Make your reservations now for the Fall 2017 Conference on October 27 to 29, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This page includes everything you need to know about the Fall Conference – from conference & hotel registration to sharing a room or ride to our speakers and even fun things to do in Albuquerque outside the conference, you’ll find it here.

If you still have a question, scroll to the bottom and send us an email using the contact form.

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Registration Page

Registration Options Include:

* – All District Contestants please contact PQD

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 842-1234
Fax: (505) 843-2675

The District 23 Fall Conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Accommodations are not included in the conference fees. A block of rooms has been reserved for this group at a reduced rate of $ 119 USD. This room rate is only guaranteed until 10/18/17.


  • Single Occupancy: $119
  • Double Occupancy: $119
  • Triple Occupancy: $ 144
  • Quadruple Occupancy: $ 169
  • Other rates available (see options on link below or call in)

Reservations can be made via passkey reservation web link that is set to the special discounted room rate:

If you require assistance making your reservation, you can contact the Hyatt Regency at the following numbers:

  • 1-888-421-1442 (toll free)
  • 1-402-592-6464 (non-toll free)
The Guest Room Rates are quoted exclusive of any applicable taxes (which are currently 13.3 125%), applicable service fees, and/or Hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the Event.

Looking to cut conference expenses, but don’t have a carpool friend and/or roommate? We’re compiling a list of willing people.

On the Conference Registration online form, you can sign up to receive information about sharing a room or ride. This section is at the bottom of the registration form.

If you have questions about sharing a ride or room, please contact Kevin Wilson (

Please note:

  • Kevin is unable to guarantee that any specific route or room sharing options will be available. He will do the best he can to arrange rides and rooms, but he can only work with the people who contact him and are willing to share a ride or room.
  • Please contact Kevin as soon as possible. Sometimes the options for sharing rides and rooms fill up quickly.


First Timers, Frequently Asked Questions, and More!

First Timers
Coming Soon
Business Meeting Proxy

Either the club president or vice president education of any member club may designate, in writing, any active individual member of the club to act as a proxy for him or her at any district council meeting. In the event one of those officers is not in attendance at the meeting and has not designated, in writing, an active individual member of the club to act as his or her proxy at such meeting, the officer or proxyholder in attendance shall be deemed to hold the proxy of the other and may therefore cast two votes at such meeting. The intent of this provision is to assure that every club will be represented by two votes. No other proxies shall be valid at a district council meeting. A written proxy, to be valid at a district council meeting, must contain all the elements set forth in Toastmasters International policy and must be delivered personally, by mail, by fax, by e-mail, by electronic transmission, or by other reasonable means to the club member who will hold the proxy. The proxy holder must present the proxy in paper form (i.e., print out an e-mail) to the credentials desk. If the proxy does not bear a handwritten signature, it must have the typed name of the club officer(s) giving the proxy or some other indication that the club officer(s) authorized the proxy to be given. A proxy that complies with these requirements shall be treated as valid so long as the credentials desk has no reason to believe that the proxy was not authorized. A proxy holder cannot transfer or assign a proxy to someone else. A valid proxy delivered to the proxy holder is revoked only if the club officer who gave the proxy takes one of the following subsequent actions: he or she destroys the proxy, cancels the proxy in writing, issues another proxy authorized at a later date, or actually attends the district council meeting. (Source: Toastmasters International District Administrative Bylaws, Article X(d).)

District 23 Proxy Form (PDF)

Tax Deductions
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) so some expenses may be deducted as charitable contributions. For more information, please read this document from Toastmasters International: Tax Deductions for U.S. Toastmasters
Your Conference Crew
Conference Chairs Lynn Fugelso & Rachael Lucero-Maldonado
Finance Sam Brandt
Credentials Donna Labatt
Program & Education Nancy Risenhoover
Attendee Ellen Buelow
Hospitality Ellen Buelow
Audio Roy Crawford
Solicitations David Gardner
Fundraising Matt Cross Guillen
Facility Alan and Christina Kinner
DTM Ceremony Ells Rolfs
Post Program Activities Ken Flack
Marketing & PR Laurel Fischer
Promos Sam Newton
Printing Jeremy Murray-Krezen
Evaluations TK O’Geary
Recorder David Gardner
Souvenir Program Gary Wright
Roomshare/Rideshare Chair Kevin Wilson

Questions about the conference? Please ask!

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Patricia Fripp

Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Presentation Skills Authority, and Sales Presentation Skills Expert. Keynote “Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great.”

George Gilbert

Speaker, Author, and Motivational Humorist

In 2001, “due to his professionalism and outstanding achievements in public speaking”, he was awarded the title of Accredited Speaker becoming only the 50th person in the world to achieve this designation.