P² Collaborative's 2014 Creating a Healthier Community Conference, scheduled for Thursday, October 9, promises to be an informative, engaging and inspiring day of presenters and panels sharing what it will take to create a healthier Western New York. Our keynote speaker for 2014 is Ellen Goodman, Co-Founder and Director of The Conversation Project.
Ellen has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life. She was one of the first women to write for the op-ed pages where she became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. After Ellen began her career as a researcher for Newsweek magazine, she was a reporter for The Detroit Free Press in 1965 and two years later came to The Boston Globe where she began writing her column in 1974. In 1980, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. She won many other awards including the Ernie Pyle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Society of Newspaper columnists. She is the author of seven books.
The Conversation Project is a campaign dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The goal: to make it easier to initiate conversations about dying, and to encourage people to talk now and as often as necessary so that their wishes are known when the time comes. Ellen's keynote presentation at this year's conference will focus on that topic. You can learn more at http://theconversationproject.org/.
If you have not yet registered for Creating a Healthier Community, make sure to reserve your space today- our early bird discount won't be around much longer. More information on the conference is available at http://www.p2wny.org/conference.html.