[Dallas, Texas, Sept. 17, 2019] - Momentous Institute will host its annual Changing the Odds conference October 24-25 at the Omni Hotel. This year’s theme - Hidden Factors - will showcase internationally-recognized keynote speakers sharing stories, innovative research and practices related to inequity, foster care, trauma, addiction and other hidden factors.

Tickets are available here.

Keynote speakers and other conference highlights include:

Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist, author and television host

Austin Channing Brown, author and a leading voice on racial justice

Ashley Rhodes Courter, author of international bestseller “Three Little Words” and foster care advocate

Fredi Lajvardi, nationally-recognized STEM educator, inspiration behind the motion picture Spare Parts

Howard Stevenson, author, professor, and expert on psychology, racial literacy, and racial trauma

Maria Teresa Kumar, founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization

Ebony Smith, founder of Dallas-based Yoga N Da Hood will lead conference guests in optional group yoga between speakers 

● More: visit here for more information on the full lineup of speakers and events

Changing the Odds is a Dallas-based social emotional health conference hosted by Momentous Institute. This year marks the conference’s 8th year to bring in top leaders from around the world to share best practices and inspiring stories to over 1,300 educators, mental health professionals and nonprofit professionals. See what the conference is all about in this 2018 recap video.

About Momentous Institute
Founded by the Salesmanship Club in 1920, Momentous Institute has been building and repairing social emotional health with children, families and communities. Each year, the organization partners with over 5,500 children and family members through innovative education and therapeutic services. The organization also invests in research and training, including the annual Changing the Odds conference, to reach far more children than could ever be seen directly.

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