2019 District 53 Conference

​Saturday, May 18, 2019 - ​The Desmond Hotel Albany

The Path of Excellence – A Road Less Traveled

​At this year's conference, we‘re pulling out all the stops! The conference committee is working feverishly to make this conference memorable.

​Opening Ceremonies with Keynote Speaker
Ted Corcoran, Past International President

​Ted Corcoran ​served as Toastmasters International 2003-2004 President, the first, and only, European, to do so in the 90 year history of the organization.

​Is Your Song Still Unsung?

In his keynote address, Ted uses his title as a metaphor for lost and unrealized potential. He asks if your bucket list is getting longer or shorter; if you still believe your dreams are your possibilities; and do you always say ‘Yes’ to growth opportunities?

Ted Corcoran

​Here are just a few of ​the conference activities you can expect:

  • ​Friday Evening Networking Kick-Off with DJ, Dancing, Cash Bar
  • Our Fantastic Keynote Speaker
  • ​Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon
  • ​Educational Training from the ​“Best of the Best”
  • ​Toastmasters Question Booths to Answer Your ​Needs
  • ​Meet the Candidates for 2019-2020 ​Office
  • ​Toastmasters Merchandise for Sale
  • ​Pathways Q&A
  • ​Youth Leadership Program
  • ​​Mentoring Help

EARLY BIRD Tickets On Sale through April 19 

​Continental Breakfa​st, All Educational Sessions, International Speech Contest, Tall Tales Contest, Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon, Business Meeting, Social Hour, Dinner Banquet (Black Tie optional).

Our Outstanding Venue - The Desmond Hotel Albany

Voted “Best Local Hotel” 11 Years in a Row

The Desmond Hotel meeting room

Discounted room rates available for attendees. To reserve call 518-869-8100, group code ZZH.

660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York 12211
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