NAMICon 2024


June 3rd - Alliance Day

June 4-6th - Main Convention

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel


NAMICon is where hundreds of dynamic and important voices unite to improve mental health for all through mental health awareness, education and advocacy.

It's where personal journeys are celebrated, positive change takes root, and new connections and community cultivate a safe space, fostering support, hope, and healing.

Why Attend?

Immerse yourself in a transformative experience!

There is something for everyone at NAMICon—whether you are living with a mental health condition, caring for someone who is, a NAMI grassroots leader, a mental health professional, or just starting on your mental health journey.

Come ready to attend over 50+ engaging sessions exploring important mental health topics and issues that matter most to you. Join dynamic discussions that challenge your thinking and share invaluable knowledge. Be inspired by meaningful moments and leave with new insights, tools and resources, that will reignite your passion for change.

NAMI Alliance Day

NAMI Alliance Day precedes the general attendance portion of NAMICon and is designed specifically for NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates. Presented by departments across NAMI National, this day is dedicated to supporting the great work taking place across the Alliance.   

Date: Monday, June 3, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (tentative)

Audience: Board Volunteers, Development Directors, Education/Program Managers, Executive Directors, Public Policy/Advocacy Leaders and Walk Managers.


We've curated an enriching experience with diverse tracks designed to explore and address critical aspects of mental health and well-being, ensuring that attendees will gain valuable insights and meaningful perspectives. Here's a glimpse into the compelling tracks we have lined up for NAMICon 2024.

Advocating for Access to Care
Join discussions on breaking down barriers to mental health care, addressing disparities and advancing policies that promote accessible and equitable mental health services for all.

Hope for Caregivers via Research
Delve into the latest research and innovative approaches that offer hope and support for caregivers. Explore how advancements in science and understanding contribute to the well-being of those who provide essential care to their loved ones.

Youth & Young Adults
Tailored for the unique challenges faced by the younger generation, this track explores mental health issues specific to youth and young adults. Lead and engage in conversations about support systems, coping mechanisms and fostering resilience during critical life stages.

Workplace Mental Health
Uncover strategies for creating mentally healthy workplaces. From stress management to cultivating positive organizational cultures, this track focuses on promoting mental well-being within professional environments.

Peer Stories
In this powerful track, people with lived experiences share their stories, providing a platform for empathy, understanding, and connection. Explore narratives that inspire, educate, and foster a sense of hope and community.

Help Not Handcuffs (Justice Diversion)
Discuss the intersection of mental health and the justice system, advocating for a transformative shift in thinking towards more compassionate and effective approaches. Explore alternatives to incarceration, emphasizing mental health treatment and support over punitive measures.

**Agenda is subject to change, check back for more detail as NAMICon gets closer.

Frequently Asked Questions

All convention sessions and activities will take place onsite at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, June 4-6, 2024. There will not be a virtual component this year. If you are an employee or volunteer of a NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate, plan to join us a day early for NAMI Alliance Day on June 3!
The focus for NAMICon 2024 will be on elevating the in-person experience, so there will not be a virtual component. There will still be opportunities to participate in other virtual offerings in 2024.
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is the convention headquarters hotel. Rooms at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are offered at a special rate of $249 (plus state and local tax) for registered attendees. Book your room here!
The Annual Business Meeting is an amazing opportunity to highlight, recognize, and honor the dedication and leadership of NAMI "Superstars". The NAMI Board of Directors will be introduced, the 2024 Board of Directors election results will be announced, and the President and Treasurer's annual reports will be reviewed.
We encourage both members and non-members to attend our convention. NAMI is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots advocacy group working on behalf of individuals with lived experience and caregivers. Whether or not you are a member of NAMI, you will benefit from the information offered during the event, as well as the chance to network with some of the most knowledgeable mental health advocates in the nation.
There are currently 2 scholarship opportunities:

The Alliance Relations NAMICon Scholarship is a program offered by NAMI National to address financial barriers that have prevented some NAMI State Organizations (NSOs) and NAMI Affiliates (NAs) volunteers and staff from attending NAMI's annual convention. The funds came from the generosity of an anonymous donor who wants to ensure that diverse communities from across the NAMI Alliance are represented at this year's event.

Information about Youth Scholarships will be updated soon. Check back here for more information to be shared.
Yes, mobility equipment is available to rent on a first-come-first serve basis.
Review the program schedule and plan your schedule so that you can attend the sessions most important to you. Be sure to schedule breaks and other rest periods for yourself. The Convention Orientation session is a valuable resource for those attending our convention for the first time. The full convention program will be released at the convention, but you can receive regular program updates by visiting the Program Schedule page. 
NAMI is working with Amedco to provide Continuing Education for various professions. Continuing Education credits for nurses, social workers and psychologists will be available for NAMICon 2024. Approved credit hours will be posted 30 days prior to our event. Participants are responsible for verifying with their own respective state board/agencies that the CEs that are offered at the convention through accreditation are accepted in their home states. Please click HERE for more details.
All cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. Please refer to our cancellation policy for more information.
Exhibitor registration is now open! Please click HERE for more information on exhibit opportunities. For sponsorships, please contact us at [email protected].

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. We are dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Contact Us

National Alliance on Mental Illness
4301 Wilson Blvd #300
Arlington, VA 22203

[email protected]

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