The Urgency Of The 2020 Sun Valley Wellness Festival


    While countless conferences and festivals have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, Andria Friesen says canceling the 2020 edition of the Sun Valley Wellness Festival and Conference wasn’t an option.

    “For crying out loud,” said Friesen, president of the festival’s board of directors. “If there’s ever a time for us to figure out a way to get the best and the brightest and to get the information to everyone possible, it’s this year.”

    Among this year’s featured presenters are experts on sleep, developmental psychology, grief, and Dr. Seth Cohen, Chief of Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine at the University of Washington, and a recognized national authority on COVID-19.

    Friesen visited with Morning Edition host George Prentice to talk about the high-profile presenters and how this year’s conference will move to a virtual platform.