***  10th Anniversary  ***

2018 Real Voices-Real Choices Conference

August 19 – 21, 2018

Tan-Tar-A Resort & Conference Center, Osage Beach MO

 

 

The Real Voices – Real Choices Conference is an exciting opportunity for individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and in recovery for substance use disorders.  It is a gathering of consumers, family members, friends, self-advocates and persons in recovery who come together to learn about programs, service issues, opportunities and self advocacy.  It’s about fostering growth and empowerment, as well as finding the tools to be successful in the community.  Annually, hundreds of individuals gather for this very empowering conference.   

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Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Real Voices – Real Choices Conference can be found by clicking  HERE.

Co-hosted by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation & the Missouri Department of Mental Health

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Participant Registration for the 2018 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference is now CLOSED

 

2018 Medical History Form can be printed and mailed to the Missouri Mental Health Foundation, 221 Metro Dr., Suite C, Jefferson City, MO  65109 or faxed to 573-469-7268

 

 

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

2018 Real Voices – Real Choices Consumer Conference

10 Year Anniversary

August 19, 20, and 21, 2018

Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center

Osage Beach, Missouri

 

To register using a credit card, go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

 

To pay by check or money order, DOWNLOAD/PRINT the registration form and mail to the Missouri Mental Health Foundation, 221 Metro Drive, Suite C, Jefferson City, MO  65109

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Written notice of a cancellation must be received by Friday, July 13, 2018 to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given after that date.

 

 

Exhibit Logistics

  • Exhibits will be located in Windgate Hall
  • Exhibit Hours are 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 19,

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday, August 20

7:30 AM to 10:10 AM, Tuesday, August 21

  • Exhibits consist of an 8’ x 10’ space with pipe and drapes, one six foot draped and skirted table, and two chairs, an identification sign, and a wastebasket.
  • No food or beverages allowed in the exhibit area for purchasing.
  • All participants receive an exhibitor check off list to be initialed at each booth in order for entry into a drawing for a chance to win door prizes offered by exhibitors.
  • Two meal vouchers provided for agency representatives to include all meals provided by the conference. Hotel rooms are at the exhibitor’s expense.

 

**** Exhibitor Highlights ****

Exhibitor information will be displayed on the projector screens when breakouts are not in session. Conference staff will include information provided by organization.

Exhibitors can provide printed material (1 sheet/packet) to go into the attendees bags. Will need to provide 1000 copies no later than August 3rd, 2018.

Exhibitors can provide promotional items to be included in all 1,000 attendee conference bags.

 

Cost

$500 (for-profit entities) and

$200 (not-for-profit organizations).

If you require electrical access, there is an additional $55 charge per booth.  Exhibitors may sell items at their booth but you must indicate on the exhibit form that you will be selling items and you are then considered a for-profit entity and will need to pay $500.

 

Booth Set-Up and Dismantle Times

Set-up:        11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 19

Teardown:    10:15 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 21

Tan-Tar-A offers other booth services to vendors such as the provision of additional tables and chairs, increased electrical access, easels, electronic equipment such as VCRS and monitors, telephone service or internet access. If you would like to take advantage of any of these enhanced services, you should arrange for them with the hotel in advance. Fees charged by the hotel for these items and services must be defrayed by the exhibitor.

Shipment of Exhibit Materials

Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center does not accept shipment of exhibit materials. Page and Brown Convention Services, Osage Beach, Missouri offers exhibit-handling services and may be reached at (573) 348-5176 for more information and shipping instructions. Any materials shipped in advance must be sent to Page and Brown at the exhibitor’s expense.

 

Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE.

The exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages, and claims arising out of the exhibitor’s activities on the Hotel premises and will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Hotel, its owner, and its management company, as well as their respective agents, servants, and employees from any and all such losses, damages, and claims.

The Hotel will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or claims arising out of the exhibitor’s activities on the Hotel’s premises except for any claims, loss, or damages arising directly from its negligence.

 

10th Anniversary

Real Voices-Real Choices Conference

CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

 

10th Anniversary

Real Voices-Real Choices Conference

CONFERENCE SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Real Voices Real Choices Conference has sponsorship opportunities available!  The Real Voices Real Choices Conference is an annual, state wide conference designed to inform, educate and empower individuals who receive services through the vast array of providers supported by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.  Attendance at this conference is approximately 1,000 individuals.  This coming year’s Real Voices Real Choices Conference will be held August 19th-21st, 2018 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. We will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary!!

