2017 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference

August 20 – 22, 2017

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

 

 

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.   

Real Voices – Real Choices Flyer

Real Voices – Real Choices Save the Date

Additional information and frequently asked questions about the 2017 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference can be found  HERE

 

 

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

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Participant Registration for the 2017 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference is now closed!

 

 

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

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.

 

Exhibit Booth Application

 

You may apply and make payment ON-LINE

Or

You may DOWNLOAD & PRINT your application and make your check or money order payable to the Missouri Mental Health Foundation and mail to:

Missouri Mental Health Foundation

221 Metro Drive, Suite C

Jefferson City Missouri 65109

Exhibit Logistics

 

¯  Exhibits will be located in Windgate Hall

¯  Exhibit Hours are 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 20,

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday, August 21

7:30 AM to 10:10 AM, Tuesday, August 22

¯  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 can be brought in the exhibit area for purchasing.

¯  All participants will be given an exhibitor check off list to be signed at each booth in order to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win door prizes offered by exhibitors.

¯  Two meal vouchers will be provided for agency representatives for all meals included in the conference.  Hotel rooms are at the exhibitor’s expense.

 

**** Exhibitor Spotlight ****

Limited spots are available for exhibitors to have 3-5 minutes to present to the attendees during meal times. If interested sign up now!

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

Exhibitors will be in a rotation and be highlighted as ‘Exhibitors of the Day’. This will include verbal announcements and printed materials on the conference tables.

 

Booth Set-Up and Dismantle Times

 

Set-up:        11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 20

Dismantle:   10:15 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 22

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.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Written notice of a cancellation must be received by Friday, July 14, 2017 to receive a refund. No refunds will be given after that date.

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.

The Consumer Conference Planning Committee will review all applications for booth space and reserves the right to refuse any request. Please direct questions, to the Real Voices Real Choices Conference Coordinator.

 

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 year’s Real Voices Real Choices Conference will be held August 20 – 22, 2017 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

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, 2017.

**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, 2017. This deadline is for your commitment only, payment for sponsorship is required by July 30, 2017. 

For more information or to commit to sponsoring the Real Voices Real Choices Conference, please contact the Conference Coordinator at 573-645-7103.  You may also 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

 

Sponsorships can either be submitted ONLINE with a credit card or the Sponsor Form can be DOWNLOADED and PRINTED then mailed to:

Missouri Mental Health Foundation

221 Metro Drive, Suite C

Jefferson City, MO  65109

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

Scholarship Applications for the 2017 Real Voices – Real Choices Conference have now closed.

Scholarship notifications will be made the week of May 22nd – 26th.

 

 

 

Call for Workshop Presentations

for the 2017 Real Voices, Real Choices Consumer Conference

is now closed

Conference Date:  August 20-22, 2017

Tan Tar-A Resort and Conference Center, Osage Beach, Missouri

 

 

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