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Thinking Outside the Boxes

18th Conference on
Hoarding & Cluttering
(Hoarding Disorder)

March 22-23, 2018
ASUC Student Union
2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA.

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Only 20 spaces left for Advance Registration - deadline extended to Friday, December 15th!

CategoryAdvance Registration
Effective: October 10, 2017 - December 10 Extended through December 15, 2017
Early Bird Registration
Effective: December 16, 2017 - January 10, 2018
Regular Registration
Effective: January 11, 2018 - March 16, 2018
On-Site Registration
Effective: March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
2-Day - Thursday, March 22 - Friday, March 23, 2018$250.00$300.00$355.00$400.00
1-Day - Thursday, March 22, 2018Not Available$180.00$205.00$230.00
1-Day - Friday, March 23, 2018Not Available$180.00$205.00$230.00
Fees are subject to review and modification for potential adjustments to increasing costs. Any changes in the fee amounts will be announced 30-days in-advanced of fee category effective date.

Scholarships Only Available for 2-Day Conference
Application to be released on December 15, 2017
Deadline for submission is January 10, 2018

# AvailableFee
Scholarship Level 110$200.00
Scholarship Level 25$150
Scholarship Level 35$100
Full Scholarships10Free

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About the Conference


This year’s theme for the 18th Annual International Conference on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering is “Thinking Outside the Boxes: Innovation in Action”. We‘re bringing together peers, mental health experts, policy leaders, providers, researchers and community advocates to advance innovation and highlight the work and values of these diverse leaders, The conference will be held on the Berkeley campus of the University of California March 22-23, 2018.

We will be focusing on quality of life, systems of care, innovations in research and recovery-oriented practices. The conference will be a combination of keynotes and breakout sessions. The theme, “Thinking Outside the Boxes”, will be addressed in two facilitated forums focused on: identifying problems, opportunities, ideal scenarios and identifying action steps to move the work forward. In day two, we will bring together attendees and presenters to chart a road map with the goal of identifying new directions to expand our understanding of hoarding disorder.

Keynote & Speakers

Hilary Kacser

A long time actor regionally and internationally, on stage and screen, HILARY KACSER (Playwright and Performer) produced and performed in every Capital Fringe for seven years since the DC Festival’s 2006 inauguration, afterward successfully restaging all those productions elsewhere. The Capital Fringe debut of “DisordR, the Play,” won critical praise. “First-rate,” declared Washington City Paper Fringe & Purge. DC Theatre Scene called Hilary “stellar, gifted, hilarious,” the show “a healing and cathartic experience,...not only funny and entertaining, but can actually change our approach to our own ‘disorder,’ one bag at a time.” This success garnered Hilary’s third grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, further developing the original solo show about Pakrat Patty the Hoarder. The full DC Arts grant production generated media coverage including Washington City Paper and a Woman Around Town profile: “Hoarding becomes a greater issue as people age. ‘Combat the stigmatization, because it’s much, much harder to address these issues if you are experiencing prejudice or discrimination.’” Calling “DisordR, the Play,” fictionalized autobiography, Hilary aims with her performance to facilitate further insight toward recovery.

Hilary’s earlier solo show, In Pursuit of the English: Rose, also won praise and attention including The Washington Post and Voice of America, whose international radio broadcast said the play: “explores themes of love, loss, and the horror of war. ‘All these big issues come out of this little story about this one ordinary, working class British woman.’”

In addition to Hilary’s own original productions, her regional professional work has earned rave reviews in The Washington Post. Celia Wren enthused about Hilary’s recent performance in Reckless: “Actress Hilary Kacser plunges with relish [and] is particularly amusing.” Hilary has appeared onstage at Studio 2ndStage, Round House, and Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, among many others, and on screen as a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. A Brown University graduate, Hilary trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and also works as a Dialect and Speaking Coach.


Pre-Conference Training - March 21stConference Day 1 - March 22ndConference Day 2 - March 23rd
Coming Soon!8:00AMRegistration Open9:00AMWelcome Back and Conference Framing/Visioning
8:30AMBreakfast9:30AMBreakout Session 3: Action Mapping
9:30AMKeynote 1 - Opening the Box | Hilary Kacser11:00AMBreak
10:30AMForum Panel - Starting the Conversation and Addressing the Stigma11:15AMPITCH: Rapid Fire Presentations - Individual
11:00AMBreak11:30AMPITCH: Rapid Fire Presentations - Community
11:15AMForum Workgroups11:45AMPITCH: Rapid Fire Presentations - System
12:15PMLunch Buffet - Balcony12:00PMPITCH: Rapid Fire Presentations - Policy
1:15PMForum - Unpacking the Box Problem Mapping12:15PMLunch: Explore Berkeley
1:45PMBreakout Session 11:30PMKeynote 2 - Transforming the Box (TBD)
3:15PMBreak2:30PMForum Panel - Long Term Outcomes
3:30PMBreakout Session 23:00PMBreak
5:00PMEND OF CONFERENCE DAY 13:15PMForum Workgroups
5:30PMMembers and Professionals Networking Event4:15PMForum - Action Mapping
4:45PMConference Closing Remarks

Call for Presentations

The 18th Annual International Conference on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering will highlight proposals that best fit the conference theme “THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOXES: INNOVATION IN ACTION”. This year conference will bring together peers, mental health experts, policy leaders, providers, researchers, and community advocates in a collaborative and actionable learning environment to advance innovation and highlight the work and values of diverse leaders across sectors.

We are inviting engaging presentations on paradigm shifting solutions for addressing hoarding and cluttering at individual, community and system levels. Presentations should bring diverse perspectives in peer support, latest research, clinical strategies, and new solution-focused ideas for systems of care. We highly encourage presentations that address and incorporate the needs of diverse communities, and engage new and non-traditional stakeholders via culturally responsive, person-first, evidence based solutions.

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Location and Date Information

ASUC Student Union
2495 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720


March 21, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
March 22, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
March 23, 9:00AM - 4:15PM

For more information, contact David Bain, ICHC Program Specialist

415-421-2926 x326 or david@mentalhealthsf.org

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