All sponsorship opportunities will include a minimum of

  • Recognition on the conference website and social media
  • Logo/listing in the conference program booklet – approximately 1,000 printed

There are five different sponsorship levels available; each with various benefits.  We can also customize a benefit package for you if you have specific needs for your sponsorship dollars.

Sponsor commitment deadline is April 1, 2018.

 

**Please note:  Sponsorship opportunities will still be available after April 1st but due to printing deadlines, we cannot guarantee that your logo/listing will be included on printed materials. **

Commitment to being a sponsor is required by April 1, 2018. This deadline is for your commitment only, payment for sponsorship is required by July 30, 2018. 

For more information on sponsoring the Real Voices Real Choices Conference, please contact the Conference Coordinator at 573-645-7103.  

To sponsor the Real Voices Real Choices Conference with a credit card payment, please complete the ONLINE SPONSORSHIP FORM.

 

You may also DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE the Sponsor Form and mail it to:

Missouri Mental Health Foundation

221 Metro Drive, Suite C

Jefferson City, Missouri   65109

 

Lead Sponsor                                                                                                         $5,000

  • Only one sponsor at this level accepted
  • Sponsoring business name/logo on all conference literature
  • Sponsor logo on the conference t-shirts
  • Provided marketing materials of sponsor will be placed in approximately 1,000 conference attendee bags
  • Sponsor recognition plaque to display in business
  • Sponsorship listing on web page and social media
  • A full-page ad in the conference program booklet
  • Exhibit table plus two conference registrations for organization use

 

 Conference Bag Sponsor                                                                                    $2,500

  • Sponsor logo on conference attendee bags.
  • Sponsor business name/logo on all conference literature
  • Provided marketing materials of sponsor will be placed in approximately 1,000 conference attendee bags
  • Sponsorship listing on web page and social media
  • A half page ad in the conference program booklet
  • Exhibit table plus two conference registrations for organization use

 

Keynote Sponsor                                                                                                   $1,000

  • Display sponsor logo signage during keynote presentation
  • Business name/logo listed in the conference program booklet alongside the keynote presentation information
  • Sponsor business name/logo on conference t-shirts
  • Sponsorship listing on web page and social media
  • A quarter page ad in the conference program booklet

 

 T-shirt Sponsor                                                                                                         $500

 

  • Business name and logo on conference t-shirt
  • Sponsorship listing on web page, social media and conference program booklet

  

 Scholarship Sponsor                                                                                                $100

  • Sponsorship listing on web page and social media
  • Sponsorship listing in the conference program booklet

 

 

 

 

Call for Workshop Presentations

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS FOR THE 2018 REAL VOICES – REAL CHOICES CONFERENCE

IS NOW CLOSED

The Conference Planning Committee is accepting workshop presentation applications for the 10th Anniversary of the Real Voices, Real Choices Conference.  Self-advocates, persons in recovery, family members, and mental health professionals (who have lived experience) are encouraged to submit an application.  The planning committee would like to have exciting, inspiring and interactive presentations that will empower attendees to take action that will improve their lives.  Each year the committee receives a variety of topics and presentations.  This year, the committee would especially like to see dynamic presentations that allow the attendees to participate.

NOTE: This year, the conference will have specific tracks that include Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness, Developmental Disabilities, Family and Youth, or other.  You will be able to indicate which track your presentation belongs in on the application.  If you are unable to pick one, please explain your choice and the committee will assist.

  DEADLINE:  End of day on MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018.

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Presentation Proposal Timetable:

March 5, 2018 – Presentation Proposal Applications are due by end of day
Applications will be reviewed during the March meeting of the Conference Planning Committee

April  13, 2018 – Applicants will receive notification if they have been chosen to submit a Powerpoint

May 1, 2018 – PowerPoints are due. The committee will review the PowerPoints and make the final determination of whether applicant will be asked to present at the conference

August 19 – 21, 2018 Real Voices, Real Choices Consumer Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

Scholarships have been awarded for 2018

 

Conference Logistics: The Real Voices Real Choices Conference will be held on August 19 – 21, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center.

Scholarship Includes: If you are awarded a scholarship, your registration will be covered. Your registration includes all conference materials and activities, your hotel room on August 19th and 20th at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center and four meals. Travel expenses are not included. All other meals and expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Application Timeline:

 

  • April 30th – Scholarship application DUENo late applications will be accepted.

 

  • May 25th – Notification of approval or denial will be sent.

  • June 22nd – If your scholarship application is approved, you are REQUIRED to complete a registration form. If the registration form is not received by the due date, your scholarship will be forfeited. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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