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About the "Can We Talk" Conference

The "Can We Talk" Conference will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas around normalizing the conversation of mental illness in the African-American community. Over two (2) days, 350-400 attendees will meet like-minded professionals and leaders with similar goals, learn the latest research and strategies towards addressing mental health issues in the black community, and explore topics of the African-American experience on a broad spectrum. Therapists, social workers and counselors, medical doctors, thought leaders, researchers, influencers and policy makers on the front line of cutting edge work in the field, will come together to collectively identify national trends that have been barriers to mental health treatment in the black community. We will discuss strategies to end mental health stigma, and seek pathways to combine research and resources in order to support those who seek help. 

Individuals and organizations will have the opportunity to attend trainings throughout the weekend, earn CEU credits*, meet and build upon ideas during structured breaks, networking lounge, and free time, identifying connections in order to build long-lasting strategic partnerships.


Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
+1 202 582 1234
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Hotel Reservations

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Parking and Transportation

Valet Parking
0-2 hours: $33
2-8 hours: $43
8-24 hours: $60
Overnight: $60
Oversized Vehicles: $62

Please note there are no in-and-out privileges in the Self Parking Garage.
0-1 hours: $10
1-4 hours: $18
4-10 hours: $20
10-24 hours: $42

Transportation Options
- Union Station: 2 miles
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: 5 miles
- Dulles International Airport: 27 miles

Public Transit
- Metro Center Train Station: Access to Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Pentagon, Rock Creek Park, Alexandria


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