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SPEAKING: Keynote Speaker, Bereaved Parent USA 25th Conference


Fri, 08/07/2020-Sun, 08/09/2020    
8:00 am


Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Ave, St Louis, MO, 63105

Event Type

This event is now virtual! 

Keynote Speaker at the 2020 BPUSA “25 Years of Hope” Gathering Conference to be held August 7-9, 2020 at the Le Méridien Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

BPUSA has been a beacon of hope for grieving families since its beginning in January 1995. The 2020 Gathering theme is “25 Years of Hope.”

The Gathering Conference will be a three-day event with keynote speakers, workshops, meals, entertainment and memorial ceremonies all designed to help bereaved parents and their families understand that they are not alone in their grief. Our annual Gatherings have been praised as wonderfully meaningful experiences, life-changing in many ways. Participants come away feeling refreshed and revitalized, better informed about the grieving process, more aware of hope and promise and affirmed by meeting new friends who travel the same path.


The tentative speaker schedule is as follows.

Friday Breakfast: Opening Ceremony (no speaker)

Friday Lunch: Bobby Morton

Friday Dinner: The Kovaleski Family

Saturday Breakfast: Anne Moss Rogers

Saturday Lunch: Susan Toler Carr

Saturday Dinner: Candle Lighting (no speaker)

Sunday Morning: Angel Of Hope Closing Ceremony (no speaker)

The closing ceremony on Sunday morning will include a short bus trip to visit the Angel of Hope Memorial in Blanchett Park, St. Charles, MO.

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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