Dallas, Texas, Sept. 20, 2017 – Momentous Institute will host its 6th annual Changing the Odds Conference – Hope: The Ultimate Four Letter Word – on Sept. 28-29 at the Omni Hotel Dallas. The two-day lineup of leaders, researchers and best-selling authors will explore the relationship between trauma and hope. Speakers will share innovative research and practices related to hope and the trauma of poverty, race relations, intergenerational patterns and more.

Unable to attend? Live stream tickets are available.

Keynotes speakers include:

  • Bryan Stevenson: one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, author of Just Mercy and human rights activist
  • Dr. Christine Carter: happiness expert, sociologist, senior fellow at University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and author of Raising Happiness and The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home
  • David Leonhardt: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times
  • Momentous Institute therapists and teachers and more

More information on this year’s notable roster is available on Momentous Institute’s website.

Momentous Institute hosts the annual Changing the Odds conference to help far more children than it could ever serve directly.  It exists to provide educators, mental health professionals, parents and decision-makers essential tools tailored to building and repairing the social emotional health of children and their families.

VIDEO: See what the Changing the Odds Conference is all about here.

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