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Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:05 PM EDT

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The Albany Marriott 
189 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12205

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2019 NAMI-NYS Educational Conference

The 2019 NAMI-NYS Education Conference-Building a Movement by Learning Together, Sharing Our Stories and Strengthening Our Voice will be taking place October 25-27 at the Albany Marriott. The conference will serve as a celebration of the NAMI-NYS community and our advocacy voice, as well as demonstrate the power of our stories and the importance of not only learning together but from each other in order to build a movement designed to end the discrimination that still surrounds people impacted by mental health issues and improve mental health services.

Once again, the NAMI-NYS Conference Committee has expanded and diversified the event’s agenda in order to provide attendees with education, inspiration and empowerment by featuring both national experts on the research and treatment of psychiatric disorders as well as NAMI-NYS members who will share their stories and experiences as experts in living with, or caring for someone with a mental illness. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn the importance of their stories and how to effectively tell them in order to bring about positive change.


Agenda Highlights

Click here to read a New York Times feature piece on Cry Havoc!

Click here to listen to a WAMC Radio interview with Stephan Wolfert.

Click here to read an article by Wil Wheaton discussing his mental health issues. 

Click here to watch Bi-Polar Rock ‘N’ Roller which Showtime Sports has made available for free viewing

Click here to watch a trailer for A Quiet Storm.

Conference Agenda

Click here to read the current conference agenda.


Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) Available 

CEU’s available for both social workers (LCSW/LMSW) and mental health counselors (LMHC). There will be a total of 16 credits available throughout the weekend.

More information coming soon. 


The young adult focus track features workshop sessions curated and led by members of our Young Adult Network. Scholarships will be available for young adults (18-30). Click here for details of the track.rtly. 

Become A Sponsor, Exhibitor or Advertisor:

The NAMI-NYS Education Conference offers several affordable options to market your organization to a targeted audience of people living with a mental illness, their families, providers of mental health services and mental health advocates.

Click here to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQ coming soon.

Registration Prices:

Early Bird Prices (Prices go up after Oct 8th)

NAMI-NYS Member Rates:

  • Full Conference-$250
  • Friday & Saturday-$225
  • Saturday & Sunday-$160
  • Friday All Day-$125
  • Friday Lunch Only-$75
  • Friday Dinner Only-$100
  • Saturday All Day-$130
  • Saturday  Lunch Only-$75
  • Saturday Dinner Only-$75

Non-Member Rates:

  • Full Conference-$325.00
  • Friday & Saturday-$275.00
  • Saturday & Sunday-$200.00
  • Friday All Day-$175.00
  • Friday Lunch Only-$125.00
  • Friday Dinner Only-$125.00
  • Saturday All Day-$175.00
  • Saturday  Lunch Only-$100.00
  • Saturday Dinner Only-$100.00

 Registration DOES NOT include hotel rooms. Contact the hotel at 1-800-228-9290 or 518-458-8444 and mention that you are registering as part of the NAMI conference.  The NAMI rate will be $116 for a room with a king size bed or a room with two queen size beds. 

REFUND POLICY: An 85% refund will be given for all cancellations before October 18th, 2019. No refunds will be given for cancellations made on/after October 19th. You would also have to call the Marriott to cancel a reserved room. 


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Conference Sponsors (as of 8/7) 

NAMI-NYS thanks our generous conference sponsors. You can click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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