Once You've Registered...
Welcome registered Stronger Together attendees! On this page, you'll find helpful hints and information on how to make the most of your weekend experience. We're thrilled you will be joining DBSA and hundreds of peers for this incredible weekend of education, fun, and peer support! Check back often for exciting updates.
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Your Registration Confirmation
If you've registered online through our event Google Checkout, your confirmation e-mail with receipt of purchase serves as your conference confirmation. NOTE: You will not receive any additional confirmation in the mail.
If you've registered by phone, fax or U.S. mail, a confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of your registration form and payment. Please allow three (3) weeks for your confirmation.
Booking Your Hotel Room
DBSA has negotiated a very reasonable rate ($109 single/double) for attendees at the DBSA conference hotel, the Miami Hilton Downtown. Visit the Hotel and Travel section of the conference website for information on booking your hotel room by phone or online. Note room check in time is 3:00 p.m. Should you arrive early, you can check your bags with the hotel bellman and explore the city while you wait for your room to be ready.
Getting to the Conference
Be sure to visit the Hotel and Travel section of the conference website for information on things like discounted parking, Greyhound bus, and METRO and Amtrak train options, airport taxi services, and much more!
Checking in at the DBSA Conference Registration Desk
If you're registered for the Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF) that takes place on Friday, you'll receive your conference materials when you check in for CLF on Friday morning. Please note you need to bring your conference badge and program with you when you board Saturday's free shuttle to Saturday's sessions at the ICBD hotel. So, if you're not attending Saturday and Sunday's programming, be sure to check-in at the DBSA Conference Registration desk on Friday or early Saturday morning, before boarding the shuttle.
DBSA Conference Check-in and Registration Hours
Friday, June 14, 2013: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Friday Evening's Attendee Orientation and Meet & Greet
Join us for a 30 minute session on how you can get the most from your conference experience on Friday evening, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Then join your fellow peers at the Conference Meet & Greet from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Here you'll mingle with other attendees, conference presenters and DBSA staff.
Conference meeting rooms often fluctuate in temperature. While we and the hotel do our best to stay on top of temperature concerns, it’s best to be prepared. We recommend dressing in layers and bringing a light sweater with your to sessions, just in case.
If you are taking medication, please remember to bring a few extra days’ supply to the conference, in case you decide to stay longer than anticipated. In addition, we recommend that you also bring the following with you: a list of your medication(s), your doctor’s name and emergency telephone number, the name of a friend or relative and his/her emergency telephone number, and a copy of your insurance card. If you are flying to the conference, please be sure to pack your medication in your carry-on bag and take it on board with you in its original, labeled container. Do not pack medication in luggage that will be checked.
Lunch is included with your conference registration for the days for which you are registered—Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. Breakfast and dinner is on your own. The Miami Hilton Downtown offers several on-site dining options. There are also numerous additional restaurant options just steps from the Miami Hilton Downtown. See "All about Miami" below for online directories.
Friday's Conference Orientation
info, training, events
- Bipolar Disorder
- Screening Center
- Co-occurring Illnesses/Disorders
- Related Concerns
- Brochures (printable)
- Living Successfully Course
- Ask the Doc
- Outside Resources
- Peer Specialist Core Training
- DBSA Veteran Peer Specialist Training
- Peer Specialist Continuing Education
- DBSA Training, Consultation, & Speaker Services
- Mental Health First Aid
- Support Group Facilitator Training
- Wellness Options
treatment, tools, research
- Peer Support
peer groups, inspiration
- Help Others
family, friends, peers
How to Help in a Crisis
Help with Symptoms & Treatment
Help with Relationships
Support for Helpers
Balanced Mind Parent Network
- For Clinicians
Working in Partnership with Your Patient
Materials for/by Clinicians
Training & Events for Clinicians
How DBSA Support Groups Can Help
Agitation Kit for Medical Staff
Publications for Your Office