Former Olympian set to headline Heartland Conference

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – Amy Van Dyjen will give the keynote speech at this year’s VGM Heartland Conference held June 15-18 in Waterloo, Iowa. Van Dyjen, a six-time Olympic gold medalist and paraplegic, severed her spinal cord in an ATV accident one year ago, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Van Dyjen’s story gained national attention in May when she stood on her own for the first time since the accident on Good Morning America. This year’s conference will also feature VGM TIP talks—short talks from business innovators and a political expert—as well as the unveiling of Access Day USA, a national campaign to provide home modifications for people in need.