2020 Real Voices – Real Voices VIRTUAL Conference

AUGUST 31, 2020 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
A NETWORK OF CONNECTION

For the first time ever, the RVRC event will be live streamed to the conference Facebook page, Department of Mental Health RVRC and Missouri Mental Health Foundation RVRC websites.

Registration is FREE!  All you need is internet access and a desire to hear from incredible presenters and enjoy a variety of fun activites!

RSVP Now!
2020 Real Voices - Real Voices VIRTUAL Conference

Co-hosted by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation & the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

The most anticipated event every year at the Real Voices, Real Choices Conference is by far, KARAOKE!!  Although we are unable to meet in person this year, we are asking all of our talented participants to join in the fun virtually by submitting a recording of yourself performing a song of your choice (all submissions must adhere to the instructions and guidelines below).  Conference staff will randomly select 15-20 videos to feature as part of our evening activities on Tuesday, September 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Performers can record a solo video or gather some friends and submit a video of the group performing together.  Have some fun and show us what you’ve got!  We are so excited to see your talent in the spotlight!!

VIDEO SUBMISSION –

Instructions and Guidelines

  •  Deadline:  Thursday, August 13th
  •      Submit all videos by clicking the following link: UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO HERE
  •      Simply click the plus sign + to add files directly from your computer or cell phone.

 

  • Format:  The preferred file format for videos is MP4; however, we can convert your video if you are unable to record in MP4.

 

  • Length:  Videos must not exceed 3 minutes in length (videos longer than 3 minutes will be subject to editing if selected for the event)

 

  • Content:  Music must not contain explicit language or content – we ask you to please be respectful of all audiences when performing your selection.

 

For questions regarding the event, submission of videos, formatting, etc., please e-mail the Conference Coordinator at:  consumerconference@dmh.mo.gov

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020

9:00 – 9:30 am                Welcome

RECORDED                     RVRC Crew

 

9:30 – 10:30 am               Digital Citizenship the Safe & Responsible Way!     (Developmental Disabilities)

LIVE                                   Elizabeth Obrey & Angie Perryman

 

10:30 – 10:40 am               BREAK

 

10:40 – 11:40 am               RVRC Panel Discussion (General Information)

LIVE                                    Jeff Johnson, Sarah Earll, David Stoecker, and Stacey Gilkey

 

11:40 am – 1:30 pm               LUNCH & BREAK

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm               Help Me! (Mental Health)

RECORDED                  Monica Sigmund and Brenda Saxe

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st

9:00 – 9:30 am               Welcome

RECORDED                    RVRC Crew

 

9:30 – 10:30 am               Zoom Into Recovery (Substance Use Disorders)

LIVE                                   Michael Bodine

10:30 – 10:40 am               BREAK

 

10:40 – 11:40 am               Public Administrators 101  (General Information)

LIVE                                    Carol Johnson, Cher Caudel, Karen Digh-Allen, and Steve Farmer

 

11:40 – 1:30 pm               LUNCH & BREAK

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm               The Trio of Self-Empowerment (Developmental Disabilities) 

LIVE                                     Jenni Hickerson, Luke Barber, and Tyler Hannegan

 

2:30-2:40 pm               BREAK

 

2:40 – 3:40 pm              It’s My Money, I’ll Spend If I Want To – Basics of Budgeting (General Information)

RECORDED                        Sarah Earll

 

3:40 – 6:00 pm               DINNER & BREAK

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm               Virtual Karaoke and Dance Party

LIVE                                  RVRC Crew

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd

9:00 – 9:30 am               Welcome

RECORDED                   RVRC Crew

 

9:30 – 10:30 am                The Struggle Epidemic (Family & Youth)

LIVE                                   Jim Marshall

 

10:30 – 10:40 am              BREAK

 

10:40 – 11:40 am               Respect Institute of Missouri (Mental Health)

LIVE                                    Hosts: Michelle Gerstner and Sharon Acree-Frausto, DMH Respect Speakers: Sue Casteneda, Gay Madison, and James Preston

 

11:40 am – 1:30 pm               LUNCH & BREAK

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm               What’s Up? How to Stay Positive and Proactive (General Information)

RECORDED                       Robin Fry

 

2:30 – 2:40 pm               BREAK

 

2:40 – 3:40 pm               Conversations on Access to Lethal Means (Family & Youth)

RECORDED                        Katie Ellison

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd

9:00 – 9:30 am               Welcome

RECORDED                    RVRC Crew

 

9:30 – 10:30 am               Opioid Overdose Education and Narcan Training  (Substance Use Disorder)

LIVE                                   Sheila Mihalick

 

10:30 – 10:40 am                BREAK

 

10:40 – 11:40 am               Self-Advocacy at the Local Level  (Developmental Disabilities)

RECORDED                        Jeff Johnson

 

11:40 am – 1:30 pm               LUNCH & BREAK

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm                Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word (Family & Youth)

LIVE                                      Jean Harris-Sokora

 

2:30 – 2:40 pm               BREAK

 

2:40 – 3:40 pm                Moving On Up! (Substance Use Disorder)

RECORDED                    Toni Jordan

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th

9:00 – 9:30 am               Welcome

RECORDED                    RVRC Crew

 

9:30 – 10:30 am               Rerouting the Pipeline (Family & Youth)

RECORDED                     Barb Scheidegger

 

10:30 am – 1:30 pm               LUNCH & BREAK

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm               Battling Depression from Inside the Ring (Mental Health)

RECORDED                   Caroline Cooper

 

2:30 – 2:40 pm               BREAK

 

2:40 – 3:40 pm               CLOSING SESSION & PRIZE DRAWING

LIVE                                 MMHF AND RVRC Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session descriptions coming soon!