2009 National Conference: What's New

Here are some additions to the conference website that you might have missed! Visit this page often to learn the latest conference news.

NEW Keynote Speaker Added! Award-winning political cartoonist Scott Nychay will share his poignant story of depression with words, images, and excerpts from his soon-to-be published memoir, Drawing Strength.

NEW! E-card Now Available: Would any of your friends like to join you in Indy this September? Send this e-Card and tell them about it!

NEW! Attendee Center Now Open: Are you already registered but looking for ways to make the most of your conference experience? Visit the Attendee Center where you can download speaker handouts, find tips on enhancing your weekend, information on Indianapolis, buy conference merchandise and a whole lot more! (posted 7.31.09)

NEW! Final Conference Agenda Now Available: Peek inside the final conference agenda to find out the "who," "what," "when," and "where" for the Peer Connections weekend. Check out the schedule, and get the all the details on our keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and special events. (posted 7.6.09)

NEW! Friends Reception Fundraiser to Feature Musical Performance in Historic Theater:  This Year's Friends Reception will feature appetizers and mingling followed by a musical performance by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning songwriters from DBSA's 2008 Facing Us music contest: This inspiring night of music will be held off-site in the beautiful, historic Indiana Repertory Theater, which is across the street from the conference hotel, The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. (posted 5.20.09)

NEW! Award-Winning Student Filmmaker Joins Impressive Lineup of Keynote Presenters: Bryce Mackie joins our list of distinguished keynoter presenters: Crystal Crawford, JD; David Granirer; Victoria Maxwell; and Darby Penney. Learn more about Bryce and all of our keynote and their presentations. (posted 5.20.09)

NEW! Breakout Session Topics and Speakers Announced: Most of the conference's over 16 educational sessions are now confirmed. The remaining sessions and presenters will be added shortly. (posted 4.20.09)

NEW! Preliminary Conference Brochure and Promotional Flyer Now Available: Check out preliminary agenda and highlights in the brochure. Conference flyer also available. Spread the word by sharing with others you think might benefit from this empowering weekend! (posted 4.20.09)

NEW! Scholarship Applications are Now Available for both the Conference and Chapter Leadership Forum (CLF). The deadline to apply is Friday, May 22. Visit the Scholarships page to learn more. (posted 4.1.09)

NEW! Speakers Announced: Donna Dysktra joins Jehannine Austin, PhD; Crystal Crawford, JD; Karen Fuqua, SPHR, CPC, CCP; David Granirer; Victoria Maxwell; and Darby Penney in our growing list of presenters. Visit the Speaker Gallery to learn about our speakers and their presentations. (posted 3.23.09)

NEW! Speaker Application Closed: The topics for the conference breakout sessions have been finalized. As such, we are no longer accepting proposals. If you have already submitted a proposal, you will be notified regarding the status of your submission. Thank you for your interest. (posted 3.23.09)

NEW! Applications for Stand-Up Comics now being accepted. Submit application or learn more about this unique opportunity and the DBSA Comedy Night. (posted 3.10.09)

NEW! Applications for Conference Exhibits now being accepted. Submit application (posted 2.24.09)

NEW! Hyatt Regency Indianapolis selected as conference location. Special rates for DBSA 2009 National Conference attendees of $95/night (single/double). Learn more (posted 2.1.09)


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