April 20th starting at 5:00pm and will continue through Sunday, April 22nd 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 March 30th 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/Spring_Conference_Hotel_Reservation



Ed Tate is an award-winning international Keynote speaker, trainer, and author. Worldwide he is known as “The Speaker Who Energizes, Educates and Entertains.” To date, he has spoken professionally in 47 states, 20 countries and on five continents.

Using the principles he teaches, Ed Tate won the “American Idol of Public Speaking” and became the 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking – Toastmasters International’s most prestigious speaking award among its 352,000+ members. In 2008, Ed earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the
National Speakers Association. It is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. It is an honor bestowed on less than 12% of its members.

Ed’s success in business has spanned more than two decades. For 14 years, he was a successful national account executive selling over $500 million in products and services to corporations and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. Additionally, he co-created two business units that produced over $1.25 billion in revenue.


KEY HANDOUT #1 – “Get Yes to Your Request”

KEY HANDOUT #2 – “Manage Things. Lead People”



Be prepared to laugh, cry and do it all over again! We’ve got a spectacular lineup of 9 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!



Whether you call him “Mr. Walmart”, “The Professional” or “The Sharpest Dressed Toastmaster in District 30”, everyone knows our District Director – Iqbal Atcha! For years, he has served the District and its members with dedication, diligence and distinction…so what better way to repay him then with a good, old-fashioned roast!  Attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as ten (10) “roasters”  skewer and roast our District Director over hot-coals on a spit (figuratively speaking…maybe). Your purchase of a Saturday Dinner will grant you ringside seats to this hilarious event. Watch Iqbal turn from brown to red as he sits on the receiving end of a good-natured ribbing.

ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS,MUST PURCHASE A SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER to witness this comedic celebration. If you are interested in being a roaster, please CLICK HERE to complete our online form and submit your interest. Ten (10) lucky winners will be selected and given an opportunity to set the stage on fire (again, figuratively speaking) with their “roasting” skills. For questions, please email us at xofttam@gmail.com.



Our “Exhibit Hall” is back! Small businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs  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 April 1st, 2018)




Our bi-annual Achiever’s Recognition Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 22nd starting at 10:00am. If you earned at least one (1) award since October 16th, 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 Saturday, March 31st.



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 Georgette Van Daff CC, ALB at Georgette.VanDaff@ecolab.com no later than Monday, April 9th. It will be a GLITTERING display of diversity and dedication.



Club Registration = $139

Individual Registration = $35

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

Guests (18 years and older) = $10 (NEW!)

NOTE – As per Toastmasters International, individuals under the age of 18 are not allowed at this event. Thank you for your understanding. REGISTER TODAY at http://bit.ly/2BNPtTR



An incredible lunch buffet and delicious dinner option is available. Individuals who purchase Friday dinner will have a perfect view of the Keynote Speaker and the Table Topics Contest. Individuals who purchase Saturday lunch will have a perfect view of the Keynote Speaker and those who purchase Saturday dinner will have a perfect seat at the “District Director’s Roast” AND the International Speech Contest! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to eat great food at an outstanding price!

Friday Dinner (Buffet)= $28

Saturday Lunch (Buffet) = $22

Saturday Dinner = $38



Our 3-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 Spring Conference. We’re looking for volunteers to help out at various events and throughout the conference. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/HtZ99jvvIs3Dl2lz2 to sign-up!



Have questions about the Spring Conference? We’re happy to help! CLICK HERE to ask your question and you’ll receive a response in 72 hours.



Register at http://bit.ly/2BNPtTR and revel in District 30’s Glittery and Golden Spring Conference!