Attend the NAMI National Convention

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Virtual NAMICon 2021 is NAMI’s two-day event dedicated to informing the mental health community with resources, research and support.

All NAMICon sessions will be available to registrants on demand until the end of 2021, providing you with exclusive access to view recordings any time that’s convenient for you.

  • Special Panel Discussion: At the Intersection of Race, Identity and Mental Health: What's Next? with Dr. Erlanger Turner, Dr. Jacque Gray, Dr. Christina Hong Huber, Dr. Alfonso Mercado and Dr. Valerie Williams-James.
  • Special Fireside Chat with Michelle Williams, singer, songwriter and former Destiny's Child member. All NAMICon registrants will be entered into a drawing* for a chance to receive a free copy of her new book, Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life — and Can Save Yours.
  • Special Research Plenary with Dr. Joshua A. Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
  • More than 30 workshop sessions in five different program tracks — view the complete listings of sessions and descriptions or download the Convention Program as a PDF
  • Live Q&As with workshop presenters
  • Virtual networking opportunities with peers
  • The opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits* at no additional cost.

*Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about CEs, the book giveaway and our non-refundable registration fee.

NAMICon Schedule Overview

All times reflect Eastern Time Zone

DAY 1: TUESDAY, JULY 27
10:30 – 11 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Plenary: Fireside Chat with Michelle Williams
12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
1:25 – 2:25 p.m. Special Panel: At the Intersection of Race, Identity and Mental Health: What's Next?
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
3:55 – 4:55 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
4:55 – 5:35 p.m. NAMI Candlelight Vigil and Other NAMICon Virtual Activities
5:35 – 5:40 p.m. Closing Remarks
7:30 – 9 p.m. Evening Event: 19th "Virtual" Well Beings Tour Event, Available through WellBeings.org/kqed
 
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JULY 28
10:30 – 11 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Research Plenary with Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of NIMH
12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
1:25 – 2:25 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
3:55 – 4:55 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
4:55 – 5:35 p.m. NAMICon Virtual Activities
5:35 – 5:40 p.m. Closing Remarks
 

Detailed Schedule & Session Descriptions

If you are interested in viewing on-demand sessions and workshops from last year’s event, visit 2020 Virtual NAMICon.