Three new keynotes announced for the 2018 Colorado Child Welfare Conference

With the 2018 Colorado Child Welfare Conference just three short weeks away, CDHS is pleased to announce that three new keynote speakers! It’s going to be amazing!

But don’t just take our word for it. Morris Morrison, our opening keynote speaker would like to personally invite you to this spectacular event!

Morris Morrison’s opening keynote message will impact you like a Hollywood story that you'll never forget. It’s a story made possible by dedicated child welfare professionals. Be prepared to laugh and cry as Morris Morrison uncovers the connection between today’s culture, Netflix, and the #1 topic dominating everyone’s mind today – how to get results, faster. His opening keynote will re-energize you to “participate in the miracle” and reignite the spirit of the American Dream in your heart with a message that will give you HOPE, transform your culture, and help your people stay focused during times of changeEnergy. Inspiration. Unforgettable Message. Get ready for Morris Morrison!


Also announcing, Sixto Cancel and Sam Adams!

Sixto Cancel Founder and CEO, Think of Us

Sixto Cancel is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, a non-profit dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the life outcomes of foster youth aging out of the system. Sixto was selected as Forbes “Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs” in 2017. Sixto has also been recognized by the White House as a “White House Champion of Change”, a “Millennial Maker” by BET, and was named as one of the “Top 24 Changemaker in Government under 24” in the country by the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and Sparkaction. In the spring of 2016, Sixto and his team co-organized and executed the first White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon. Sixto has served as a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010, where he has worked on youth engagement, asset development and permanency. 

Sam Adams, Comedian

Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words describe Sam Adams, who gained national attention by winning at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. The “True Color” video clip from his Dry Bar Comedy special filmed in 2017 went viral with over 10 million Facebook views in a few days. Sam's energetic, comically insightful act is profanity-free and filled with his take on everyday encounters. Sam has more than 20 years of experience as a newspaper sports journalist. In 2003, Sam received the Print Journalist of the Year award from his peers in Colorado. He’s also credited with television appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, NFL Network, and local CBS and NBC affiliates. He covered championship events including four Super Bowls and two Olympiads. Sam is the author of the 2013 book If You Don't Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats.


Registration is free

Register today on the 2018 Colorado Child Welfare Conference website. All registration fees and meals are being covered (there may be one dinner that attendees have to do on their own, but that is TBD). Counties will only have to cover the costs for mileage and hotel.  

Don't wait. Register today


Learn more about the 2018 Colorado Child Welfare Conference 

Don’t miss these awesome keynote speakers or all the amazing presentations that are on the conference agenda, which was posted in last week’s blog.

Read the CO4KIDS #CCWC2018 series of blog posts on conference for more previous announcements on presenters and keynote speakers and more!

Hosted by the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare, the Colorado Child Welfare Conference is intended to provide educational and inspirational opportunities for those who work in and around child welfare, offering in-depth learning, as well as skill building and networking opportunities. Hotel information, registration, hotels or other activities are posted on the 2018 Colorado Child Welfare Conference website.

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