2018 D32 Annual Conference

Finding Your True North: Your Pathway to the Future!

Dates: April 13 – 15

Venue: Bremerton, Washington | Kitsap Conference Center [website]

Agenda: Open in [Google Docs]


In order to keep the prices affordable, we are not providing meals or food. There are multiple restaurants onsite, and more within walking distance. View an online map or pick up a list and map at the registration table. You may also bring your own food and consume it onsite, if you wish.


2018 Annual Conference Registration Now Open

Are you ready to register for the 2018 Annual Conference in Bremerton, WA?  Register on Eventbrite today!

NOTE: All registration payments must be completed by 5:00pm on Monday, April 9, 2018. Any registrations after that time must be paid in full at event registration.



Alaska Air is providing flights to the conference at a discounted price. We have ourAlaska Airlines discount code. The code provides the ticket purchaser a 7% discount from anywhere in Alaska to the Seattle/Tacoma Airport and back, around our conference dates. The discount code is ECMA303.

Ground Transportation from Seatac to Bremerton:

Toastmasters Shuttle

We are working on coordinating local Toastmasters to chauffeur folks from the Seattle/Tacoma Airport to the Seattle-to- Bremerton Ferry Terminal.  A walk-on ticket for the Seattle-to- Bremerton Ferry is only $8.35.  The Kitsap Conference Center and the Hampton Inn & Suites are a very short walk (like a couple of hundred feet) from the Bremerton Ferry Landing.

When the conference is over, we’ll be coordinating more member-chauffeurs, to get folks from Bremerton back to the airport.

We have not yet identified the person who will coordinate this chauffeuring activity. As soon as we have the coordinator identified, we’ll post the information.  If you don’t want to wait until we find our coordinator, some of you might prefer to make
your own transportation arrangements. Here are some options to consider:

  1. Kitsap Airporter: the shuttle will pick you or your group up at the airport and deliver you to the conference center for a fee.  The fee to Bremerton is approximately $25.  For more information, visit their website.
  2. Rent a Car: The SeaTac airport has convenient shuttles to take you to the Rental Car Facility.  Drive to Seattle and catch the Bremerton Ferry OR drive to Bremerton directly.
  3. Uber/Lyft/Taxi: Service are available from the airport to the Seattle Ferry Terminal (or wherever you want to go). The Uber website estimated the cost to from the airport to the Seattle Ferry Terminal to be between $35 – $68.  I’ll leave it to you to download your favorite phone app.
  4. Light Rail: Light rail is available from the airport to the downtown Seattle.  It is a hike of a few blocks (with a hill) from the rail station at Pioneer Square to the Ferry Terminal.  The cost is about $3 and the rail trip takes about 40 minutes.  This is a favorite for locals who don’t mind a short walk.  Visit the Sound Transit website.
  5. Seattle-to-Bremerton Ferry: The ferry (walking on and off) is likely the most cost effective method of getting to the conference center. It will be a very short walk for you to get from the Bremerton Ferry Dock to the conference Center.  A walk-on ticket for the Seattle-to- Bremerton Ferry is only $8.35.  A car with only the driver would be about $15 one-way.


  • Hampton Inn & Suites (onsite with KCC) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (two blocks north) are both owned by the same company.
  • Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 360.405.0200 and ask for reservations. Reference the Toastmasters Conference with group code TMC.
  • Our group rate is $119 per night and is guaranteed until March 30, 2018. If you bring your vehicle, you will also be charged $7 per night for parking, which gives you 24-hour access plus in-and-out privileges.
  • If you have any lodging questions, please email Rebecca Cattnach, Director of Sales, at rcattnach@bmihospitality.com


  • Hampton Inn & Suites (onsite with KCC) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (two blocks north) are both owned by the same company.
  • Please carpool if you can!
  • If the weather is good, parking near the Bremerton Ferry Dock will be difficult. Street parking is limited.
  • If you wish to park on Seattle side and take the Bremerton Ferry, the walk is only about 200-300 yards from the dock to KCC.
  • Kitsap Transit has busses and the Fast Ferry from Seattle. More info is on their website.
  • Onsite parking: There is a large parking garage on the corner of Washington and 2nd Ave., under the Hampton Inn. The GREEN and RED levels (2nd and 3rd entrances) are for KCC event attendees. Parking meters are located near the elevator and stairwell on both levels. All parking stalls have a number on them. Attendees must enter their parking stall number into the meter. When presented with parking options, attendees must scroll through the options until they find, “Conference Attendee.” The conference rate is $4, and is good for the duration of the event. The meters accept cash and card, but DO NOT give change. Please be sure to inform your guests that conference center parking is only on the GREEN and RED levels of the garage. The blue level (1st entrance) is for the Hampton Inn, Kitsap Transit, and Anthony’s Restaurant. Parking there may result in a ticket.


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Keynote Speaker

Judy Carter

Come learn as our keynote speaker, Judy Carter — America’s funniest motivational speaker and stress reduction expert, leads us toward our healthier and happier selves… our “true north”. As an author, Judy doesn’t like to brag, but she did write the Bible. No joke, she’s the author of The Comedy Bible (Simon & Schuster) as well as, Standup Comedy: The Book (Dell Books). Judy’s new book, The Message of You: Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career (St. Martin’s Press), teaches readers how to become her competition.

Breakout Sessions

Upgrade your leadership and communications skills with workshops designed to give you the tools you need to move ahead in your career and your life. Attending this event will build your confidence to engage in the battles of our society. Our workshops include…

  • Leadership Principles: Recruiting, Motivating and Team Building by Jim Sultan
  • Overcoming Obstacles (Based on her book, “SELF Centered Leadership”) by Jackie Bailey
  • Refueling for Optimum Leadership Impact by Esther Jones-Alley
  • Find the Funny: Using Humor in Every Speech by Rebecca Reece
  • Fundamentals of Storytelling by Carl Johnson
  • Effective Speech Evaluations by Bruce and Emmy Meaker
  • Pathways: Get your questions answered — Panel Discussion
  • Making Toastmaster Meetings More Fun — Panel Discussion

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