Who should attend?
Adults in the community concerned about or directly affected by mental health concerns in the workplace (so pretty much everyone!)

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. It’s important that we bring together people with different perspectives and lived experiences.

Where will the 2024 conference be held?
The conference will be held 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 will live stream the panel for those who cannot be with us in person. ETHS is an accessible location, all activities will occur on the ground floor.

Will the whole conference be available virtually?
Only the panel will be live streamed via Zoom and recorded for future viewing on our website.

What is the schedule?

Time Event
9:00am – 10:00am Doors Open for check-in, exhibit hall, continental breakfast and poster presentations
10:00am – 12:00pm Panel Presentation with Moderated Q & A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch, exhibit hall and poster presentations
1:00pm – 2:00pm Breakout Session 1
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm Breakout Session 2
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Breakout Session 3
4:30pm – 5:00pm Networking Reception

ETHS is huge. Where do I park and where do I enter?
Please park in the Dodge Avenue lot (lot 1) 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 Blue E 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 5/6/24. Those unable to register online should call 312.467.2552 for help. Regular adult registration is $25 per person, CE/CEUs are an added fee. A group discount of 20% is offered for those registering 5 or more attendees in one order.

Are scholarships available?
Partial and full scholarships available by completing our form at https://forms.office.com/r/agN61tTYJ6 calling 312.467.2552 or emailing nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu. Proof of income not required.

What is included in my registration fee?
Your fee for the full conference includes: continental breakfast, presentation panel, three breakout sessions, exhibit hall, lunch, and a networking reception.
Your fee for the half day includes: continental breakfast, presentation panel, exhibit hall, and lunch.
CEUs are an added fee of $10-$25.

Which payment portal are you using?
Payments are being processed directly through Eventzilla using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. Please contact us at 312.467.2552 if you need assistance.

How do I get the breakout sessions I want?
Register as soon as you can. We cannot exceed classroom capacity. 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/session choices?
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 (22nd Annual Community Mental Health Conference) and you will see your previous entries. Next to Register for Sessions click on the “edit” button to make changes. If you need assistance please contact us.

Can I attend just part of it?
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 or calling 312.467.2552 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 are offering up to 5 CE/CEUs for Psychologists (APA, NASP) and Illinois State Counselors and Social Workers (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW), for those who attend the full panel presentation as well as all three breakouts (panel = 2.0, each breakout = 1.0). SHRM and ISBE PDC also available for the panel and most breakout sessions. You will need to sign in and out of the panel as well as the breakouts you attend and complete an evaluation. 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. Please read full session descriptions as some sessions are not CE/PD eligible for NASP and ISBE).

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.

Last year’s CE process was a nightmare – will it be different?
Yes. We heard you! We are working closely with our Office of Continuing Education to ensure the process is more manageable. We will have volunteers dedicated to assisting our attendees with the requirements and will provide clear instructions in advance to those who are registered for CE.

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. Lunch catered by Corner Bakery.

Is there a dress code?
We suggest business casual, but please dress comfortably and be prepared for varying temperatures throughout the building. The most important thing is to wear comfortable walking shoes!

When does registration close? Will I be able to register the day of?
Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday, 6/5/24. 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.