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ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo


Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Matt Vogl
Mental Health Specialist (Workplace Safety, Stress and PTSD) and Comedian

Matt Vogl is an internationally recognized leader and an in-demand speaker in the mental health field. He has worked nearly 30 years to address our nation’s mental health crises, prevent suicide and combat stigma. Vogl was a founder of the University of Colorado Depression Center. He also founded the National Mental Health Innovation Center. Vogl is currently Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of VXVY Mental Health, Inc.

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David W. Brezina Memorial Session Speaker

Liz Murray
Author, Breaking Night: My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Founder, The Arthur Project

The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters and sought refuge at all-night subway stations to survive, Liz Murray was homeless at age 15 — and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University. Murray is the subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard. Today, as Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, she advocates for underserved youth and works to end generational poverty through relationship-based learning.

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Closing General Session Speaker

Dawn R. Rosemond, Esq.

Named a “Nation’s Best” by Lawyers of Color®, best-selling author, speaker and self-proclaimed “superhero” Dawn R. Rosemond, has garnered a lot of attention over her 28+ year career. She’s moved by none of this though except in one respect — these blessings afford her an audience with you. Such is paramount because Rosemond exists to point people to their greatness. So get ready. Through humor, powerful storytelling and unparalleled authenticity, you will emerge changed.