Call for Presenters

Toastmasters District 53 2020 Conference
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Toastmasters District 53 2020 Conference. Please review the information in the Toastmasters District 53 2020 Conference Call for Presenters Directions to prepare for your application and to maximize your chances for selection. 

Submission information

Deadline to submit: February 29th, 2020
Notification Date:  March 14th, 2020

Submissions must be via our online Presenter Proposal Form, link provided below, and must include a headshot and video.


Our theme is 2020 Vision: Embracing Change through Excellence. While you are not required to incorporate the theme into your presentation, we encourage it. The total conference attendance is anticipated to be approximately 200 participants

We are soliciting proposals and looking for topics such as:

  • Insightful Ways to Achieve Educational Goals
  • Embracing Change with a Positive Attitude
  • Creating a Positive Club Environment
  • Engaging Experienced Members
  • Being a Toastmaster in the age of social media, influencing and technology
  • Mentors Matter: The Role of a Mentoring Program
  • Pathways. Topics including:
    • For Officers and Advanced Learning
    • Benefits of Pathways – A Roadmap, Tutorial, etc.
    • Overcoming Challenges of Pathways

Please refer to the Toastmasters District 53 2020 Conference Call for Presenters Directions before submitting your proposal.

Contact John Lewis, Education Chair at if you have questions.