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NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference 2014

  • Radisson Paper Valley Hotel 333 College Ave Appleton, WI 54911 USA (map)

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, WI

Registration Cost: See Below

NAMI Wisconsin’s annual conference has a long history of bringing top-notch speakers and the most up-to-date information to Wisconsin’s citizens affected by mental illness.

The 2014 conference, "Perspective Makes a Difference," will focus on diversity and mental health. The conference will also feature a "youth track" consisting of various workshops focusing on mental health in children and young adults along with a Crisis Intervention Team training session. The conference lasts two days, with two keynote speakers and around 30 workshops on various mental health topics. It brings around 300 people – families, consumers, professionals, volunteers and more – from around Wisconsin together to discuss, support, advocate and learn about mental health. 

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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! 

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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!

Stay tuned for more updates on the conference agenda and breakout sessions! 

Accomodations at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel: 333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

Please call the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel at (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. 

Registration Information:

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)

        *Prices do not include the Early Bird Discount

See Sponsor-Exhibit-Advertise application below for exhibitor/ad/sponsor pricing and information. 


Follow these links to register for the conference online: 

Click here to register with the Early Bird Special (Before February 28)

Click here to register for the Conference (After February 28)

Click here to register as an Exhibitor for the Conference


Or you can download a registration form:

Conference attendee early bird registration – Due by February 28

Conference attendee registration – Due by April 30 

Conference Sponsor-Exhibit-Advertise Application – Due March 7


Please call the NAMI Wisconsin office at (608) 268-6000 if you are interested in applying for a consumer scholarship!


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