NatCon18 Call for Presentations: Make Your Voice Heard!
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
- Sun Tzu
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
This year, we’ve been so busy seizing opportunities to ensure that health care is a right, not a privilege, we haven’t had a moment to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished. We’ve won numerous battles in a war that is far from over.
Now, more than ever, we need to be heard – in our communities, our statehouses and the halls of Congress. Most of all, we need to hear from one another, because that’s where we draw our inspiration, passion and strength. To facilitate these conversations, I’m honored to invite you to submit a proposal to share your expertise at NatCon18. The National Council conference is the largest annual gathering of mental health and addiction leaders in the health care industry. We expect more than 5,000 of you to join us at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C., April 23–25, 2018.
Just to give you a taste of what to expect, we have already signed scholar and inspirational speaker Dr. Brené Brown, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murphy and actress Anna Deavere Smith. They will challenge you, motivate you and encourage you to make a difference in your organizations and your communities. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If previous year’s programs are any indication, we’re going to have a conference that can’t be missed.
We invite you to be part of this vibrant, impactful community by submitting proposals in four categories: workshop presentations, lunch ’n learns, poster presentations and TED-style talks and Ignite presentations. You’ll share bragging rights with previous presenters that include such luminaries as Doris Kearns Goodwin, Atul Gawande and Patrick Lencioni, not to mention clinicians, administrators, frontline staff and patients from around the country. National Council speakers offer real-world examples that you can replicate. They are not afraid to share their challenges, as well as their successes.
The list of potential topics is limited only by your ingenuity and experiences. We want to hear how you are increasing productivity and achieving financial success in response to new business models and financing mechanisms. We want to learn how you are building the addiction continuum and addressing regulatory and treatment approaches to cannabis. We want to be inspired by how you are engaging the millennial workforce and building trauma-informed practices.
Our selection process is highly competitive, and National Council members receive special consideration. The deadline is fast approaching. Proposals are due by December 8, 2017. We’ll let you know by January 8, 2018, whether your proposal has been accepted. Then it’s full steam ahead to NatCon18!
Whether you are presenting or participating, be sure to register today to reserve your seat and get the best rates. Let’s seize this opportunity to strengthen our resolve and our resources so we can continue to improve the lives of the men, women and children we serve.
With gratitude for all you do,