2020 HMA National Conference

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September 13-15, 2020

One Voice, One Vision: Wisdom for Healthier Communities

Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center
Techny, IL (Chicagoland)

Conference Overview

Wisdom is seeing and understanding life as a whole. Wisdom is gained through experience, acquisition of knowledge and honing the ability to apply that knowledge with good judgement. When professions and communities share wisdom, this ideally results in a common vision. That common vision fosters the development of a unified voice. The ministry of creating healthier communities is an ongoing process in which we are continually growing in wisdom. Sharing that wisdom provides the inspiration, guidance and tools to encourage and sustain faith leaders, faith community nurses and lay health ministers in fostering body, mind and spirit health.

Hall of Excellence: A Panel of Poster Presentations

Announcing the call for poster presentations for the
2020 HMA Conference Hall of Excellence

We invite you to share an outstanding program or ministry that has impacted the community you serve. This year’s conference, One Voice, One Vision: Sharing Wisdom for Healthier Communities provides an excellent theme to help get your creative juices flowing!

Submission deadline Extended for all posters is January 29, 2020

Click here for Call-for-Poster-Submission 2020 flyer
Click here
for Hall of Excellence: Poster Submission Form

Conference Purpose

The purpose of this conference is to is to enable participants to foster a unified voice and work toward improving whole person care within our communities.

Conference Objectives

  • Provide a national forum for faith and health practitioners to gain wisdom with regard to innovative and creative methods of enhancing the health of congregations and communities.
  • Learn how physical and psychosocial challenges across the lifespan impact motivation, health seeking behavior and the ability of individuals to gain wisdom with regard to the integration of faith and health.
  • Explore how the qualities of forgiveness, compassion, resilience and acceptance contribute to the growth of spiritual wisdom and holistic health in communities.

Techny Towers Retreat Center

You are invited to join us at Techny Towers 2001 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062. This is an historic retreat center on Chicagoland’s north shore. Techny provides an inviting and idyllic setting to convene for learning, reflecting and sharing. The peaceful environment is perfect for meditation, serene outdoor walks, group discussions and more, minus the busy distraction of technology. Bring a good book and a clear mind, and enjoy this beautiful place to reflect, renew and connect.

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

Frederick Buechner

2020 HMA Members Awards

It isn’t too early to start thinking who you would nominate for the 2020 HMA Members Awards. Take a look at the Member Awards page to see a full description.

Sponsorship information coming soon.

Techney Towers Retreat Center
2001 Waukegan Rd, P.O. Box 176 Techny, Illinois, 60082

Techney Towers has a limited amount of rooms available. If you wish to stay there during the conference book early!

We have arrange with the Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel for additional rooms at a discounted rate. If you would like to come a few days early, or stay a few days after, to experience the Chicago area,  you can take advantage of the special rate.

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel
1110 Willow Road Northbrook, Illinois 60062

The conference is September 13-15, 2020. But the hotel will extend our group rate for September 9-18. Take advantage of these extra days so that you can take in more of what the Chicago area has to offer.

Click here to book your group rate for Health Ministries Association.

Here are just a few things to see:

  • Botanic Gardens (5.5 or 15 minutes away)
    • Central States Dahlia Society Flower Show
      Saturday September 12th from 12p-4:30p
      Sunday, September 13th, 10a-4:30p
      www.chicagobotanic.org
  • Ravinia-indoor concerts (5.9 miles or 15 minutes away)
    • Concert schedule will be out in March 2020
  • Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre
  • Downtown Chicago (22 miles or 35 minutes away, depending on the time you go)
    • Train to Downtown Chicago from the Glenview Train station
      1116 Depot St., Glenview, IL
  • Six Flags Great America-amusement part ( 23 miles or 35 minutes away)
  • Holocaust Museum (9.2 miles or 20 minutes away)
  • Old Orchard Mall-beautiful outdoor shopping (6 miles or 10 minutes away)
  • Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Tuesday, September 15th 6:40pm
      Wrigley Field
      {if you’re a baseball fan visit the Cubs official site for ticket availability}
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2020 Conference Sponsors!

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