We’ll be updating these Frequently Asked Questions on a regular basis to capture as much information as possible for a seamless NAMICon experience.

If you have a question that isn’t yet answered here, please reach out to [email protected].


When and where is NAMICon 2023?

The in-person convention is May 24-27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The online portion of the conference is offered virtually on June 6-8.

How and when do I register

Registration is now open! Use this form to secure your spot.

How much does NAMICon cost?

Tickets for the in-person Minneapolis, MN event (May 24–27):

Peers & Under 30: $145 (before Mar 25); $175 (Mar 25 — Apr 12); $205 (Apr 12 – May 24)

Members: $195 (before Mar 25); $235 (Mar 25 — Apr 12); $275 (Apr 12 – May 24)

Non-Members: $245 (before Mar 25); $285 (Mar 25 — Apr 12); $325 (Apr 12 – May 24)

Tickets for the online event (June 6–8):

Peers & Under 30: $15Members: $25

Non-Members: $40

Note: In-person tickets include access to the online event in June.

Why is there both an in-person and online version of NAMICon?

We’re thrilled to be convening in person again for the first time since 2019! We also feel it’s important to host an equally strong event online for those who can’t make it to Minneapolis but want to join this mental health movement. Each portion of NAMICon will have exclusive sessions to make the experience special.

What hotel is NAMI using for the convention? What are the hotel rates?

The Hilton Minneapolis is the convention headquarters hotel. Registered attendees can book a room at a special rate of $199 (plus state and local tax)

Are you offering Continue Education Units (CEUs) for attending NAMICon?

NAMI is not offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from attending NAMICon this year.

What are your COVID protocols for the in-person portion of the conference?

Your safety and the safety of all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff is important to us. NAMI will continue to follow CDC, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID protocols. NAMI reserves the right to change participation protocols depending on COVID-19 conditions, along with local and CDC guidelines in place at the time of the convention.

The guidelines that are in effect on the date of our events will take precedence over our currently planned protocols, which include:

  • No vaccine requirements
  • Masks will be recommended for those that are not vaccinated
  • Hand Sanitization Stations will be readily available

If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please do not travel or attend the event. Contact the NAMICon team and we will work with you on refunding your registration fee.

What steps is NAMI taking to ensure this is a safe, accessible, and equitable experience?

NAMICon is an inclusive community for all experiences and perspectives, including all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, religious practices, socioeconomic statuses, and any other demographic. We invite everyone attending to be their authentic self.

Diverse perspectives and lived experience guide our programming and our work. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive conference experience that reflects those values.

NAMI is committed to making the in-person convention accessible to all individuals. If you are staying at the Hilton Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Convention Center is 3 blocks (10 minutes) away and also accessible via indoor Skyways. If you have a disability, as identified by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please indicate your requirements in the registration form.

Getting Involved

Will I get much out of the convention if I am not affiliated with NAMI?

If you have a story to share and a passion for mental health, we have a spot with your name on it at NAMICon. Professional experience or a previous connection with NAMI are not necessary to participate in and appreciate NAMICon.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization 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.

Are there scholarships available?

NAMI hopes to offer scholarships that would cover partial or full costs to attend the convention, but we cannot guarantee them at this time.

Any information regarding scholarships will be posted to our News page. Check back regularly for updates.

How do I submit a proposal to speak at NAMICon 2023?

Our Call for Proposals closed on January 31, 2023 and we are not accepting additional proposal at this time. Thank you for your interest; please consider submitting a proposal for NAMICon 2024! Check back in October 2023.

How do I exhibit at NAMICon 2023?

Please contact the NAMI Convention Team.

I am interested in being a sponsor at NAMICon 2023. Who should I contact?

Please contact Victoria Folayan.

NAMI Alliance Day

What is NAMI Alliance Day?

NAMI Alliance Day is on Wednesday, May 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT in Minneapolis. It’s designed for NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, specifically staff and volunteers in the following areas: Board of Directors, Development/Fundraising, Education/Programs, Executive Directors, Public Policy/Advocacy and Walk Managers.

NAMI Alliance Day is dedicated to supporting the great work taking place across the Alliance. It’s presented and developed by NAMI National’s Alliance Relations, Development, and Field Governance (ARDFG) Department and in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.


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