September 26-28, 2014 Washington, D.C.
Exploring the Power of Choice
Would you like a deeper connection to SMART Recovery? Interested in networking with other volunteers? Want to learn more about the science behind SMART? Interested in SMART’s plans for the future?
The 2014 SMART Annual Conference will be held in the heart of Washington, D.C., at the Grosvenor Auditorium at the National Geographic Headquarters. In keeping with the spirit of the National Geographic, the theme is Exploring the Power of Choice. This conference is geared to inform and inspire, with session topics covering SMART tools, organizational updates, future plans, and with addiction recovery professionals speaking on mindfulness, recovery advocacy, history of recovery, and more.
Volunteers, online and face-to-face meeting participants, Board members and friends of SMART Recovery can expect to enjoy an impressive line-up of accomplished speakers and topics:
Michael Botticelli, Acting Director, ONDCP Opening Remarks
Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, President: “SMART 101”
Shari Allwood, Exec Director: SMART Worldwide
William L. White, Sr. Research Consultant: History of the Recovery Movement (rec.)
Jonathan von Breton, MA, CCMHC: SMART Tools
Steve Gumbley, MA, ACDP II: Recovery Advocacy
Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP: Becoming Mindful
An optional sightseeing tour of the Washington D.C. area will kick off the event on Friday afternoon at 12:00 PM. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the company of other conference goers in a casual setting, while taking in the sights of our nation’s capitol. Friday evening’s agenda includes a casual dinner and socializing to round out a fun day!
20th Anniversary Gala Celebration
At the end of Saturday’s conference presentations, we will be celebrating with a 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration after which conference-goers will be free to explore the area’s attractions and local eateries.
Registration & Lodging
For agenda and lodging information, and to register or reserve a guest room, visit our website. Registration Deadline: August 28, 2014.
We’re looking forward to this year’s Annual Conference with plenty of information, conversation, and just plain fun for everyone. We acknowledge and thank the many volunteers in the D.C. area SMART community for their generous contributions of time and assistance.
Thank You! We are grateful to our sponsors: Aton Center, Balance Treatment Center, Center for Motivation & Change, Cliffside Malibu, Muscala Chemical Health Clinic, Practical Recovery, and St. Gregory Retreat Center. Read more »