2019 Winter Conference & Annual Meeting - Clearwater Beach, FL

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Join us in sunny Clearwater Beach, FL!

Join us for another exciting mhca conference in sunny & warm Clearwater Beach, Florida!


WHERE:   Opal Sands Resort
430 South Gulfview Blvd
Clearwater Beach, Florida  33767
CONTACT:   Gena Matthews

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  You must make hotel reservations separately.

To make hotel reservations, please visit the following link:

mhca 2019 Winter Conference & Annual Meeting

mhca Group Code = MHCA19

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
January 19, 2019
$299 Sgl/Dbl

(855) 335-1087

If our block is full, overflow reservations can be made at the Opal Sands sister property:

The Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 441-2425
(866) 384-2995



If you try to make Hotel Reservations and are told that our block is full and need assistance getting into the hotel, or if you have any problems with the hotel's reservations website, please send an email to Gena Matthews at gmatthews@mhca.com?Subject=Hotel Assistance - 2019 Clearwater Beach.


If you need to cancel a room reservation, please send an email to Gena at gmatthews@mhca.com?Subject=Room Cancellation - 2019 Clearwater Beach rather than cancelling the room yourself with the hotel. The hotel will return all Cancelled rooms to their General Sales block, not to mhca's room block, thus these rooms will be unavailable to other mhca members trying to make reservations.  By letting Gena know about the cancellation, she can work with the hotel to make sure your cancelled room(s) are in our block and available to other members.

Cancellations must be made 3 days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty of one (1) night's room & tax.

  • No resort fee
  • $20 Valet Parking (discounted). No self-parking available.




February 19, 2019 through February 21, 2019
430 S Gulfview Blvd
Opal Sands Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
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Phone: 850-942-4900
Phone: (866) 384-2995
Available Sessions
a. Certificate of Attendance
b. TUE 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Innovation Incubator
c. TUE 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Welcome Reception
d. WED 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Annual Meeting
e. WED 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - GENERAL SESSION: The Future Begins Now!
f. WED 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - KEYNOTE: The Intrinsic Code
g. WED 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - BREAKOUT: Mergers & Acquisitions in Behavioral Health - Planning for Survival in the Challenging 2020’s
h. WED 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - BREAKOUT: Made in Florida
i. WED 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Reception
j. THU 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - GENERAL SESSION: Talent Generation
k: THU 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - GENERAL SESSION: Not Evidence-Based Practice, but Practice -Based Evidence!
l. THU 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - BREAKOUT: Six Strategies High-Performing Organizations Use to Engage Talent & Plan Their Futures
m. THU 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - BREAKOUT: Intrinsic Code - A Deeper Dive
n. THU 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - mhca Board of Directors Meeting
o. THU 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Closing Reception
p. FRI 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - MHRRG Board of Directors Meeting

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