Image in tie dye of two hands embracing in a handshake in a way that makes the shape of a heart. Around this image are the words "The Power of Peer Support. APRIL Conference 2022."

APRIL Conference 2022:The Power of Peer Support

Youth Conference Theme: Every Body Every Mind

APRIL Conference October 10th-14th, 2022

9 AM Pacific-2:00 PM Pacific; 12:00 PM Eastern-5:00 PM Eastern

Youth Conference will be 4:00-5:30 Pacific; 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Eastern Oct 10th-Oct 14th

Virtual Click Here for 2022 Conference Registration


Are you interested in registering but want to know what type of sessions will be offered?

Click here to get a preview of the content you can expect to see at our virtual conference!


If You Need Assistance During The Conference...

Click here to download a two-page document that will detail who your point of contact is during the Conference for:

Payment Issues

Login/User Issues

Technology Questions

Conference Chatroom (DISCORD)

Presenter Questions 

APRIL 2022 Conference T-Shirts

Thank you to 5518 Designs for these amazing 2022 Annual APRIL Conference T-Shirts! 

Each T-shirt will be $20 and available while supplies last.

Click Here to Pre-Order your Conference T-Shirt!

Images of the APRIL 2022 Conference t-shirts. Conference shirt is heather gray with the conference logo on the front in tie dye. Youth conference shirt is teal with various diverse cartoon people on the front with the words "Every Body Every Mind".. 

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Registration Deadline Information

2022 APRIL Conference Registration will close September 30, 2022. This ensures we have proper accommodations (things you may need put in place during the conference to attend successfully).


Registration is a flat fee of $250 regardless of when you register or membership status.

Youth Conference: Free (Sponsored through our grant from the Ford Foundation)

Preconference Monday, October 10: Building a Movement Peers and Volunteers (Free)


You can register by September 30 and choose the "pay offline" option. This ensures you can register by the deadline and pay at the start of your new fiscal year if needed by paying via check.

Click Here for 2022 Conference Registration

For more information about paying by check contact Elissa Ellis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Presenter Resources

For assistance contact Sierra Royster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need assistance making your PowerPoint presentations or content accessible, please use these guides:

Accessible Presentation Basics by Shepard Center

Making Your Presentation Accessible to All: Incorporationg Plain Language by Southeast ADA Center

Making Your Presentation Accessible to All: Incorportating Audio Description into your Presentation by Southeast ADA Center


Connect with us on Social Media!

During the week of the Conference, make sure to tag our social media accounts and follow us.

We want to share in your excitement! You can click on the social media icons below to be taken straight to our social media. You can also copy and paste the social media handles and search our accounts that way.

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Conference Sponsors

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Address Information:
P. O. Box 203
Plumerville, AR 72127

Phone Contact:
Phone: 501-753-3400