Alternatives 2013 - Call for Presentations Available!

Alternatives Conference to be held in Austin, Texas 

December 4 - 7, 2013


 Call for Presentations Now Available!

Proposals due June 28, 2013 



The National Empowerment Center is proud to announce Alternatives 2013. The national mental health conference organized by and for those in the mental health consumer/survivor/peer recovery movement, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, from Wednesday, December 4, to Saturday, December 7, 2013. 

Famous for its lively creative scene and progressive social climate, Austin is a fitting location for a conference focused on revitalizing ourselves and our communities. Austin’s friendly accepting culture of individual expression has made it a vibrant and eclectic creative center and haven for people of all walks of life.


The theme of Alternatives 2013 is: Building Inclusive Communities: Valuing Every Voice.


Our individual and collective wellness is enhanced through creating caring, resilient, and strong communities that honor and embrace diversity. This year’s theme reflects the importance of valuing each individual as we build inclusive communities. Alternatives 2013 will serve as a catalyst for reenergizing our communities by providing opportunities to share skills and information about innovative peer-delivered supports, community-building initiatives, mental health recovery, wellness, and systems change.


Stay tuned for future announcements on:

  • The scholarship application process
  • Caucus and exhibit applications
  • Hotel registration information
  • Keynote speakers 
  • Detailed conference schedule
  • And much more!

More information and updates available at