Call for Conference Presentations

2017 NAMI Illinois Annual Conference & Convention

Changing Minds in Challenging Times

October 13-14, 2017

NAMI Illinois encourages submission of presentation proposals for the Annual State Conference scheduled for October 13-14, 2017 at Techny Towers Conference & Retreat Center in Northbrook, Illinois.

The audience will consist of family members impacted by mental illness, persons with mental illness, NAMI affiliate leadership throughout the state, and professionals in the field.

Presentations should reflect current trends and expand upon the theme of “Changing Minds in Challenging Times.”

This includes four tracks:
a. Understanding Policy & Advocacy:
Topics related to mental health advocacy at the local, state and federal level and how these levels interact to create and maintain a unified voice that promotes our legislative priorities.
b. Consumer & Family Engagement: How to strengthen our voice as a unified network of lived experiences, increase visibility and impact, and promote mental health wellness and recovery.
c. Strengthening NAMI: For affiliate leaders, affiliate staff and key volunteers to learn how to grow their NAMI to better serve our communities.
d. New Research, Practices & Innovation: New and innovative research, programs and practice that contribute to the development and strengthening of a comprehensive mental health system during challenging times.
Download the Call for Presentation Proposal 2017