Changing the Odds 2018

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In an increasingly divided world, it is sometimes hard to remember all the things we as human beings have in common. While celebrating the things that make us unique, how can we create environments where everyone feels they belong? The 7th annual Changing the Odds conference will feature thought leaders in education and mental health exploring the topic of belonging and how it relates to communities, families, gender, race and culture. Join us as we learn innovative science, research and practices designed to strengthen our sense of belonging - because together we are better.

See below for conference FAQs.

Meet the speakers

Boyle Gregory

Gregory Boyle

Father Boyle is a priest and founder of Homeboy Industries who has dedicated his life to helping L.A.’s most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. 

Tina Payne Bryson

Tina Payne Bryson

Dr. Bryson is a psychotherapist, founder and executive director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California, and co-author of New York Times bestselling books, “The Whole-Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline.” 

Brenda Jones Hardin

Brenda Jones Harden

Dr. Jones Harden is the author of “Infants in the Child Welfare System: A Developmental Framework for Policy and Practice.” Her research examines the needs of young children at risk, and the factors in their environments that escalate maladaptive outcomes or better yet, prevent them.

Jen Headshot

Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaker is the author of New York Times Bestselling books, "For the Love" and "Of Mess and Moxie." She is a national speaker and popular blogger, reaching millions of people each week through her online community. 

Sarah Hemminger

Sarah Hemminger

Sarah Hemminger is the co-founder of Thread, an organization that connects underperforming high school students to volunteers and community resources. 

Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. He is also the author of New York Times #1 bestseller “The Book of Awakening.”

Timothy Shriver

Timothy P. Shriver

Tim Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics International, which serves over 5.3 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 170 countries. Shriver co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading research organization in the field of social and emotional learning. 

David  Williams

David R. Williams

Dr. David Williams is one of the top 10 most cited social scientists in the world. His research focuses on understanding the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health.

Wiseman Rosalind

Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman is a teacher, thought leader and author dedicated to helping communities shift the way they think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. Her bestselling novel “Queen Bees and Wannabes” was the basis for the movie “Mean Girls.” 

Questions?

When/Where is the conference?

The conference is September 27-28, 2018 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, located at 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202.

What is the cost of the conference?

The two-day event costs $500. A limited number of early bird seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. 

Please note: We do not have a one-day option for attending. The $500 registration fee covers both days. 

What If I cannot attend?

All refund requests must be submitted by email to events@momentousinstitute.org no later than August 31. Refunds cannot be issued by phone or any other method.

Because refunds incur significant administrative time and processing fees, any refunds will be issued minus a $25 processing fee.

All refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the event (minus the processing fee) using the same payment method used at the point of registration.

No refunds will be issued after August 31.

In lieu of a refund, a guest may elect to send someone else in his/her place. To do so, the guest should email events@momentousinstitute.org and include the following: the name of the registered attendee, the name of the new attendee and the email address of the new attendee. There is a $25 processing fee to change attendees.

Name change requests must be submitted by September 14.

Are there CEU's for this event?

Momentous Institute is a licensed provider of CEUs in the state of Texas for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW. Participants will receive 12.5 hours of CEU credits for the two-day conference.

Momentous Institute has partnered with The National Register* to provide continuing education credits to psychologists attending this event. The number of approved psychology hours may differ from other licensing boards. This page will be updated with the approved amount when that
information is available.

Educators will receive a certificate of attendance.

*The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

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2018-09-27 7:00 AM 2018-09-28 4:00 PM America/Chicago Changing the Odds 2018 In an increasingly divided world, it is sometimes hard to remember all the things we as human beings have in common. While celebrating the things that make us unique, how can we create environments where everyone feels they belong? The 7th annual Changing the Odds conference will feature thought leaders in education and mental health exploring the topic of belonging and how it relates to communities, families, gender, race and culture. Join us as we learn innovative science, research and practices designed to strengthen our sense of belonging - because together we are better. Omni Dallas Hotel Momentous Institute bj@johnsonandsekin.com

Event Details

  • Audience: Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Parents and Community Members
  • Event Time:

    September 27-28, 2018 | Omni Dallas Hotel

  • Full Price: $500
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