Making Connections

5th Annual Pediatric Brain Injury Conference and Resource Fair

We are thrilled that you are interested in participating in the 2021 Making Connections Conference and Resource Fair in Austin, Texas on October 23, 2021! The event will be from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm at Woodlawn Baptist Church (4600 Menchaca Road). Our keynote speakers are Dr. Brandon Crawford, Dr. Paul Harch, and Dr. Kenneth Proefrock. They will each present individually and then as a panel at the end of the day. Participants will be required to wear a mask unless they have a medical reason for not wearing one.

There are several large events going on in Austin the same weekend. Hotel rates are very expensive in South Austin and Downtown. Hotels right outside of Austin are a lot more affordable. We have found an affordable hotel in Round Rock. Email if you would like to book a room at the Staybridge Suites in Round Rock at a rate of $139/1 Queen Bed or $169/1 King Bed .  If you have any questions, please email

Below you will find a variety of information and several options to register or sponsor. Take a few minutes to read through this page and then choose from the options below what you would like to learn more about. Click here to view the conference flyer!


This year, we are offering both in-person and visual attendance to the conference. As a result, we are offering three registration options: individual in-person registration, family in-person registration and virtual registration.  There are several events happening in Austin this weekend, so hotels in South Austin and downtown have raised their rates significantly. Please email if you need help finding affordable hotels.

Registration Cost:

Individual, in-person: $10

Family, in-person: $15

Virtual: no cost to register, but we do ask that you make a small donation if you wish to receive the sponsor kits containing all the information and goodies from our sponsors.

If you choose to attend the conference virtually, you will be provided a link to the presentations one week after the event. Due to the fact that we have so many presentations running simultaneously, we are unable to live stream the event at the same time it is taking place. All sessions will be recorded and edited and then shared with you.

Why do we charge for the conference? Each person who attends the conference in person will be provided breakfast, lunch and snacks. Your registration goes toward offsetting the cost of food. Additionally, we hire professional videographers to record the conference so that we are able to add the conference presentations to our website. This gives each participant as well as any new families access to incredible content that can be referenced at any point.

Topics Include

  • The Synergy of HBOT & Stem Cells   
  • What’s All That Buzz About MNRI®?
  • Navigating Life after 18
  • Vision Recovery After Brain Injury
  • Neurotransmitter Testing & Supporting Brain Health
  • Pediatric Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Pathogenesis and Therapy Potential
  • Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children with Brain Injuries: General Principles
  • Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Whole-Body Vibration Plates
  • Current Trends in the Naturopathic Treatment of Pediatric Neurological Injury
  • And more
Click Here To Register Now!

We have partnered with Staybridge Suites Round Rock to provide you with a discounted rate on lodging. If you would like to book using the Team Luke Hope for Minds rate at the Staybridge Suites in Round Rock, email


We will be offering scholarships to attend the conference again this year. If you need financial assistance in order to attend the conference, we ask that you click here to submit a scholarship application. We will review your application and send you an email regarding your needs. Once your application is approved, we will email you to notify you of your approval and we will also provide you with a special code to use at registration that will allow you to register for free. We kindly ask that you do not register until we have sent you written approval and provided you with the scholarship specific registration code. If you have any questions regarding scholarships, you can contact


Below you will find addition information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the conference. If you are interested in joining us as a sponsor, we ask that you click the button below the sponsorship levels and compete the form. We will then contact you about your participation. If you work for or manage a nonprofit that would like to sponsor the conference, please use the same form below and select the nonprofit option from the dropdown.


If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund to help send families to Making Connections – click here!

If  you would like to volunteer, go to



Sponsorship Level Information

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Sponsorship Opportunties

We would love for you to sponsor the 5th Annual Making Connections Conference! Below are our sponsorship levels and when you are ready you can click the button under the levels to contact us about registering as a sponsor or keep scrolling to learn about each sponsorship level!

Sponsorship Levels $$$

  • Presenting - $10,000
  • Platinum - $5,000
  • Diamond - $2,500

Sponsorship Levels $$

  • Gold - $2,000
  • Silver - $1,500
  • Bronze - $1,000

Sponsorship Levels $

  • Heroes- $750
  • Partners- $500
  • Friends- $250
  • Nonprofit - $0
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