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Shaping The Future Of Mental Health

Creating Access For All

foorum Nexus is the nation’s first awareness event that celebrates excellence in mental health & healthcare, thought leaders and advocates shaping the future of mental health, wellness, fitness and technology. foorum Nexus encapsulates the essence of our events, foorum Awards & foorum Expo

foorum Nexus

2025 Registration

Experience everything foorum Nexus offers, from enriching workshops to dynamic panel discussions. Enjoy access to Wellness Centers for rejuvenating activities, engage in fun and interactive games, discover innovative wellness experiences, and explore the latest advancements in mental health technology.

foorum Nexus

First Annual: Sessions

Featured Panelists & Presenters

foorum Expo

Emily Snow

Behavioral Health Executive | Children's Mercy Kansas City

Joseph Salvador Palm

Regional Director for Region 7 | United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Event Schedule

May 29th - 31st
foorum Awards | May 4th
foorum Expo | May 5th
foorum Expo | May 6th
foorum Awards | May 4th
May 4, 2024
4:30 pm

foorum Awards: Private Registration and Welcome Reception

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
4 May
Time:  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Guests arrive and are greeted with a warm welcome at the registration area, followed by a networking reception to kick off the evening.

5:30 pm

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
4 May
Time:  5:30 pm - 5:40 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

The event officially begins with an opening ceremony, featuring opening monologue by Merideth Rose

6:00 pm

Awards Presentation

The highlight of the evening, where outstanding individuals and organizations are recognized and honored for their contributions and achievements.
foorum Nexus
4 May
Time:  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:  The highlight of the evening, where outstanding individuals and organizations are recognized and honored for their contributions and achievements.

The highlight of the evening, where outstanding individuals and organizations are recognized and honored for their contributions and achievements.

7:00 pm

Dinner and Networking

Kansas City Convention Center
4 May
Time:  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Guests enjoy a delectable dinner while networking and connecting with fellow attendees.

7:40 am

Final Award Presentation

Kansas City Convention Center
4 May
Time:  7:40 am - 8:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center
8:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Entertainment

Kansas City Convention Center
4 May
Time:  8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

The event concludes with closing remarks, followed by entertainment to round off the evening on a high note.

foorum Expo | May 5th
May 5, 2024
8:30 am

Registration and Networking Coffee Hour

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  8:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Start the day with a networking coffee hour where attendees can connect with industry peers and experts.

8:00 am

Day 1 | Exhibitor Registrations

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

foorum Nexus early exhibitor move-in day starts at May 3rd. All exhibits MUST be set by noon on Friday - Saturday

9:00 am

Welcome Address by Event Organizers

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  9:00 am - 9:15 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Get insights into the day's agenda and goals from the event organizers, setting the tone for the sessions ahead.

9:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Wm Paul Young

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center
Speaker:  Wm. Paul Young

The Truth and Ways of Being Human/Storytelling

Title: The Truth and Ways of Being Human: A Journey of Healing Through Storytelling

Description:
Join acclaimed author Wm Paul Young for a transformative keynote session as he explores the depths of the human experience through the power of storytelling. Drawing from his bestselling novels and personal journey, Wm Paul Young will delve into the essence of what it means to be human and the universal truths that shape our lives. With poignant insights and raw honesty, he will illuminate the path of healing for the wounded soul, offering hope and inspiration for all on their journey toward wholeness. Don't miss this compelling exploration of the human spirit and the transformative power of storytelling.

10:30 am

Panel Discussions: Health IT & Patient Privacy

5 May
Time:  10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Overview:
Our panel discussion focuses on the intersection of Health Information Technology (Health IT), hospitals meeting requirements to get paid, and the delicate balance between the ability for providers to share patient information for overall care and maintaining patient privacy.

Discussion Points:
1. Health IT Advancements: Explore how technological innovations in Health IT systems are transforming healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

2. Regulatory Requirements: Discuss the regulatory landscape governing hospitals' eligibility for reimbursement and the implications for patient privacy.

3. Interoperability Challenges: Address barriers to interoperability and data sharing among healthcare providers and systems while ensuring patient privacy.

4. Patient-Centered Care: Highlight the importance of sharing patient information among care teams to deliver holistic and coordinated care while respecting patient privacy preferences.
5. Privacy Protection Strategies: Share best practices and strategies for safeguarding patient privacy in an increasingly digital healthcare environment.

6. Future Outlook: Predict the future trends and challenges in Health IT adoption, patient data management, and privacy protection.

11:30 am

Networking Break and Exhibition Exploration

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Take a break to network with fellow attendees and explore the exhibition area to discover innovative products and services.

12:30 pm

Shaping the Future of Mental Health: A Conversation with Nominees

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Announcing Soon

1:40 pm

Presenter Pending

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  1:40 pm - 1:55 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Details Coming Soon

2:00 pm

Transition Break: foorum Expo | Explore Wellness Activations & Interactive Experiences & Conversations

Kansas City Convention Center
5 May
Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Step into a world of wellness at the foorum Expo, where immersive activations and engaging conversations await. Explore a dynamic array of interactive experiences designed to inspire, educate, and empower you on your journey to well-being. From mindfulness workshops to fitness challenges, nutritional demonstrations to holistic health consultations, the foorum Expo offers something for everyone. Connect with leading experts, discover innovative wellness products, and participate in hands-on activities that promote holistic health and vitality. Join us at the foorum Expo and embark on a transformative wellness journey like never before.

3:00 pm

Play therapy Training Workshop: 1 CE Hours at the end of this training.

