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October 12-13, 2020

A virtual event

Thank you to our attendees, speakers and presenters, exhibitors, sponsors! We could not have done this without you. While we could not meet in person this year, we were excited to be able connect with you virtually.

Video replay of the sessions coming soon! We’ll notify conference registrants and those on our monthly email list and also post to our social media accounts.

Each year, the NAMI California hosts a state conference to examine important trends, best practices, new treatments, activities in mental health, and ways we can work together to improve care and services for individuals, families and communities. To nurture our extraordinary community until we can gather in-person again, the 2020 NAMI California Conference was a virtual event. It was a unique opportunity to reflect and connect with peers statewide, engage in meaningful discussions, and exchange ideas and resources — all online. We are looking forward to meeting in person again soon!

Conference Information

Conference Speakers

Mental health leaders and local advocates are lined up for our conference


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Conference Agenda

The conference lineup of speakers, workshops and more.

All workshops will be recorded and available a few days after the NAMI California 2020 Annual Conference has ended, so you will be able to view any missed concurrent sessions.


Conference Workshops

Advocacy: Workshops will focus on new and innovative ways to advocate progress, current policies and their impact on all levels (local, state and nationwide), and training tools to effectively utilize grassroots advocacy efforts.

Consumer & Families: Workshops will focus on strengthening our voice as a unified organization of lived experiences, increase visibility and impact, and promote mental health wellness and recovery.

Criminal Justice: Workshops will focus on strategies around incorporating and partnering with the law enforcement, the Justice system, and other criminal justice sectors.

Early Intervention/Prevention: Workshops will focus on best practice programs and practices addressing the prevention of, and early intervention in, mental illness.

Engaging Diverse Communities: Workshops will be focused on strength-based approaches and best practices to engage diverse racial and ethnic communities, increase access to programs and services, and reduce the stigma and discrimination among diverse populations.

Conference Exhibitors


Conference Sponsors