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NAMI Mass Convention

Register now for the annual NAMI Massachusetts state Convention: Saturday, October 26th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Leominster! 

The Convention brings together over 350 NAMI members and allies for a day of learning and networking. The Convention will feature:

  • Keynote by Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., on Discrimination Stress and Mental Health
  • 10 workshops on advocacy, supporting voice hearers, housing, trauma, family member wellness, substance use, and more – including two workshops in Spanish
  • opportunities to network with fellow mental health advocates
  • a vendor exhibit area and arts marketplace
  • Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election
The 2019 NAMI Mass state Convention is sponsored in part by:
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Convention Information

Register by Midnight on October 22nd, 2019 to ensure lunch!

Register online to attend (opens in a new window)

Download a registration form (pdf – opens in a new window)

Descargar un formulario de registro (pdf – Se abre en una nueva ventana)


Convention Materials

Download the Convention flier (pdf – opens in a new window)

Download the complete Convention agenda (pdf – opens in a new window)

Read the biography for Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, our keynote speaker (pdf – opens in a new window)

Download the workshop descriptions (pdf – opens in a new window)

Elections for the NAMI Mass Board of Directors will happen at the Convention! You must be a current NAMI member to vote. Not a yet NAMI member? Get membership information here:

Can’t make it to the Convention? Voting information and absentee ballots have been mailed to all current Massachusetts-based NAMI members in good standing. Simply fill out your ballot and mail it back! Absentee ballots are due back to the NAMI Mass office no later than October 18, 2019. You can mail them to:

NAMI Mass Nominations and Elections Committee
c/o NAMI Massachusetts
The Schrafft’s Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M17
Boston, MA 02129-1125

Read the NAMI Mass Board candidate biographies (pdf – opens in a new window)

Download am absentee ballot (pdf – opens in a new window)

The Art Marketplace is open to people selling artwork, crafts, and other handmade goods that are designed by or made by the seller. Sales of commercially-made or mass-produced goods are not permitted.

The registration deadline for the Art Marketplace is October 4th, 2019. Tables are $20.00 each and space is limited. Submitting an application WILL NOT guarantee participation.

Download an artist application (pdf – opens in a new window).

Advertisement and exhibitor space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please return this form and artwork by October 11th, 2019.

Download an advertiser/exhibitor form (pdf – opens in a new window)

Convention sponsorship lets you partner with a dynamic grassroots organization, gain valuable exposure for your business, and helps defray the cost of this event for attendees.

Download a sponsorship schedule and form (pdf – opens in a new window)

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Convention Volunteers

Our annual state Convention is held every year in October. Volunteers are needed to help register participants, moderate workshops, help people navigate the venue, and more! Contact Ayanna Alimayu, Office Manager, to find out more about volunteering at the Convention.

Contact us to learn more about the state Convention:

Ayanna Alimayu
Office Manager
617-580-8541 x 202