District 59 Conference

May 24–26, 2024 | Crowne Plaza, Antwerp

The Program

The District 59 conference has a stellar line-up. Cyril Junior Dim, Toastmasters’ 2022 World Champion of Public Speaking, will take the Antwerp stage for a unique keynote speech. Cyril will be joined by many other world-class speakers, such as Lars Sudmann, who has 2 million (and counting) views on YouTube for his TEDx speech.

At all times there are speech contests and workshops to attend in three languages (English, French, Dutch). Besides captivating speeches and enriching workshops, attendees will be able to see the best of Antwerp.

Friday, May 24

Main Hall

Briefing Contestants

12:15 – 13:00

Dutch Evaluation Contest

13:00 – 14:00

French Evaluation Contest

14:30 – 15:30

English Evaluation Contest

16:00 – 17:00

Workshop D

First Timers

12:15 – 13:00

Lounge

Registration & Welcome Coffee

11:00 – 12:15

Sparkle & Shine: Speed Dating Session

12:15 – 13:00

Network Like a Samurai

Guy Ooms

13:15 – 14:00

Brasserie Woods

DTM Party

17:00 – 18:00

Saturday, May 25

Main Hall

Opening

09:00 – 09:20

Contestants Briefing

10:15 – 11:00

French Speech Contest

11:00 – 12:20

Dutch Speech Contest

13:50 – 15:10

International Speech Contest

15:40 – 17:00

Workshop D

The Importance of Authenticity in Communication

Natascha Jacobsz

11:15 – 12:15

Lessons From 15 Years of Professional Speaking

Lars Sudmann

13:30 – 14:15

Elevate Your Personal Brand: LinkedIn for Thought Leadership and Strategic Networking

Irina Musuc

14:30 – 15:15

Workshop Z

Explorer les émotions dans les choix de carrière

Alina Ciubotaru

14:30 – 15:15

Lounge

Registration & Welcome Coffee

08:00 – 09:00

Network Like a Samurai

Guy Ooms

10:15 – 11:00

Lunch

12:00 – 13:30

Saturday, May 25

Main Hall / Lounge

Award Ceremony & Reception

19:00 – 20:00

Gala Dinner

20:00 – 22:00

Party

22:00 – 23:59

Sunday, May 26

Main Hall

Opening

09:00 – 09:30

Panel Discussion: From Coal to Diamond — Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs and Innovators

10:15 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Hall of Fame & Closing Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00