NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference 2014
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI
May 2-3, 2014
The NAMI Wisconsin 2014 Conference, Perspective Makes A Difference, celebrates diversity, making the most of every individual’s background, experiences and perspectives. CIT officer track is on Friday, May 2 for officers looking to strengthen their skills in building collaboration as it pertains to crisis intervention. A youth track with special breakouts geared towards young adults and youth will be offered on Saturday, May 3! Join more than 400 mental health consumers, family members and professionals, May 2-3, to learn about the latest information on mental illness, network with peers around the state, and support the mental health movement in Wisconsin!
Friday's keynote speaker is Mike Veny, a consumer, national mental illness stigma speaker and musician. Committed to inspiring people to feel hope, Mike uses his public speaking and drumming as a critical part of his recovery. His speech will address the challenge of mental illness stigma through a message that encourages simple, proactive actions. He will pump up the energy to kick off the conference on Friday, May 2, by incorporating drumming into his speech and will later do an interactive breakout session where participants themselves will have a chance to drum.
Saturday's keynote speech will be given by Cinda and Linea Johnson, co-authors of Perfect Chaos. The mother-daughter duo describes their remarkable journey from the initial worries to long sleepless nights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust. It is the story of a daughter’s courage and a mother’s faith, and their love that helped them smash through the stigma of mental illness. The book will be available for sale and signing on Saturday.
We hope you can join us!
Click here for a tentative conference agenda.
Accomodations at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel: 333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Please call the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel at 1-800-333-3333 or 920-733-8000 for hotel room reservations. Ask for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Wisconsin) group rate of $104 per night for single and/or double occupancy. Our group rate is available until April 3, 2014. After April 3, 2014 rooms will be at the regular hotel rate.
NAMI Members: $70 (1 day) $115 (2 days)
Non-members: $130 (1 day) $210 (2 days)
Low income/students: $45 (1 day) $70 (2 days)
See Sponsor-Exhibit-Advertise application below for exhibitor/ad/sponsor pricing and information.
The NAMI Wisconsin online payment and registration portal is currently down due to technical difficulties. If you need to register, please call 608-268-6000 to give your payment information over the phone, or download a registration form below. We expect the site to be back up and running by March 12. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Follow these links to register for the conference online:
Or you can download a registration form:
Conference attendee registration- due by April 30
Conference Sponsor-Exhibit-Advertise Application- due March 7