GENERAL SESSION II
Monday, October 9, 9:00 am-10:00 am
Veramendi Salons E & F
Burnout, Balance, Wellness (Oh, My!)
Hopkins’ candid Keynote will examine how to approach better balance in our lives and healthier, more sustainable practices in our work by sharing her own journey through burnout to wellness.
Kaitlin Hopkins is an award-winning educator, director, producer, and actress, and has performed on Broadway, in national and international tours, and in film and television for more than 30 years. Hopkins currently works as a consultant worldwide, and co-founded Abate Hopkins Creative Consultants. Hopkins is also the proud creator and CEO of Fontus Dry Mouth Lozenges. In 2009, she created the BFA musical theatre program at Texas State University and served as head of the program for 14 years. During her tenure at Texas State, Hopkins pioneered groundbreaking research on mental wellness for high-risk demographics, ultimately co-founding Living Mental Wellness, a holistic, evidence-based company that offers educational programs to enhance mental wellness through an integrated scientific life skills model. Hopkins received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Denise Trauth Outstanding Leadership Award from Texas State University. The Broadway Dreams Foundation named her an innovative voice in education and one of the Top 6 women educators in the performing arts. In 2023, Hopkins was honored to receive a Tony Award nomination for Educator of the Year. www.kaitlinhopkins.net