Conference presented by the AMWA with assistance from Temple University


November 21 – 22, 2019
Radisson Harrisburg, Camp Hill PA

PreConference Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sponsorship, Vendor, and Book Signing Table Opportunities

Several levels of sponsorship are available, including commercial and nonprofit vendor tables. Please download the below Sponsorship Packet PDF to review the levels and associated perks, and then click the Book Signing or Sponsorship Buttons to submit an electronic registration.


November 21 – 22, 2019
Radisson Harrisburg, Camp Hill PA
1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-7117

Pre-Conference Mental Health First Aid Training
Wednesday, November 20, 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Call for Proposals Open Now

We’re now accepting applications for Keynote, Plenary, and Workshop Proposals.
Proposals must align with one or more of our CALL TO ACTION statements.

Click Here to access our proposal application.
All completed applications must be sent to us via email at


Pricing and Conference Extras will be announced in July 2019


Conference Registration will open in July 2019




Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health problems and substance use disorders for adults. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Mental Health First Aid Matters. Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend, co-worker, or stranger might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid helps you start conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health problem or substance use disorder.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Continental breakfast and a light lunch will be provided
Cost is $100.00 per person
You can register for the MHFA training as an add on to the conference or entirely separately at the registration page.

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health and is valued at $170 per participant. Discounted rate is available to you through the work of the Mental Wellness Awareness Association.



Make a Reservation Online

1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011

A block of discounted rooms will be available for reservation soon.


Call for Proposals Open Now

We’re now accepting applications for Keynote, Plenary, and Workshop Proposals. Click the button below to send in your proposal!

Karen Lankford, PhD

Karen Lankford has a PhD in Neurobiology and Physiology and over thirty years of experience with cell culture and quantitative morphometric analysis techniques using a wide variety of light and electron microscopic procedures. She is philosophically committed to following the data wherever it may lead, even when it involves shifting the direction and learning new techniques.

In addition to her research activities, she is the co-founder of a nonprofit website called Simply Gray Matters which provides basic brain science information to patients and families dealing with serious neurological or neuropsychiatric disorders. The site provides this information in a layman friendly conversational tone with the goal of helping patients and family members understand what their doctor is trying to explain to them and participate in a more meaningful way in treatment decision.


Learning Objectives and CEU information coming soon


AACA Museum, Inc.

161 Museum DrHershey, PA 17033 | 717-566-7100
The AACA Museum Inc., a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses, and motorcycles from the 1890s to the 1980s in unique life-like scenes on a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year always providing something new to view. Our interactive exhibits and model train display are fun for all ages. The AACA Museum, Inc. is home to the Cammack Tucker Collection; along with being the home of the Tucker Automobile Club of America. The Museum holds the World’s largest and most prestigious permanent collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. We’re proud to have been recently recognized by Road & Track as one of the top 12 automobile museums in the country. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Hershey Gardens

170 Hotel RdAcross from The Hotel HersheyHershey, PA 17033 | 717-534-3492

Open year-round, Hershey Gardens’ new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory features an indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium, where guests can experience hundreds of butterflies and tropical plants. Opened in 1937, the 23-acre outdoor garden features a renowned rose garden, magnificent theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, and a whimsical Children’s Garden.

Troegs Brewing Company

200 E Hershey Park DrHershey, PA 17033 | 717-534-1297 ext. 102

Tröegs Brewing Company was founded by Chris and John Trogner. Since 1997, the brothers have been handcrafting world-class beers that combine traditional English brewing techniques with the eclecticism of new American brewing. While only available in the Mid-Atlantic region, Tröegs Brewery is known nationwide for their award-winning Troegenator Double Bock, highly-desirable seasonal releases like Nugget Nectar and The Mad Elf, and brewery-only beers like the Scratch and Splinter series. Tröegs Brewery in Hershey, Pennsylvania provides guests with a complete brewing experience. The brewhouse is located in a 5,000 square foot tasting room that opens onto a beer garden. Visitors are able to observe the brewing process firsthand, and take a self-guided tour along a window-lined hallway for a close-up view of the entire brewery.

HersheyPark Candy Lane

100 West Hersheypark DriveHershey, PA 17033 |  717-534-3900

Hersheypark(R) is THE premier historic family amusement and water park with something for everyone. Genuine hospitality, thrilling rides and attractions, water fun and live entertainment are all part of the authentic Hershey experience. Generations share memorable times in Hersheypark, the centerpiece attraction in one of the world’s unique resort destinations. Located in a town founded by an American icon who created a brand that is synonymous with trust and quality, Hersheypark upholds the standard of excellence and advances the legacy of Milton S. Hershey.

Tanger Outlets Hershey

46 Outlet SqHershey, PA 17033 | 717-520-1236

Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Guess, Under Armour, Gap, Coach, Nautica, Reebok, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Chico’s, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Hershey. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park

201 Park AveHershey, PA 17033 |  717-534-3900

For the past 40 years, ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park has been a home for more than 200 animals native to the continent of North America. We are located on 11 acres of landscape featuring native plants and landscaping in Hershey, PA – situated in-between the thrills of Hersheypark® and the chocolate-making business of The Hershey Company. Visit us for an adventure into the wild of North America today!

Check out more popular attractions in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

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Sponsor Information Coming Soon