MSNBC's Richard Lui Begins Our Day: National Caregiving Conference Special Event

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MSNBC's Richard Lui Begins Our Day: National Caregiving Conference Special Event

Denise
rlui-grid-4x2We're beginning the First Annual National Caregiving Conference on December 3 with a very special appearance by Richard Lui, MSNBC journalist and news anchor who also cares for his dad.

Richard will join us at 8 a.m. on Saturday; he'll share a 14-minute documentary about caregiving created by AARP that features his story. Richard will then talk with us about his caregiving experiences. He'll be with us for about 35 minutes before he catches his flight back to New York City to be on the air later in the afternoon.

Prior to joining MSNBC, Richard became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in 2007 while at CNN Worldwide. Lui has reported on conflict in the Middle East and Asia, and military veterans and terrorism starting in the first Iraq War, among other seminal events. More recently he reported live from the field at the Paris and San Bernardino attacks and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest.

Outside of work, Richard travels each week from New York City to San Francisco to care for his father, an Alzheimer’s patient. To highlight and raise awareness of the importance of family caregiving, Richard is an AARP Caregiving Champion and an Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion.

Richard is also a spokesperson for UN Women, ambassador for Plan International’s “Because I Am A Girl Campaign” and for anti-human trafficking group Not for Sale, and Board Advisor for Annie Cannons, an NGO teaching trafficking survivors to become coders.

A former businessman and patent holder, Lui often addresses Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley tech firms as a thought leader in media, race and storytelling. He is ranked in the top 1% of social media users by Twitter Counter and was named one of 21 dynamic careers to watch alongside Jay-Z and Sheryl Sandberg by Business Insider.

So, set your alarm! We're waking up early to begin our Saturday together at the National Caregiving Conference. Plan to arrive at about 7:30, get some energy with a light continental breakfast and then grab your seat to enjoy breakfast with a fellow family caregiver, Richard Lui.

(Not able to join us in Chicago? You can watch the live stream of our conference, including Richard's speech. Want to join us in Chicago? Great! The conference takes place at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins, Chicago, Ill. Register for the First Annual National Caregiving Conference.)