David Keener, in the International Speech Contest

David Keener at AOL on March 3, 2012, particpating in the Toastmasters 2012 International Speech Contest. All photos by Edmond Joe, a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), and an awesome speaker.

The talk was called "The Finest Legacy." It was about how he'd been "infected" with the science fiction bug as child by his father. In the talk he discussed how good science fiction literature follows strangely stringent rules, has a proven capacity for influencing and inspiring generations of scientists and leaders, and how science fiction can tackle major issues. He won second place for his local Toastmasters area.