Who should attend?
Anyone in the community concerned about or directly affected by mental health concerns who wants to learn more about stress and anxiety and ways to manage.

Are you sure it’s not just for professionals?
While we have many fantastic presenters with lots of letters behind their names, they have all committed to presenting information that is equally meaningful to professionals and non-professionals.

Where will the 2023 conference be held?
The conference will be held in person at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). We will be in the large auditorium for the presentation panel and use classrooms for the breakout sessions. We intend to live stream the panel for those who cannot be with us in person.

What is the schedule?

Time Event
8:30am – 9:30am Doors Open for check-in, exhibit hall and networking
9:30am – 11:15am Presentation Panel
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Breakout Session 1
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm Breakout Session 2
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Breakout Session 3
3:30pm – 4:00pm Optional Networking Session

ETHS is huge. Where do I park and where do I enter?
Please park in the Dodge Avenue lot directly across from the high school and enter through Door 6. If you park behind the school, please enter through Door 2 and continue to the Yellow A section of the building (follow the signs or request volunteer help). The school is accessible by public transportation.

How do I register and how much does it cost?
Online registration opens Monday 5/8/22. Those unable to register online should call 312.467.2552 for help. Regular adult registration is $45 per person, CE/CEUs are an added fee. Partial and full scholarships available by calling 312.467.2552 or emailing nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu.

What is included in my registration fee?
Your fee includes the full conference: presentation panel, three breakout sessions, exhibit hall, continental breakfast, lunch, and an optional networking session. It does not include CEUs (this is an added fee).

Which payment portal are you using?
Payments are being processed directly through Eventzilla.

How do I get the breakout sessions I want?
Register as soon as you can. We cannot exceed classroom capacity. There is a place on the registration form to list sessions you would like to be moved to if space becomes available. We encourage you to coordinate with friends and/or colleagues to attend different sessions to share what you have learned.

What if I want to make a change to my registration?
Please go to https://www.eventzilla.net/attendee/login. You will see “Retrieve my tickets”. Enter the email address you used to register to access your information. You may be prompted to enter a password, selecting reset will allow you to continue the process. Click on the link for the event (21st Annual Community Mental Health Conference) and you will see the session enrollment choices. If you need assistance please contact us.

Do I have to attend the whole thing?
There are morning only and full day conference options available. Should you wish to miss the panel and attend the breakouts only, or will be arriving late, please let us know in advance by emailing nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu so that we do not count you as a “no show” and give away your breakout slots.

Can I earn Continuing Education (CE) Credits/Units?
We expect to offer CEs for Psychologists, and up to 4.5 CEUs (panel = 1.5, each breakout = 1.0) for Illinois State Counselors and Social Workers (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW), for those who attend the full panel presentation as well as all three breakouts. ISBE PDC also available for some sessions. Full catalog here. You will need to sign in and out of the panel as well as the breakouts you attend. Certificates will not be provided at the conference; they may take up to two weeks to process in accordance with our accrediting bodies and will be sent via email.

Is there a charge for Continuing Education (CE) Credits/Units?
Yes. The charge varies with your choice of registration (full in person, panel only, or virtual). You must attend the full session and complete all requirements (sign-in, sign-out, evaluation and quiz if applicable). CEU charges will only be refunded if there is an error on our end. Participants who do not follow the guidelines leading to ineligibility will not qualify for a refund.

I am interested in being a sponsor. Who should I contact?
Thank you. Sponsorship for this year’s event is closed. We currently have opportunities to support our programs through grant matching dollars and other events. Please contact us at 312-467-2522.

Will lunch be provided?
Boxed lunches will be provided and are included in your registration fee. Sandwich and salad selections are offered when completing the registration form. We will also be providing a continental breakfast.

When does registration close? Will I be able to register the day of?
Online registration will close at noon on 6/8/23. Walk-in registration will be available the day of the conference, but breakout sessions and lunch choices may have limited availability. We will accept cash, checks and credit cards for walk-in registrations.

How do I get added to your email list?
Please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/tRGEcaGjXY

I still have questions!
Please contact us via email nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu or call 312-467-2522 and a member of our team will be happy to help.