Alternatives 2018 Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

HIGHLIGHTS

There will be keynote speakers each morning. All general meetings will be in the Pryz great room. All meals will be in the Pryz dining hall.

Pre-Conference: Sunday evening through Tuesday, 4 p.m., is a chance for people to educate our Hill representatives.

Alternatives conference: begins Tuesday evening with dinner and welcome and continues through Friday breakfast, closing comments, and planning for next year.

 

Alternatives Pre-Conference Sunday – Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m._Check into dorm rooms (check into rooms the day you arrive, 2pm or later)

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m._Registration open for Pre-conference and Alternatives

5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m._Dinner

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m._Pre-conference welcome

 

Monday, July 30, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Registration open

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m._Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m._Introduction to the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and Preparation for Hill Tuesday

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m._Luncheon/Networking

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m._Preparation for Hill Tuesday

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m._Preparation for Hill Tuesday

5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m._Dinner

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m._Evening Session

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m._Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m._Travel to and meetings on the Hill (lunch on your own in DC)

 

Alternatives Conference Begins

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m._Registration open for Alternatives Conference

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m._Newcomers’ Orientation

5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m._Dinner

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m._Alternatives Conference Opening

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Registration

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m._Exhibits open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m._Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m._Morning keynotes

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m._Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m._Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m._Concurrent Sessions

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m._Concurrent Sessions

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m._Concurrent Sessions

5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m._Dinner

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m._Caucus Sessions

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m._Open Mic Night

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Registration

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m._Exhibits open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m._Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m._Morning keynotes

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m._Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m._Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m._Concurrent Sessions

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m._Concurrent Sessions

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m._Gathering to Network/Conference Evaluation

5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m._Dinner

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m._Caucus Sessions

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m._Dance/Conference Networking

 

Friday, August 3, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m._Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m._Closing Comments and Planning for Next Year’s Alternatives

Conference

*Check out of dorm rooms by 10:00 a.m. unless you have chosen to stay longer and have paid for more nights.