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Sponsor the 2020 Annual Conference


Communicate Leadership In The Field And Show Your Commitment Towards A Mentally Healthier America.

Sponsoring Mental Health America (MHA)'s 2020 Annual Conference is your best opportunity to engage with hundreds of MHA affiliates, peers, providers, government officials, media and more from across the country in an intimate and engaging way.

Becoming a sponsor gives you the unique opportunity to:

  • Reach a diverse audience with your message – C-suite executives, policymakers, peers, providers and members of the media all attend the Annual Conference;
  • Communicate with leadership in the health and mental health field;
  • Show your commitment towards a mentally healthier America;
  • and Feel like part of the MHA family for a few days while meeting some great people who share your passion for mental health.

Contact Conference Director, Erin Wallace, at for more information about how you can get involved!

Sponsorship Types

Event and Items

Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

These sponsorship packages offer the highest level of visibility at the conference.

  • Presenting Sponsor (1 available slot, $100,000)
  • Diamond Sponsorship ($75,000)
  • Platinum Sponsorship ($50,000)
  • Gold Sponsorship ($25,000)
  • Silver Sponsorship ($10,000)
  • Bronze Sponsorship ($5,000) HOT!

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Recognition on Signage

Signs posted in general areas of the conference, including check-in, the MHA pop-up store, and the networking lounge will recognize sponsors for their support.

Recognition on Website

Sponsor logos will be placed on MHA’s conference website in recognition of their support.

Scrolling recognition at the annual Clifford W. Beers Awards Dinner

The annual Clifford W. Beers Awards Dinner is the most anticipated and highly attended event at the Annual Conference, where multiple awards are distributed. Sponsors will be recognized on in the ballroom on dual screens during the 2-hour awards event.

Free Registrations

Sponsors will receive a number of free registrations in accordance to their sponsorship level. A list of attendees should be provided to MHA staff.
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In-app Recognition

Sponsors will be recognized for their support in conference app for the duration of the event. The conference app includes the complete conference schedule, sponsors, speaker profiles, and happenings and will be the main reference tool for attendees.

Reserved Seating at Meals

Sponsors will be provided seating at meals at request. Tables will be arranged in accordance with Sponsor’s level.

Targeted Social Media Promotions

MHA will help promote Sponsor’s presence to attendees on MHA’s social media platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter. Messages may promote educational or advocacy initiatives but should not promote specific branded mental health treatments. All messages must be submitted to MHA for review and approval. Please note that MHA has the right to respectfully decline or cancel and return payment for any support, or rescind participation of any specific individual or organization, at any time.
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Push Notification during Event

Sponsor will be allowed one push notification using the conference app direct to attendees’ phones notifying them of events, sessions, networking opportunities, or booth presence during the event. Notifications are subject to MHA approval.

Co-Sponsorship of PreCon Day

Sponsors will be recognized as sponsors of the exclusive pre-conference day on June 12, 2019 reserved for MHA affiliates and invited guests.

Events and Items
Conference App (Exclusive Opportunity, $5,000)

The conference app will be a complete guide to sessions, speakers, events and exhibits. It will allow attendees to mark their favorite sessions and exhibitors and to exchange contact information, among other things. Becoming the exclusive conference app sponsor puts your name out front as attendees tune in throughout the conference.

Event Sponsorship

MHA’s Annual Conference is packed with plenary events – such as the opening keynote, the annual Clifford W. Beers Awards Dinner, the Media Awards Luncheon, the Clifford Beers Society Reception, and the closing luncheon. These events feature high profile keynote speakers, such as Patrick Kennedy, Senator Tim Kaine, musician Demi Lovato, and soccer star Abby Wambach, and/or recognize major leaders in the mental health field.

For example, the Clifford W. Beers Award – given annually at the Clifford W. Beers Awards Dinner – is the most prestigious national award given each year in recognition of the contributions to the field of the person with lived experience. Recent winners have included Brandon Staglin, CEO of One Mind; Kevin Hines, who survived a suicide attempt off the Golden Gate Bridge; and Jennifer Marshall, co-founder of the stage show This is My Brave. This dinner typically is our best attended, will a packed room and dynamic and emotional speakers.

