Toastmasters D47


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Save the Date
May 17 - 19

Westin Hotel
400 Corporate Dr
Fort Lauderdale
FL 33334

Download the official conference program

Wear your colors! Conference colors are the following:

  • Friday Night: Red
  • Saturday Morning and Afternoon: Green
  • Saturday Night/Dinner: Blue


  • Exclusive First Timers Orientation

  • Conference App

  • Hall of Fame

  • DTM Walk

  • Dynamic Educational Workshops

  • Pathways Workshop

  • Inspiring Keynotes includes: Jana Barnhill, DTM (Accredited Speaker 2008 – 2009, Toastmasters International President) and Kene Iloenyosi (Past District 14 Governor).

  • Networking with Fellow Toastmasters, Officers, and District Leaders

  • Chef's prepared meals includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday, Saturday & Lunch on Saturday

  • Best of the Best Speech Evaluation, Humorous Speech, Table Topics, and International Speech Contests

  • Evening Entertainment

  • Hospitality Suite

Our Keynote Speakers


Kene Iloenyosi

Kene Iloenyosi is the founder of Talent Revolution, a company that helps people identify their career Sweet Spot based on their natural abilities. His clients have been in the workforce for several years, do not like the work they do, are desperate to switch jobs or careers, and need help selecting the right career path.

Kene is an author, coach, and professional speaker, and his books Finding Your Sweet Spot and DNA of Talent have helped put thousands of people on the path to discovering their talents. He believes deeply that "you are how you are for why you are," and wants to help people uncover their "how."

Kene joined Toastmasters in 2004 and served as District 14 Governor from 2011 to 2012. He and his wife Lucy live in Johns Creek, Georgia.

To find out more about Kene Iloenyosi or his company Talent Revolution, go to


Jana Barnhill, DTM

Jana Barnhill, DTM, Accredited Speaker was elected Toastmasters International President at the 77th annual International Convention held August 13-16, 2008, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was only the fourth woman to serve as the top officer of the organization.

An active Toastmaster for 24 years, Jana has been named Outstanding Club President, Division Governor and District Toastmaster of the Year. She is a Past District 44 Governor, having worked with a team that led D44 to the #10 District in the world and she served as International Director from 2002-2004.

Jana has been recognized for her speaking skills as well, being a five-time winner of the District 44 International Speech Contest, and going on to place 3rd in the World Championship of Public Speaking in 1993 and 2nd in 1996. In 1997, she became only the fifth woman in the organization to earn the coveted Accredited Speaker designation.

Professionally, Jana is a speaker/trainer for L.I.V.E. Speakers, Inc., a company she owns with her husband. She conducts seminars throughout the United States on management topics; including communication and leadership, team building, managing change and personality traits. She delivers keynotes and also serves as a speech writer and coach to other professionals. She has written for different magazines and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal following President Obama’s first inaugural address.

Jana is active in the community with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, has served on several Boards including the Lubbock Community Theater, Lubbock Women’s Club and is active in her church. She loves spending time with friends, theater, shopping, Christmas, shopping, movies, travel, anything fast, Disneyland (has gone at least once, sometimes three times a year since 1991), entertaining and… shopping!


Event App


The District 47 Conference Team is excited to announce that there is an event app available to use at this year’s Spring Conference from May 17-19 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Now you have the option to access everything related to annual conference right from your phone or tablet instead of thumbing through pages upon pages of materials in your packet. District Director Maurice Fuller, DTM, says, “It’s a very feature-rich and user-friendly app.”

Included in this app are the schedule of events, keynote speaker/presenter bios, social media, maps, and a whole lot more.  If there are any changes taking place at the conference (for example, a session beginning earlier than advertised on Friday), an alert will appear on your phone through the app.  


You can also contact anyone attending the annual conference through a messaging option on this app: no need to have people you want to connect with in your phone contacts! With the introduction of this app, the district saves money by limiting the number of printed packets. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the D47 Conference will be saving dollars. The app itself is only costing the district about $0.50 a day per person.

If you are not too familiar with apps, do not worry! There will be plenty of volunteers on-hand to help you download the app onto your mobile device. Early adopters can download the app TODAY.  Be among the first 10 to download the app and post your intent to be at the conference and win a $5 Starbucks card!

Download the official flier here.

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