If you are wondering where is the next Nami convention is? It will be in New Orleans from June 27th to the 30th 2018. The conference will take part in the Sheraton Hotel. It attracts thousands of mental health advocates and behavioral health providers from around the states.
Attend NAMI 2018
There are numerous reasons you should mark the date on your calendar as soon as today. It inspires and connects people who are affected by a mental illness
. It provides research, resources, recovery strategies, and support services. You can achieve many things by attending the conference including:
- Discovering how to lead effective health advocacy efforts
- Learn eye opening tools, research, treatment options as well as recovery paths directly from the professionals.
- Hear relatable stories giving you the golden opportunity to make personal connections that could have a powerful impact in your life.
- Access day to day support via legal services, health, and wellness activities and coping strategies.
The NAMI convention enables people to be part of a movement where they join action driven and diverse individuals with mental health conditions, relatives, friends, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, educators, policymakers, exhibitors, sponsors and the press.
It is not possible to attend the NAMI convention without registering first. Months before the event organizers schedule a preregistration session that goes on for a limited amount of time. It allows a person to get reduced rates for the entire conference as well as good hotel rates. After the initial sign-up, people still get a chance to register online.
What Does Registration Fee Cover
Registration costs cover expenses to attend all four days of the conference, access to exhibit halls and various workshops. Additionally, it also includes a banquet dinner that happens on the last day.
If a person registers to attend the convention and they are not able to attend, they must cancel registration in writing by sending an official email to the organization. Depending on the date you cancel the event, you may not get a refund, or you could be charged $50 for administrative costs. Worth noting is that substitutions are permitted which means that you can also send someone else on your behalf. Just present a written authorization, and you will be good to go.
Applying for Proposals and becoming an Exhibitor
Applications for people who want to submit workshop proposals will be available from November 2017. Be sure to beat deadlines because they do not open for too long. Keep in mind that material should reveal or discuss the latest research in regards to programs for recovery, medication, spirituality, family to family programs and best practices that the community should endeavor.
Interested exhibitors can visit NAMI’s official website to check out the Become an Exhibitor page to find out all the details they require.
Make Plans to Attend
People should look forward to attending the 2018 NAMI convention. A spirit of commitment, hopefulness, and equality is present at all the conferences because everyone in attendance has experienced in one way or another mental illness.