The Road Traveled, The Journey Ahead
Chicago, IL, September 21-23, 2012
The 2012 SMART Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Friday, September 21, through Sunday, September 23. The theme for 2012 is The Road Travelled, The Journey Ahead. This conference is geared to inform and inspire with session topics ranging from the evolution of the organization to a look at new innovations and initiatives at SMART Recovery world-wide and in the world of addiction recovery.
Volunteers, online and face-to-face meeting participants, board members and friends of SMART Recovery will enjoy:
- Learning more about current and proposed developments in the organization
Exploring new ways to develop their meetings
Networking with one another
Helping to determine ways forward for the organization
Experiencing being a part of an international community of people enabling recovery
For a break in the action, what better way to take in the sights than a walking tour of the Windy City featuring downtown architecture and Millennium Park? A Friday afternoon optional guided tour has been scheduled for 2:00 PM. Friday evening after dinner, join in the optional recreational opportunities. It’s a great way to network and get to know other conference participants!
On Saturday evening, we will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of our volunteer-based community with the 1st Annual Community Awards Recognition Ceremony and Dinner. Award categories and nomination forms are available online. Deadline for nominations is August 1, 2012.
We anticipate this year’s Annual Conference will prove to be the best ever, with plenty of education, conversation, and just plain fun for everyone. We acknowledge and thank the many volunteers in the Chicago area for their generous and contributions of time and assistance.
SMART Recovery is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to help defray travel, registration and lodging costs for those who would otherwise be unable to participate. Scholarship Information and applications are available online.
For more information, and to register or reserve a guest room, visit our website. Registration Deadline: August 30, 2012.