Healthcare Horizons

Through its faculty of expert presenters, Healthcare Horizons has assisted participants in meeting the challenges of everyday work by increasing their knowledge and expertise. With over 800 participants from across North Dakota and Minnesota attending, it provides a great opportunity for networking and collaboration.

The 21st Healthcare Horizons Conference will be held on October 19-20, 2020 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks North Dakota. This year's theme is Mind, Body and Soul with three focused topics: ethics, wellness and clinical. Below are the 2020 keynote speakers. Stay tuned as we continue to update this page with new speakers.

2020 Keynote Speakers

Heather Younger, J.D.

Ana Dorr

Heather is a best-selling author, international speaker, podcast host, facilitator, and Forbes Coaches Council coach, and has a special interest in employee engagement and earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”.  Heather has an educational background in political science and law, but quickly found an interest in the significant relationship between a leader and the employee. She noticed many employees never get a chance to speak their mind even though they have valid opinions and ideas.  Come listen to her speak on:

Ditch Perfect: Use Your Best Self to Achieve the Life You Always Wanted

Resilience: The Key for Managing Change


Meg Soper

Meg Soper has appeared as a keynote speaker and feature performer at conferences and corporate functions across North America and internationally. She has shared the stage with celebrities as Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres. With over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry and as a registered nurse in the operating room, she understands how your attitude affects those around you and in the workplace. Meg is the coauthor of "From the Stage to the Page - Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies". She has appeared on the CBC Television Network, Women's Television Network and Prime TV, as well as being featured on many radio programs and comedy festivals. Meg has a tremendous ability to connect with her audience and take every event to a higher level. Come listen to her speak on:

Work Life Balance

Positive Workplace Culture


Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP, has provided more than 2800 continuing education events on clinical topics pertaining to pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to health care professionals throughout the United States and Canada. She has been the motivational keynote speaker on health maintenance topics for numerous nursing associations, medical associations and dental associations as well as for corporate groups and events. Barb is a fascinating, highly informative speaker whose dynamic and humorous presentation style makes learning enjoyable. She provides a wealth of clinical information that can be applied to everyday practice.  Come listen to her speak on:

Take this job.. and love it!

To Your Health