I love attending conferences and fundraisers. It’s a great opportunity to meet other first responders and hear about the connection they have to my artwork. I always have a display of my original artwork and offer smaller hand signed prints.
I usually speak at these events and my topic is always mental health, PTSD and post-traumatic growth. I share my personal battle with mental health and how it almost destroyed my life. More importantly, as a peer, I share my experience with post traumatic growth and recovery.
By far the best part of attending these events is meeting one on one with other first responders. After speaking with thousands of you I’ve learned we’re all so similar. We all have similar personalities, stories and experiences, we truly are not alone. That’s why I think these conferences are so important, it fosters a real connection within our community.
If you would like me to attend or speak at your event send me a message using the 'contact me' link above. I hope you're able to attend one of these upcoming events, if so drop by my table and say hi.
"My reaction to seeing his art and hearing his story was visceral, not only tears but a strong feeling of being understood."
"Thank you for being part of our regimental banquet awards gala. Your powerful message was very moving and your art work is truly amazing."
"Your presentation was powerful and extremely moving tonight. I am absolutely amazed by your artwork. Thank you for sharing it."
"He was amazing! His work is truly inspirational".
" I've seen you speak several times now and learn something every time. You were an inspiration as an instructor for EMT and even more so now. You are always so humble when you speak and your message is powerful. Keep up the great work "humble messenger".
"I was there and went to your session. Awesome work".
"It was a pleasure meeting Daniel at our recent Ontario Communicators Conference hosted by us - Greater Sudbury Police. Daniel spoke eloquently and candidly about turning his personal struggles into his inspiration for his wonderful artwork. Thank you Daniel for participating in our conference and for your gracious donations".
January 22 - Leduc, Alberta, Canada
January 30 - 31 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
- PTSD Awareness Conference
February 6 - 7 - Jasper, Alberta, Canada
February 15th - Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Speaking session and book signing.
February 22nd - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Sunnybrook Emergency Department photo session
March 1st - 2nd - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- Long Hot Summer Conference
March 10th - 18th - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Victoria emergency services tour and photo sessions
April 7th - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
- OSI Can Conference
May 29th - June 1st - Mashantucket, CT, USA
June 5th - 14th - Finland
- Tour of EMS stations across Finland
September 12th - Wainwright, Alberta, Canada
- Post Traumatic Growth Presentation
September 17th - Lloydmister, Alberta, Canada
September 19th - 20th - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
September 26th - 27th - Tampere, Finland
September 30th - October 2nd - Mississippi, USA
October 6th - 7th - Canmore, Alberta, Canada
October 14th - 18th -New Orleans, LA, USA
October 24th - 27th - Buffalo, New York, USA
November 21st - 22nd - Covington, KY, USA
February 4th - 7th - Atlanic City, NJ, USA
- FMBA Educational Conference
February 8th - Columbus, Ohio, USA
- Central Ohio Fire Museum presentation
March 5th - 8th - Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
March 27th - 30th - Regina, Sask, Canada
May 28th - 30th - Mashantucket, CT, USA
June 15th & 16th - Long Beach, CA, USA
September 14th - 18th - Las Vegas, NV, USA
September 28th & 29th - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
- PTSD Awareness Conference
October 10th - Bakersfield, CA, USA
- Mental Health Symposium
October 11th - 13th - Biloxi, MS, USA
- Mississippi EMS Conference