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
5 May
Time:  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Clinician Hour

Workshop: Clinician Play therapy CEU Training by Dr. Tricia Brown. Plus get 1 CE Hours at the end of this training.

5:00 pm

Live Performance

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
5 May
Time:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Announcing Performer soon

foorum Expo | May 6th
May 6, 2024
8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Kansas City Convention Center
6 May
Time:  8:00 am - 8:50 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Start day 2 with a networking breakfast where attendees can connect with industry peers and experts.

8:00 am

Day 2 | Exhibitor Registrations

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
6 May
Time:  8:00 am - 8:50 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

foorum Nexus early exhibitor move-in day starts at May 3rd. All exhibits MUST be set by noon on Friday - Saturday

9:00 am

Keynote Speaker | Dr. Robert Steele, MD, MBA

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
6 May
Time:  9:00 am - 9:30 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Dr. Robert Steele, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Children's Mercy Kansas City

9:30 am

Movement Monday Presenter: Haley Struxness

Kansas City Convention Center
6 May
Time:  9:30 am - 9:50 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Movement Monday: Energize Your Week with WERQ Fitness

Description:
Join Haley Struxness, CEO and founder of WERQ Fitness, for an inspiring presentation on how movement can transform your fitness journey. With over a decade of experience in the fitness industry and a passion for empowering others, Haley will share her insights into building a successful fitness brand and the power of dance as a form of self-expression and exercise. Discover how WERQ Fitness combines repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps to create a workout that's both effective and exhilarating. Learn about Haley's journey from Group Fitness Instructor to CEO, and gain valuable tips for incorporating movement into your daily routine. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply curious about the benefits of dance fitness, don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry's most dynamic leaders.

10:30 am

Pending Slot

Kansas City Convention Center
6 May
Time:  10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Coming soon

11:30 am

Networking Break and Exhibition Exploration

Kansas City Convention Center
6 May
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Take a break to network with fellow attendees and explore the exhibition area to discover innovative products and services.

12:30 pm

Interactive Yoga & Workplace Wellbeing Presentation

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
6 May
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Coming soon

2:00 pm

Movement Monday: WERQ Fitness

Kansas City Convention Center
6 May
Time:  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

We partnered with WERQ Fitness to bring Movement Monday.

Join Haley Struxness, the dynamic founder of WERQ Fitness, for a high-energy Movement Monday session! WERQ Fitness is not just a workout—it's a celebration of movement, music, and positivity. With Haley's infectious passion and expertise in hip hop, sports, and group fitness, you'll experience a workout like no other. Get ready to sweat, groove to the latest beats, and unleash your inner dancer as Haley guides you through a series of exhilarating WERQouts. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just starting your fitness journey, Movement Monday will leave you feeling empowered, energized, and ready to conquer the week ahead. Don't miss this chance to kickstart your Mondays with WERQ Fitness!

3:00 pm

foorum Expo | Interactive Experiences

Kansas City Convention Center
6 May
Time:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center
3:15 pm

Ethics Training for Clinicians: Working with Children: 1 CE Hours at the end of this training

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
6 May
Time:  3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Description and trainer coming soon

5:00 pm

Live Performance

Kansas City Convention Center
foorum Nexus
6 May
Time:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Announcing Performer soon

All The Reasons To Join Us

Media coverage

A workshop is embedded into a conference; it doesn’t take place on its own, but it takes place during the main conference.

New topics

The summit is an excellent opportunity to socialize and build lasting relationships with other members of the field

Coffee breaks

Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate customer service.

Experiences

Enjoy access to Wellness Centers for rejuvenating activities, engage in fun and interactive games, discover innovative wellness experiences, and explore the latest advancements in mental health technology.

Networking

Connect with and exchange ideas with mental health and healthcare professionals, thought leaders, and advocates from all over the world.

Afterparty

Celebrate in a unique location & create great memories with our international community.

foorum Nexus Tickets

3-Day Access $98.8

Experience everything foorum Nexus offers, from enriching workshops to dynamic panel discussions. Enjoy access to Wellness Centers for rejuvenating activities, engage in fun and interactive games, discover innovative wellness experiences, and explore the latest advancements in mental health technology.

Be among the first 200 ticket holders to secure your VIP invitation to the foorum Awards, our prestigious Oscars to Wellness Night.

Home of foorum Nexus

Kansas City!

You’ll find genuine enthusiasm all across town—people fearlessly following what inspires them, creating the unrivaled experience of Kansas City. Everything we do here is from the heart.

Event

Location
The Venue

Kansas City Convention Center is Kansas City's largest complex of multifaceted structures dedicated to meetings and conventions, sports and entertainment.

Transport

The best transportation option for a red carpet film premiere is often a luxury car service, such as a limousine or a chauffeured car. Uber Black is a great option and safe.

Hotel

Finding the right hotel is an important part of planning your trip and enjoying our premiere. We recommend Crossroads Hotel, Hotel Kansas City & Loews Kansas City Hotel for easy access to Kauffman Center.

Kansas City Convention Center

The Grand Ballroom – Kansas City Convention Center attracts some of the world’s most renowned performers and entertainers. A 800,000 sq. ft. facility embraces all audiences with different interests and passions.

Address

301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Booking

(816) 226-7357

Email us

info@fpmedianetwork.com

foorum Nexus

The nation’s first ever awareness event designed to recognize and celebrate excellence in mental health, healthcare, thought leaders and advocates shaping the future of wellness.

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