Historically hosted by dynamic leaders in communications like NBC4 Washington's Doreen Gentzler or CNN’s Kelly Wallace, the Media Awards Luncheon is typically held on the second day of the conference. This luncheon always proves to be emotional and exciting, while recognizing the importance of messaging and media portrayals in fighting against stigma.

The following events are available for sponsorship:

  • Opening Keynote
  • Welcome Reception
  • General Reception
  • The Annual Clifford Beers Awards Dinner
  • Friday Breakfast
  • The Media Awards Luncheon
VIP Speaker Room (Exclusive Opportunity, $10,000)

MHA’s keynote speakers are personally greeted and guided to our VIP green room for some rest and relaxation prior to the event. Special guests, such as constituents and executive directors of MHA’s Affiliates, are invited to meet and greet the guest. Past speakers at MHA’s Annual Conference include Cynthia Germanotta, Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, Senators Debbie Stabenow, Chris Murphy, and Bill Cassidy; journalist Eugene Robinson, athletes Chamique Holdsclaw and Suzy Favor Hamilton; Supergirl star actor Chris Wood; and musicians Michelle Williams, Neon Trees, and Demi Lovato.

Your brand will be recognized as the exclusive VIP Speaker Room sponsor. Sponsors will be given access to the VIP Speaker Room to welcome keynote speakers. VIP Speaker Room Sponsors receive reserved seating at all meals.

Scholarship Partner ($1,500)

Help a person with lived experience to come to Washington, DC to meet with their legislators and attend the 2019 Annual Conference by covering their travel and lodging expenses and a small per diem for incidentals. MHA selects the recipients and administers the scholarships, while recognizing your support.

Promotional Items In Tote Bag (Limited Number Available, $500)

All attendees are provided with a complimentary tote bag that is stuffed with helpful resources, advertisements from MHA supporters, and fun promotional items like brain-shaped stress balls. The sponsors' promotional items will be placed into each attendee’s conference tote bag. Items may promote educational or advocacy initiatives but should not promote specific branded mental health treatments.

Networking Lounge

In 2018, MHA sectioned off exhibit space specifically for a networking lounge so that our attendees, sponsors and speakers had ample opportunity to chat. Our attendees wanted a place to talk with other attendees and create new connections – and it was a hit! 42% of attendees surveyed said they were strongly influenced to come to the Annual Conference by networking opportunities. Attendees made meaningful connections that will blossom into incredible collaborations with their newfound knowledge of mental health topics.

As one of our most successful areas of the conference, you could get exclusive recognition as the Networking Lounge Presenter. You will receive access to the conference and the opportunity to host a networking session during the event.

Lanyards (Exclusive Opportunity, $5,000)

Each attendee at MHA’s Annual Conference receives a badge at check-in and a lanyard. Not only will your brand be recognized for each attendee, it will also be recognized through marketing materials using pictures taken at the conference. Your support will be recognized for years to come! Sponsor’s logo will be co-branded with the MHA logo on all lanyards given to attendees upon checking in.

Host A 30-Minute Networking Session (Limited Number Available, $1,000)

In 2018, MHA introduced networking sessions to connect like-minded attendees together in a comfortable and facilitated session. Hosted by an MHA staff member, the 30-minute sessions give attendees a chance to break the ice without the awkward getting-to-know you banter five minutes before a session begins. Facilitate lasting partnerships through a networking session at one of our most popular spots at the conference – the networking lounge.

Custom Opportunities
Custom Opportunities

Custom premium sponsorship opportunities are available for sponsors who want a more targeted, interactive way to get in front of MHA’s audiences and exists outside of the traditional sponsorship packages listed. Please note that these opportunities are limited.

For custom sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Jennifer Cheang
(703) 797-4313

Thank you to our Annual Conference Sponsors