about the conference

The Active Minds Mental Health Conference is the nation’s leading mental health conference for young adults.


This highly anticipated conference will bring together 400 young adults and mental health advocates from across the country to share ideas and advance knowledge about mental health education, advocacy, and awareness.

The conference will showcase the most innovative and effective approaches to supporting young adult well-being and changing the conversation about mental health on campuses, in schools, in the transition to the workplace, and within our communities.


Highlights of the conference include inspiring keynote presentations and breakout sessions led by esteemed mental health, higher education, and other experts. The 2024 speaker list will be announced soon.


Young Adult Leaders ages 18-25+ and all who are committed to mental health awareness and changing the way mental health is valued and prioritized.

Active Minds Chapter Members and Alumni from colleges, universities, and high schools.

Active Minds Chapter Advisors and Youth Champions who are committed to supporting the mobilization of youth and young adults for mental health calls to action.

Student Members of Partner Organizations including fraternity and sorority leaders, student athletes, service-minded students, student body presidents, and more.

Leading Experts and Industry Leaders with tangible opportunities available for young adult advocates to learn, grow, and mobilize for mental health.

Visit the 2023 Conference Digital Program to learn more about the types of speakers, sessions, and interactive elements you can expect in 2024.


Registration for the 2024 Conference is now open!

Early Bird Registration (through June 28) – $110 for Students; $200 for General.

Regular Registration (June 29-July 25 or sell out) – $150 for Students; $240 for General. Online registration will be closed after July 25.

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If you are registering more than four attendees, please contact Emelyne Ndikumasabo at emelyne@activeminds.org to process the group registration. We do offer a 20% group registration discount when registering more than four attendees.

Active Minds aims to provide a conference that is accessible to people who are passionate about changing the culture around mental health, despite potential financial barriers.  Stipend funding is available for youth and young adults (ages 18 and older) through an application process to assist the financial barrier that prevents youth and young adults from attending our Mental Health Conference located in Washington, DC.  Please see the FAQ page for additional information.  Those interested in funding should complete this application Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until they are closed on June 3, 2024.

The registration fee covers the cost to attend two days of the 2024 Active Minds Mental Health Conference, conference materials, and four meals.

conference speakers and breakout session presenters

The call for proposals for the 2024 Active Minds Active Minds Mental Health Conference has closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at conference@activeminds.org.


conference award nominations

The call for nominations for awards that will be announced at the 2024 Active Minds Mental Health Conference is now open. In addition to the awards that have been given out at previous conferences, this year brings six new awards. These award opportunities include: Chapter of the Year, Student Leader of the Year, Chapter Advisor of the Year, Transformational Change Award, Health Equity Award, Chapter Jumpstart Award, Workplace Development Award, Cutting Edge Advocacy Award, Cultivating Connection Award, Community Service Award, Creative Use of Social Media Award, and the Youth Champion Award. You can learn all the details for each award by clicking the button below. The submission deadline is Friday, April 19 at 8pm ET. If you have any questions, please contact us at conference@activeminds.org.

Submit Nominations


Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company or organization is invited to become a sponsor at the 2024 Active Minds Mental Health Conference. Please download the sponsorship packet for more information. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at conference@activeminds.org to discuss partnership and sponsorship opportunities. We’re happy to work with you!

Sponsorship Packet

hotel and travel information

hotel and travel information

Capital Hilton Hotel

1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join us at the Capital Hilton where we’ll gather for all Conference sessions. Combining style, historical character, and an enviable location, the Capital Hilton is located just blocks from the capital’s best attractions including The White House, the National Mall, and a multitude of museums. With comfortable rooms and suites and a great restaurant, the hotel offers all you need for an unforgettable trip to DC.

Book your room at the Capital Hilton to receive our special conference rate, only available until our conference block is booked.

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how to get to the Capital Hilton

Capital Hilton is located two blocks north of the White House on 16th Street and K Street, in Northwest Washington, DC. The hotel is easily accessible to three different Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue and Orange Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue and Orange Lines).


The hotel offers valet parking only but there are self-park garages nearby, which are not operated by the hotel.

nearby airports

  • Reagan National Airport
  • Washington Dulles International Airport
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

View map and directions from local airports