SMART Recovery's 30th Anniversary Conference
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel | Salt Lake City, UT | April 5 & 6, 2024
SMART Recovery has hosted many conferences over the years that have attracted a variety of volunteers, professionals, and participants committed to self-empowered recovery. As we celebrate our 30th year doing this work together, this conference will be focused on how we can take further action to make SMART's self-empowering approach accessible and available to all. Join us for two full days of networking, thought-provoking presentations, and more as we create new energy to support everyone pursuing a balanced life beyond an addictive behavior.
Details about keynote speakers and other presenters will be added to this page as they are announced this Fall and Winter. The conference will begin at 8:00 am on Friday April 5 and conclude at 5:00 pm on Saturday April 6. We anticipate having four inspiring general sessions and several breakout sessions with multiple options to appeal to SMART volunteers, participants, and professionals alike. In addition, there will be opportunities for networking and celebrating our community in a variety of ways, including an SROL Reunion reception and an awards banquet.
The Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is centrally located in downtown Salt Lake City with easy access to both SLC and many area attractions. A block of rooms has been reserved at the nightly rate of $129 for singles, doubles, and triples. Rooms in the block will be held until March 11, 2024. Reserve today to ensure that you get a convenient room at the conference hotel! We recommend arriving on Thursday and leaving on Sunday to maximize both your conference experience and the time you have to explore the area before/after the conference program.
Salt Lake City
Touting itself as "Just West of Conventional," Salt Lake City blends the comforts of a modern city with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor adventures. With an active recovery community that is as progressive as any, we are excited to bring our conference to this beautiful city.
There are four registration options:
- Current SMART Volunteer - USA/CAN - $200
- Current International Staff Member or Volunteer - $200
- General Public - $300
- Professionals (eligible to receive NAADAC CEU's) - $400
Every registration includes two full days of engaging sessions, two continental breakfasts, two buffet lunches, and a plated dinner on Friday evening. Volunteers, be sure to tell us how long you've been volunteering for SMART when you register so we can include you on our Volunteer Wall of Gratitude at the conference!
A reduced registration rate of $75 is available for up to 50 active US/CAN volunteers who indicate that they need financial assistance to attend. If you would like to request a scholarship, please do so first. If approved, we will send you a link for the reduced rate registration.
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for SMART Recovery USA.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Here are some quick facts about the active community you'll reach by being one of our flagship sponsors:
- 36,000+ monthly general newsletter subscribers (30% average open rate in 2023)
- 1,500+ volunteer newsletter subscribers (43% average open rate in 2023)
- 25,000+ Facebook followers
- 21,000+ YouTube channel subscribers
- 18,000+ LinkedIn followers
- 90,000+ podcast downloads (January—September 2023)
- 700,000+ website sessions (January—September 2023
There are also options to sponsor meals and breakout sessions at the conference.
Conference Terms & Conditions
Registration fees are non-refundable. Any travel cancellation fees, including airfare and hotel cancellation fees, are the responsibility of the attendee.
Conference Code of Conduct
The SMART Recovery USA (SRUSA) 30th Anniversary Conference is intended for education, networking, and collaboration among SMART Recovery Board members, volunteers, staff, and the general public. SRUSA is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and respectful conference experience regardless of a person's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, age, religion, disability status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical appearance, or other characteristics. SRUSA expects conference participants to communicate professionally and constructively and to uphold the professional and educational purposes of the conference. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.
Unacceptable Behavior: Harassment or intimidation of, or discrimination against, conference participants, guests, service providers, or SRUSA staff in any form is prohibited. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, expressed or implied threat of physical or professional harm, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Reporting Unacceptable Behavior: Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. If you experience or notice others experiencing any of the above unacceptable behavior or have any other concerns, please contact Melina Gilbert, Director of Meetings & Volunteers, at email@example.com so that we can take appropriate action.
SRUSA's Commitment: SRUSA will investigate all incidents and Code of Conduct violations reported with discretion and confidentiality. SRUSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the conference without refund, barring attendance at future conferences/events, and/or terminating an individual's relationship with the organization.
Health & Safety Policies
SRUSA is fully committed to hosting a successful in-person conference and is working to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all attendees. Our priority is always the health and well-being of our community. We reserve the right to update or otherwise modify these policies at any time as we deem necessary to best protect the health and safety of attendees, staff, and others.
At the Event: Follow relevant guidance provided by the CDC and your local health authority. Evaluate your own health and that of the people you are in close contact with. Stay home if you feel sick or exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the conference, get tested at a local testing site and do NOT attend the event if you test positive.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Based on current contact tracing advice from health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 10 days after returning home, please notify SRUSA at firstname.lastname@example.org. SRUSA will keep attendees informed if a potential exposure has been had at the conference.
Individual Accountability: SRUSA cannot guarantee that attendees will not get COVID-19. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
SRUSA will not be providing COVID-19 testing on-site at the conference. For your own peace of mind, please consider taking a COVID-19 test before the conference even if you are fully vaccinated.
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SRUSA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in recordings (both live and on-demand), photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by SRUSA. If you indicate that you wish not to be included in photos or videos from the event, SRUSA will make every effort to exclude you based on a name badge indicator of that preference. While we will inform all conference attendees about the name badge indicator, we cannot guarantee that other participants will respect your wishes.