World Seminar, Denver Colorado, October 2015
June 17, 2016

There was a feeling of high energy and enthusiasm all week long as over 600 participants from as far away as Nepal and Sri Lanka met colleagues from Norway, Amsterdam, Ohio, California and so many other Clubhouse communities from around the world. Aside from a wide range of exciting learning opportunities, the welcome reception, anniversary party, gala banquet and special trip to the Red Rocks Amphitheater made for an exhausting but very fulfilling Seminar!

We thank our host Clubhouses, Frontier House and Spirit Crossing Clubhouse, for their spectacular work in partnering with us to host the Clubhouse International World Seminar! Comments from participants of our last Clubhouse International Seminar:

  • I stopped counting how many times I was brought to tears.”
  • “Moving and inspiring.”
  • “Best conference I’ve attended… ever!”
  • “The interactions from all over the world taught me so much and I feel like I have colleagues and friends I can reach out to for help and encouragement as we grow our Clubhouse.”
  • “I am so proud to be part of this movement.”
  • “Words do not do this Seminar justice.”
  • “Amazing! Life changing!”

Click here to download and view the Seminar program.

World Seminar 2015 Plenary Speeches. Below are the links to all the plenary speeches that were presented during the Seminar. These speeches covered topics of interest relating to the changing world of mental health, including creating community, promoting healthy lifestyles, employment programs, reaching young people living with mental illness and much more. Click on the relevant link below to download and view the plenary speech of your choice.

Opening Session

Looking Ahead: Imagining the Clubhouse of Tomorrow

The Burgeoning Clubhouse Movement: Adventures in Clubhouse Expansion Around the World

Transforming Lives, Transforming Clubhouses: The Power of Accreditation!

Changing Our Employment Mindset: Raising Our Expectations

Becoming Part of the Larger Mental Health Solution