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Despite an unexpected wintry start for the December 8 Innovations in Wellness Conference, more than 90 people showed! Due to an 11 a.m. early dismissal, we have several excellent sessions still to be heard. I am excited to host a spring half-day Innovations in Wellness Conference on May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon.

All previously registered attendees and sponsors are welcomed back at no extra charge and we invite new attendees to consider being a part of this exciting event!



IWC Spring 2018 Agenda

The 2018 conference features leaders in the health and wellness field speaking on a range of topics that significantly impact our culture today:

  • When, How, Where, and Why We Need to Sleep Better | Dr. Dorothy Pekmezi
  • Exercise: Why it Matters, How much is Enough and How to get the Unmotivated Moving | Dr. Justin Thomas & Dr. Karen Gamble
  • Sustainability & Living Well: Meeting the Needs of the Present without Compromising the Needs of Future Generations | Julie Price
  • Executive Leadership Fireside Chat on corporate wellness featuring a panel of senior business leaders from across the region:

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  D. Scott Adams
Protective Life Corporation Chief Administrative Officer
Doug Dean 
Children’s of Alabama
Chief Human Resources Officer
Dr. Ray Watts
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Meet the IWC Spring 2018 Speakers


Scenes from IWC 2017




If you were not registered for the Dec. 8 event, click the button below to sign up. Registration for IWC Spring 2018 is $60 per individual, $20 for students.
Interested in sponsoring? Visit the registration link for details.


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Complimentary Parking

Event Location: UAB Student Hill Center, Third Floor (Ballroom C & D)

Complimentary Parking: Parking is provided in the 12th Street Parking Deck (Lot 15) located on the corner of University Boulevard and 13th Street (one block from Hill Student Center). The gate will be raised when you enter. A walking map is included for your convenience and signs will be placed along the one block walking route to direct you into the venue (entering on the 2nd level where there is a Starbucks).