Active Minds National Conference 2022

Turn it Up: Amplifying Mental Health in Our Culture

The nation’s premier conference focused on young adults and mental health

February 10, 2022, 2-5 PM EST


conference agenda

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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2:00 PM  |  Welcome Address

2:15 PM  |  Keynote from Yusuf Omar

2:35 PM  | Using Data to Improve Mental Health

3:10 PM  |  Words Matter: Responding to Mental Health Microaggressions

3:40 PM  |  Flash Talk: Understanding the Ups and Downs of Our Minds and Building Human Connection

4:15 PM  |  Breakout Sessions  

Mental Health Advocacy in the Transition From High School to College

Navigating Tough Conversation Using V-A-R®

“Nothing About Us Without Us”: Advocating for Mental Health Policy Change

Designing Racial Equity in Higher Education Mental Health

5:00 PM  |  Conference Concludes

Additional On-demand Content for Ticket Holders:

Amplifying Black and Latinx Voices: Unlearning the Lies

Inaccessible Accessibility: Mental Health Disabilities in Higher Education

Mindful Grocery Stores: Building a Resilient Workforce

Equitable Mental Health: Championing LGBTQ Youth

Advocating for Mental Health in a Digital Culture

Change What We Normalize About Mental Health

Creating Responsive Communities of Care


Our virtual event will include closed captions. If you are in need of ASL services, please reach out to, so that we can work to accommodate your needs, particularly during the concurrent sessions.

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about the conference

The Active Minds National Conference is the nation’s premier conference focused on young adults and mental health.

Annual showcase

Presented since 2004, this highly anticipated annual event brings together hundreds of young adults and mental health leaders; campus and school professionals; government, foundation, and corporate representatives from across the country to share ideas and advance knowledge about mental health education, advocacy, and awareness.

The conference annually showcases the most innovative and effective approaches to supporting young adult well-being and changing the conversation about mental health on campuses, in workplaces, and within our communities.

Exceptional speakers

Highlights of the Active Minds National Conference includes inspiring keynote presentations and breakout sessions led by esteemed mental health, higher education, and other experts. Learn more about the presenters here.

Who attends

  • Campus professionals including deans, vice presidents, faculty, and staff in Student Affairs, Student Life, Student Health, Counseling, Psychology, Public Health, and more
  • Government, foundation, and corporate representatives invested in the health and well-being of students and communities
  • Mental health leaders including representatives of mental health organizations as well as practitioners
  • School administrators including principals, superintendents, guidance counselors, and social work
  • Young adult leaders ages 14-24+ including Active Minds chapter members and alumni, fraternity and sorority leaders, student body presidents, and all others who are committed to mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

COVID-19 Protocol

Throughout the process of planning our 2022 National Conference, our top priority has remained the health and safety of our attendees. For this reason, after much deliberation, and in consideration of the impacts of the Omicron variant, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2022 Active Minds National Conference.

We will be offering instead a curated virtual Conference on February 10, 2022 from 2-5 PM EST.

A Special Thank You to Our 2022 National Conference Platinum and Gold Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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