Convention FAQ

These FAQ address questions for the 2018 NAMI National Convention in New Orleans. If you have a question that is not answered below, email

When and where will the 2018 NAMI National Convention take place?
The convention will be held in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans on Canal St. All convention sessions and activities will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans. The dates for the convention are June 27 - 30.

What hotel is NAMI using for the convention? What are the hotel rates?
The Sheraton New Orleans is the convention headquarters hotel. Rooms at the Sheraton New Orleans are offered at a special rate of $159 (plus state and local tax) for registered attendees. Visit the Plan Your Trip page for additional information. 

How do I register and how much does it cost?
Early Bird registration for the convention begins on December 1. For information about rates and deadlines, 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 June 30, 2018.

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, 2018, 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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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? 
If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal for the 2018 NAMI National Convention, you may submit a proposal at  Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2017.

When and where is the 2019 NAMI National Convention? 

The 2019 NAMI National Convention will be held June 19 – June 22 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.