District 103 Annual Conference 2019

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April 12-13, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
511 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60611


Ramona J. Smith

Ramona J. Smith is the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. She is an educator, speaker, author, blogger and poet. She is a dynamic powerhouse on stage, and her ability to connect with an audience is unmatched.
View her Winning Speech

Johnny Campbell, AS

Johnny Campbell is an Accredited Speaker — a designation presented by Toastmasters International and held by only (81) professional speakers in the world. Johnny is also a TEDx speaker, whose talk is entitled “How an Enemy Can Improve Your Life”.
Read his BiographyWatch his TEDx Speech

Pres Vasilev

Pres Vasilev is the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking. He has coached hundreds of speakers from around the world to craft compelling stories, deliver powerful presentations, and win speech contests. Pres is also the author of the popular online training program “How to Master Compelling Storytelling”.
Read his BiographySee his Winning Speech

Dear Attendees,

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend our second annual District 103 Conference. A day-and-a-half event featuring Speech Contests, Educational Workshops, Keynote Speeches, and a Reception with Live Entertainment -- not to mention an excellent opportunity to enjoy the downtown energy of Sweet Home Chicago!

I am looking forward to meeting you on April 12-13.  This event is open to the public -- we invite you to join us!

Beneatha Barkley, DTM
2019 Annual Conference Committee Chair