2009 Conference Registration Center

You can still register onsite at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis Indiana Thursday September 10th - Sunday, September 13 2009. 

This is your one-stop shop to register for the DBSA 2009 National Conference and all of our pre- and post-conference institutes and related events.

Conference Registration

The DBSA 2009 National Conference, PEER CONNECTIONS, will connect you to a wide range of educational opportunities delivered by some of the nation's leading mental health experts and consumer advocates. In addition, you'll find an unparalleled level of support from peers who share similar lived experiences. This year's conference will feature many ways to tailor your conference experience to your specific interests--and have a wonderful time in the process!

Register now and save up to 30% on the conference!
Save an additional 10-20% if you purchase a pre- and/or post-conference institute
with your full conference registration.
RATES ARE POSTED BELOW.

DBSA Chapter and Support Group Discounts
Individuals who participate in a DBSA chapter or support group qualify for a discount. Please note: You must provide your DBSA chapter name, city, and state when registering at this discount rate.

What's the Difference Between Donors and Non-Donors?
Donors are individuals who have given at least $20 in the past 12 months to DBSA headquarters at 730 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, Illinois. NOTE: Non-Donors are eligible for the Donor rate if they donate at least $20 with their conference registration.

Registration fee includes conference admission and a limited number of beverage breaks.

Attendance Limit
750 participants

Registration Rates for Conference and Related Events

Early Bird Rates apply if registration is received on/before May 31, 2009.
Advance Rates apply if registration is received between June 1-August 3, 2009.
Late & On-site Rates apply if registration is received on/after August 4, 2009.

DBSA 2009 National Conference
Friday, September 11, 12:00 p.m., through Sunday, September 13, 12:00 p.m.

 

   Early Bird Reg (Donor OR Chapter)

Early Bird Reg
(Non-Donor*)

Advance Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Advance Reg
(Non-Donor*)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Non-Donor*)

FULL Conference (Friday - Sunday)

$80

$100

$100

$120

$120

$140

SATURDAY Only
(9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

$60

$70

$70

$80

$80

$90

Conference Special Events & Group Dining
Friday, September 11...Saturday, September 12...Sunday, September 13

 

   Early Bird Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Early Bird Reg
(Non-Donor)

Advance
Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Advance Reg
(Non-Donor)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Non-Donor)

DBSA Friends Reception*      
(Friday evening)

$75

$75

$85

$85

$95

$95

Group
Cont'l Breakfast**

(Saturday morning)

$20 

$20

$20

$20

$20

$20

Group Lunch**
(Saturday noon)

$25

$25

$25

$25

$25

$25

President's Lunch*
(Saturday noon)

$400

$400

$450

$450

$500

$500

Comedy Night
(Saturday evening)

$5

$5

$10

$10

$15

$15

Group
Cont'l Breakfast
(Sunday morning)

$20 

$20 

$20

$20

$20

$20

Conference
Meet & Greet

(Thursday evening)

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

*Friends Reception and President's Lunch proceeds benefit DBSA Chapter Leadership Fund and DBSA Programs.
**Several lower-cost meal options are available onsite. Many more are within a very quick walk of the hotel.

Pre-and Post-Conference Educational Institutes
Friday, September 11 (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Sunday
, September 13 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

For BIG savings, see section on "Special Package Discounts" below

   Early Bird Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Early Bird Reg
(Non-Donor)

Advance Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Advance Reg
(Non-Donor)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Non-Donor)

Pre-Conf. Institute
Consumer (TBA)
Friday AM

$40

$45

$45

$50

$50

$55

Pre-Conf. Institute
Family (TBA)

Friday AM

$40

$45

$45

$50

$50

$55

Post-Conf. Institute
Work
Sunday PM

$40

$45

$45

$50

$50

$55

Post-Conf. Institute
Peer Spec't CE
Sunday PM

$40

$45

$45

$50

$50

$55

 
Special Package Discounts
Save 10-20% on your pre- and/or post-conference institutes AND your full conference registration when purchased together as a package.

 

   Early Bird Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Early Bird Reg
(Non-Donor)

Advance Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Advance Reg
(Non-Donor)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Donor OR Chapter)

Late &
On-site Reg
(Non-Donor)

FULL Conf. + ONE 
(1) Pre- OR Post-Conf. Institute
Save 10% on both

$108
(If separate = $120)

$130
(If separate = $145)

$130
(If separate = $145)

$153
(If separate = $170)

$153
(If separate = $170)

$176
(If separate = $195)

FULL Conf. + TWO 
(1) Pre-Conf. Institute
AND
(1) Post-Conf. Institute
Save 20% on each

$128
(If separate = $160)

$152
(If separate = $190)

$152
(If separate = $190)

$176
(If separate = $220)

$176
(If separate = $220)

$200
(If separate = $250)

 
Notes on Registration Rates:

  • Non-Donors MAY become Donors during registration (minimum donation of $20 required). If so, they become eligible for the Donor rate.
  • Open Registration: Need not be a veteran or peer specialist to register.
  • Organizations are NOT eligible for Donor rates.
  • "If separate" costs are the costs it would be to register for each event separately.
  • There are MANY low-cost meal options available onsite.
  • Proceeds from Friends Reception & President's Lunch benefit DBSA Chapter Leadership Fund and DBSA Programs.

Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF)
Thursday, September 10, 2009

FREE to DBSA chapter members (complimentary attendance limits apply)
$50 for non-chapter members
Click here for more intormation or to register for CLF.

Peer Specialist 5-Day Certification Training
Monday, September 14-18, 2009
$950 per individual
Applications will be available in the summer of 2009.


 

 
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