important dates:

Nov. 5 Registration Opens

Nov. 5 Scholarship Application Opens

Nov. 19  Last day for Workshop Submissions

Feb. 8 Iris Award Nominations Due

Feb. 8 Scholarship Applications Due

Feb. 28 Early Bird Registration Deadline

April 4 Last Day to Get Hotel Discount

April 8 Last Day to Register

NAMI Wisconsin's
Annual Conference 2019


April 26th-27th, 2019

Madison MArriott West
1313 John Q. HAmmons dr
Middleton, WI 53713



Mark your calendars! The Annual Conference 2019 will be held Friday, April 26th - Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI. Registration will open in early November of 2018. 

This year’s conference theme, One Mind, One Community, will focus on advocacy as it relates to diversity inclusion. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the many diversities in the mental health system, while also learning how to make it more inclusive. The event will once again host a large variety of audiences, including mental health providers, leaders, social workers, clinicians, government officials, criminal justice partners, consumers, and family members. Mental health advocates from all over the state are welcome to attend.


Registration for our 2019 Annual Conference is now Open! Register by February 28th to receive the early-bird rate. Registration will close on April 8th, so be sure to sign up soon!

Register now!

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration

Your generous support through sponsorship, exhibiting, and/or advertisement will grant many conference attendees an opportunity to receive our consumer scholarship, and supports all of our other advocacy, support, and education efforts.

Click here for a list of packages and rates

Click here to access the registration form

Workshop Proposals

 NAMI Wisconsin is seeking proposals from qualified professionals, experts, peers, and leaders in the mental health field for the Statewide Annual Conference 2019. We are accepting workshop proposals that relate to this year’s theme and general proposals that relate to mental illness from a professional, individual or family member perspective. Conference attendees include a mix of individuals affected by mental illness, their family members and mental health professionals.

Click here to access the Workshop Proposal form.

Iris Award Nominations

Each year, the NAMI Wisconsin Board of Directors selects approximately 4-6 people to recognize at the state-wide conference.  Recognition awards are given to people who stand out in their efforts, contributions and dedication to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illnesses and to promote recovery.

Click here to access the form. 

Scholarship Application

The NAMI Wisconsin conference scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to family members and consumers who otherwise would be unable to attend the conference. The purpose and priority of awarding scholarships include:

1) To encourage new leadership and strengthen present leaders.

2) To encourage increased participation by family members and consumers.

3) To encourage growth in geographic areas where NAMI Wisconsin needs strengthening.

Click here to access the form