Update: District 53’s Annual District Conference for 2023 is over! Find the archive of materials here.

About the 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 centers around several critical activities — the Annual Business Meeting of our District, 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, including Friday Night Cheers, and a Sunday morning brunch workshop on improving your communication and leadership skills.

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!

Previous Conferences

  • 2023 — SPRINGBoard To Success, Springfield, Massachusetts — Joe Grondin, Keynote Speaker
  • 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.