2016 WRT Conference

Annual Wellness Conference June 10-11, 2016

Share the Experience!

The Wellness Recovery Technology, LLC (formerly the Wellness Management and Recovery CCOE) will be hosting an Annual Wellness Conference June 10-11, 2016 at The Bergamo Retreat Center in Dayton Ohio. Registration will open March 15, 2016. Prices for registration range between $25-$40 for consumers (depending on room request) and $50-$75 for providers.

We are now accepting proposals for workshops, story circles, interactive wellness demonstrations and activities. Send all inquiries to Kelly Wesp.

Ohio’s Annual Wellness Conference

This is the 7th year for the conference. This is THE Wellness Conference for people living in recovery and their allies. This year’s theme is Share the Experience: Free to Be Me!

Attendees:

  • Persons in Recovery
  • Family Members and loved ones
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Students
  • Artists
  • Youth
  • Veterans
  • Anyone who wants to build community and live in wellness

 

Conference Location:
The Bergamo Retreat Center
4400 Shakertown Road
Dayton, OH 44864
937.426.2363
www.bergamcenter.org

Sponsor/Exhibit Space
Contact the Wellness and Recovery Technology, LLC if you are interested in exhibit space or sponsorship.

Conference Dates
Registration begins at 9:00am on Friday, June 10. Overnight guests may begin to check in at 3:00. The conference ends at 4:00 on Saturday, June 11.

Contact Us
Wellness and Recovery Technology, LLC
PO Box 202
Dublin, OH 43017
614.732.8972
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What is the WRT Conference

The word conference means quite different things to different people. It was first used around the middle of the 16th century as a verb that described the act of conferring with others in casual conversation, rather than a formal occasion where people met to discuss a topic. Over time the word’s meaning shifted to denoting the meeting itself. Therefore most traditional or conventional conferences concentrate on the content of the meetings rather than what should actually happen during the meetings or about the group processes used during them. The main focus is on so called “expertness” as a way of presenting or imparting knowledge from those who hopefully have it to those who supposedly haven’t. They operate primarily as conduits for the one-to-many transfer of information and attendee interaction and contributions are secondary.

In reality, conferences are arenas for many important activities like making useful connections; maintaining and increasing knowledge and skills, and building community. Here is where we begin to differentiate our conferences from others. WRT moves or shifts the focus of the conference away from the traditional model toward a more fluid ‘peer’ model that is determined by the desires and interests of the attendees. In this capacity, when we refer to the word ‘peer’, we are referring to a way of being with others and not to an identity. We vision the core function of our conferences as providing space; structure and support for a group of people so they can effectively reflect, share, and learn.

We place special emphasis on the development of fruitful attendee interactions and contributions while also supporting building participant connections, conversations, and communities.

Our conference strives to create and sustain a balance between the conference content and the conference process. While it is up to you to decide what is considered a conference, we like to describe our conference as an “experience”.