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2020 Symposium Call for Presenters

2020 Symposium

The NBCC Foundation will host the 2020 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities May 20–22, 2020, in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The theme for the Symposium is “Family Matters,” with an emphasis on counseling skills, research, and resources that can improve, strengthen, or enrich families that represent minority and other underserved communities.


The 2020 Bridging the Gap Symposium will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Washington, D.C.- Crystal City. Group block room rates for Symposium attendees are $206/night plus applicable state and local taxes.

To make your reservation, call 703-416-4100 or the toll-free reservation line at 1-855-610-8799. Mention the NBCC Foundation 2020 Bridging the Gap Symposium to receive the discounted group rate. You may also book online using our 2020 Bridging the Gap Symposium room block link.


Book Room

The cutoff date for the Symposium room block is 5:00 pm on April 27, 2020.

After the cutoff date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

Overnight hotel self-parking is available at a rate of $22/day for Symposium attendees during meeting days.


Hotel Address

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202


Airport Travel

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located 2.5 miles from the Symposium hotel. The DoubleTree offers complimentary shuttle service to and from DCA from 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. daily. Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Curbside pick-up is at Terminal A and the Ticketing Level (3rd Floor/Upper Level) of Terminal B/C between door 2 & 3. Shuttles depart from the hotel and from the airport every 20 minutes beginning on the hour.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 27 miles from the Symposium hotel. Rideshare, taxi, rental car, and public transportation information from IAD can be found on the airport’s parking and transportation page.


Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2020 Bridging the Gap Symposium Are Now Open!

The NBCC Foundation invites you to invest in the mental health of underserved and never-served communities throughout the world by sponsoring the 2020 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities. This year’s Symposium will take place in Washington, D.C., from May 20–22, 2020.

This innovative event will include an in-depth program of NBCC-approved continuing education topics on the theme, “Family Matters,” with an emphasis on counseling skills, research, and resources that can improve, strengthen, or enrich families that represent minority and other underserved communities.

Over 400 counselors, counseling students, and other mental health professionals will gather to explore cutting-edge research topics, trainings, and workshops. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a pre-Symposium experiential encounter to explore the clinical implications for culturally and intergenerational-informed care through a visit to one of three national museums to learn about the history, culture, and resilience of African Americans, Native Americans, and Holocaust survivors.

Sponsorship is a valuable opportunity to share information about your organization and to learn, connect, network, and cultivate new relationships within the vast counseling community. Don’t miss your chance to join counselors and counseling students committed to improving and expanding mental health services to priority underserved communities.


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