District 53 2023 Conference

“SPRINGBoard to Success”

Saturday, May 6th — Hybrid

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place — Springfield, MA

Come back and make new friends
and reacquaint yourself with old ones!


Friday 5 May 2023 — Friday Night Fun

Saturday 6 May 2023 — District 53 Spring Conference

Sunday 7 May 2023 — Bonus Workshop & Breakfast with Keynote Speaker, Joe Grondin

Call For Presenters available here. Deadline is February 15, 2023.

Registration and Attendance

Conference Registration Is Live!

Get the SuperSaver discounted rate for a limited time!  Rate ends April 7, 2021

Table of Rates — know exactly what your ticket will cost, on the day you buy it!

SuperSaverEarlyBirdPreSaleAt Door
Ticket TypeIncludesJan. 1 – Jan. 27Jan. 28-Apr. 7Apr. 8 – Apr. 28Apr. 28 – May 6Register
SuperSaverSaturday activities 8:00am – 9:30 pm$150N/AN/AN/A
FullSaturday activities 8:00am – 9:30 pmN/A$180$185$195ALL TICKETS
DaySaturday activities 8:00 am – 5:00 pmN/A$100$110$120ALL TICKETS
EveningSaturday activities 5:00pm – 9:30 pmN/A$115$125$135ALL TICKETS
Contest onlyContest only, cost per contestN/Aalways $40ALL TICKETS
Virtual TicketSome Activities via Zoom 8:00 am – 9:30 pmN/Aalways $100 until 05/04ALL TICKETS
Sunday WorkshopSunday 9:00 am – 11:00 am (estimated close)N/Aalways $31ALL TICKETS
All Tickets (except Virtual Ticket) are for in-person attendance
Club Special — if 3 or more members of the same club purchase Full tickets, a 10% rebate is refunded to each member.

The Toastmasters District 53 2023 Conference will be held Saturday May 6, 2023 with some fun pre-conference activities Friday and a bonus post-conference workshop Sunday!  Details forthcoming on both.

Saturday we’ll have educational sessions, keynote presentations, the District 53 Hall of Fame, the District 53 Communication and Leadership (C&L) Award, District Officer Installations, networking and so much more!  

Conference Hotel Rooms: 

Want to reserve a guest room early? 
Stay overnight and be part of the social scene?

District 53 Toastmasters has a conference hotel rate of $139 for the night(s) of May 5th and May 6th!  Book your room online using this link or call (413) 781-1010 and say you are with “Toastmasters” by April 11, 2023.

Ways to Participate

Communications & Leadership Award:

Know a non-Toastmaster who is an outstanding communicator or leader? 
Want to hear a speech from someone that you think is an outstanding leader?
Know of someone who has made a difference in the world?

Submit a Communication and Leadership Award application! 

The Communications and Leadership Award is the highest honor a District can give a non-Toastmaster. It represents success in communication and empowerment of a team to achieve great things across a wide area — in our case, across an entire state or region. The recipient must be a resident of Connecticut, western Massachusetts, or eastern/upstate New York, a non-Toastmaster, and a figure of regional or statewide importance.

For information on the Communications and Leadership award and to submit an application: see the Communications and Leadership Award page for more details. Nomination deadline is March 1, 2023.

Educational Sessions:

Do you want to present? 
Have an idea for a workshop Submit a Call For Presenters application?

Please consider attending the Q&A Conference call on January 12, or watching the video of the Q&A Session here (D53 YouTube Channel).

CFP submission deadline February 15, 2023 – more information here.


Have a company that would be a great sponsor?  Sponsors have their corporate ads in the program book, and help make the event a success. Is your club looking to recruit experienced Toastmasters? Does your corporation want to take out an ad in the program book? Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities for them.  A PDF describing the opportunities is available here.

Apply to be a sponsor here.


Coming soon! (application here)


Get access to 150 plus professionals attending the District 53 conference. A PDF describing opportunities for exhibitors in our exhibition hall is available here.

Apply to be an exhibitor here.