Speaker Series

The Council's Speaker Series

Our Spring & Fall Fundraising Events

Since 1984, The Council’s Speaker Series has raised funds for those in our community affected by addiction, and has broken down the shame and stigma behind addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders that prevent people from seeking recovery. As The Council’s premier charity event, our Speaker Series has gained national recognition and is among the largest philanthropic gatherings in Houston every year.

For more information on the rich history and impact of these luncheons, as well as detailed information on sponsorship opportunities, visit our Speaker Series website at www.councilspeakerseries.org. 

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2024 Spring Luncheon with Brené Brown

Friday, April 19th, 2024

The Council on Recovery is excited to welcome Brené Brown as the keynote speaker for our 2024 Spring Luncheon!

Brené is a researcher, storyteller, and Texan who has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair and is a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Brené is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers, and the host of the original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Brené’s TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views. She is the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, and in March 2022, she launched a new show on HBO Max that focuses on her latest book, Atlas of the Heart.

Proceeds from the Luncheon will support individuals and families struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, and continue our promise to support those who need our help, regardless of their ability to pay.


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For more information on how you can support our Speaker Series and other fundraising efforts, please call 281.200.9336contact us online, or email specialevents@councilonrecovery.org.