Silicon to Surf: Fall Fusion 2019

Fall Fusion - What is it?
Take the best of two different worlds - our TLI's and our Conference and join them together for a truly incredible event.

New to District 101:

  • Costume Contest - Come dressed in your favorite costume to win the costume contest!
  • Town Hall Meeting - Bring your questions and thoughts to the District Top 3 for a flowing discussion
  • Speaker Showcase - >From Silicon to Surf to watch the best in Table Topics and Humorous Speech
  • Speaker Showcase Timeline

Saturday October 19, 2019
8:30 am: Registration + Light Breakfast
9:00 am – 3:40pm:
— Educational Sessions (multiple to choose from)
— Speaker Showcase (Table Topics & Humorous Speech)
— Lunch & Town Hall Meeting
3:45pm: Adjourn


A variety of Educational Sessions to choose from:

Leading Without a Title: Leadership Skills for Career Advancement - Rita Barber

Which came first, the Leader or Employee? Whatever the answer, don’t wait for the title to demonstrate your leadership abilities professionally. In this interactive workshop, you’ll look at skills you can use to shine as a leader in your profession. Facilitated by Rita Barber, PDG and Executive Presentation Coach.

Upgrade Your Life! The Power of Living with Intention - Michael Chojnacki

Have you ever wanted more out of life? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have more joy, happiness, and experience a greater sense of belonging? 

It starts with discovering the potential you have to shape your life experience through self-awareness, confidence, trust, and the quality of your relationships.

Join Michael Chojnacki for this special presentation and upgrade your life!

The ABC’s of Amazing Evaluations - Kristian Crump & Brad Jacobs

You’ve got questions, We’ve got answers. Come to this open question format educational with all of your evaluation comments, questions, and concerns. Fielding the questions are two evaluation champions with 5 District Championship wins between them.

This session will be filled with the basics preparing you to give an amazing evaluation at your home club. We will discuss framework and roadmaps to delivering engaging and memorable evaluations. This fun and interactive hour will cover the basic fundamentals of preparing and delivering an outstanding evaluation, will reduce the stress you feel giving an evaluation, and have ample time to answer any and all questions you bring to the session.

We look forward sharing with you, our contest proven strategies for feeling calm, comfortable and confidant when you are called on next to evaluate at your club.

Teach Yourself Anything - Learning Is Your New Superpower! - Satish Shenoy
As Toastmasters, we are on a continuous mission to learn and grow. In this workshop, you will learn a simple, yet powerful framework that will lead you to the secrets of learning something new quickly. Do you know WHY you want to learn something new?  HOW you learn? And WHAT your learning style is? Come to this session and find out!
Conquering the Clock - Parthiv Doshi

Do you feel like you have so many things to do and yet nothing gets done? More critically, are the things that you enjoy and are passionate about getting left behind? Come and learn some tips and tricks to conquer the clock and get the most out of each and every day. 

Getting the Most out of Pathways - Ken Cawley

Pathways was designed to teach and provide the opportunity to practice critical communication and leadership skills. Unfortunately, many members simply skim the wealth of material provided. In this presentation, you will learn the value and how to get the most out of each of the components that make up a Pathways assignment.


There will be a District Bookstore on display so that you can make any necessary purchases.

Synopsys Building B
690 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043

Questions? Contact:
Speaker Showcase Chair Nishant Chandrashekar (
or Program Quality Director Vaibhav Singh (

Note: Your Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education will be contacted shortly to submit your club’s intent to participate in the Speaker’s Showcase.

Portions of this event will be recorded with photos and videos. By attending this event, you consent to the use of your recorded likeness for publicity of District 101 and of Toastmasters International, without financial compensation or editorial control.