Convention FAQ

These FAQ address questions for the 2017 NAMI National Convention in Washington, DC. If you have a question that is not answered below, email

When and where will the 2017 NAMI National Convention take place?
The convention will be held in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton Hotel. All convention sessions and activities will be held at the Washington Hilton. The dates for the convention are June 28 - July 1.

What hotel is NAMI using for the convention? What are the hotel rates?
The Washington Hilton is the convention headquarters hotel. The NAMI room rate for convention attendees is $165/night plus tax for a single or double occupancy. Detailed information on making hotel reservations will be posted by Nov. 15. 

How do I submit a workshop proposal? 
Click here to submit a workshop proposal. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2017 NAMI National Convention is Dec. 1, 2016 

How do I register and how much does it cost?
Online registration will begin early December. To get the special First-on-Board rate of only $195, register by January 31, 2017.

What is included in my registration fee?
The full convention registration fee includes four days of attendance of all sessions, workshops and two-day access to the exhibit hall. In addition, the full fee includes a ticket to the closing night banquet dinner on July 1, 2017.

If I am unable to attend the convention, how do I cancel my registration?
All cancellations must be made in writing to If you cancel before May 31, 2017, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs. If you cancel between June 1 and June 15, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs. No refunds will be processed after June 15, 2017.

I cannot attend the convention. Can I send someone else in my place?
Substitutions are allowed with the written authorization of the registrant who is unable to attend. Send an email to by June 15, 2017.

How do I exhibit at the convention?
Information on exhibiting will be available in December. 

When and where is the 2018 NAMI National Convention? 
The 2018 NAMI National Convention will be held June 27 – June 30 at the Sheraton New Orleans.