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2018 NAMI Maryland Annual Conference


October 19-20, 2018  

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt

6501 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204


The NAMI Maryland Annual Conference is about hope, ideas and gaining new skills.  Here's your chance to learn about the latest research, discover resources that you may not have know were there, develop a talent for advocacy, and foster a better understanding of issues relating to mental illness. 


We invite individuals with mental illness, families, faith leaders, community members, students, health care providers and criminal justice professionals to register for the conference.  


CLICK HERE for a conference registration form.  You can also register online HERE.


Scholarships - A limited number of registration scholarships are available.  If you are applying for a scholarship, please DO NOT REGISTER until you have been notified that your scholarship has been approved.  Please contact NAMI Maryland at (410) 884-8691 for more information. All scholarship applications must be submitted by Monday, October 16.  Recipients will be notified that week.  You will be notified by email.

Please complete ALL sections of the application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


CLICK HERE for the scholarship application.


Group Incentives - Group incentives are available.  For every 5 registrations your organizations brings to the conference, you will receive 1 FREE 2-DAY REGISTRATION.


CLICK HERE for the group incentive application.


There are many sponsorship opportunities available for this year's conference.  We welome the support of agencies, organizations, businesses and individual donors in sponsoring this important event.  By becoming a sponsor, you will help support families and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness, and help NAMI Maryland advocate for lives of quality and respect, with discrimination and stigma.


CLICK HERE for a sponsorship brochure.


We welcome exhibitors.  Our wide variety of applicants will enjoy learning about your organization and the services that you provide.  Be certain to reserve your space for what is going to be our largest Annual Conference yet.  We have limited spaces available.


CLICK HERE for an exhibitor form.  



The two-day conference is attended by a very diverse group of attendees. We are looking for practical, skill-builidng or policy-oriented sessions tailored for specific audiences that include mental health, substance use, criminal justice, health and social service provider staff, local NAMI and advocacy organization leaders, individuals with mental illness, family members and interested community members from various networks.


CLICK HERE for more information about presenting at the conference. 

CLICK HERE for a workshop application.  Applications will be taken on a rolling basis.  Only complete applications will be considered.  

For more information and to submit your application, please contact


Please visit the CONFERENCE WEBSITE for more information about registering, workshop, sponsorships and more!


Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Certificates of Attendance

As an accredited academic institution, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s  Training Center is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for 6.0 Continuing Education credits (Category 1) for licensed social workers in Maryland; as a sponsor of 6.0 Continuing Education (CE) acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists; and 6.0 Continuing Education Units (Category A) by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, upon completion of this training and a completed evaluation.  The Training Center maintains responsibility for this program.  A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines.