Variety Family Conference, part of the Emerson Resource Center, is Variety St. Louis’ annual day of education and connection. The event features a notable speaker covering topics of interest to caregivers of children with disabilities as well as other members in the St. Louis community.
The 2021 Variety Family Conference is free for all to attend. It will take place virtually and in person on Saturday, December 4 and will feature The Imperfection Sisters. The “Sisters,” Gina and Patty, will lead sessions and exercises that will “celebrate the humor, joy and triumphs of raising ‘imperfect kids’ in a perfection-obsessed world.” Each attendee will also receive a copy of Gina and Patty’s book, “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children”.
Event details are as follows. Registration is required in the form below by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Questions? Please contact Senior Program Manager Robin Diehl via email.
Variety Family Conference 2021
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In-Person Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 1973 Craigshire Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63166
Virtual Location: Zoom (log-in details provided to attendees)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Social time and complimentary hot breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Signature Presentation, titled “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection”
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Exercise #1
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Exercise #2
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Book Signing and Open Discussion with Gina and Patty
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