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. Rooms at the Washington Hilton Hotel and the Churchhill Hotel (the overflow hotel) have sold out of rooms offered at the special NAMI room rate.Visit the Plan Your Trip page for additional information. 

How do I register and how much does it cost?
Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available starting on June 28 at 8:00 a.m. at the Washington Hilton Hotel. For more details, go to the registration information page.

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?
Detailed information on exhibiting is available at our Become an Exhibitor page. 

How do I submit a workshop proposal? 
The deadline to submit a proposal has passed. We are not accepting applications at this time. If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal for the 2018 NAMI National Convention, the application will be available Nov. 2017.

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.