"In her many roles over the past year as chairperson, solo presenter and even panelist, Lauren has proven her versatility time and again. Lauren's passion for this important issue is evident not only through her highly impressive background, but also through the energy that she effortlessly exudes during her presentations. Her ability to connect with each delegate is unparalleled, and the inquisitiveness and respect that she treats each attendee with is outstanding. Consequently, Lauren repeatedly creates a "symposium-like" environment where each individual is comfortable and compelled to speak freely. It is Lauren's ability to promote interaction and stimulate conversation through her own presentations and also as a help to other members of the speaking faculty that may not be as apt at promoting Q & A that I am always so impressed and grateful for (esp. from a production standpoint).
As the feedback forms from our conferences repeatedly prove, it is Lauren's likeable sense of humor and approachable demeanor coupled with her knowledge of the topic that repeatedly reserve her position as the 'crowd favorite.' Personally, I cannot speak highly enough of Lauren's ability to effortlessly engage an entire audience, keep on task with time management, and go above and beyond by building relationships with the audience that go beyond the conference itself."