Active Minds National Conference 2022

Friday & Saturday, February 11 – 12, 2022 | Washington, DC

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Frequently Asked Questions

About

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

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

The conference showcases the most innovative and effective approaches to supporting student well-being and changing the culture around mental health in schools, workplaces, and our communities. Highlights include inspiring keynote presentations and breakout sessions that address mental health as one of the most important issues of our time.

  • 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 young adults and communities.
  • Mental health leaders including representatives of mental health organizations as well as practitioners.
  • School administrators including principals, superintendents, guidance counselors, and social workers.
  • 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.

The 2022 conference will be held Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 at the Capital Hilton Hotel. Information about sessions and keynotes will be listed on the Conference Page.

 

 

Agenda

The full conference schedule is coming soon!

Yes, you choose which sessions and events to attend. We encourage you to go to as many as you can to get the full benefit of the conference.

 

Hotel, Travel, and Food

All conference attendees are encouraged to stay at the Capital Hilton Hotel. Please see the Hotel & Travel page for details.

No. Please see the Hotel & Travel page for information on local transportation, airport, and train options.

Several conference meals will be provided. These include:

  • Friday – breakfast
  • Friday – boxed lunch
  • Saturday – breakfast
  • Saturday – boxed lunch

Yes. Vegan/Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available. Please make sure to select your food preference on the registration form as this is the only way we’ll know how to accommodate your needs through our catering orders.

You are also welcome to bring your own food or take advantage of food options near the Capital Hilton hotel.

If you have additional concerns about food allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact conference@activeminds.org.

 

Registration

Please head to this form to register! 

Early Bird registration

Register early to qualify for the discounted early bird rate of $175, available until November 30 at 11:30 pm ET.

(The early bird fee for Active Minds chapter members and advisors is $110).

Regular online registration

The regular online registration rate is in effect from November 30 through February 7 at 11:30 pm ET. The registration fee is $210.

(The fee for Active Minds chapter members and advisors is $150).

After February 7, online registration is closed.

On-site registration

In past years, the event has sold out. However, if tickets are still available, the on-site registration fee is $225 for all guests. We cannot guarantee on-site registration and encourage guests to register in advance.

The registration fee covers the cost to attend two days of the Active Minds National Conference, conference materials, and four meals. Please make hotel and travel arrangements separately.

Yes! We aim to provide a conference that is accessible to people who are passionate about changing the culture around mental health, despite potential financial barriers. Scholarships will be available through an application process. We encourage you to check back soon for details.

A discounted early bird registration fee is available until November 30, 2021 at 11:30 pm ET.

We also offer a discounted registration fee for Active Minds chapter members and advisors.

Active Minds chapter members and advisors may also register as a volunteer to qualify for a significant registration discount in exchange for helping at the conference. There are limited volunteer spots available. See the FAQ called What is the volunteer program? for details.

Yes, as long as you confirm the transfer before Friday, January 28, 2022. To do so, contact conference@activeminds.org with the name of the original registrant and the name and contact information for the individual replacing him or her.

In past years, the event has sold out. However, if tickets are still available, the on-site registration fee is $225 for all guests. We cannot guarantee on-site registration and encourage guests to register in advance.

Payment

We can offer a refund on the registration fee until January 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. We are not able to offer refunds after this cut-off date because meals and other event expenses will have been confirmed.

 

Speakers and Presenters

Information coming soon!

Dates and times that each keynote speaker will be presenting will be listed on the Conference Agenda page, coming soon!

 

Chapter Members

Yes. Active Minds chapter members and advisors receive discounts on the early bird registration rate, the regular registration rate, and the on-site rate. Please see How much does registration cost?” for information about deadlines and fees.

Active Minds chapter members and advisors may also have the opportunity to volunteer for the event and qualify for a significant registration discount. There are limited volunteer spots available. See What is the volunteer program?” for details.

Yes!

The Program Expo will be an opportunity for Active Minds chapters to have a table and share creative programs, successful leadership transition strategies, collaborative partnerships, innovative fundraisers, and more!

This is a unique opportunity to engage the entire audience of the conference attendees in an interactive, engaging way. Check back soon for details on how to apply!

Active Minds will announce a call for nominations for awards, including the Chapter of the Year Award, Adam Carlson Student Leader of the Year Award, and Advisor of the Year Award later this fall. Check back soon for details on how to apply.

We [heart] volunteers! The Active Minds National Conference has 30 volunteer spots available.

Volunteers can register to attend the conference at the discounted fee of $75.

This opportunity is available to Active Minds chapter members and advisors, and is on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers commit to a minimum of one three-hour shift, receive conference meals, and have access to all conference sessions. No travel or other expenses are included.

Once you’ve registered, an Active Minds staff member will email you a volunteer agreement form. On the form you’ll indicate your preferred volunteer shift time(s). You’ll need to send back the volunteer agreement form within 48 hours to hold your volunteer spot.

Sponsorships

Your company or organization is invited to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the Active Minds National Conference. To download the sponsorship packet, please click here.

Contact us at conference@activeminds.org to discuss partnership and sponsorship opportunities. We’re happy to work with you!

Yes. Sponsorship packages can be customized depending on your organization’s needs. Please contact conference@activeminds.org and we’ll be happy to work with you.

Miscellaneous

You bet! Merchandise from the Active Minds Shop will be available for purchase on site at the conference. Come prepared to buy all of your Active Minds swag and save on shipping! We will be accepting cash, credit cards, and checks.

Although the standard attire is business casual (slacks, skirts, dress shirts, dresses, etc.), Active Minds welcomes any school spirit or chapter spirit you would like to display! As long as you are comfortable, we are happy. Please avoid attire with inappropriate language or images.

Yes, the hotel and conference center are wheelchair accessible.

We encourage all persons with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email conference@activeminds.org or call 202.332.9595 in advance.

 

 

If you have other questions not answered here, please email conference@activeminds.org.

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