UVU presents a new integrated-topic conference on Mental Health that offers separate dedicated ‘tracks’ focused on:
Addiction, Depression, Interpersonal Violence, and Suicide Prevention.
Participants are welcome to attend any sessions from any track or focus on a single track for the full day.
Attend in-person or virtually. Learn more

  • Virtual Conference
    Enjoy our conferences from the comfort of your own home.

  • Professional CEUs
    Earn CEUs for DOPL professional licensure credits.

  • Exhibitor Fair
    Visit with local mental health treatment professionals.

  • Session Recordings
    View recordings for ALL available sessions for up to two weeks after the conference date.

  • Student Poster Presentations
    Hear the latest research on mental health from UVU's MSW and MFT graduate students.

Keynote speakers

Sean Astin

Opening Keynote: Sean Astin

Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist and producer, best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Bob Newby in Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things 2. He is also the author of the New York Times best-selling There and Back Again, a memoir – co-written with Joe Layden – of his film career with emphasis on his experiences with the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Son of Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke and acclaimed actor John Astin, Sean Astin scored a career defining, triumphant success in the inspirational and universally applauded college football biopic Rudy, about the life-changing struggles and rewards of the title character, Daniel Ruettiger. In the early 2000s, he experienced another career breakthrough with his role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Along with the many awards bestowed upon the trilogy – eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture – Astin received nominations for his own performance.

Since Lord of the Rings, Astin has served on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the National Center for Family Literacy. A vocal advocate mental health awareness, Astin is an energetic, passionate speaker who promotes a culture of volunteerism to all audiences.

Nadine Burke Harris

Plenary: Nadine Burke Harris

Founder of Center for Youth Wellness & Former Surgeon General of California
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is an award-winning physician, researcher and public health leader who has spent her career on the front lines of some of our world’s most pressing public health challenges. As California’s first-ever Surgeon General, she helped guide the state’s COVID response, co-chairing the committee to recommend vaccine allocation and helping California achieve the lowest cumulative mortality of any large state. Amid the throes of the COVID pandemic, Dr. Burke Harris successfully launched a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to train over 20,000 primary care providers on how to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and respond with trauma-informed care.

Dr. Burke Harris’ TED Talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across the Lifetime” has been viewed more than 10 million times. Her book The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity was called “indispensable” by The New York Times.

Presenting sponsor: Cambia Health Foundation

Key Partner

UVU Partners

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How do I register?


Step 1.

Go to Registration

If you have previously registered for an event, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets with the same email that you used previously.

What is the difference between In-Person and Virtual?


You will be able to attend the Conference In-Person as well as have access to all the sessions in the Conference Portal for 2 weeks after the Conference.


You have access to the Conference Portal to watch the presentations live and for 2 weeks after the Conference.

Step 2. 

Choose the option that best describes you

Registration options: UVU student(in-person, virtual),UVU faculty/staff(in-person, virtual), General public(in-person, virtual)

Step 3.

Check Out

Is this a new conference?

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the ALL NEW 2023 UVU Conference on Mental Health, presented with our partners the UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cambia Health, UVU Crisis Services Department, UVU Student Health Center – Crisis Services, Student Affairs – Office of the Dean of Students, and the UVU Veteran's Success Center. Set to take place on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 9 am to 5 pm, this single-day event promises to be a transformative experience.

What sets this conference apart is its integration of topics, creating a dynamic and engaging program in two equally enriching formats: virtual and live face-to-face. This ingenious 'hybrid' format caters to diverse preferences, allowing attendees to choose their preferred mode of participation. The conference will feature dedicated 'tracks' focusing on essential areas such as Suicide Prevention, Addiction, Interpersonal Violence, and Depression. Participants can explore multiple tracks or fully immerse themselves in a single track for the entire day.

One of the standout features of the conference is the comprehensive conference portal. Following the event, all session recordings, whether presented live or via webinar, will be available for a generous two-week period. Registered participants will have exclusive access to the sessions, captivating videos of special presentations—including pre-recorded sessions and student poster presentations—and engaging virtual exhibit booths showcasing resources and services our esteemed sponsors and supporters provide. Moreover, attendees can earn continuing education units throughout the conference, catering to DOPL licensing requirements. It is important to note that the conference portal will permanently close on Friday, November 10, at 5 pm.

Each focus track will offer four concurrent sessions that delve into the intricate facets of suicide prevention, addiction, interpersonal violence, and depression, shedding light on these mental health challenges' profound impact on adults, children, families, and the wider community. Additionally, the conference will showcase several graduate student poster presentations, providing a platform for current research dedicated to these crucial mental health issues.

How do I log into the Conference Portal?

After ordering tickets at University Tickets you will get a confirmation email to the email you used to pay for their registration ticket.

You should have received a confirmation email when you registered for the UVU Conference on Mental Health. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please let us know right away by contacting us at chss@uvu.edu.

It is vital that you remember the email address used to complete your ticket registration and purchase. That email address will be your unique ID for accessing the conference virtual platform.
If you have used the Socio conference portal in the past, we strongly recommend using the same address you used previously. That way, you won’t need to create a new conference user profile.

Quick Guide

  1. Go to Mental Health Conference Portal
  2. Log into the Conference Portal using the same email that you used to register for the conference.
  3. Choose a secure password. Keep it somewhere safe. You will need it to log in again.
  4. Set up your personal profile for the Conference. This will be seen by other participants when you comment on presentations and connect with other attendees. (if you wish to remain anonymous then fill in the profile with generic information)
  5. Accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and Continue
  6. Congratulations, you are now in the Conference Portal!

We recommend bookmarking this page or the Conference Portal so you can login easily again.

If you cannot log in please contact lmontgomery@uvu.edu.

