2008 Conference Registration Center

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

Conference Registration

The DBSA 2008 National Conference 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 that share similar lived experiences. This year's conference will be featuring a number features that will allow you to tailor your conference experience to your specific interests -- and have a wonderful time in the process!

Register now and save up to 30% for the National Conference! Save and additional 20% to 30% if you purchase a pre-conference institute and full conference registration. RATES ARE POSTED BELOW.

Online or Download a registration form to fax or mail to DBSA (pdf format)

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

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

Attendance Limit
1,000 participantsPricing for Conference and Related Events

Registration Rates

  • Early Bird Rates apply if registration is received on/before May 4, 2008
  • Advance Rates apply if registration is received between May 5 - August 3, 2008
  • Late & Onsite Rates apply if registration is received on/after August 4, 2008

DBSA 2008 National Conference
Friday, September 12, 12:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.

 

   Early Bird Reg
Donor

Early Bird Reg
Non-Donor

Advance Reg
Donor

Advance Reg
Non-Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Non-Donor

FULL Conference       
(Friday & Saturday)

$80

$100

$100

$120

$120

$140

FRIDAY Only
(12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

$50

$60

$60

$70

$70

$80

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

$70

$80

$80

$90

$100

$100

Conference Special Events
Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13

 

   Early Bird Reg
Donor

Early Bird Reg
Non-Donor

Advance Reg
Donor

Advance Reg
Non-Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Non-Donor

DBSA Friends Reception      
(Friday evening)

$55

$55

$65

$65

$75

$75

Continental Breakfast
(Saturday morning)

$25 

$25

$25

$25

$25

$25

Lunch
(Saturday noon)

$35

$35

$35

$35

$35

$35

President's Lunch
(Saturday noon)

$500

$500

$500

$500

$500

$500

Comedy Night
(Saturday evening)

$5

$5

$10

$10

$15

$15

 
Pre-Conference Educational Institutes
Wednesday, September 10 through Friday, September 12, 11:00 a.m.

 

   Early Bird Reg
Donor

Early Bird Reg
Non-Donor

Advance Reg
Donor

Advance Reg
Non-Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Non-Donor

Veterans Living
with PTSD*  
Wednesday

$80

$100

$100

$120

$120

$140

Peer Specialist
Continuing Education*

Thursday

$130

$150

$150

$180

$180

$200

Focus on Family
Friday morning

$40

$50

$50

$60

$60

$70

Common Ground
Friday morning

$40

$50

$50

$60

$60

$70

 
Special Package (Multiple Day) Discounts
Wednesday, September 10 through Saturday, September 13

 

   Early Bird Reg
Donor

Early Bird Reg
Non-Donor

Advance Reg
Donor

Advance Reg
Non-Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Donor

Late & Onsite Reg
Non-Donor

Veterans Pkg.*  
(Wed. thru Sat.)
Save 30%

$231
(If separate = $330)

$280
(If separate = $400)

$280
(If separate = $400)

$336
(If separate = $480)

$336
(If separate = $480)

$385
(If separate = $550)

Peer Specialist Pkg.*  
(Wed. thru Sat.)
Save 20%

$200
(If separate = $250)

$240
(If separate = $300)

$240
(If separate = $300)

$304
(If separate = $380)

$304
(If separate = $380)

$328
(If separate = $410)

Family Pkg.
(FULL conference + Family Institute)
Save 20%

$96
(If separate = $120)

 

$120
(If separate = $150)

$120
(If separate = $150)

$144
(If separate = $180)

$144
(If separate = $180)

$168
(If separate = $210)

Consumer Pkg.
(FULL conference
+ Common Ground Institute)
Save 20%

$96
(If separate = $120)

$120
(If separate = $150)

$120
(If separate = $150)

$144
(If separate = $180)

$144
(If separate = $180)

$168
(If separate = $210)

 
* Open Registration: Need not be a veteran or peer specialist to register.
Note: "If separate" costs are the costs it would be to register for each event separately.

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.
  • Organizations are NOT eligible for Donor rates.

Post-Conference Educational Institutes
Sunday, September 14 through Friday, September 19


PLEASE NOTE: Registration for both post-conference institutes is separate from conference registration. Visit the links below for more information or to register for these events.

Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF)
FREE to DBSA chapter members
$50 for non-chapter members
Click here for more intormation or to register for CLF

Peer Specialist Certification Training
$950 per individual
Applications will be available shortly!


 

 

Conference Agenda
Pre & Post Conference Institutes
Chapter Leadership Forum
Speaker Gallery
Hotel & Travel Center
Special Events
Testimonials
Comedy Night
Registration Center
Registration Form (PDF)

 
DBSA 2008 National Conference
Online Registration Available Now!

Downloadable registration form to fax or mail (PDF)

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL
20%-30%
with special package discounts when you regsiter for pre-conference institutes and the conference.