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2020 Vision: Building the Future Together

April 17, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - April 18, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

This event has been cancelled. See cancellation notice for details.

Join us on April 17th and 18th for our biggest event of the year! The 2020 District 28 Annual Conference is your chance to:

  • Relax, unwind, and connect with your fellow Toastmasters at our Friday Fun Night
  • Supercharge your communication and leadership skills in our Saturday workshops
  • Learn from and be inspired by the district’s best speakers as they compete in our Humorous Speech and International Speech contests


Register online or mail in your printed registration form (PDF) by April 14 to take advantage of discounted pricing. Full conference registration includes all conference events and workshops plus meals.

Room Reservations

Planning to stay overnight at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel? Our discounted standard room rate is $110. Mention D28 Toastmasters block code M-HELPNAK when you call, or book your room online.

Nighttime view of the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel exterior

Friday Fun Night

Come one and all, and let’s sing the night away! Friday is karaoke night with your friends from District 28. Find us in the ballroom, immediately following dinner. All songs must be related to our conference theme, so put your thinking caps on and contact Friday Fun Night Chair Teza Searcy to register.

Keynote Speaker

We’re excited to welcome Margaret Page, Distinguished Toastmaster and Toastmasters International First Vice President, as our keynote speaker!

Margaret started her first business at 21 and has since owned and operated multiple businesses in both Canada and the United States. She is a proven business leader, respected coach, and notable business etiquette expert who is known for her work with entrepreneurs ranging from the inexperienced to high-powered CEOs. She is passionate about helping others discover their confidence, step into their full potential, and harness success.


Workshops will be announced soon. In the meantime, we’re looking for activators to assist with our workshop sessions. Please contact Tonya Mattox if you’re interesting in participating as an activator.

Silent Auction

Would you like to contribute to our silent auction? Please contact LaShon Bowers, our Silent Auction Chair, with the following information:

  1. Donor’s name (individual or company)
  2. A description of the item being donated
  3. Fair market value of the donation

Gift baskets make a great donation, but all donations are appreciated, and all clubs and businesses are invited to donate. Other popular donations include books, gift cards, Toastmasters gear, artwork, household items, golf outings, event tickets, handmade items and crafts, sports memorabilia, fashion accessories, and hotel gift certificates

LaShon will arrange for pick-up or drop-off of your items. You can also bring your donations to the conference no later than 8 AM on Saturday, April 18th.

Conference Program

Want to get your message in front of business and community leaders? Our commemorative conference program is a great avenue to spread the word about your business, club or organization. Ad spots go fast, so act soon: reserve your program ad space and submit your artwork by March 20th to take advantage of this opportunity!

Programs will be printed in full color at a standard 8.5 by 11 inches (see the table below for ad dimensions). Print-ready artwork is preferred. Text-only ads are also accepted.

Conference Program Ad Specs

Ad Format Dimensions in inches Price
Business Card 3.75 wide by 2.5 tall $25
Quarter Page 3.75 wide by 5 tall $50
Half Page 7.75 wide by 5 tall $75
Full Page 7.75 wide by 10.25 tall $100
Inside Front Cover 7.75 wide by 10.25 tall $175
Inside Back Cover 7.75 wide by 10.25 tall $175
Outside Back Cover 8 wide by 10.5 tall $200


We’ll be posting more information as it becomes available. Please contact us if you have any questions in the meantime!


April 17, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
April 18, 2020 @ 11:59 PM


Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Rd
Novi, MI 48375 United States
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