The following are answers to questions frequently asked about the 2020 NAMI National Convention in Atlanta. If you don’t see the information you need, please email email@example.com.
When and where will the 2020 NAMI National Convention take place?
The dates for the convention are July 15 - 18. The convention will be held in Atlanta at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. All convention sessions and activities will take place onsite at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
What hotel is NAMI using for the convention?
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is the convention headquarters hotel.
How do I register and how much does it cost?
Information about rates, deadlines and how to register online will be avaialbe mid-October.
What is included in my registration fee?
The convention registration fee includes all activities beginning the evening of Wednesday, July 15 through the NAMI Closing Event on Saturday, July 18.
If I am unable to attend the convention, how do I cancel my registration?
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cancel before May 15, 2020, there is a $25 service fee to cover administrative costs. If you cancel between May 15 and June 30, there is a $50 service fee to cover administrative costs. No refunds will be processed after July 1, 2020.
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. Requests must be submitted in writing to email@example.com by June 30, 2020.
Can I earn Continuing Education (CE) Credits?
Mental health providers can earn CE credits by attending sessions at the NAMI Convention. The exact number of hours will be finalized in May. At previous conventions, we have offered up to 21 credits. NAMI is a certified provider through: the Minnesota Board of Social Work and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Please check with your specific agency to verify whether or not they accept credits from these sources.
Do I need to be a member of NAMI to attend? Will I get much out of the convention if I'm not a member?
We encourage both members and nonmembers to attend the convention! NAMI is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots advocacy group working on behalf of individuals with lived experience and caregivers. Whether or not you are a member of NAMI, you will benefit from the information offered at the convention, as well as the chance to network with some of the knowledgeable mental health advocates in the nation.
What should I wear at the convention?
There is no required dress code for the convention. Attendees usually wear casual or business casual attire. Presenters generally wear professional business attire. Remember, meeting rooms in hotels can be chilly, so dressing in layers is encouraged.
I am interested in sponsoring the convention. Whom should I contact?
Please contact Gustavo Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I exhibit at the convention?
Exhibitor information will be available mid-Nov.