Logan Visionary Conference 2019: The Art of Parenting

Pictured: That Baby's Perfect by Linda St. John

Please join for AVAM's annual free conference of big ideas!

  • When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
  • Time: 1pm-4pm Presentations • 4pm Audience Q&A
  • Place: Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd floor
  • Cost: FREE, however, please click here to RSVP online.

In complement to the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM's) thematic mega-exhibition, "Parenting: An Art Without A Manual," the museum presents its annual, free-to-all, but reservations required, "Logan Visionary Conference: The Art of Parenting" on Sunday, March 24, 1-4pm. With generous underwriting by the Chicago-based Reva and David Logan Foundation, participants can hear and ask questions from a world-class array of inspirational expert presenters and scientific researchers in the field of family wellbeing, child trauma, and positive parent and child attachment. This year's Logan conference welcomes respected luminaries from these fields, among them:

  • Dr. Daniel J. Siegel (Keynote Speaker): Clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, who will share a few key points he wishes EVERY parent would know
  • Dr. Heather Berlin: Leading neuroscientist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and researcher in consciousness and behavior disorders
  • Alison D'Alessandro: Policy and Program Specliast, Baltimore Child Abuse Center
  • Dr. Robert Hamilton: Expert in guidance in soothing both infants and first-time parents, Dr. Hamilton is author of the book chockfull of advice 7 Secrets of the Newborn and is the former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Joe Jones: Founder of The Center for Urban Families
  • Shalita O'Neale Founder of Fostering Change (who herself grew up in foster care)
  • Dr. Brad Sachs: Parenting expert


Free to the public, but RSVP online is requested.