SPARK! Conference

5th Annual SPARK! Conference on Creative Engagement
Connecting through Creativity
September 20-21, 2018
The Building for Kids Children’s Museum
Appleton, Wisconsin


Presented by Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

 

The 5th Annual SPARK! Conference will provide a diverse offering of training focused on best practices for creative engagement through art, nature and culture. The conference will feature nationally recognized presenters, in-depth and hands-on sessions which will include brain health, art-making, grant writing, building community partnerships and many others.
If you are a museum, cultural institution, professional caregiver, activities or medical professional looking for fresh and engaging actives to enhance programs for people with memory loss, this conference is for you!

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH SEPT. 7, 2018

Register for both days (Thursday & Friday)

Register for Thursday only

Register for Friday’s Stakeholder Breakfast

Thursday Keynote Speaker:


GARY GLAZNER, ALZHEIMER’S POETRY PROJECT http://www.alzpoetry.com/
Gary Glazner is the founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, (APP). The APP was the recipient of the 2013, Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award and the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement. The National Endowment for the Arts listed the APP as a “best practice.” NBC’s “Today” show, and NPR’s “All Things Considered” have featured segments on Glazner’s work.

Friday Keynote Speaker:

DR. ALEXIS EASTMAN, WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER’S INSTITUTE
Dr. Alexis Eastman is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine. As a clinical geriatrician, she provides medical care for older adults in inpatient and outpatient settings, both in primary care and in memory care. She serves as Co-Director of Clinical Operations for Primary and Specialty Care in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and as Medical Director of the Badger Prairie Health Center in Verona, Wisconsin.

Presented in part by CarePatrol/Michelle Graf

 

 

Conference Schedule:
Conference Schedule, Session Descriptions, and Suggested Tracks
CLICK HERE

If you have any questions regarding your conference proposal, please contact Tricia at tblasko@ramart.org.

HOTEL INFORMATION: We have a limited number of rooms blocked at the rate of $119/night. To take advantage of this rate, follow the instructions below:
Red Lion Paper Valley
Downtown Appleton
Booking Code: 0918BUIL
Visit:  redlion.com
Enter:  Appleton and the dates of the reservation
Be sure to select group code and enter the code (if you use promo code, it will not work)