District 45 Conference 2024

Ignite Momentum ... Awaken Opportunity


Welcome to YOUR, in person, 2024 Conference in Freeport, Maine!

  • Friday evening, May 17th

  • Saturday, May 18th, full day and evening, three meals

  • Sunday, May 19th until noon


TICKETS available NOW!

General Admission Tickets: $155 USD

NEW this year….

Family & Friends Tickets: $125 USD gains access to:

  • Friday: Table Topics Contest & Opening Ceremonies

  • Saturday: International Speech Contest, Banquet, Keynote, Party & Dance

  • Sunday: Humorous Speech Contest & Closing Ceremonies

REFUND Policy: All ticket sales are final. NO refunds will be processed.

You can book a room at the host hotel Hilton Garden Inn.

If you have any questions, please email our District 45 Conference Committee.

IGNITE Momentum. AWAKEN Opportunity.

Give Yourself Permission

Joe Grondin - Keynote

Life will grant us many opportunities for greatness. The only question is will we grant ourselves permission to be great by igniting a momentum that will awaken those opportunities? Giving Yourself Permission is a journey to discover or rediscover our greatness. Joe believes that to live the life that only we can imagine (Henry David Thoreau) is four permissions away. It’s our choice. The only prerequisite to this keynote is to give ourselves a fifth permission and that is to have some FUN!

Speaker Bio

Joe Grondin, DTM, AS is a retired educator and is now, with the guidance of his toastmaster family, fulfilling his dream of being an international inspirational speaker. He is the author of the books “Living in Harmony With Our Children” and “Speak to Reach” and has been asked to speak throughout North America on these topics.

Joe has been busy traveling the globe to pursue his passions. Recent destinations include Malaysia, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas to participate in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Having qualified seven times for the world championships, he has successfully placed in the top 10 on two occasions. Joe is a three-time TEDx speaker and earned the prestigious Accredited Speaker designation from Toastmasters International in 2017 becoming one of 90 people in the world who hold this distinction. Joe does admit that his biggest accomplishment is getting hugs from his grandchildren.

Joe is a “FEEL GOOD” type guy and takes any opportunity to sing and dance in public, much to the dismay of my family. The last time Joe did his song and dance in public his children ran for cover.

Joe is a proud Toastmaster and he truly believes that Toastmaster audiences are the best audiences in the world. It is truly an honour for Joe to present in front of his toastmaster family because it matters not where you are in your journey, you are dedicated to self-improvement so that you can make a difference in this world. Joe is hoping that in some small way he can help you on that journey.

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The information on this website is for the sole use of Toastmasters’ members, for Toastmasters business only. It is not to be used for solicitation and distribution of non-Toastmasters material or information. All Toastmasters International logos, brands, and trademarks, etc., are the property of Toastmasters International

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