Health & Human Service Conference



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Wednesday Oct. 11th - Friday October 13th, 2023

The St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference is celebrating 41 years! Our theme for 2023 is Courageous Connections: Leading with Curiosity & Compassion.


2023 Conference Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote - Mónica Guzmán

Monica GuzmanMónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. Her new book, "I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times" was featured on the Glenn Beck Podcast and named a New York Times recommended read. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America; founder and CEO of Reclaim Curiosity, an organization working to build a more curious world; and cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey. She was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.



Closing Keynote - Anne Bonney

Anne BonneyAnne Bonney is a fun, energetic international keynote speaker and courage ignitor. She is an authority on Change Management, two-time author, host and creator of Dancing in the Discomfort Zone Podcast and an experienced virtual, in-person and hybrid workshop facilitator. After 20 years in highly successful corporate and nonprofit leadership positions, Anne, now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite YOUR ability to embrace the discomfort of change, courageous communication and emotional intelligence.

Past Conferences

2022 Come Together: Community, Unity, Hope
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2021 Love is Key It Begins with Me
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2020 And Still We Rise
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2019 Bravely Being Human
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2018 Tattoos on the Heart
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PowerPoint Presentations 2018


2017 The Power of Perspective
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2016 The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into
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2015 The Dance of Compassion
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Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist