2011 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
Closing General Session with Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox is an Emmy-award-winning actor, author and advocate. He is well-known for his award-winning roles on the television series “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” and as the star of the cult classic “Back to the Future” movie trilogy, he has won numerous awards and is considered one of the most successful actors in the business.
In 1991 Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and in 1998 he disclosed his condition to the public. As the symptoms of his disease worsened in 2000, Fox semi-retired from acting. He has since dedicated his life to research and advocacy for finding a Parkinson’s disease cure through the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Fox continues to act and has recently appeared as himself in a prime-time special “Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.” Fox will close the 2011 conference with his incredible story; he will talk about his struggle, his outlook on life and how to remain positive, even in difficult times.
Michael J. Fox, founder, Michael J. Fox Foundation
Las Vegas Convention Center
Type of Credit
This session is not available for credit.
Date(s) & Time(s)
6/29/2011 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 3:49 PM