Events | Trainings

2019 Featured Speakers

2019 Featured Speakers

Wing Young Huie
Keynote Presentation • Monday, April 29 • 8:50 – 10:00 a.m.

Wing Young Huie (photo compliments of Eliesa Johnson)

Celebrated photographer and 2018 McKnight Distinguished Artist Wing Young Huie has conducted over a thousand lectures, keynotes and workshops to audiences of all kinds—including K-12 classrooms, colleges, museums, non-profits, places of worship and corporations— informing how mass culture images shape our points of view. His many photographic projects reflect America’s dizzying and changing cultural landscape, providing a collective window and mirror into the them who are really us.

In his keynote presentation, What Do You See? Challenging Assumptions & Widening Cultural Perspectives Using Photography, Mr. Huie will show the variety of ways he interacts with the people he photographs to create images that go below the surface to suggest complex narratives. Multiple points of views will be engaged when conference participants are asked to consider what they see in his culturally-loaded photos that are open to interpretation. He will then reveal back stories that will complicate and challenge initial perceptions, widening perspectives for a challenging yet non-confrontational deep discussion.

Learn more about Mr. Huie and his What Do You See? project.

Drs. Timothy Culbert and Henry Emmons
Keynote Presentation • Tuesday, April 30 • 8:50 – 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Timothy Culbert & Dr. Henry Emmons

Timothy Culbert, MD, is a board certified developmental/behavioral pediatrician in the Twin Cities, and is also certified in Functional Medicine. Throughout his career Dr. Culbert has received training and certification in biofeedback and medical hypnosis, and has completed trainings in mindfulness-based stress reduction, Reiki and clinical aromatherapy. Dr. Culbert is currently Medical Director for The Center for Integrated Mental Health at PrairieCare Medical Group, an organization that provides comprehensive pediatric and adult mental health services. He is co-founder of the website which serves as the premier resource for kids, teens and adults on holistic mental health options for health care consumers and mental health professionals.

Henry Emmons, MD, is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and neuroscience into his clinical work. He practices with Partners in Resilience in Minneapolis, and is co-founder of, offering trusted information and holistic products to help individuals of all ages build their resilience and rediscover joy. Dr. Emmons is the author of The Chemistry of Joy, The Chemistry of Calm, and Staying Sharp, and is in demand as a workshop and retreat leader for both healthcare professionals and the general public.

Dr. Emmons and Dr. Culbert’s keynote speech is Where Science Meets Soul: Future Trends in Natural Mental Health.

Most of us would agree that we live in stressful, sometimes chaotic times. Stress-related disorders, including anxiety and depression, have never been so prevalent, especially among children. We are in great need for new models of treatment and prevention. How can we in the mental health field address this growing crisis of resilience? Blending new science with ancient wisdom, Drs. Culbert and Emmons will explore what it takes to cultivate resilience for a lifetime.

At the end of this keynote presentation, conference attendees will be able to:

  • Describe a natural, resilience-based model for prevention and treatment of the most common mental health disorders.
  • Understand and discuss the role of  “neuromodulation” in the treatment of depression, anxiety and ADHD.
  • Compare and apply components of the conventional and integrative mental health toolkits in clinical practice.
  • Develop at least 3 new personal practices to sustain their own healthy brains and mood.