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NAMI Iowa Annual Conference

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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

5000 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, IA 50322

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Welcome to NAMI Iowa's 2017 Annual Conference! This year features exciting keynote speakers from NAMI National and Iowa stakeholders such as DHS Director Jerry Foxhoven. This conference features three tracks for breakout sessions so you can hear experts on subjects that interest you! The first track is for NAMI affiliate capacity and growth. The second track is a general interest track, and the third focuses on children's mental health.


Friday, November 17th Agenda:

  • 9-10 AM: Registration and exhibits open

  • 10-11 AM: Opening Keynote: NAMI National Staff-- "NAMI Signature Programs: What's New Nationally and in Iowa for 2018?"

  • 11-12 PM: "The Status of Adult & Children's Mental Health Services in Iowa: -- Tammy Nyden, NAMI Iowa Children's Mental Health Committee; Bob Lincoln, CEO, County Social Services, and Ryanne Wood, SEIL CEO

  • 12-12:30 PM: Break, lunch buffet, exhibits open

  • 12:30-1:15 PM: Luncheon Keynote: Jerry Bartruff and Beth Skinner, Iowa Department of Corrections – “The Criminalization of Mental Illness: What We’re Doing About it in Iowa”

  • 1:15-2:00 PM: Breakout Session 1

  • 2:00-2:15 PM: Break, Exhibits Open

  • 2:15-3:00 PM: Breakout Session 2

  • 3:00-3:15 PM: Break, Exhibits Open

  • 3:15-4:00 PM: Breakout Session 3

  • 4:15-5 PM: Closing Keynote: Jerry Foxhoven, Director of the Iowa Department of Human Services – “What We’re Doing Right and What We Could Do Better in Mental Health Services”

  • 5- 5:30 PM: Reception with Director Foxhoven

  • 5:30-7:30 PM: Dinner on your own

  • 7:30-9 PM: Dessert and Coffee “This is My Brave” performance



Saturday, November 18th Agenda:

  • 8:30-9 AM: Registration and Coffee, Voting Open for Board Nominations & By-laws Changes

  • 9-12 PM: NAMI Annual Membership Meeting



FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call the NAMI Iowa office at 515-254-0417 or email info@namiiowa.org


Where can I stay Friday night?

We have 15 rooms blocked at the Ramada, where the conference is being held. Hotel rooms cost $139 per night and will blocked off until October 16th. Please make your reservations prior to this date. There are a number of hotels less than a mile from the Ramada with cheaper rates:

Quality Inn, 4995 Merle Hay Road, $73 per night. Call 515-278-2381 to reserve
Days Inn, 4845 Merle Hay Road, $72 per night. Call 515-278-5511 to reserve
Econo Lodge, 4755 Merle Hay Road, $60 per night. Call 515-278-8858 to reserve
Super 8, 5900 Sutton Place, $68 per night. Call 515-270-1037 to reserve

Is there reimbursement for mileage?

Carpool to save money! NAMI Iowa will pay your mileage if:
*You have at least 4 people in your car
*Drive 60 or more miles to the event
*Just tell us who was in your car, where you came from and your total mileage. We will reimburse up to $100 per car.

Is there a scholarship available?

Yes, there are a limited number of scholarship tickets available. Please select a scholarship ticket at checkout and follow the directions to purchase your ticket and complete a scholarship application. Scholarship recipients are also eligible for room reimbursement.

Can non-NAMI members attend all events on Friday and Saturday?

You do not have to be a NAMI member to attend the annual conference. However, on Saturday non-members cannot vote on items such as board nominations.

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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

5000 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, IA 50322

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