Call for Proposals

The deadline has now passed for submission of proposals!


If you have any questions about your proposal, contact Alice Sasser at or by phone at 877-843-6265 x702.

Selection Criteria

Rather than separating out the focus on Diversity and Inclusion as a category, we are hosting a conference in which diverse perspectives will lead the pack in every category. Workshops and Institutes have been selected from the following topical categories:


Whole Health & Wellness

Examples: Culturally-responsive health & wellness strategies; Holistic nutrition; Integration of physical and behavioral healthcare; Trauma-informed care; Issues related to Veterans' behavioral health; Prevention of suicide



Examples: Use of technology to advance a cause; Social Media involvement and campaigns; Assistive technologies to promote inclusion; Utilizing technology in everyday recovery


Promising Practices in Peer-Run Programs & Peer Delivered Services

Examples: Culturally-specific programming (i.e. veteran to veteran, youth to youth); Innovations within the field; Practices that promote peer services; Peer-run organizational development


Alternative Paths to Recovery

Examples: Mindfulness; Meditation; Massage; Exercise; Artistic expression; Companion animals; Sensory integration


Leadership Development

Examples: Non-profit Board of Directors development, Building and sustaining your 501c3; Promoting individual leadership; Organizational and leadership sustainability


Economic Health

Examples: Employment; Financial Self-sufficiency; Overcoming poverty & income disparity

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant No. SM059955 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by peers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.