About Us

Whether you have stage fright or stage might, Toastmasters is a public speaking group created to provide encouragement, feedback, and commentary for every level of speaker.

Longwood Toastmasters is a chapter of Toastmasters International. We hold weekly meetings at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA and welcome anyone from the Longwood Medical Area who has access to LMA buildings.

Guests are always welcome!

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday November 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Location: Dana-Farber, Dana Building, Room 2001B (2nd Floor)
Format: Standard hour and a half meeting

A standard meeting. First-time guests are most welcome.

Thursday November 20, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Location: Dana-Farber, Dana Building, Room 2001B (2nd Floor)
Format: Advanced Meeting (1 hr and 30 min)

This meeting will be designed for people who are thoroughly familiar with Toastmasters. More emphasis will be placed on practicing our speaking skills and in-depth evaluations.

Thursday December 11, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Location: Dana-Farber, Dana Building, Room 2001A (2nd Floor)
Format: Standard hour and a half meeting

A standard meeting. First-time guests are most welcome.

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Meetings are every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6-7:30pm year-round.

For more information on meeting formats or for general questions, check out our FAQ, linked to at the top of this page, or email one of our board members.

Club News


Oct. 2, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Learn Public Speaking Skills at Longwood Toastmasters!
If you are interested in becoming a member of Longwood Toastmasters, you are welcome to join our Open House Event.

Time: 10/23 Thur 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dana 1130

Please register:

*OPEN HOUSE* April 10, 2014

March 6, 2014 8:40 a.m.

Interested in learning about Longwood Toastmasters? Satiate that interest and come visit us during our annual Open House, Thursday 4/10/2014!
First time guests are most welcome! Longwood Toastmasters club officers will be present and ready to answer any questions you may have.
If you are looking to improve public speaking, the key is to practice and with Toastmasters, you not only receive the benefit of feedback but comradery in the spirit of facing our biggest fears.
The meeting will run as usual with traditional meeting format 6 – 7:30pm.

Please RSVP here.

Meeting Tonight Rescheduled to Next Week 2/20/2014

Feb. 13, 2014 11:59 a.m.

Due to the worsening blizzard conditions in Boston, our meeting is CANCELED for tonight and rescheduled for next Thursday. Stay safe & warm!

Nov 28th, 2013- NO MEETING

Sept. 24, 2013 12:39 p.m.


New meeting location: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

July 10, 2013 12:57 p.m.

As of June, our meeting location will be at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Dana Building. Here are the new locations:

2nd Thursday of the month: Dana-2001 A/B (2nd Floor)
4th Thursday of the month: Dana-1130 (11th Floor)
updated 7/9/2013

4/11 Open House with Demo Toastmasters Meeting

March 7, 2013 9:33 a.m.

Please join our Open House with Demo Toastmasters Meeting
Time: 4/11 Thur 6:00-7:30pm
Location: HMS TMEC-227

Please Register http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5720448014

Feb 28 - Mini-Speech Session!

Feb. 27, 2013 12:14 p.m.

We are hosting the Mini-Speech Session in our meeting, each member will present 3-5 mins prepared speech and receive 3-5 mins feedbacks from the group. Benny Drozdenko, Area 63 Governor, will give his special presentation on “Toastmasters Club Successes in District 31”!

Nov 22nd - NO MEETING

Nov. 1, 2012 9:43 a.m.

Happy Thanksgiving & safe travels. Our next meeting will be Dec 13th.

Sep 13th - Humorous Speech Contest!

July 9, 2012 10:31 a.m.

We are hosting Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluator Contest at our club! All members are urged to participate. Do not miss out on opportunity to compete and to be entertained!

Aug 9th - Guest Speaker!

July 9, 2012 10:28 a.m.

Do not miss our guest speaker, Benny Drozdenko, who is a Technical Writer for MathWorks, Inc. He currently writes documentation for a computer software package named “DSP System Toolbox™.” He earned his ACB and ALB awards with the Framingham-Natick Toastmasters Club, and is the Area 63 Governor for the 2011-2012 year. We are excited to have him visit our club!