District Conferences

District 47’s 2024 Annual Conference will take place from Saturday, April 27, 2024 – Sunday, May 5, 2024.

The Annual District Council Meeting to elect our officers for next year and District Finals for all speech contests will take place, There will also be education sessions and the opportunity to network, learn and have fun with Toastmasters from all over Southeast Florida and the Bahamas.

The Annual Conference will include online, hybrid and in-person events during the entire week.

Scroll down for the following information

  • Preliminary Agenda – Subject to Change
  • Conference Sponsorship and Advertising Options – Deadline April 1st!
  • Education Sessions
  • Registration Packages
  • Conference Menu
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Registration Instructions
  • Conference Shirt Sales – Coming in January

Saturday – April 27, 2024Annual Business Meeting at 10:00 AM
Sunday – April 28, 2024TBA at 7:30 PM
Monday – April 29, 2024TBA at 7:30 PM
Tuesday – April 30, 2024TBA at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024TBA at 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2024Hair, haircut, nails, shoes shine, dry cleaning pick up, pack, etc.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2024
4:00 PMEducation Session – Toast Talks
5:00 PMFirst Timers
6:30 PMBanner Parade
7:00 PMDinner
Evaluation Contest
Keynote by Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS
9:45 PMStory Slam
8:30 AMFirst Timers Touchbase
9:00 AMEducation Sessions
10:00 AMEducation Sessions
11:00 AMEducation Session – Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS
12:00 PMRecognition Lunch
1:00 PMTable Topics Contest
2:00 PMEducation Session – Richard Peck, DTM, PIP
3:00 PMEducation Sessions
4:00 PMInteractive Activity / Free Time
6:00 PMDignitary Parade
6:15 PMDinner
International Speech Contest
Keynote by Richard Peck, DTM, PIP
Officer Installation
DTM Walk
10:00 PMAfter Party
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024
10:00 AM
– Noon
Workshop – Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, AS

We are excited to announce District 47’s “Anchors Aweigh Conference”. Your advertisement potentially reaches our entire network of 3,500+ members even if they do not attend the Event.

We are offering sponsorships, advertising and even Vendor Tables this year!

To be recognized as a sponsor for our 2024 Annual Conference, we must receive your commitment, payment, and ad details by April 1, 2024.

Download the Conference-Sponsorship-Letter to share with your employer and other companies to show them the benefits of supporting this event. Share the Sponsorship-Opportunities with everyone so they know what options are available.

PackageEarly Bird
Jan 1 – Feb 21
Feb 22 – Mar 31
April 1 – April 15
Online Only
Access to all online events ONLY
Saturday Breakfast
Not included in any package
Sunday Breakfast
Not included in any package
Full Conference
Includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, all 3 speech contests, education sessions and online events
Friday Only
Includes Friday dinner, Friday speech contest, education sessions and online events
Saturday Only
Includes Saturday lunch and dinner, Saturday speech contests, education sessions and online events

The application deadline has passed. Check back soon to learn about our presenters.

Conference Menu

Friday Dinner
Garden Green Salad
Choice of Churrasco Steak, Chicken Francaise, Baked Florida Grouper or Vegetarian Entrée
Triple Chocolate Cake

Saturday Lunch
Signature Sunrise Spring Salad
Choice of Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Pan Seared Caribbean Red Snapper or Vegetarian Entrée
NY Cheesecake w/ Fruit

Saturday Dinner
Caesar Salad
Choice of Sliced Sirloin, Caribbean Jerk Chicken Breast, Mahi Mahi or Vegetarian Entrée
Carrot Cake

Breakfast Option Saturday and Sunday
Hotel Breakfast Buffet
Must be purchased with Conference Registration – not included in any packages.

DoubleTree by Hilton Sunrise-Sawgrass Mills
13400 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33323

$169/night Plus tax from Thursday, May 2, 2023 – Sunday, May 5, 2023

Deadline for Special Rate is Monday, April 15, 2024

Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=FLLSMDT&groupCode=CDT90V&arrivaldate=2024-05-02&departuredate=2024-05-05&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Hotel Description

The hotel is across from Sawgrass Mills, Florida’s largest shopping mall. We’re a six-minute drive from FLA Live Arena, and our location off I-595 offers easy access to Fort Lauderdale attractions and beaches, 20 minutes away. Relax in our outdoor pool and enjoy a warm DoubleTree cookie when you arrive.

NOTE: Our new Annual Conference registration system asks for a donation at checkout.
You are not required to make a donation in order to register and pay for the Annual Conference. 

Select “Other” from the dropdown menu next to “Support the 100% free platform we use! ❤️️and enter 0.

There are no refunds for cancellations.  You may transfer your registration to another person by emailing web@toastmastersd47.org.

More information will be available in mid-January