Ethics, Best Practices and Effective Strategies Training for Executive, Admissions and Marketing Professionals
Seventh Annual West Coast Event
November 1, 2019 - Newport Beach, CA



There is no greater purpose in our field than to be a resource to the clients and families we serve.


What started as a dinner conversation in 2012 about the need for quality training and collaboration for our admissions and marketing teams has developed into an event many treatment center owners and executives count on to provide ethics, leadership, mentorship and collaboration for their employees. This unique professional development opportunity is attended by seasoned professionals and newbies alike, and is packed with outstanding informational keynotes and breakout sessions applicable to all.

As a program executive, admissions or marketing representative, you have the potential to change lives and heal generations of families. Every call or contact with a family is an opportunity to help. That initial voice on the phone, be it a receptionist, intake person or community representative, may be the only person the caller ever reaches out to. Our responses and communication with that person are vital. Raising the professionalism in our field with education, ethics, shared experience and communication of knowledge is essential to achieve success.

Our hope is that no matter how long you have been in the field - be it 10 years or 10 days - there is something new for you to learn and share at the Admissions & Marketing Symposium. It is our vision and goal to transform our field into a shared mindset of abundance rather than be divided by scarcity or competition. To collaborate and connect professionals and families with the best treatment resource and opportunity for healing is the take-away message for the event. These opportunities may or may not always be within the centers we are representing, so by sharing information, we will be better able to make the best referral for each and every family and we will continue to grow and save lives. The character traits you nourish, skills you develop, and new information you learn will benefit both your own personal and professional development as well as the success of your center.

The Admissions & Marketing Symposium is the ideal place to find collaborators and mentors, colleagues with years of experience and attitudes of abundance. Join us in this sharing of knowledge and support the change we wish to see in this field.


2018 Sponsors

  • Hired Power
  • RecoveryView
    Diamond Sponsor
  • Diamond Sponsor: Beach House
    Silver Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor: The Meadows
    Snack Break Sponsors
  • Snack Break Sponsors - Benchmark
  • Snack Break Sponsors - Origins
    Breakfast Sponsors
  • Breakfast Sponsors - Louise Stanger
  • Breakfast Sponsors - Design Room
    Lanyard Sponsor
  • Lanyard Sponsor - Roots
    Bag Sponsor
  • Bag Sponsor Monte Nido
    10 Acre Ranch
    Addiction Recovery eBulletin
    Addiction Therapeutic Services/Satori
    Beach House Treatment Center
    Behavioral Health Association of Providers
    Hired Power
    Perlas Insurance Services
    The Meadows


As the Admissions & Marketing Symposium has grown, we have realized the importance of taking the time to honor leaders in our professional field – those who have exhibited, year after year, the greatness we are striving to promote. We invite you to honor and celebrate these individuals.

The Silver Shoe Award
Presented to a highly regarded member of the addiction and mental health community, who consistently portrays excellence in ethics, professional standards and work ethic.

The Distinguished Leader Award
Presented to an exemplary pioneer and leader in the addiction and mental health treatment community. The individual that is honored with this award has created a path for others to follow that represents leadership, integrity, intelligence and the tenacity to help clients and families receive high-quality and ethical treatment.

2018 Honorees

Silver Shoe
Ruth Ann Rigby
Ruth Ann Rigby
Director of Business Development, Capstone Treatment Center

Distinguished Leaders

Deb Hughes
Deb Hughes, CAS
Chief Executive Officer, Breathe Life Healing Centers

Jayne Longnecker
Jayne Longnecker-Harper, M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer, Founder & Executive Director, Benchmark Transitions