Always drawn to a powerful story and meaningful connection, Billi is a natural borne storyteller. She loves to make people laugh, smile and make them think. Given that she's already been story-telling through her photography and writing, it's been an obvious and natural progression to do so in front of an audience.
Miller speaks from her heart about the "opportunities abound" that come with rural living, the remarkable contributions of women in agriculture, overcoming adversity, and blooming where planted. She speaks poignantly and passionately about farm life, drawing on her many interviews while writing her books. Billi uses her life experiences and captivating stories to engage and connect with her audience. In a time when reconnection is just what we all need, she leaves conference and gathering attendees moved, encouraged, and inspired for the future.
keynote & speech themes
"Opportunities Abound: Making Home of Rural Living"
Highlighting the boundless opportunities of making rural communities "home".
In a time when reconnection is essential, Billi tells the story about how she went from Government-worker living in the city to running her dream business from a 110-year-old farm in east-central Alberta. She dives into the unique ways our communities are enriched with organizations and people that help us to live connected, successful and meaningful lives.
"Honouring Roots: The Hearts of the Farm"
Highlighting the remarkable roles of women and the extraordinary life that family farms offer.
Drawing on over sixty interviews from her books, this talk celebrates and honours farm women for holding up their families, farms, and communities. She delves into stories from her "Farm Kids" book and brings forth stories that ignite the passion for farm life in all of us.
"Overcoming Diversity: Blooming Where Planted"
From Government-working “cubicle dweller” to running her dream business on a 110-year old family farm.
Billi delivers a moving talk about how overcoming a challenging family life growing up, brought her to honour and celebrate the permanence, pride and deep roots of family farms. A powerful talk about speaking your truth to empower, celebrate and inspire others.