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PHPR Summit 2024

The Joy of Togetherness: Sowing the Seeds for Socially Connected Communities

PHPR Summit 2024 - We're Back In-Person

Friday, February 23, 2024 8am - 4pm

Northglenn Recreation Center

It's the PHPR Summit 10th Anniversary!

Registration Info Coming on January 1, 2024

In a world where the digital age has, in many ways, disconnected us, the pervasive feelings of loneliness and isolation have become a growing concern. In May 2023 the Surgeon General’s advisory declared that loneliness and isolation have become an epidemic. Our overall health as individuals and communities has taken a hit from this epidemic. We are spending less time with our friends and feel disconnected from our communities. We’ve seen increased chronic illness, dementia,  depression, anxiety and suicide attempts. The PHPR Summit aims to shine a light on the challenges of loneliness, isolation, and the remarkable benefits of nurturing socially connected communities.  Increased social connection is a significant predictor of longevity, better physical, social, emotional, cognitive and mental health. Social connection can positively  influence educational attainment, workplace satisfaction, economic prosperity and overall feeling of well-being and life fulfillment. And we’re the people to make it happen!

Why Attend? At the PHPR Summit we will explore the multifaceted issue of loneliness and isolation and unveil the profound advantages of fostering socially connected communities.

Who Should Attend? This multi-sector event is designed for professionals, practitioners and community leaders who believe in the transformative power of human connection and want to take an active role in addressing the issues of loneliness and isolation. We encourage folks from public health, built environment, parks, recreation, healthcare, community organizations, education, libraries, community advocates, health related non-profits and commercial entities invested in their communities to attend.


Cost:  $25 for professionals and community members, $10 for students (includes lunch)

We're looking for a variety of session types and perspectives around the challenges of loneliness and isolation as well as the benefits of socially connected communities. To learn more and to submit a proposal - Click here!

Proposals are due Friday, December 15, 2024 by 11:50pm

If you have questions or would like to run your idea the planning team, please contact or 303-345-5717. 

Our Sponsors for 2024: 

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