2020.10.14 | Virtual HOPE Conference: Revolutionizing Recovery, Embracing Individuality, Finding Community

October 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Virtual HOPE Conference: Revolutionizing Recovery, Embracing Individuality, Finding Community

Join us over Zoom Meetings at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86301560286 for this half-day conference with opening remarks from Dr. Jessica Pollard of Maine and keynote addresses from Louie Diaz and Steve Morgan.


The 2020 HOPE Conference is now being offered virtually over the Zoom Meetings platform. This conference is designed by consumers and allies who want to increase awareness and skills about recovery and wellness. This conference can be enjoyed conveniently from your home or meet up with friends to participate together safely and physically, not socially, distant. 

Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Join the Conference here – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86301560286

  • Opening Remarks from Dr. Jessica Pollard
  • Keynote: The Importance of a Mentor by Louie Diaz
  • Keynote: What Empowers by Steve Morgan

The Importance of a Mentor | Louie Diaz
Louie Diaz shares his journey in recovery and his experience on being a mentee and then a mentor. He will provide valuable information for a successful journey in mentoring and recovery. The audience will learn how to provide guidance and counsel and when to give recommendations. You will come away able to motivate and provide emotional support. How to provide role modeling.  A mentor may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.

About the Keynote

Louie Diaz
Louie understands recovery and the stresses of incarceration and reentry on both a personal and a professional level. He has a unique style of incorporating recovery, spirituality and love into his work. read more

What Empowers | Steve Morgan
A highly visual and story-based exploration of how we might re-imagine approaches to mental health.  Using my own lived experience, we tour how services currently operate and consider the possibilities of a more relationship-focused paradigm.  Investigating connection, we uncover how the natural world relies on collaboration to create health and consider lessons to be learned from that.  We look at the power of community and mutually supportive relationships, surveying innovative programs that implement both.  An inspiring, provocative, big picture talk, What Empowers? invites the audience to call forth passion in the work they do.

About the Keynote

Steven Morgan
Steven has worked in peer support for twelve years. He was originally trained as a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist and worked in traditional service agencies, where he became intimately familiar with the difficulties of practicing peer support within a medical model. read more

 The HOPE Conference will begin a series of Thursday afternoon workshops:

October 15, 2020 | Psychosis and Ecology with Steve Morgan
October 22, 2020 | Beyond the Wall with Louie Diaz

More Thursday workshops to be announced!

More Information

  • No registration
  • Attend the conference with this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86301560286
  • Internet and a device with audio and video capacity is needed

If you have questions, Melissa Caswell at mcaswell@maineccsme.org

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Level $1000

Gold Level $500


Silver Level $250

Bronze Level $100





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