***  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

 

Call for Workshop Presentations

 

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.

CLICK HERE – Submit your ONLINE Workshop Presentation Form, as well as for suggested topics, helpful hints, and logistics.

OR

DOWNLOAD and print the Workshop Presentation Form, complete and submit via mail, fax or e-mail to:

MAIL:

Attn: Consumer Conference

Missouri Department of Mental Health

1706 E. Elm Street

Jefferson City, MO  65101.

 

FAX:

(417) 629-3026

Attn: Consumer Conference

 

E-MAIL:

consumerconference@dmh.mo.gov

 

 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

Scholarship Applications for the 2018 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference will begin in March 2018.  Check back here in March for more information!

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Participant Registration for the 2018 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference will begin in May 2018.  Check back in May for more information.

 

 

2017 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

Exhibitor registration will open in May 2018.  Check back in May!

 

Under Development

 

CLICK HERE to View Pictures of the 2017 Real Voices-Real Choices Conference