Conference Information

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2017 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)/
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Suicide Prevention Conference
#BeThere – It Takes a Community
August 1-3, 2017
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 South Syracuse Street
Denver, Colorado 80237


The Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel conference block has sold out. Please contact one of the nearby hotels to book your accommodations:
Highlighted Conference Events:


A Welcome Reception Sponsored by Wounded Warrior Project
Monday, July 31st
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Denver Marriott Tech Center - The Atrium
Join us for an evening of networking with colleagues and friends.


Reflections of Generosity Art Exhibit
July 31 - August 4, 2017
Gallery Talk with Ron Kelsey
August 1, 2017 at 6:00pm -6:30pm
Denver Marriott Tech Center - Atrium Hallway

Visit Reflections of Generosity, the traveling art exhibit curated by Ron Kelsey. As Soldiers and their families come to grips with ongoing deployments, the need for emotional and spiritual healing is greater than ever. Reflections of Generosity is a traveling exhibition about the power of painting, sculpture, and song to facilitate restoration through generosity, community, and beauty. The artwork reflects the spirit of ongoing generosity demonstrated by the military. Each exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the heroes of 9/11 and the Soldiers who have given their lives in recent conflict. For more information about Reflections of Generosity, please visit:


An Evening Event Sponsored by Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Denver Marriott Tech Center - The Atrium

Join us for an evening of networking with colleagues and friends. Light appetizers provided by TAPS.


Service Member & Veteran Suicide Prevention Night at Coors Field Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets Sponsored by PsychArmor
Wednesday, August 2nd
6:40pm - 10:00pm
Coors Field

It’s summer time, why not enjoy a baseball game while in Denver! PsychArmor has graciously sponsored tickets to the baseball game. Visit the PsychArmor exhibit table inside The Atrium of the Denver Marriott Tech Center July 31st - August 2 and pick up your free tickets.
* Please note transportation will not be provided to get and from the game.


Around Denver


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There is no charge to attend this conference.
Conference arrival on Monday, July 31, 2017
Departure on Thursday, August 3, 2017 after 2:00pm
Military Dress: Uniform of the Day
Civilian Dress: Business Casual
DoD Conference Guidance Letter
Letter from SecDef
Press Kit
DSPO Mission

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) provides advocacy, program oversight, and policy for Department of Defense suicide prevention, intervention and postvention efforts to reduce suicidal behaviors in Service members, civilians and their families.

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