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Call for Presentations

TED & Ignite Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019
Call for Papers Acceptance Notification: December 2, 2019

Awards Nomination Deadline: December 4, 2019
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General Call for Presentations: Ignites & TED-Style Talks
You’re invited to wow the crowd by leading an Ignite Session or TED-style Talk in front of a national audience. Submit a presentation for consideration in our learning lineup:

Ignite Sessions: A five-minute presentation on an inspiring story, transformative experience or provocative topic. Ignite your passion in a short, impactful performance!

TED-style Talks: Have more to tell? Deliver an awe-inspiring, 18-minute presentation that will challenge your colleagues’ thinking and invite them to act.

Need inspiration? Watch last year’s Ignite Sessions and TED-style Talks .

For the Call for the General Call for Presentations Guidelines, click here. To view the proposal questions prior to submitting online, click here.

NatCon20 National Council Awards of Excellence
Are you improving behavioral health care in your community? Do you know someone who is enhancing access to care through visionary leadership? Apply or nominate a peer for a National Council award!

At NatCon20, we will honor the game-changers, innovators and thought leaders who are advancing behavioral health care. Our award categories are as follows:

  • National Council Innovation Award
  • In a complex healthcare landscape, mental health and addiction treatment organizations need to think “outside of the box” for creative solutions to challenges faced by staff, patients, families and communities. This award recognizes their innovation and achievements. Learn more.
  • Peer Specialist of the Year Award
  • Great things happen when passion meets purpose. This award recognizes an individual with lived experience who works in health care and uses his or her strengths to help peers on their road to recovery from mental illness. Learn more.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • This award is in recognition of an individual whose tireless efforts, far-reaching impact and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable Americans living with mental illnesses and addictions is unmatched. Learn more.

If you or someone you know qualifies for the National Council Awards of Excellence, apply today by logging in below! All applications are due by December 4.

NatCon Technology Shark Tank Call for Submissions
The Shark Tank Call for Submissions is now closed. Notifications will be sent to proposal submitters on December 2, 2019.

Research Symposium Call for Papers
The Research Symposium Call for Papers is now closed. Notifications will be sent to proposal submitters on December 2, 2019.

If you have any questions or have forgotten your access key information, please email Michael Hawkins at

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