The Global Alliance is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. We expect everyone associated with our conference, including attendees, to act responsibly, behave courteously, and respect the rights and dignity of others at all times while in attendance.
The following actions are prohibited at the Conference:
- Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, or body language
- Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way
- Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting
- Sexually explicit conversation or behavior
The Global Alliance reserves the right to remove or refuse service to anyone who is in violation of this Code of Conduct.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Early Bird Registration will end on September 29, 2022. After this time, you will be able to register for the conference up until October 27 with regular registration rates.
Yes, we will be holding a one day, pre-conference activity on October 27, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EST called the Policy Institute. The Policy Institute is an opportunity to gather with policy experts, to learn from each other, and to apply your skills in developing policy products related to behavioral health using a social justice and human rights frame. Registration for the Policy Institute is separate from conference registration. Don’t miss out and register today — space is limited!
Our opening celebrations begin on Thursday evening, October 27, so please plan your travel accordingly!
Coming Together for Action will be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The address is 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202. Learn more about the location and directions.
We recommend staying at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. For a limited time, conference attendees are eligible for a special rate of $175.00 per night + applicable state and local taxes. Be sure to book your room by September 29, 2022 to save!
Our dress code will be business casual.
The full schedule will be released in early October. You will also have access to the conference agenda within the Whova Event app (download here), learn more about speakers, sessions and more. You can also build your own schedule using the “Agenda” feature. Learn how to build and save your personalized schedule here.
No, you will be able to see the full program through the Whova Event app. There will also be an online copy of all programming uploaded to our website in October.
We will be hosting two evening events on Thursday and Friday evenings, as well as many other opportunities through our Wellness Hub. You can also use the “Community Board” feature of the Whova Event app to plan to meet up with other attendees! Learn more about how you can make the most of the conference using the Whova app here.
Several meals will be provided to attendees during Coming Together for Action 2022, including breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and hors d’oeuvres during our early evening events. See the block schedule for details on included meals.
When registering, you will be asked if you would like to be considered as a mentor or mentee. This is not required but an option for all attendees! The conference organizers are putting together a mentoring event and you will be notified with more details prior to the conference.
Yes! Our Wellness Hub will have several recreational activities planned for attendees, including virtual (always available) and scheduled in-person opportunities. Examples of events include yoga in the park, and a sunset jog.. There will also be an interactive Book Fair.
Yes. Our COVID-19 Protocols are as follows:
COVID Protocols: Everyone’s safety and well-being is our priority. Attendance will be limited to provide attendees with a safe and stimulating experience. Individuals must be:
- Fully vaccinated, including boosters available, to attend the meeting
- Masks are strongly recommended and will be available for attendees
- Willing to adhere to local mask mandates in effect at the time of the meeting
- Respect others’ space and decisions for masking that exceed the minimal requirements
The Global Alliance reserves the right to amend COVID protocols should conditions at the time of Coming Together for Action warrant it.
Yes, we strongly recommend that all attendees wear facemasks while indoors at the meeting.
We recommend practicing social distancing whenever possible.
No, this is a fully in-person conference. Attendees will be alerted if there are any changes to this format.
Your poster is part of an evening session with all conference posters presenting during the same event.
- Posters may be set up 30 minutes before the start of the session.
- Presentations should be taken down within 30 minutes after the session ends. Display materials not removed following the conclusion of the session will be discarded.
- No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.
- Supplies will be available on-site for mounting the displays.
We have several formatting guidelines for creating accessible posters:
- Main findings should be between 72- and 150-point font
- All other text should be at least 36-point font.
- The poster should be legible from a distance.
- Use a large sans serif font such as Arial
- Make sure font colors contrast with the background, such as black text on a white background or white text on a dark background.
- Use between 1.2 and 2.0 line spacing.
- Have your research and graphs available in a QR code for attendees to view later. QR code should be at least 5″x5″.
- Do not place text over images.
- Use 300 dots per inch, or dpi, when saving images. Avoid copying and pasting images from the web that are below 250Kb.
Learn how to create your presenter profile in Whova here.
Paper presentations will be organized based on theme, into groups of 3 or 4, with a moderator to lead the discussion. Presenters can expect to have 10-15 minutes to speak about their paper, and moderated questions will be at the end. Learn how to create your presenter profile in Whova here.
Submissions accepted as panels, roundtables, and workshops will be fully organized by the submitters. Learn how to create your presenter profile in Whova here.