2018 Date TBA

UVU Conference on ADHD

The UVU Conference on ADHD strives to meet the needs and interests of students, professionals, educators, families, and service providers. Join us and learn from renowned experts in the field, including Katherine Ellison and Stephen Hinshaw, authors of ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know. The program will also feature several concurrent presentations intended to help participants investigate various aspects of ADHD.

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017. Tickets are $55 for early bird registration and $65 after September 15, and include lunch, parking, and all conference materials. We look forward to seeing you there!

Third Region (Section 3)


KEYNOTE: Katherine Ellison

Katherine Ellison

Katherine Ellison — who managed to win a Pulitzer Prize and write three breakthrough books on practical neuroscience despite having ADHD — is an inspiring speaker who teaches audiences how to manage distractibility and realize their dreams. Audiences call her “engaging,” “informative,” and “hilarious.” Her exceptionally productive writing and consulting career has taken her from life as an investigative journalist and foreign correspondent in Latin America to becoming a freelance contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Atlantic.com. She has consulted for Fortune 500 clients including Google, written speeches for nationally-respected thought leaders like Alice Waters, and speaks to audiences throughout America, including those at top universities and medical groups. Ellison’s most recent book is ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know, co-authored with the psychologist Stephen Hinshaw, an international authority on ADHD. Her family memoir, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, recounted the year she spent improving her relationship with her son (also diagnosed with ADHD) and investigating what she calls the ADHD Industrial Complex.


PLENARY: Stephen Hinshaw

Stephen Hinshaw

Stephen Hinshaw is a professor of psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco). An international presence in clinical psychology/mental health, Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 320 publications and 14 books, including The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medications, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford, 2015), and ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2015), written with Katherine Ellison. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015), the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2016) for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research, and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award (2017) from the Society for Research in Child Development. Dr. Hinshaw lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Kelly Campbell; they have three sons. His newest book, "Another Kind of Madness," chronicles his father's recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the huge need to combat stigma.








Toni Harris
Assistant Dean
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Utah Valley University


Accessibility Services


For accessibility information or to request accommodations, please contact the Irene Whittier at:

(801) 863-5300 or IWhittier@uvu.edu

Requests should be made at least one week in advance.

Parking Information


Parking is free in the Parking Garage for conference registrants. You can find details on this map.