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Annual Conference

NAMI Missouri’s 31st Annual Conference, Be The Change – Break The Silence, will be held on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I- 70 Dr. Southwest, Columbia, MO.

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Keynote Presenter – Deena Baxter is a published author, wellness advocate and strategic management consultant with more than 30 years of experience in finance, program management and communications.  In 2014, she launched The Surviving Suicide & Sudden Loss Project in partnership with NAMI of Collier County, FL. The project includes a book and creative arts website, with a mission to promote life-affirming mental wellness. The book is titled, SURVIVING SUICIDE – Searching for “Normal” with Heartache and Humor. All profit from book sales flows to NAMI. The book received the Mascot Books 2014 Outstanding Author Award for Non-Fiction. The book has been endorsed by both the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS). Learn more about Deena and the book at:

Conference Brochure – Includes full agenda and printable registration form.

Online Registrationfor current NAMI members only!  (Non-members are encouraged to join NAMI in order to take advantage of the discounted member registration rate. Please download the conference brochure above and complete a printed registration form in order to join NAMI and register for the conference in one transaction.)

Lodging Information – Guest rooms are available at a special discounted rate of $92.95 (plus tax).  For room reservations, please contact the Holiday Inn Executive Center at 573-445-8531 or visit Please specify Group Code NTM when making reservations in order to receive the group rate.   Reservation deadline is April 18, 2017.


Additional Information:

Sponsorship Form – As a sponsor, your organization will play a valuable role in making this event our most successful conference yet!  Sponsors will have a display space in our exhibitor area, as well as opportunities to interact and network with attendees. Download the Sponsorship Form for a complete list of specific sponsorship level benefits.

Exhibitor Form – For those wishing to have an exhibitor booth only, with no sponsorship benefits, please use this form.  Exhibitor registration deadline is April 24, 2017.


Social Media – Please share our Facebook event page with others that may be interested in attending! We’ll also be using the hashtag #NAMIMO17 to share information regarding the conference.


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