2024 District 27 Toastmasters Annual Conference


2024/04/26 17:30:00

Friday, April 26, 2024 doors open 5:30PM

Saturday, April 27, 2024 doors open 8:00AM

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Special group rate:

  • Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria for $215 USD per night
  • Last Day to Book: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Keynote Speakers

Ernie Davis

The People’s Coach

Educational Presenter

Ernie Davis is the leader who said there is no such thing as death. He is the People’s Coach, an award-winning speaker, teacher, coach, and author with a knack for helping men and women manifest new realities and become masters of their own destinies through entrepreneurship, public speaking, leadership, and personal belief. Ernie has been leading, advising, coaching, and building winning teams and organizations for over 30 years. He has a gift for helping aspiring speakers and entrepreneurs, freedom seekers, and leaders achieve success, excel, and win at the game of life and leadership.

Seth Greenwald

Author and Communication Coach

Owner of Creatively Speaking Ink
Author of “Answering the Call of your Creative Warrior”

Seth B. Greenwald, DTM is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and communication coach for project managers, engineers and technical leaders. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union and Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Seth has served as a project manager for more than 25 years for several of the nation’s largest engineering and construction organizations including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Seth is the author of three books on creative problem solving and presentation skills. His most
recent publication “An Engineer’s Formula for Public Speaking Excellence” is a unique field
manual for discovering one’s authentic voice to present with confidence, conviction, and
clarity. Seth is the creator of the popular program called “Improv2Improve: Finding Your FLOW.” His students learn how to quickly elevate their impromptu speaking skills by tapping into their innate power of FLOW.

Educational Presenters

Bernadette Pleasant

Speaker, Coach, & Workshop Facilitator

The Emotional Institute

Dynamic and vibrant, Bernadette Pleasant is a passionate and visionary public speaker. As the Founder of The Emotional Institute and the creative force behind The Emotional Tour, a transformative mind-body wellness workshop, she has dedicated her life to inspiring positive change. Bernadette is renowned for her expertise in Somatic Emotional Release and her role as a facilitator of Sacred Grief Rituals, advocating for emotional liberation through the power of movement and empowerment. Join her as she guides you on a journey of
transformation and self-discovery.

Janice Strachan

Distinguished Toastmaster

Janice Strachan (rhymes with “brawn”) joined Toastmasters in 1994 after attending a Speechcraft class. She will present a wonderful, interactive session! Discovering what creates a sense of family and understanding the uniqueness of your clubs can contribute to a more cohesive and supportive community. Additionally, finding ways to stimulate creative juices for engaging meetings is a great initiative toward finding friendship and belonging. Together we will generate many creative ideas that will keep us, and our clubs engaged, empowered, and elevated!

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For more information contact:

Herman Raybon, Jr. – conferencechair@d27-tm.org

Annette Sanks, DTM – pqd@d27-tm.org