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2020 NAMI Texas Annual Conference and Awards Celebration

November 6 – 7, 2020
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade 
San Antonio, Texas

Who should attend?
Mental health stakeholders, people living with mental health conditions, supportive friends and family, and YOU!

What to expect?
Keynote speakers, latest research, workshops, networking opportunities, exhibits, understanding, and encouragement.

Why attend?
Learn, share, and celebrate in a stigma-free space.

When: The Conference begins Friday, November 6th at 2:00 pm and ends Saturday, November 7th at 5:00 pm. A pre-conference Affiliate Development Symposium for Affiliate Leaders will be held on Friday, November 6th from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Where: Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX


2020 NAMI Texas Awards Celebration
Friday, November 6th at 5:30 pm
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade

Join us for dinner and celebration in San Antonio on Friday, November 6th to honor our state’s best mental health advocates, experts, peers and volunteers!

Charley H. Shannon Advocate for Justice Award
Betty Fulenwider Media Award
Mental Health Professional of the Year Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
Mark Korenek Peer Quality of Life Award
Jackie Shannon Enduring Volunteer
Dedication to the Cause Award

See past award recipients


Hotel Information






The NAMI Texas Conference and Awards Celebration will take place at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade.

This stylish, contemporary hotel has wonderful onsite amenities and is located minutes from famous San Antonio attractions like the Riverwalk, San Antonio Zoo, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas – not to mention the shopping, dining, and entertainment options at North Star Mall and The Shops at La Frontera. Come enjoy San Antonio with us!

Reserve your room before 10/15/2020 for the special conference rate of $121 per night. Please note that parking at the Omni is free!

Reserve your room now!



NAMI Texas is moving forward with plans for an in-person Conference at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are exploring Virtual Conference options. At a later date, a decision will be made about whether the Conference will be in-person or virtual.

The Conference Planning Committee has identified some special topics of interest for the 2020 Conference workshops, but all submissions are welcome and encouraged:

• Recovery and Resilience

• Mental Health in Schools and Colleges/Universities

• Prevention and Trauma

• Peer and Family Support

• Digital Technologies / Telehealth

• Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

• Secondary Trauma / Mental Health of First Responders

• Advocacy

• Self-Care

• Innovations in Mental Health Care

• Suicide Prevention

• Sharing Our Stories

The link to the presenter application is HERE. On the application, you can select if you’re interested in presenting in an in-person format, virtual format, or both.

NAMI Texas is a nonprofit with a limited budget, and in general does not cover expenses nor pay fees for presenters. Most presenters volunteer their time. If you are unable to volunteer, but wish to submit an application, please do so and provide specifics on fees and anticipated expenses.

Please email your completed application form by Monday, June 29, 2020 to The Conference Planning Committee will notify you no later than Monday, July 13, 2020 if your proposal is accepted.

Please send any questions to the Conference Planning Committee at:


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