PLEASE NOTE: You must make your own hotel reservations this year. The conference program wraps upon Friday night with a closing banquet—we highly recommend scheduling your departure for Saturday, October 21.

Note: We have reached our reserved block of rooms at the Embassy Suites.

We can assist you with making a reservation at a hotel across the street from the conference location. Please email Jessica Pirro your information. Please include your name, check-in and check-out dates, and the number of people per room. Jessica will connect you with the alternate hotel to help get a room reserved.

“Unity in Helping”

The National Crisis Center Conference

Presented by NASCOD and CUSA

October 18–20, 2017

At the Embassy Suites Hotel in Buffalo, NY – Reserve your room now!
Wednesday, 10/18 – Welcome Dinner
Thursday, 10/19 and Friday, 10/20 – All day conference sessions
Friday, 10/20 – Closing Banquet

Click here to register for the conference!

View the Conference Preliminary Schedule

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Why should you attend…

  • Enhance your Vision and Leadership skills to aid your success!
  • Workshops focus on management and leadership skills that will cultivate your effectiveness as a program Director/Manager.
  • National networking opportunities available with experts in the crisis center field.
  • Seek out information on specific issues and challenges that you are facing as a Director/Manager.

Here’s what previous attendees had to say:

This was the most relevant, enlightening and reinventing conference I have ever attended! Thank you so much!

Thank you for all of the hard work and preparation; this was a wonderful first conference experience.

I loved the chance to meet and talk with executive and program directors of crisis organizations – large and small – from all over the country. We found that we all have so much to offer each other: information, expertise, experience, perspective, support, and friendship.

I really enjoyed and valued the management level input of people who have jobs similar to mine in other communities. One of the best things about the conference is the hands on nature of the workshops and the intense peer to peer learning that happens. I haven’t experienced this at any of the other conferences I attend; this conference will always have priority in my budget!

Still need support? Use our Crisis Conference – Justification Letter

Get a copy of our W-9


2016 Conference Presentations

Business Sustainability Handout | Business Sustainability Presentation

Honoring Cop Culture

Personal Attitudes and Experiences

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Efforts and Grant Opportunities

Technology – Past, Present, and Future

Many thanks to the sponsors of our 2016 National Crisis Center Conference, presented by NASCOD and CUSA

2016 Premier Sponsors

2016 Sponsors









Past Conferences

2016 – Inspiring Hope, Phoenix-Tempe, AZ

2015 – Driving Change in your Community, Detroit, MI
2014 – A Grand Ole Opportunity: Creating Harmony in Your Crisis Center, Nashville, TN
2013 – Energizing the Life of the Crisis Center, Rochester, NY
2012 – Structuring Your Center for Success!, Albuquerque, NM