2017 Spring Conference: Discover the Diamond in You

Join us at our upcoming spring conference on May 19th & 20th!

Download the full conference agenda (PDF)

Celebrating 70 Years

District 28 is celebrating its diamond anniversary: 70 years! In keeping with our theme, the evening of May 19th will be Denim & Diamonds Night. After kicking off with our customary evaluation contest on Friday evening, we’ll learn about some of the history of the district from 70 of our seasoned members. We’ll celebrate the rising stars of the district when we name our Division Diamonds, and we’ll cap off the evening with line dancing lessons from Toastmaster Shirley Mitchell—all while decked out in our best bling and denim!

On Saturday, we’ll learn how to “Think Like a Negotiator” with our keynote speaker, Eldonna Lewis Fernandez. The remainder of the day will be filled with great workshops and events, followed by the highly-anticipated International Speech Contest, and capped off with a very special Director’s Ball!


Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit/Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, MI 48228

Registration is Open!

Register today at our Eventzilla page.

Room Reservations

For special room rates, visit our reservation page on the Doubletree site. Special rates last until May 4th or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first, so make your reservation soon!

Silent Auction

We’re accepting donations for the Silent Auction, which will be held on Saturday, May 20, at the Spring Conference. Would you like to donate to the auction? Here are some ideas:

  • Themed baskets
  • Items you wanted to “re-gift” but never did
  • Game tickets
  • Handmade craft items
  • …and so on!
Please contact Frances Simmons for more information, or to make your donation.

DCP Reception

All clubs that reach Distinguished Club status by May 12th are invited to attend the DCP Reception. These clubs will receive a $20 gift certificate from Toastmasters International, and a $15 gift certificate from District 28. If your club needs anything from the district bookstore, this will be a great opportunity to pick up those items and save on shipping.


As always, we have a terrific selection of workshops lined up for our conference. Download the complete list of workshops (PDF) to see what’s in store.

Honoring Our C&L Award Recipient

Each year, District 28 recognizes a member of our community with the district’s Communication & Leadership Award. This year, we’re proud to honor the work of Kim Trent, a Michigan Future policy associate and current member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

Download Kim Trent’s C & L Award Recipient Bio (PDF)

Business Meeting Documents

Documents for the Spring 2017 District Council Meeting are posted on the District Information page.

Volunteers Welcome!

Would you like to volunteer to help out at the conference? Contact Conference Chair Jeanette Milliean.

Call for Nominations

To learn more about the Division Diamond Awards, or to nominate one of your fellow Toastmasters, download the Division Diamonds Award flyer.

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