Thank you for attending our District Conference in Southbury, CT in 2024.

You can see our Hall of Fame winners below — the other Conference Materials have been archived.

About the Annual District Conference

Each year, District 53 Toastmasters hosts a conference for the members and member clubs of Toastmasters International, somewhere in the District — it usually rotates between Divisions, passing through cities like Poughkeepsie, Albany, Hartford/Springfield, Stamford, and New London/New Haven as the epicenters of our District.

The conference usually centers around the District’s mission-critical activities — the Annual Business Meeting of District 53, the two contests our District sponsors, presentations by a keynote speaker, the annual presentation of the Communication and Leadership Award, the Hall of Fame presentation of awards to members, and the Installation of Elected Officers. We also have a number of workshops and social occasions throughout the day.

Prior to 2016, the District hosted two conferences a year. In coming months, we’ll be able to include elements of our prior history of conferences on this page, so you can see and catch the excitement for the future!

Stay tuned to this space for the news about District 53’s Conference in May 2024!

Conference Contacts:

Conference Chairs:

Conference Education Chair:
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Previous Conferences

  • 2024 —
    • Southbury, CT —
    • Sheryl Roush, keynote speaker
    • Evaluation Speech Contest (Friday Night)
    • International Speech Contest (Saturday)
    • Archive
  • 2023 — SPRINGBoard To Success
  • 2022 — Online (Zoom)
  • 2021 — Online (Zoom)
  • 2020 — No conference due to the pandemic
  • 2019 — Amherst, Massachusetts —
    • Mark Hunter, Keynote Speaker
  • 2018 — Colonie, New York —
  • 2017 —
  • 2016 —
  • 2015 — Mystic, Connecticut
  • 2014 —
  • 2013 —

* N.B., prior to 2016 there were two Conferences per year, one in the fall and one in the spring.