*Conference agenda is subject to change, please read district emails for updates.
Conference attire for Saturday is business to business-casual with optional cocktail attire for the evening banquet. Friday and Sunday attire is casual to business-casual.
Meet our 2019 Leadership Conference Emcee, Kristi Folse, DTM! A Toastmaster since 2012, Kristi earned her DTM in June of 2017. She has served District 68 as Area 7 Governor and Club Growth Director and has held multiple officer roles in the Highway to Success and Rabble Rousers clubs.
When she’s not volunteering for Toastmasters, Kristi is at work as a trainer and instructional designer for the Department of Transportation and Development. She enjoys traveling anywhere new and exciting and will cross a busy street to pet a dog. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, Latham, and Miniature Schnauzer, Ginger.
You’ll likely find Kristi popping up at various contests to offer assistance and recruiting others to become members of Toastmasters by sharing the change it has made in her life.
Friday, May 17, 2019-
Registration open from 5:00pm-6:00pm
5:00pm Welcome Reception w/Cash Bar & DJ Karaoke Clay“
6:30pm Humorous Speech Contest Briefings
7:00pm Humorous Speech Contest
9:00pm Conference Kick-off w/Cash Bar & DJ Karaoke Clay
10:00pm Hospitality Room Opens
Saturday, May 18, 2019-
7:00am Registration & Credentials open (credentials will remain open during breaks and lunch but will close at 2:20pm)
8:00am First Timer’s Session (Carnival Room)
8:30am Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am Keynote: The Driving Force, Dana LaMon, DTM
10:00 am Break
10:10am Evaluation Contest Briefings
10:40am Evaluation Competition
12:00pm Hall of Fame Luncheon
1:30pm Educational Session: The Map to Effective Impromptu Speaking, Phil Verona, DTM
2:30pm Break (Credentials close at 2:20pm)
2:40pm Business Meeting & Officer Election
5:10pm Educational Session: Leading with Courage and Heart, Mohamad Qayoom, DTM
6:00pm District Appreciation Banquet w/Cash Bar
7:30pm International Contest Briefings
8:00pm International Speech Contest
9:30pm Outgoing District Director Address/IPPD-District Officer Installation/Incoming District Director Addresses
10:00pm Adjourn/Hospitality Room Opens
Sunday, May 19, 2019-
8:30am Doors Open
9:00am Educational Session: Making the Moment Meaningful, Dana LaMon, DTM
10:10am The Roast of the District Director, Katie Rigsby
Roast Master: Mohamad Qayoom
12:00pm Conference Adjourns