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District 7 Community Safety Conference

Hosted by: Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International District 7 Community Safety Conference

Toastmasters International, the world's largest communication and leadership organization, will be hosting its inaugural District 7 Community Safety Conference (TI D7 CSC) at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP). This 4-hour summit will be comprised of up to 100 individuals representing a cross-section of Oregon's key community leaders.

The District 7 Mission is to build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence. This includes our prison clubs. We have seen how TI helps individuals change their lives for the better, and how TI clubs in prisons are a major component in reducing recidivism – incarcerated Toastmasters who reenter society and remain with Toastmasters have a greater chance at success.

This conference will be an opportunity for the TI District 7 leadership to recognize the example that Capital Toastmasters (CT) is setting for all prison clubs and Toastmasters in being leaders in the community. This conference will demonstrate how CT uses their experience to build a platform for the exchange of ideas between Toastmaster’s and non-Toastmaster’s leaders on the topic of crime and harm in the State of Oregon.

Capital Toastmasters, a chartered Toastmaster’s Club within OSP since 2004, repeatedly demonstrates the positive impact Toastmaster’s has on both sides of the prison walls. As a consistent recipient of the Toastmaster’s President’s Distinguished Award, they exemplify Toastmaster’s mission and have become leaders inside and outside of their community. But, for them, becoming leaders means taking responsibility for the actions that brought them here.

The leadership guest list is a collection of lawmakers, academia, victim advocates, criminal justice representatives, and Toastmaster’s leaders. They will come together to communicate concepts, preferred narratives, and proposed solutions through the following workshops:

  • Beyond Rehabilitation: Transforming Justice
  • Survivors of Harm
  • Credible Messengers

If you’d like more information about the 2024 Toastmasters International District 7 Community Safety Conference, contact the Capital Toastmasters Club at, with Capital Toastmasters in the subject line; or Jim Robison, District Director, at You can register by filling out the PDF. Deadline for registration is March 1st, 2024.

Conference Information

Willamette University

Department of Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics

Smullin Hall 3rd floor
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6293 voice
503-370-6720 fax