Peer Support Conference Presenter Application

Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness announces the 2024 North Carolina Peer Support Conference,
Creating Community Through Lived Experience.

June 25th-June 27th
A-B Tech Mission Health Conference Center
16 Fernihurst Drive
Asheville NC 28801

Call for Presenters

The planning committee for the NC Peer Support Conference is seeking presentations that will explore the impact of peer support, lived experience, community partners and the vital themes of diversity and inclusion. We are eager to showcase presentations that not only celebrate the power of peer support, but also offer insightful perspectives on how lived experience contributes to a more inclusive and supportive community environment. We encourage submissions that span a diverse spectrum of topics, reflecting the dynamic nature of community support.

To apply, please complete the application below by Feb 12, 2024.

Overview:
NC Peer Support Conference – Creating Community Through Lived Experience 

The NC Peer Support Conference is back and we are looking forward to your joining us in person. Our first conference in 2018 created an exhilarating energy and we are carrying that momentum to this year. This event will facilitate the largest peer support gathering in the state.

Our focus this year is on promoting advocacy and peer leadership that will support and empower those working in peer support roles.

Length of speaker presentations:
45 min 

Topic Areas:

  • Peer Advocacy
  • Supporting wellness through a social justice and racial equity lens
  • Alternative pathways
  • Harm Reduction
  • Social determinants of health 
  • Innovative practices in peer services 
  • Leadership 
  • Recovery narratives 
  • Whole health and wellness 
  • Building/sustaining community

 

Audiovisual Equipment
A laptop, projector and screen will be available in each breakout session. You may bring your presentation on a flash drive or email it to tboyd@sunriseinasheville.org. It is also acceptable and encouraged for you to present your session without PowerPoint.

Handouts:
Handouts will be made available to participants via the conference website. We request all handouts and/or PowerPoint slides be submitted by June 11, 2024.

Expenses:
All workshop presenters are provided with free conference registration; however, they are responsible for lodging, non-conference meals, travel and other expenses. 

Acceptance Notification:
You will be contacted via email by tboyd@sunriseinasheville.org by February 19th 2024

Application for Presenters