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Exhibiting at the 2011 NAMI National Convention

Exhibit Space Floor Plan is Now Available!

NAMI invites you to exhibit at our 2011 National Convention, scheduled for July 6 – July 9 at the beautiful Chicago Hilton in Chicago, IL.

The NAMI National Convention is the annual gathering of some 2,500 mental health activists and advocates from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries. Our attendees include:

  • Individuals who have a mental illness
  • Family members and supporters of individuals with mental illness
  • Health and social policymakers from both the public and private sectors
  • Treatment professionals,--including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed counselors, nurses, and social workers. (CEUs are available for nurses, social workers, and licensed counselors.)

All our attendees have one overarching reason for attending the NAMI National Convention: improving the lives of people who live with mental illnesses and the lives of the people who love and care for them. Our attendees are responsible for securing or recommending mental health services, products, and information for themselves, loved ones, clients, and patients diagnosed with serious mental illnesses. They are eager for the latest information, treatment options, coping strategies, support services, health and wellness information and activities, and legal and financial advice.

Who Exhibits at the Convention?

  • Health care facilities and treatment providers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Publishers
  • Advocacy, health care, and professional associations
  • Government agencies
  • Health insurers and managed care companies
  • Support, legal, advocacy, and financial advisors
  • You!

Click here to download a partial list of past exhibitors.

Booth Space and Rental Fees

  • Each exhibit booth is 8’ x 10’
  • Standard booths rent for $1300
  • Premium booths rent for $1600

Booth rental fee includes TWO Exhibit Hall passes for each 8’ x 10’ space – giving your booth staff full access to the highly informative sessions offered at our convention. Additional staff may attend for just $75.00 each. (Meal functions NOT included.)

Each booth comes equipped with a 8’ back wall, two 3’ side walls, and a 7” x 44” identification sign.

Tables, chairs, electricity, and other booth furnishings are available at additional cost from our official decorating company.

Please note that the Exhibit Hall at the Chicago Hilton is carpeted.

Complimentary Product and Service Descriptions

NAMI will print a 50-word description of your product or service in the final program for the convention AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! (Copy must be received by April 15th.)

Space Assignment

Space will be assigned after a completed contract and a 50% deposit have been received.

Space CANNOT be reserved by telephone and no space will be held without a deposit.

Space assignment is based on several factors, including exhibitor preferences, size of space requested, date contract and deposit are received, past participation, exhibitor type grouping and special requirements.

NAMI reserves the right to make adjustments to the floor plan and the exhibit hall, including the hours the hall is open, to meet the needs of its exhibitors and its attendees. NAMI also reserves the right to refuse exhibit space to any vendor or organization at its own discretion.

Exhibit Hall Hours (Load In / Load Out Times)

Load In Tuesday, July 5
Wednesday, July 6
1:00pm – 5:00pm
8:00am – 11:30am
Exhibit Hall Open Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, July 7
Friday, July 8
12:00pm – 5:00pm
8:00am– 1:30pm and 3:00pm – 6:30pm
8:30am – 3:30pm
Load Out Friday, July 8 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Note: Our exhibit hall will open on Wednesday and close on Friday at the 2011 Convention. This is a change from our pattern of previous years.

Click here to download an exhibit space contract to be completed and mailed with a check or faxed to 703/516-0692 with a credit card payment.

Exhibit Hall floor plan. (coming soon)

Click here to view the rules and regulations of the show.


Contact Connie Schantz at or (703)516-7986.

Related Files

2011 Exhibit Space Contract (Word Document)
2011 Past Exhibitors (PDF File)
2011 Convention Exhibit Rules and Regulations (PDF File)
NAMI Exhibit Space Floor Plan (PDF File)

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