Marian Hicks
Annual Conference Chair

District 25 Annual Conference
May 19-20, 2023

Schedule – subject to updates


Friday, May 19, 2023
4:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:15 p.m. How to Advance in the Workplace (Irish Burch)
6:15 p.m. First Timers Reception
6:45 p.m. Doors Open
6:45 p.m. Parade of Banners Lineup
7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony with Parade of Banners
7:15 p.m. Friday Night Dinner – Grand Ballroom
Keynote – Irish Smith Burch From Demotion to Promotion: How to Go from Playing Small to Walking Tall!
8:15 p.m. Table Topics Contest Watch Party (Grand Ballroom)
9:30 p.m. Friday Night Social (Grand Ballroom)
9:45 p.m. Hospitality Suite Opens
11 p.m. Hospitality Suite Closes
Saturday, May 20, 2023
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. Doors Open
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Saturday Morning Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)
Keynote – Dr. Basheer Ahmed Stepping into Leadership
Hospitality Suite Opens
9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Education Session 1
Jonelle Jackson Transformational Change
Jeff Klein  The 7 Costly Mistakes Networkers Make
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Education Session 2
Kelly Renee/Ronn Hicks/Bette Williamson facilitated by Tasha White Get Your Write On
Dr. Dwan Bryant Extreme Focus!
11 am.. – 11:50 a.m. Education Session 3
Brittney Garcia- Dumas Social Media:  Where Social Media and Technology Collide
Jiles King The Art of the Story!
11:45 a.m. Doors Open
12:15 p.m. District Awards Luncheon – (Grand Ballroom)
Keynote – Chef Jason Blackwell Competitive Mindset/Growth in Competition
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Education Session 4
Berlinda Dorsey Strategies for Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Chef Jason Blackwell Branding Your Superpower
3:00 p.m. International Speech Contest Watch Party (Grand Ballroom)
5:30 p.m. DTM Ceremony Rehearsal (Grand Ballroom)
6:30 p.m. Doors Open (Grand Ballroom)
6:30 p.m. Dignitary Parade Lineup (Hallway)
6:45 p.m. Dignitary Parade
7:00 p.m. Saturday Night Dinner & Distinguished Toastmaster Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)
Keynote – Berlinda Dorsey The Power to be your BEST YOU!
9:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns