Convention Program Schedule

Schedule at-a-Glance

All events will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.                Registration Open

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.              Council Business Meetings

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.              Leadership Development Training Workshops

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.                Board of Directors Candidates’ Speeches

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.                Education Directors Meeting

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                Convention Orientation Workshop

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.                NAMI Program Fair

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.                Welcome Networking Reception

Thursday, June 28, 2018

7:00 a.m.                                 Sunrise Walk with NAMIWalks

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.                 Registration Open

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.               Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.               Opening Plenary Session (Actor & NAMI Ambassador Clark Gregg)

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.             CBT Informed Care for Schizophrenia (David Kingdon and Doug Turkington)    

10:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.               Workshops, Research Workshop

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             NAMI Board of Directors Round Table Talks

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.               Unger Research Update 

3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.                  State Caucuses

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.                  NAMIWalks Meet and Greet Reception

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.                  NAMI Talks (Brooke Johnson, Miss Alaska)

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                  Movie: Almost Sunrise

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.                  Support Groups

8:00 p.m.                                  Candlelight Vigil

Friday, June 29, 2018

7:00 a.m.                                   Sunrise Walk with NAMIWalks

7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.                   Registration Open

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.                   Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                 CBT Informed Care for Schizophrenia (David Kingdon and Doug Turkington)  

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.                   Workshops, Research Workshops, Major Topic Symposium

2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                   Research Updates 

  • Recovery and Schizophrenia  (David Kingdon, Doug Turkington and Jackie Feldman )  
  • Genetics and Mental Illness (Jordan Wassertheil Smoller)
  • Google and Screening (Ken Duckworth)

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.                  Support Groups

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.                  Movie: Be Vocal

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.                  NAMI New Orleans Riverboat Celebration (Creole Queen Paddlewheeler)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

7:00 a.m.                                  Sunrise Walk with NAMIWalks

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                Research Plenary - Joshua Gordon (Invited)

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.              NAMI Business Meeting

2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.                  Workshops

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.                   NAMI Celebration and Awards Banquet (Comedian Adam Grabowski)