2020 Variety Family Conference

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Registration is now closed for our third annual Variety Family Conference, coming to a personal screen near you on Saturday, December 5, 2020! All are invited to attend this free virtual conference from 9 a.m. to noon on Zoom, hosted by Variety St. Louis as part of the Emerson Resource Center. Did you register? Find more details about our speakers and topics on this blog and contact Robin Diehl via email with any questions!


Event Details:


When: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Where: Zoom
Who: Variety Families and Community Members

Speakers: Dr. Ann Turnbull and her daughter, Kate Turnbull 
Cost: FREE 

Time: 9 a.m. to noon with optional networking social at 8:30 a.m.



  • Siblings of a Child with a Disability
  • Long-Term Planning for a Family Member with a Disability


8:30 - 9:00 - Pre-event social time

9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome, Mission of Variety, Overview of Agenda, Introductions - Susan Schuh, Variety Chief Program Officer

Session 1:

9:15 - 10:15 - The Longest Family Relationship: Launching Siblings into Their Own Well-Being across the Lifespan

10:15 - 11:15 - Break

Session 2:

10:30 - 11:15 - Adult and Sibling Break-Out Groups

  • Planning for the Future across the Family Marathon - Ann Turnbull
  • Siblings Speak Out - Kate Turnbull (8-12 years old only, limited to first 10 registrants)

11:15 - 11:30 - Break

Wrapping Up Session 2:

11:30 - 12:00 - Report from Sibling Group; Q&A

Advance registration was required to receive access to the virtual conference!