Convention Program Schedule

Join us in June for hundreds of sessions focused on mental health, recovery, policy, research and leadership.

View the 2019 preliminary program now to begin planning your NAMI National Convention experience and check back often for important updates and announcements.

Preliminary Program

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday, June 19

Time Title
7 a.m. – 
6 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.
 
NEW IN 2019!
The NAMI Leadership Summit: Forging Our Future
Welcome Board members, Executive Directors, Education Directors, Advocacy Directors, Development Directors/NAMIWalks Walks Managers
- New NAMI National Strategic Plan
- Harnessing the Strategic Plan and Serving the Mission As An Alliance
- Opportunities to Leverage to get Synergies
2:00 -
4:45 p.m.
NAMI Council Business Meetings
5 p.m. –
6:15 p.m.
Board Candidate Speeches and Meet and Greet
6 p.m. –
7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Hotel walking tours

Thursday, June 20

7 a.m. Sunrise Walks with NAMIWalks
8 a.m.–
5 p.m.
Registration Open
9 a.m.–
10:30 a.m.
Opening Plenary
10 a.m.–
5 p.m.
Exhibits Open
Flash Sessions
Morning Workshops - Block A
12:15 .–
1:30 p.m.
Break for Lunch
Afternoon Workshops - Block B
3:15 -
4:00 p.m./
4:00  - 4:45p.m.
State Caucuses
5:00  -
6:00 p.m.
NAMI Board of Directors Session
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Candlelight Vigil
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. NAMI Special Event

Friday, June 21

7 a.m. Sunrise Walks with NAMIWalks
8:30 a.m.–
5 p.m.
Registration Opens
9 a.m.–
10:30 a.m.
Plenary
9 a.m.–
4 p.m.
Exhibits Open
Flash Sessions
Morning Workshops - Block C
12:15.–
1:30 p.m.
Break for Lunch
Afternoon Research Updates - 6 sessions
Workshops - Block D
4:30 p.m.–
6 p.m.
Support Groups
4:45 - 
6:00 p.m.
NAMI Affinity Groups 
 
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Celebrate NAMI Washington's 40th Anniversary with The Brain Power Chronicles: Mental Health Stories (ticketed event)

Saturday, June 22

7 a.m. Sunrise Walks with NAMIWalks
7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Interfaith Prayer & Share Services
9 a.m.–
10:30 a.m.
Plenary
10:45 a.m.–Noon NAMI Annual Business Meeting
12:15.–
1:30 p.m.
Break for Lunch
1 p.m.–
5 p.m.
CBT for Psychosis Workshop (pre-registration require)
Afternoon Workshops - Block E amd F
6 p.m.–
8 p.m.
NAMI Celebration and Awards Banquet
All events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle unless otherwise noted.