Real Voices Real Choices Consumer Conference


Real Voices Real Choices 2021 Event Flyer

For details regarding the Real Voices Real Choices conference, please visit the Missouri Mental Health Foundation - Real Voices Real Choices Event page.

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The presentation application process for the 2021 event has ended and all presenters have been selected. The RVRC Planning Committee is pleased to announce the inclusion of the following topics* at the upcoming 2021 Virtual RVRC Consumer Conference:
  • Finances & Guardianship
  • Resilience & Family Supports
  • Promoting Change & Recovery
  • Mentoring
  • Self-Advocacy & Empowerment
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism, & Schizophrenia

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*Final topics subject to change depending on presenter availability


There will be no scholarships awarded this year. Please consider applying again next year.


Since 2008, our annual conference has educated and empowered hundreds of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders each year. We are inviting you to help us reduce stigma and discrimination associated with these areas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting a VIRTUAL conference instead of our typical in-person event.


Register for the 2021 Event.

There will be no cost for general attendance, but should you wish to earn CEUs there will be a $25 fee at registration. We will be offering 14 CEUs this year on a variety of topics. Attendees will generate their own CEU certificates following completion of each eligible presentation and a brief two-question survey. Attendees will have the option to print, email, or save their certificates. Conference staff will only generate certificates following the event if technical problems prevent the attendee from generating the document themselves.

Virtual Event Information

This year’s virtual event will feature 15 informative presentations across a variety of topics – see full schedule of events for more details. We are very excited to have Sue Badeau as our Keynote Speaker. Sue is a nationally known speaker, writer, and consultant with a heart for children and families. She currently serves on several national and international boards including the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment (ATTACh), Justice for Families and Imara International. Another exciting presentation that will give this year’s event a little extra flare, is our kickoff entertainer and comedian, Paul May! Paul has been a road warrior for years leading a drama and sketch comedy troupe called Clear Vision Drama Company. So, he is no stranger to making people laugh! Paul also utilizes his acting skills doing comedy video shorts as well, as various fictional character impressions throughout his show!

For additional information or questions regarding this event, please visit the Missouri Mental Health Foundation - Real Voices Real Choices Event page.


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