DISTRICT 107 SPRING CONFERENCE
THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT!
Registrations are now closed
The District 107 Spring Conference will take place in Tangier, Morocco, on 19-21 May 2023! It’s the highest point in the Toastmasters Year, where the official speech contests will take place
and where we will choose the District Leaders for 2023-2024.
It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to be together once more and learn and enjoy ourselves!
WHY YOU MUST COME TO THE SPRING CONFERENCE!
There is nothing more fascinating than embracing the two oceans of Tangier while meeting your Toastmasters friends and making yet more friends who will encourage you to LEAD THE STAGE!
We are preparing...
- The International Speech Contest!
- Speech contests in French, Spanish and Portuguese!
- Evaluation contest in English
- The DCM - District Council meeting!
- Keynote speeches!
- A gala dinner!
- Workshops on various topics!
In the main program of our Spring Conference we have CONTESTS.
The International Speech Contest: The most eminent opportunity to LEAD THE STAGE and compete, with one contestant of each Division. The WINNER may go all the way to the finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking!
Other speech contests: we will also have official speech contests in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. These are the District finals!
Evaluation contest in English: this year we are reviving this kind of contest in which evaluators are judged!
The District Council meeting:This is a yearly assembly of District and Club Officers where Club Presidents, Vice Presidents of Education, Area Directors, Division Directors and the District Core team vote for the District Officers for the next mandate. The meeting will be hybrid!
Keynote speeches: You don’t want to MISS OUT this part of our event. Prepare yourself to be both IMPRESSED and AMAZED!!!
Saturday Night Dinner: No black tie nor white tie dress code needed, just DRESS UP and join FUN DANCING and Tasty FOOD!!! There will be a celebration of the contests’ winners at the end of the party. Switch your mood to the FUNNY frequence and come on Saturday night!
Workshops: Sunday morning is the rendez-vous to learn from experts! Many topics will be represented generously to you and if you are interested in delivering a workshop too, don’t hesitate to mention it in the registration form. Your particiption is valuable and welcomed!
FRIDAY CULTURAL PROGRAM
Until 16 April (not 6!)
Full Package €125 (Conference, Coffee-Breaks, Workshops, Gala dinner, and Saturday lunch)
Small Package €82 (Conference, Coffee-Breaks, Workshops, and Saturday lunch)
Saturday night dinner only: €50
17 April - 9 May (DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS)
Full Package €135 (Conference, Coffee-Breaks, Workshops, Gala dinner, and Saturday lunch)
Small Package €92 (Conference, Coffee-Breaks, Workshops, and Saturday lunch)
Saturday night dinner only: €50
AS THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT, PAYMENTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.
IF THE ORGANIZING TEAM FINDS A WAY TO INCLUDE MORE PARTICIPANTS,
THEY WILL CONTACT THOSE WHO HAD ALREADY REGISTERED
AND SEND THEM PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS.
PLEASE NOTE: refunds cannot be given after payment.
If you change your mind about coming to the conference you may transfer your ticket to somebody else. Ask that person to register if they haven’t yet and send us an email with the new person’s name and email address and we will transfer the ticket.
Besides the STUNNING Colors of Tangier there is a WONDERFUL Toastmaster Community that will be waiting for YOU to make your thoughts heard and LEAD THE STAGE!
The Conference Chair,
MEET THE CONTESTANTS!
JEAN GAMESTER, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR REGION 10
Jean Gamester, DTM, of Cardiff, Wales, is a business school lecturer at The Open University in the United Kingdom. In her role, she educates on leadership, strategy, change, creativity, and innovation. This work builds on her international, multi-cultural, and multi-sector corporate change and leadership experience that includes company-wide strategy development, consulting, and implementation. She has master’s degrees in Economics and Human Resource Management and is currently pursuing a professional doctorate in organizational change.
A Toastmaster since 2006, Gamester is a member of her home club, Cardiff Toastmasters, and is a past District Director and Parliamentarian of District 91. As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Gamester is a “working ambassador” for the organization.
She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures
that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MOHAMMED QAHTANI
2015 WORLD CHAMPION OF PUBLIC SPEAKING!
WATCH MOHAMMED QAHTANI's INVITATION
FOR YOU TO COME TO TANGIER!
MOHAMMED QAHTANI'S BIO
Mohammed Qahtani, a Saudi Arabian engineer, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Qahtani won after several eliminating rounds that took six months with 30,000 participants from more than 100 countries.
Growing up he suffered from severe stuttering but he was able to overcome it by facing his fears, pushing the envelope and performing on stage. He is passionate about public speaking and stand up comedy. He has participated in several conferences around the world where he inspires people to chase their dreams.
Mohammed speaks about several topics such as coping with change, empowerment in the workplace, building the perfect team, the art of negotiation and using powerful words when speaking.
WATCH HIS WINNING SPEECH HERE!
WATCH HERE OTHER GREAT SPEECHES IN PREVIOUS
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING!
Loved Mohammed Qahtani's winning speech above?
Whether you are a contestant or an enthusiastic watcher,
we hope that you love and be inspired by these other great examples, too!
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Fatima-Zahra Filali is an ICF executive coach, consultant in personal &
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Since 2017 and after nearly 18 years in strategic financial consulting (various
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Today, coming from the corporate world, drawing on her experience of
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