2010 National Conference Agenda

The DBSA 2010 National Conference offers consumers, family, friends, and health care providers three unforgettable, uplifting days filled with peer-centered keynote presentations and renowned mental health experts and educators, best-selling authors, and innovative advocates.

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Schedule at a Glance

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF)

10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Check-In/Registration
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Conference Orientation
For 1st-time Attendees or anyone seeking tips on how to make the most of their conference experience!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conference Meet & Greet
FREE with Registration.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM     Chi Gong

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Check-In/Registration

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Exhibits Open

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pre-Conference Institutes:

  • Consumer:
  • Community:
  • Family
    Family Institute
    Sponsored by Rebecca's Dream
      Outlook Phoenix Rebecca's Dream

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Rebecca's Dream Scholars' Lunch

Rebecca's Dream Scholars' Lunch
Sponsored by Rebecca's Dream
  Outlook Phoenix Rebecca's Dream

12:30 PM: CONFERENCE OPENS

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote by Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Travel Break

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Conference Breakouts (choose 1 of 5)

  • Educational Session (3)
  • Relaxation Session
  • Peer Roundtable

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Travel Break and Beverage Service

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Klerman Awards & Ask the Doctor Q&A

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Keynote by Ron Manderscheid, PhD

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DBSA Support Groups (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Family, & 2nd Disability)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Start a DBSA Support Group Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friends Reception Fundraiser
(Purchase ticket with registration.)
 
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Nature Walk   (limit of 20 people)

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Check-In/Registration

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Exhibits Open

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote by Marya Hornbacher

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
DBSA Message
with special guest, Lei Ellingson from The Carter Center

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Travel Break and Beverage Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Breakouts (choose 1 of 5)

  • Educational Session (3)
  • Relaxation Session
  • Peer Roundtable
  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    Presidents Lunch Benefit
    (Purchase ticket with registration.)

    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    Conference Lunch
    FREE with Saturday only or FULL conference registration.

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Conference Breakouts (choose 1 of 5)

  • Educational Session (3)
  • Relaxation Session
  • Peer Roundtable
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Travel & Exhibits Break

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Conference Breakouts (choose 1 of 5)

  • Educational Session (3)
  • Relaxation Session
  • Peer Roundtable
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Travel & Exhibits Break

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Keynote by Jessie Close & Calen Pick

    "All in the Family" Keynote
    Sponsored by Rebecca's Dream
      Outlook Phoenix Rebecca's Dream

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    DBSA Support Groups (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Family, & 2nd Disability)

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Start a DBSA Support Group Workshop

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Stand-Up Comedy Show
    (Purchase ticket with registration.)

    SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
      
    7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
    Water Aerobics (limit 30 people)

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Conference Check-In/Registration

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Exhibits Open

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Keynote by Paula Kamen

    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Travel Break

    10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Conference Breakouts (choose 1 of 5)

  • Educational Session (3)
  • Relaxation Session
  • Peer Roundtable
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Travel Break

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Keynote by Graeme Cowan

    12:30 PM: CONFERENCE CLOSES

     

     

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