The Alternatives National Conference has decided not to hold an independent conference this year. Instead, Alternatives is collaborating with Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon to host elements of Alternatives in its Peerpocalypse conference, April 20-23, 2020 conference in Seaside, Oregon. To register for Peerpocalypse 2020, click here.

Alternatives 2019 Registration is available now

Pre-conference Monday and Tuesday July 8 & 9, 2019. Alternatives Conference begins Tuesday, July 9th with dinner and Opening keynotes and continues with keynotes, workshops, caucuses and special events through breakfast July 12th.

This year’s attendees have an opportunity to participate in “Hill Day”on Tuesday July 9, 2019. The pre-conference starts on Monday, July 8th with advocacy training in preparation to make their voices heard and partnering people to meet with their representatives on Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Click here for Information and Schedule. The Alternatives registration is for all events of the Alternatives Conference (beginning with dinner Sunday, July 7 through breakfast Friday, July 12); there is no extra charge for the pre-conference.

Conference Fee: includes all workshops, plenary sessions, caucuses, and events; dinner Sunday, three meals a day Monday-Thursday, and Friday breakfast. Overnight lodging is not included.

  • $345 Full registration (June 1 - July 11)

  • $125 One-day registration (June 1 - July 11)

  • Group registration: Register 10 people and get a free registration


Personal aides who are attending solely to facilitate the attendance of another may register at a special $55 full-time rate. This personal attendant registration rate is only for those whose presence is required to assist an Alternatives attendee with disabilities or limitations that would preclude them from attending without assistance. Contact to arrange registration for a personal aide.