Video Guide

If you cannot login, please contact lmontgomery@uvu.edu.

Extended Guide

Attendees will visit the following website to login to the platform:

Mental Health Conference Portal

Once you click on the link, you will be taken to a page that looks like this:

Socio Conference Portal log in

Here, you will put the email address you used to buy your ticket for the event into the email address field

Do not use any of the other login options

(like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, or Apple).

After you have filled out the email field with the email you used to register for the event, click Continue



If you put in an email address NOT registered with the event, you will get the following error message:

We manually import Names and Emails every day at noon so please wait 24 hours after you register before trying to log into the Conference Portal.

If you experience issues logging in please contact lmontgomery@uvu.edu for assistance.

Socio Conference Portal log in error

Once you have provided the email address you registered with for the event, you will be taken to a new page that will allow you to put in your profile information for the event:

Socio Conference Portal profile creation

You can put in a fake first name and last name if you want (for anonymity), but it cannot be left blank.

You must also accept the terms and conditions at the bottom.

Profile photos are optional, but if you want to try and network with people at the conference, we recommend putting as much information as possible.

Socio Conference portal platform

Here, you can explore the platform, join the events, see the parking map, etc.

The most important place in the Socio conference app is the “Sessions & Schedule” button. There, you will find all the session information, and the links to join the virtual streams.

How to I change my Password?

  1. Go to Mental Health Conference Portal
  2. Log in with the Email you used to register for the conference
  3. Select Forgot your Password
  4. You will receive an email about your password reset request
  5. Follow the instructions in the email
  6. Log in with the new password you created

Extended Guide

Go to Mental Health Conference Portal

Log in with the Email you used to register for the Conference

The Conference Portal Login

Select Forgot your Password

You will receive an email about your password reset request

The Conference Portal password reset link

Follow the instructions in the email
Log in with the new password you created

How do I use the Conference Portal?

We strongly recommend using Chrome to access the Portal.

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How do I access the Portal?

For instructions on how to log in: How to log into the Conference Portal?

Conference Portal

How do I view the available sessions?

Inside the conference Portal go to Sessions and Schedule

Once you are logged in go to Sessions & Schedule

Here you will find all of the available sessions

Here you will see all of the available Sessions. On the Left is the Name of the Presentation and the time. On the very right is a + . Click the Plus to add it to Your Agenda

Click on the Sessions you want to view more information about.

The overview contains:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Session Time

The Description has information about the Presentation 

All of the information in the session

How do I create My agenda?

Inside the conference Portal go to Sessions and Schedule

Once you are logged in go to Sessions & Schedule

Here you will find all of the available sessions

Here you will see all of the available Sessions. On the Left is the Name of the Presentation and the time. On the very right is a +   . Click the Plus to add it to Your Agenda

Near the top of the page there is a My Agenda. Here you will see the Sessions you have added to your agenda and information about them.

If you click on a Session you can see more information about the session.

Here you will find your sessions

How do I watch the livestream sessions?

  • All of the sessions will be livestreamed.

  • During the time of the Session go to Sessions & Schedule.

  • The Sessions currently being streamed will show up with a livestream badge directly under the title.

  • To view the livestream, click on livestream you want to view, the livestream is viewable in the video above the name of the presentation.

Where is the conference located?

Map to ballroom

The Conference is being held in the Grand ballroom of the Sorensen Center At UVU.
Park in the Parking Garage and walk to the ballroom.
The parking garage will be reserved for the conference and pre-paid. Conference attendees do not need to pay for parking in the parking garage on the day of the conference.

Where do I park?

In the UVU parking garage.
Parking will be reserved for the conference, all parking will be pre-paid.

See on map

How do I connect to the WiFi?

  1. Connect to Wolverine-WiFi
  2. Open web browser and to to www.uvu.edu
  3. You will be redirected to the network login page
  4. Scroll down and click on Business/Conference Account
  5. Username (please use one of the following):




  6. Password (no spaces, case sensitive):


Each Username holds up to 400 total connections. If one username is full please try the next one.

How many CEUs will be offered?

Attendees have the potential to earn 22 total CEUs:  6 in person and 16 home study. Please check with your licensing requirements to determine your maximum eligibility. There will be 1 ethics and 6 suicide prevention credits offered. Those attending virtually can only earn a total of 18 CEUs as there are 4 sessions that are only offered in person.

How do I get my CEU's?

To earn CEUs and receive credit for attendance, participants must take the quiz/survey associated with each session. If a participant does not complete the quiz/survey related to the session, they will not receive credit for attendance.

The online portal and all recorded sessions will be available until Friday, November 10th at 5pm. Participants who have completed the quiz/survey will receive their earned CEUs via the email address used during registration. Distribution of ALL CEUs will occur the week AFTER the conference has closed. 

CEU certificates will be sent to the email address provided at registration. (Check spam/ junk mail). If a participant has not received their CEU certificate via email by Friday, November 17th, they may contact chss@uvu.edu to verify.

Note: Current UVU students who register for non-fee tickets are not eligible for CEU's.

There are 22 total CEU's being offered.

How do I take the Survey's?

They will be located inside the Conference Portal for every Presentation.

How to I access the Survey's in the Conference Portal?

The session you are currently taking part in

Go to the session you are currently participating in.

There is a Chat on the right side.

Chat box on the right side of the screen
Survey button next to the chat button at the top right of the screen

Next to the Chat button in the top right corner click on Survey.

Proceed to take the survey for all sessions you attend.

When does the conference close?

 The online portal and all recorded sessions will be available until Friday, November 10th at 5pm.

Will there be food available at the conference?

Yes, food options will be provided for those attending live.

Who do I contact for tech support?

Please contact lmontgomery@uvu.edu