Join us in Washington, D.C. for a day of speakers, panels and breakout sessions designed to build your skills for communicating effectively with consumers — in person, online and in print. This unique conference features experts in communication technology, usability, plain language, accessibility, design, cultural competence, and digital and social media.

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.

Why attend Plain Talk?

  • Find out how to reach new audiences
  • Discover how to engage your customers
  • Learn new plain language techniques
  • Build and sharpen your communication skills
  • See the latest communication technologies
  • Become part of the continuing consumer conversation

What is Plain Talk?

Plain Talk is 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. You’ll enjoy networking with colleagues throughout the day, followed by a relaxing cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres.

What is the cost to attend?

The full-day conference is only $75, which includes lunch and a cocktail reception. A major portion of the conference proceeds goes to benefit the MAXIMUS Foundation grant program.

Who sponsors Plain Talk?

The MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy in partnership with the MAXIMUS Foundation is sponsoring this year’s conference. As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the Company’s mission by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs MAXIMUS operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees. It provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.

Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 18,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.