Registration Now Open for SMART’s 2024 Conference


Downtown_S_Greenwood (1)-1Join us in beautiful Salt Lake City next April to celebrate SMART Empowerment For All, our 30th anniversary conference. Our focus is identifying how we can take further action to make SMART’s self-empowering approach even more accessible and available. 

In addition to a variety of presentations about SMART tools and foundational ideas, we’re pleased to announce that keynote speakers include award-winning neuroscience journalist and New York Time’s bestselling author Maia Szalavitz, Harvard Medical School Professor John F. Kelly, Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute, Jarmichael Harris, Director of Scholastic Recovery for the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, and Bruce Liese, PhD, Clinical Director at the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment.


Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz’s latest book is Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, which examines harm reduction as a movement that seeks to focus drug policies on minimizing harms rather than criminalizing behavior.

John Kelly Headshot

John Kelly’s work as the head of the Recovery Research Institute includes in-depth research on a variety of addiction topics and a firm endorsement and explanation of multiple pathways to recovery, including clinical, non-clinical (peer support), and self-managed.


Jarmichael Harris’ contributions to the growth and development of collegiate recovery programs in North Carolina and around the country have been widely recognized. He is also the Founder/CEO of Engage Recovery, an organization that works with communities to eliminate stigma associated with substance use.



Bruce Liese’s most recent book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Addictive Disorders, was published in 2022 with co-author Dr. Aaron T. Beck. He is past president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) and has taught more than 100 courses and workshops on addictions, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice.

Coming together next April will also provide an opportunity to recognize our volunteers for the tremendous dedication that is displayed daily for the cause of self-empowered recovery. We’ll be providing opportunities for informal networking and sharing of lived experience. There will also be an awards banquet to affirm significant contributions to SMART’s work in providing a pathway to recovery that has been shown to benefit so many.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in Utah for what promises to be an educational, supportive, and fun conference!

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