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2012: A Preview October 10-14, 2012 Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, Oregon Honoring Our History, Building Our Future.

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1 2012: A Preview October 10-14, 2012 Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, Oregon Honoring Our History, Building Our Future

2 2012: A Preview This webinar will be broadcast and listened to through via the computer. Please turn on your speakers to hear the presentation. To ask questions, please use the chat box located on your screen. Thank you for joining us.

3 PEERLINK TAC Amy Zulich Interim Executive Director, Mental Health America of Oregon Director, Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center Nicole Currier Project Coordinator Alternatives 2012 Conference Donetta Hayes Webinar Host

4 Pre-Conference Events The Arts Experience Peer Connect Orientation Health Fair d d d

5 The Arts Experience Wednesday, October 10 – 12:00 noon – 4:00pm Like Art? Love tapping into your Creative Muse? Then join us at this year’s Arts Experience. This will be a hands-on creative art’s event. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of various art forms from Pillow-Case drawing to SoulCollage and a multitude of other fun activities. No pre-registration needed, just drop by and join in. We will be easy to find and signs will be posted.d

6 Peer Connect Orientation Wednesday, October 10 – 5:00 -6:00pm The Peer Connect Committee will be hosting the Peer Connect Orientation (formerly Newcomer Orientation). Every attendee is invited to attend this engaging and informative gathering. This orientation will provide information on the conference in addition to peer connecting activities. Plan to join us and become a part of the full Alternatives 2012 Conference experience.d

7 Health Fair Wednesday October 10 - 12:00 noon-7:00pm Thursday October 11 - 10:00am – 6:00pm Friday October 12 - 9:00am- 1:00pm

8 Opening Ceremony Wednesday, October 10 - 6:30pm – 9:00pm Welcome & Keynote Welcome to Portland Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Bruce Goldberg, MD, Director, Oregon Health Authority Dinner will be served.

9 Keynotes THURSDAY BREAKFAST KEYNOTE “Honoring Our History” Panel History Panel: Gayle Bluebird, Celia Brown, Joseph Rogers, and Sally Zinman THURSDAY LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: “Peer Staff: Disruptive Innovators” Patricia E. Deegan, Ph.D. FRIDAY BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: “Building Our Future” Will Hall, MA, Dipl.PW FRIDAY LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Healthcare Reform Panel Panelists include: Deborah Baldwin, Patty McCarthy-Metcalf and John T. Hammerlund SATURDAY BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: “Stand Up for Mental Health” Comedy Show David Granirer, Stand Up For Mental Health SATURDAY LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Youth Plenary Including: MY LIFE, Youth ‘N Action!, Youth MOVE, YOUTH POWER! and TAY in Alameda County


11 Travel PDX Airport Shuttle The Downtown Express Portland Airport Shuttle service offers regularly scheduled stops from 4:10am to 7:00pm at major Downtown Portland Hotels and until 12:30am from the Portland International Airport (PDX). NOTE: No reservations are required for pickup from 4:10am to 7:00pm at scheduled stops in Downtown Portland. *For service before or after scheduled times, please make a reservation online or call 1-800-247-2272 to make reservations over the phone. Hotel Info Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, Oregon 97201 503 226-7600 / 800 228-9290 The hotel is offering a group rate of $119 (Single/Double) and $135 (Triple/Quad) plus tax (currently 12.5%) per night. The room block closes September 17, 2012 Local Info will be included in conference packets. d d

12 Conference Events An Evening of Theater –Elizabeth Kenny Open Mic Night Dance Party: Dancing Through the Decades! d d d

13 “Sick” by Elizabeth Kenny Friday, October 12 – 7:00 – 8:30pm Evening Performance Sick is an award winning solo performance by veteran Seattle actor Elizabeth Kenny. This true story of Elizabeth’s harrowing journey down the rabbit hole of misdiagnosis and medication is a fearless, unsentimental, and often hilarious testament to our ability to find ourselves, even in the darkest conditions. d

14 Open Mic Night Friday, October 12 – 9:00 – 11:00pm “Open Mic” and Ice Cream Social The most FUN event of the Conference! Sign-up begins at 8:30 p.m. Individuals and groups are invited to perform, preferably on topics related to recovery, wellness, mental health and social justice (limited to five minutes, unless your performance inspires a standing ovation!). All types of performances are encouraged: dance, song, poetry, narrative, monologues (timed, please) and those hard-to-categorize “quirky” acts. d

15 Dance Party Saturday, October 13 – 9:00pm - Midnight Dance Party – “Dancing Through the Decades” This has become an annual tradition at Alternatives over the past few years. Join us for fun and refreshments. This is a great time to renew existing friendships and make new ones. d

16 Conference Wide Activities Multicultural Room Support Suite Youth Room ASL – Deaf & Hard of Hearing d d d d

17 MultiCultural Room d Wednesday, October 10 – Saturday October 13 (Various Hours) The NAMI STAR Center is excited to be hosting the Multicultural Room at the 2012 Alternatives conference in Portland, OR. The STAR Center is working closely with Mental Health America of Oregon’s PEERLINK to provide multicultural workshops and a space for consumers from underserved communities to meet, network, and share their stories of recovery. Various cultural activities and workshops will be presented. An agenda will be released soon.

18 Support Suite Available 24 hours during the conference for crisis support. Peer support specialists will be staffing the private suite. d

19 Recharge/Arts Room Available various hours throughout the conference. This room will be hosted by the Transition Age Youth group. d

20 ASL / Deaf – Hard of Hearing d Conference-Wide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be provided throughout the Conference for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community. There will also be opportunities for everyone to learn about and connect with the ASL community.

21 EARLY BIRD July 5th-- August 23rd REGUL AR August 24t h-- Septembe r 17th LATE after September 18th FULL REGISTRATI ON $375$425$450 ONE DAY RATE $135$150$165 WEDNESD AY ONLY $50 Registration d Full Registration includes: all workshops, institutes, plenary sessions, caucuses, and Wednesday/Friday/Saturday evening events. Meals included are Wednesday evening meal; breakfast and lunch Thursday, Friday, Saturday; Sunday breakfast. The deadline for the $425 rate is September 17th. One-Day Rate includes workshops, institutes and food functions on one specific day. Wednesday Only includes opening session and evening meal. Early Bird Registration has been extended until August 23, 2012 Online Registration ends September 30, 2012. EARLY BIRD July 5th-- August 23rd REGULAR August 24th-- September 17th LATE after September 18th FULL REGISTRATION $375$425$450 ONE DAY RATE$135$150$165 WEDNESDAY ONLY $50

22 Thank you for joining us! Alternatives 2012 and Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center are made possible by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant #: SM059955-01

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