Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center
16 Fernihurst Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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About this event

Join Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness for our first in-person Peer Support Conference since 2018! We are excited to bring together experts, advocates, and, of course, our community of Peer Support Specialists who are using their lived experience to provide opportunity and resource connection for thousands of people in North Carolina and throughout the country. We will have self-care experts, fun activities, powerful and inspiring speakers, door prizes, food trucks, snacks, and lots of surprises to keep you informed and engaged 

As an added bonus, we are excited to announce that included with your 3-day conference ticket is admission to an event concert by the nationally-known recovery-inspired musical artist/rapper, Colicchie, at the Grey Eagle on Wednesday, June 26th at 7PM (doors open 5:30PM).


  • $200 Early-Bird: March 1st- through June 1st with complimentary t-shirt and concert ticket. Please make sure you include each attendees T-shirt size if you are purchasing multiple tickets
  • $225 Standard:  Starting June 1st with complimentary concert ticket (does not include a complimentary T-shirt)

Conference Speakers (not in any particular order except for Opening and Closing Presenters):

  • Opening Speaker: Sarah Laurel from The Savage Sisters
  • Closing Speaker: Chad Sabora from Opioid Response Network
  • Alexis Triplett: Recovery Friendly Workplaces
  • Keith Elder
  • Ricky Johnson: The Redemption of Ricky Johnson
  • Kevin Mahoney and Donald McDonald: Aligning Recovery Narrative with Good Policy & Practice and New Pathways for Peer Support
  • Khrecia Holley: Catch me BEFORE I FALL! Advocacy and Guidance on Taking Care of Self as Peer Support Specialists
  • Michael Hayes: Applying Cultural Humility to Peer Recovery- Beyond a Cultural Competency Approach
  • Panel Discussion with working Peer Support Specialists (TBD)
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