Events

BRAINSTORM has been featured at screenings, conferences, and events both locally and across the nation.

Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona Gala


Keynote speaker at the “Waves of Change” Gala
September 16, 2017   |   Paradise Valley, AZ

         Stacia’s story was inspirational … Everyone was moved to hear Stacia’s account of her battle with seizures and her perseverance to overcome them.

Suzanne D. Matsumori, Executive Director of Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

University of Minnesota Medical School


Guest Speaker and BRAINSTORM screening for medical students
December 6, 2016   |   Minneapolis

Stacia’s direct communication with tomorrow’s physicians is among the many contributions she makes to improving care for people with epilepsy and, by extension, other neurological conditions. We recognize the courage and effort required to make this contribution and are indebted to Stacia for her extraordinary commitment. Our students enthusiastically expressed their gratitude and indicated that this screening was among the most valuable single experiences in their medical education to date. 

University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Neurology

Upsher-Smith Presentation


Guest Speaker for Upsher-Smith internal staff to share my journey with epilepsy
March 14, 2017   |   Minneapolis

UCB Patient Impact Meeting


Guest Speaker for UCB internal staff to better understand the patient perspective
February 14, 2017   |   Los Angeles

American Epilepsy Society Conference


Guest Speaker for the UCB Catalyst Cafe on understanding the patient perspective
December 3-5, 2016   |   Houston

Minnesota Public Radio Interview


Spoke with MPR’s Cathy Wurzer about BRAINSTORM before it aired on TPT
November 18, 2016   |   St. Paul

Twin Cities Public Television Epilepsy Awareness Event


Public screening of BRAINSTORM and Q&A panel with local epileptologists and Stacia
November 17, 2016   |   St. Paul

The film provided powerful insight and an intimate and comprehensive look into the impact epilepsy has upon the family unit, employment, education, and everyday life.

Heidi Fisher, Executive Director of Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota  

Seize the Evening


Guest Speaker for the Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group’s fundraising event
September 17, 2016   |   Minneapolis

Stacia’s compelling story helped to make our event a real success.  Those in attendance were fascinated to hear about the devastating effects epilepsy can have on one’s career and how Stacia was able to overcome and deal with the consequences of being unfairly terminated from her job.                        

 John Thompson, Executive Director of Epilepsy Advocacy & Employment Group