*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. 

2019 Leadership Conference Emcee
Kristi Folse, DTM

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               Break

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

5:00pm               Break

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

10:00am             Break

10:10am The Roast of the District Director, Katie Rigsby
Roast Master: Mohamad Qayoom

12:00pm Conference Adjourns