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2008 Conference Special Events

Friends Reception Fundraiser: Friday Evening
$45 / $55 / $65
At this year’s Friends Reception, co-keynotes Richard M. Cohen and Larry Fricks will inspire you with readings from Cohen’s book, Strong at the Broken Places. Your presence will help raise money for DBSA’s Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF) Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund gives chapter leaders who would otherwise be unable to, the chance to attend a DBSA conference and CLF. DBSA chapters and support groups serve more than 70,000 every year. CLF provides these groups’ leaders with the training they need to achieve positive change in their communities through advocacy, community outreach, education and support.

President’s Lunch: Saturday Noon
$500 per ticket

Join DBSA Interim President Peter Ashenden for an intimate lunch and discuss with him the latest trends in mental health. Proceeds will benefit the DBSA Chapter Leadership Forum Scholarship Fund. In addition to lunch with Peter on Saturday, President’s Lunch donors will receive one (1) each of the following:

  • Full conference registration (Friday and Saturday)
  • Friends Reception ticket
  • DBSA apparel item
  • DBSA 2008 National Conference product exclusive to President’s Lunch donors

Stand-Up Comedy Night: Saturday Evening
$5 / $10 / $15
Come laugh your head off on Saturday night, September 13, with David Granirer, a stand-up comic and founder of the Stand Up For Mental Health project. David and eight conference attendees, newly trained as stand-up comics, will put on a show that looks at the lighter side of taking meds, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system. Stand Up For Mental Health aims to reduce public stigma around mental illness and spread a message of hope, confidence and empowerment. Those with mental illness are always being told what they can’t do. In this show, they prove what they CAN do! Learn more and perhaps even become a stand-up comic!

Saturday, September 14   
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.  TICKETS AVAILABLE


Conference Agenda
Pre & Post Conference Institutes
Chapter Leadership Forum
Speaker Gallery
Hotel & Travel Center
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Comedy Night
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DBSA 2008 National Conference
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with special package discounts when you regsiter for pre-conference institutes and the conference.