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Annual Conference


2024 Annual Conference


April 30-May 2, 2024

SpringHill Suites Downtown Denver

1190 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

2024 Inspiration Award Recipients


Shelley Jackson Worstell
Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools


Kristy Schmidt

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Tara Melinkovich
Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools

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Alexis Barrere, APN
Youth Health Clinic (in Sheridan)

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Mayte Sanic
Sunrise Community Health Centers

Learn about our headlining speaker this year.

View agenda for the conference and register!

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2024 Keynote Speaker

Warren Binford is an international children’s rights scholar and advocate whose research and writing largely focuses on 21st century forms of childhood harms. Professor Binford is the inaugural W.H. Lea Endowed Chair for Justice in Pediatric Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Colorado where she is a Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Law (by courtesy), and a Core Faculty Member in the Center for Bioethics and the Humanities. She joined the Kempe Center as its Advocacy Director in 2020. Professor Binford has published a wide variety of 90+ works and given hundreds of presentations worldwide. Media appearances on children’s issues include CNN, BBC, NBC, NPR, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and many others. She has received approximately 50 awards and distinctions and has been both a Fulbright Scholar and the inaugural Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Chair in Brain Science and Child and Family Health and Wellness. She holds a BA, summa cum laude with distinction, in Literature and Psychology and an EdM from Boston University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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Final Agenda Published

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  • $175 regular rate

  • $150 for Youth Healthcare Alliance members

  • $125 for conference speakers

  • NEW! Any organization planning to register 6 or more may be eligible for group rates

Email Aubrey Hill for discount and group rate questions.

Annual Conference Location

Location & Stay Information

Conference Location & Hotel Information

SpringHill Suites Downtown Denver

1190 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

The conference will occur in the ballroom of the SpringHill Suites on the 2nd floor. Public transportation is recommended; however, all-day parking spots are available for a fee (either by valet at the hotel or surface lots near hotel). Mask-wearing will be optional, not required.

Planning to Stay Overnight from April 29-May 2, 2024?


The courtesy room block deadline has passed; however, you can try to book using this link. Reservation needs at this time will be accommodated as best as the hotel is able.

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Become a Sponsor

​​We made it easy for you to become a Sponsor with an online form! Please visit here to enter in your sponsorship and payment details. If you are interested in a custom package or need other information about sponsorship, please contact Aubrey Hill, Executive Director.

We appreciate your participation and your sponsorship means a lot to us!

See how each package can benefit your organization.

View the full sponsorship packet here. 

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2024 Conference Sponsors:

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