April 26th & 27th, 2017

SeaTac Hilton



Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.


Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.



Beyond the talks we will feature many events that will give you an opportunity to network.

10:00 AM

Meet & Greet 

Nametags, Swag, Refreshments 

12:00 PM


Pecha Kucha Customer (roughly 7 min each)

1:00 PM


Critiquing a local Landing Page

2:00 PM

Network + Questions

Network, and learn & get inspired from each other.


Each registration includes access to 600+ participants, 20+ workshops, 4 keynotes, a hot breakfast and lunch each day, and happy hour on the opening day.


Kachina Inman,
Healthy Living Collaborative of Southwest Washington

"What an amazing conference. Our team left inspired and full of hope. I just want to let you know what a positive experience our CHWs and peers had at the conference.”


All sessions will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

17620 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188


Thank you to our partners who make this conference possible!

© Copyright 2016-2017, Foundation for Healthy Generations

Scholarships available | Spanish translation services offered
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HealthyGen.org  |  Creating Enduring Health Equity

Join us for a two-day conference focused on scaling hope, love, and science in the pursuit of health equity.

Together, we will learn from leading-edge scientists, practitioners and policy-makers


More than 600 people are expected to attend this third annual exploration into combining community wisdom with science and research. A mixture of deep-dive workshops and facilitated work sessions the Science of Hope conference provides an invaluable platform for participates to connect and build relationships with others working on the key public health issues of our time.


The conference will take place April 26th & 27th from 8am-5pm at the SeaTac Hilton Conference Center. A hearty breakfast and lunch will be served, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the day. Meals will offer dairy, gluten and nut free options.


We have reserved a limited block of rooms at a discounted rate and encourage you to reserve your room . These rooms will sell out before the conference, so reserve as soon as possible! 


You can apply for a scholarship to cover some or all of the conference registration cost depending on fund availability. Funding is limited and priority will be given to applicants who will benefit from the opportunity to learn new information and be able to implement this in their community. Please contact us for more information. 


We are currently seeking sponsors for the Science of Hope. The conference will be attended by over 600 health equity leaders from around Washington State with many internationally renowned presenters also in attendance. Given that “authentic partnership" is one of our core values at Health Gen we look forward to creating truly meaningful opportunities with sponsors to help you get the most out of the opportunity. To request a sponsor packet or discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact summit@healthygen.org for more information. 


There is complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service available, as well as easy access to the light rail station connecting to downtown Seattle. On-site parking is available for a daily fee.

 Questions? Comments? Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Visit scienceofhope.healthygen.org, or send us an e-mail at summit@healthygen.org  for more information.

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Jen Cai, MPH, CPH

Working in program evaluation and facilitation, Jen leads workshops on self-care, stress, and mental/emotional well-being.

The Science of Hope brings together health equity front-line practitioners, system leaders and leading researchers and academics to learn from one another, build new relationships across silos and sectors, and explore leading-edge issues to foster innovation and positive change.

You will leave this conference feeling inspired, connected, and informed.

Use discount code 50-OFF to save $50 off the regular rate of $600. Register today! Discount ends April 20.

Join us at our annual two-day conference for those working to create enduring healthy equity.


Use discount code: 50-OFF

Dr. Michael McAfee

President of PolicyLink, Annie E. Casey Children and Family Foundation Fellow, Aspen Institute Ideas Scholar, and Leap of Reason Ambassador.

Nikki Silvestri

Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All.

Andrea Lopez-Diaz

Community Connector at Healthy Gen, mobilizing communities to create grassroots-based operating systems to improve local health.

Chris Daikos, MiT, MEd, EdS

Educational and psychological consultant, school administrator, teacher and psychologist.

Ricky Munoz

Scholarship work in the importance of hopeful thinking, along with community engaged research efforts on health with homeless youth.

More presenters coming soon!

Stacy Delong

Development Program Manager with CORE supporting data science and analytics work in Washington State

Dr. Moshe Szyf

Geneticist and pioneer of epigenetics, James McGill Professor of pharmacology and therapeutics at McGill University.


The Transform Your Boundaries Workshop helps prevent and manage fatigue, burnout and stress common to people who spend their lives helping other people. This interactive and engaging program is based on the tried and true methods of therapist, author and boundaries expert, Sarri Gilman.

The five-hour session is packed with storytelling, audience participation, lots of humor, ah-ha moments and powerful memorable examples of how to address boundary challenges.


Save $150 now. The early bird rate of $199 is going fast!

Roberto Dansie

Clinical psychologist, Toltec Tribal member, cultural diversity expert, and author of the "Four Elements," a comprehensive view of the Cultural Wisdom.

Keynote Speakers

Breakfast: April 26th

Lunch: April 26th

Breakfast: April 27th

Lunch: April 27th

Workshop Presenters

Dustyn Addington

Knowledge & Learning Specialist at Healthy Gen, enabling cross-programmatic learning, reflection, and strategy development.

Kathy Burgoyne, PhD

Sr. Director of Applied Research at Healthy Gen, prevention practitioner and researcher with commitment to vulnerable youth.

Dominic Cappello

Co-founder of Safety+Success and co-author of the Ten Talks series on family safety, appearing on Oprah.

Dr. Sasha Rabkin

Established and led partnerships with hundreds of school districts and managed community-based social justice leadership interventions.

Dr. Christopher Knaus

Founding director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program, race scholar, critical race theory practitioner, educator, advocate.

Ijeoma Olou

Writer, speaker, and Internet yeller, editor-at-large at The Establishment, and author of "So You Want to Talk About Race" to be released this year.

Bob-e Simpson-Epps

Focus on creating system-wide, community-based and culturally specific approaches to address trauma and stress-induced issues in the lives of children.

Julie Peterson

Sr. Director of Policy at Healthy Gen, responsible for the vision, leadership, planning and implementation of the organization's Public Affairs plan.

Conference Agenda

See the Conference Program

James Caringi PhD, MSW

Associate Professor and Chair at School of Social Work, University of Montana specializing in primary and secondary traumatic stress.

Wally Endicott

Executive Director of the Kids at Hope Northwest Resource and Training Center, training and empowering "Treasure Hunters" in the northwest region.

Liz Davis

Co-founder and CEO of Northwest Venture Philanthropy involved in several collective impact efforts at the local, regional and state levels. 

Josue Guadarama, MA

Counseling Psychology doctoral candidate at Washington State University, using a multicultural lens to promote valued living.

Dr. Chan Hellman

Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Professor in the Department of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma.

Sarri Gilman, LMFT

Licensed marriage and family therapist, author, community leader and creator/founder of the Transform Your Boundaries® workshop.