Phoenix WBC: Engage

Explore, learn, heal, and connect at Phoenix WBC: Engage.

Start or continue your Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) experience with a new opportunity to explore, learn, heal and connect with the burn community. This global, virtual event will have many familiar Phoenix WBC elements, only in a single day format.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Her work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Learn more here.

Registration is Now Open


Recorded sessions available for 60 days!

Have questions? View our Registration FAQs.

Schedule of Events

Join us for a week full of engagement opportunities and events leading up to our first Phoenix WBC: Engage! All events are free except as noted below.

Monday 5/17 - Monday 5/24International Face Equality Week, a global campaign advocating for a better, fairer world for people with scars and other visible differences

View the May 14 Schedule 

Please note: Phoenix WBC: Engage will not include support groups, but we encourage you to join our regularly scheduled Virtual Support Group held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 8 p.m. EST. We are also hosting a bonus Virtual Support Group on Monday, May 17 as well as introducing our first Spanish Peer Support Chat on Wednesday, May 19. Visit for additional information on these offerings and other virtual and regional events. 

Exciting, New Learning Sessions

We're offering four different Learning Sessions on May 14:

  • Getting Back Out There: Tools for Self-Care

  • Skin Care after a Burn Injury

  • Healing with Guided Imagery

  • Community Reintegration for Youth Burn Survivors

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for 60 days.

Find session info here 

Wellness Event - Yoga

Thursday, May 13 at 8 pm EST

Join Amber Kocian for 45 min of active movement yoga and then 15 min of Shavasana! Amber takes a holistic and integrative approach when working with clients in the occupational therapy outpatient setting as well as in her community-based and online yoga classes. She specializes in guiding her clients to true, deep relaxation in order to help them rediscover their occupations and their true natures after an injury.

Ways to Experience

Live Virtal Streaming: Most offerings will use the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Call In: Both webcam and call-in (phone only) options will be available.

On-Demand: Recorded sessions available for 60 days.


J.R. Martinez will be taking the virtual stage again as our emcee for both Phoenix WBC events! J.R. is an actor, best-selling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. army veteran.