She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and some of her best-sellers include Atlas of the Heart and Dare to Lead. Brown is the host of the weekly Spotify original podcasts “Unlocking Us” and “Dare to Lead.” Her TED talk on the “Power of Vulnerability” is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 50 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, titled “Call to Courage,” which debuted in 2019.
“We’re truly honored to announce Dr. Brown will join us at SmileCon,” said ADA President Dr. Cesar R. Sabates. “Dr. Brown’s work around authentic self and vulnerability, as well as leadership, is in complete alignment with where we need to go as an organization. With her contribution to our Opening Session, and in her hometown of Houston no less, we’re looking forward to a powerful event that reflects a new day for dentistry,” continued Dr. Sabates.
SmileCon 2022, the ADA’s joint meeting with the 2022 Texas Dental Association Meeting and the 2023 Greater Houston Dental Society’s Star of the South Dental Meeting, will take place Oct. 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Registration for the meeting opens June 1.
For more information on Dr. Brené Brown and the SmileCon Opening Session, visit the SmileCon page on ADA.org.