District Conference 2023

May 2023 in Aarhus, Denmark

Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future

Fellow Toastmasters,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2023 District 95 Conference which is taking place in Aarhus, Denmark on May 12th – 14th, 2023.

2023 is a symbolic year for our district: 5 years since the last reformation and 5 years of Pathways implementation, 50 years membership open to women, as well as 10 years Aarhus Toastmasters club chartering. There are many reasons to meet and celebrate. And not less reasons to embrace the future of our organization!

The conference will be conducted in a hybrid format, which gives our members an equal possibility to attend the conference in person, as well as online.

We invite all members from D95 to actively participate in the organization of the event! This is an exceptional opportunity for your growth path in effective communication and leadership skills.

The spring conference team is highly motivated to work with all interested members willing to actively participate to the conference.

We look forward to meeting you in Aarhus!

On behalf of the Conference Team
Svetlana Breum
Conference Chair

Keynote Speakers



Keynote Speaker 1

Dan Rex

Daniel Rex, CEO of Toastmasters International will be with us in person in Aarhus!

Dan is known for his fun First Timers Session, his inspiring keynotes, and his willingness to listen and connect to members.

Daniel Rex, as Chief Executive Officer, leads the Toastmasters World Headquarters team he works closely with the International President and the Board of Directors to develop the future of Toastmasters and create and execute plans and strategies to reach those goals. Rex has worked for Toastmasters since 1990, in 2008 he assumed the role of Executive Director, a title that was changed to Chief Executive Officer in 2013.

Rex holds a BA degree in Modern Languages from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He holds certificates from the Leadership for Senior Executives course through Harvard Business School, and the Executive Leadership Program through the University of California, Berkeley. He completed the Strategic Leadership Programme through the University of Oxford.

In addition to his Toastmasters duties, Rex serves as a member of the Key Global Associations Committee (KGAC) of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Little known fact: Daniel spent several years in Mexico and as a result is fluent in Spanish.


Keynote Speaker 2

Cyril Junior Dim

Toastmasters International’s 2022 World Champion of Public Speaking

We are especially happy to have Cyril Junior Dim, 2022 World Champion of Public Speaking for the keynote speech and a workshop.

Cyril Junior Dim is Zimbabwean by descent and was educated as a Software Engineer in Wrocław, Poland. He has spent the past 13 years mastering the art of Public Speaking. Cyril’s exploits have taken him across all avenues of the spoken word, including theatre, Stand-Up Comedy, TEDx, Sports Commentary, and Events Hosting. He is most recognized as an achieved Competitive Public Speaker, having won 2 National Championships in 2 countries in 2 languages. Cyril also holds all 4 District Titles, is a 2 time Continental Champion, and Toastmasters International’s 2022 World Champion of Public Speaking. Cyril views Public Speaking as a force for inspiration, growth and self-discovery and helps people to elevate their careers by becoming better communicators.

2022 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking:

Cyril Junior Dim


Agenda District Conference


Friday, 12 May

  • Registration
  • First Timers Gathering
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Speech
  • Speech Contest (German)
  • Table Topics Contest (English)
  • Workshops & Educational Activities
  • Social & Networking Activities
  • Dinner

Saturday, 13 May

  • Workshop/Keynote Speech 
  • Table Topics Contest (German)
  • International Speech Contest (English)
  • Evaluation Contest (English)
  • Evaluation Contest (German)
  • Workshops & Educational Activities
  • Gala Dinner, Hall of Frame, Closing of the Conference

Sunday, 14 May

  • Social & Networking Activities
  • District Officers Training (12:00 – 16:00)
  • Social Activities

Come back soon to find updates to our agenda

Travelling to Aarhus, Denmark


Arrival by Plane

To reach Aarhus you can fly into one of three airports: Copenhagen, Billund, or Aarhus Airport.

It may be cheaper and more convenient to book a plane to Copenhagen and go by train to Aarhus


Arrival by Train

It is possible to reach Aarhus or any town in Denmark by train, either by taking the train from Sweden (sj.se) or by taking the train from Germany (bahn.de). There are direct trains from Hamburg (4 hours 40 minutes) and from Stockholm (5 hours 30 minutes, with overnight sleeper options). For more information on international train routes, visit www.seat61.com.

European citizens can buy a single country InterRail Denmark Pass offering unlimited train journeys up to 8 days a month; Denmark is also included in the InterRail Global Pass that allows access to train routes in 33 European countries, making a multi-stop Scandinavian trip easy. The Eurail Denmark Pass offers similar options for non-European citizens.


Arrival by Ferry

Several major tour operators run ferry and cruise services to Denmark from other major European destinations, including ScandlinesColor LineFjord Line and Stena Line. DFDS operates a two-night cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo with overnight travel to Oslo, a day (6.5 hours) in the city and overnight travel back, among other routes.



Arrival by Coach

Multiple coach operators have routes into Copenhagen, including Eurolines GermanyFlixBus and Swebus. Direct routes include Berlin to Copenhagen (approximately 9 hours) and Amsterdam to Copenhagen (approximately 13 hours).


Arrival by Bike

There are a handful of long distance cycle routes that can take you from Germany to Denmark. Take a look at our cycling pages if you’re a huge cycling fan and want to know more!


Car Rental

GoMore is a car-sharing service where you rent a car from private individuals. Private car hire is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to rent a car.

Venue & Accommodation

The Venue

The Conference is taking place at the DGI House in Aarhus (DGI Huset Aarhus).


Link to the conference venue: https://www.dgi.dk/om/english/about-dgi


The Conference venue is within 5-7 minutes walking distance from Aarhus’s main railway station (Address: DGI Huset Aarhus, Værkmestergade 17, 8000 Aarhus).

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