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Find a Local NAMI

October 12-13, 2020

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Each year, the NAMI California convenes staff, board members, affiliate leaders, members, and behavioral health experts and advocates to examine important trends, best practices, new treatments, activities in mental health, and ways we can work together to improve care and services for our families and communities.

Early bird special registration is now available!

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Featured Speakers


Tom Insel, M.D.

Tom Insel, M.D.

Internationally renowned neuroscientist and psychiatrist
Co-founder and president of Mindstrong

Thomas Insel is an internationally renowned neuroscientist and psychiatrist who is co-founder and president of Mindstrong, a Silicon Valley health care startup dedicated to developing new technologies to advance the diagnoses and treatment of mental illness. California Governor Gavin Newsom in May of 2019 appointed Dr. Insel as Special Advisor to the Governor on Mental Health. He also serves as chair of the board to the Steinberg Institute, a non-profit dedicated to advancing sound public policy and inspiring leadership on issues of brain health.

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D.

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D.

President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation

Sandra R. Hernández, M.D., is president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation. In February 2018, Sandra was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Covered California board of directors. She also serves on the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Advisory Council at UC Davis and on the UC Regents Health Services Committee. Sandra is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine.

2020 Program

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Monday, October 12th

9 – 9:10am Welcome
9:10 – 9:20am Mental Health Director
9:20 – 10am Keynote Speaker:
10 – 10:45am CEO Presentation
10:45 – 11:15am Break
11:15 – 12:15pm Workshops
12:15 – 1:30pm Lunch on your own
1:30 – 3:45pm Track Plenary Breakouts
4:30 – 6pm Each Mind Matters Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 13th

9 – 9:05am Welcome/Introduction
9:05 – 9:15am State of the State Address
9:15 – 9:55am Keynote Speaker:
9:55 – 10:30am Awards
10:30 – 11am Break
11 – 12pm Workshops
12 – 2pm Lunch on your own
2 – 3pm Workshops
3 – 3:15pm Break
3:15 – 4:15pm Ask the Doctors

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Are there discounts available for the conference?

NAMI California is pleased to offer scholarships that cover registration fees!
If you would benefit from this educational and exciting conference and cannot meet the expense of the registration fees, you can send an application for consideration. The NAMI California Board of Directors reviews all scholarship applications and makes selections before the conference.
We will post the application for the 2020 NAMI California Conference soon! If you have any questions, please call us at 916-567-0163.
Please note: Scholarships do not include travel expenses or hotel accommodations. You must be a member of a NAMI affiliate in California to apply.

When can I book a hotel room?

Because of restrictions to protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels rooms will not be available for booking before May. We will keep you posted.