Registration Is Now Open for 
 Alternatives 2019
Standing Together, Celebrating Our Gifts, Raising Our Voices

July 7 - 11, 2019
Washington, D.C.
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) is proud to host the 2019 Alternatives Conference, now in its fourth decade, in Washington, D.C. The Alternatives conference is renowned for offering the latest and best information in the peer recovery movement, and a chance for peers to network with and learn from one another. Now the People's Alternatives once again, this conference is funded entirely through registration fees and donations.
Each year at the Alternatives conference, we stand together as a vibrant learning community. We bring a variety of lived experience and ways of maintaining wellness; celebrate our skills, talents, and wisdom; and learn to use the power of our collective voice to influence and create policy, programming, and support. Together, WE are Alternatives 2019!
Register now to get the Early Bird registration rate:
$295 for the full conference; $95 for one day.
Early Bird registration will be available through March 30, 2019.
For more information and to register, click here.
There is still time to send in your workshop proposal!
Share your passion and your personal and professional experience with peer programs, recovery, advocacy, the arts, multicultural and diversity awareness, and more! 
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 15, 2019.

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Overnight accommodations are available in college dorm rooms. For more information and to sign up, click here. Information is also available about hotels in the area.
For the Exhibit application, click hereExhibiting at Alternatives is a way to share your organization through displays and brochures; sell your books or products; and network and make new connections with potentially 500 conference participants.
For the Caucus application, click hereCaucus sessions are an opportunity to invite others to informally explore a topic of special interest. Sessions will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11, 2019. 
Please share your artistic vision by sending your design for the Alternatives 2019 logo to by Feb. 22. The selected logo will be on the Alternatives conference program, posters, and T-shirts. For more information on the logo contest, click here
Getting involved with Alternatives: If you would like to help plan Alternatives 2019, please fill out the Alternatives Planning Interest Form.
Sponsors are needed: More information at Sponsorship page.
Click for Accessibility information for attending Alternatives.
Continuing Education Units (CEs) will be available again this year.
Questions? Write 
We will update the Alternatives 2019 website and social media as new information becomes available.
Follow @AltCon_2019 on Twitter; the hashtag is #Alternatives2019.
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Alternatives Website: 
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery