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Celebrate SMART Recovery’s 20th Anniversary

Posted on August 26, 2014

Annual Conference
September 26-28, 2014 Washington, D.C.
Exploring the Power of Choice

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2014.

SMART Recovery Annual ConferenceWould you like a deeper connection to SMART Recovery? Interested in celebrating SMART’s 20th anniversary and 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

    Peter Gaumond, ONDCP: Recovery Advocacy

    Steve Gumbley, MA, ACDP II: Recovery Advocacy

    Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP: Becoming Mindful

    …and more

Optional Excursion

An optional sightseeing tour of the Washington D.C. area will kick off the event Continue reading

Don’t Miss a Thing!

Posted on August 28, 2012

Calendar Updates:
Important deadlines and upcoming events

SMART Recovery Events and Deadlines
August 30: Deadline for Early Registration for Annual Conference (registration fee increases from $125 to $150 after 8/30)

September 21-23: Annual Conference in Chicago

November 3: Join us to celebrate 15 years of SMART Online with an Online Auction and Guest Speakers.  Mark your calendar for this year’s line-up of recovery experts, book authors, professors & therapists scheduled to speak throughout the day.  More details will be posted as they become available. Continue reading

SMART Recovery® Annual Conference

Posted on July 31, 2012

The Road Traveled, The Journey Ahead
Chicago, IL, September 21-23, 2012

SMART Recovery Annual Conference 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
    Sharing successes
    Helping to determine ways forward for the organization
    Experiencing being a part of an international community of people enabling recovery

SMART Recovery Annual ConferenceFor 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. Continue reading

Get SMART In Baltimore

Posted on May 24, 2011

Annual Conference, October 7-9

BaltimoreSMART Recovery will host its 2011 Annual Conference from October 7 through October 9, 2011 at the DoubleTree Hotel BWI.

Volunteers, face-to-face meeting and online participants, board members and friends of SMART Recovery will enjoy:

• The opportunity to personally meet one another
• The ability to network with one another
• The chance to share successes
• The occasion to help determine ways forward for the organization
• The chance to feel part of an international community of people helping one another
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