What is Plain Talk?

Plain Talk is a two-day conference designed to build and sharpen your communication skills. When you attend Plain Talk, expect a schedule packed with speakers, discussion panels and hands-on training featuring experts in communication technology, usability, plain language, accessibility, design, cultural competence, and digital and social media.

Plain Talk offers free preconference workshops, networking with colleagues, an opening night cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and breakfast, lunch and snacks so good you’ll want seconds.

Who attends Plain Talk?

This conference is ideal for public health professionals, educators, medical practitioners, community advocates, writers, designers, translators and anyone else who must communicate effectively with consumers.

Does Plain Talk offer scholarships and discounts?

Yes! Travel scholarships and reduced conference rates are available. Register three or more participants from your organization at the same time and each group member will receive a $50 discount. Plain Talk also offers student, military and veteran discounts.

Please contact the Plain Talk conference coordinator at 703.739.4480 for more information.

Who sponsors Plain Talk?

The Center for Health Literacy

The Center for Health Literacy develops easy-to-read print materials and easy-to-use websites so governments and public health services organizations can communicate effectively with consumers. Find out more about the Center for Health Literacy at www.maximus.com/chl or follow us on Twitter @health_literacy.


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. We deliver business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs across the globe. Our primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under our founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.