Your Experience

Connection is critical in all aspects of life, including at a conference.  Rising Tide was created to help connect people from all around the world!  No matter your venue location, we know that Rising Tide will be an engaging and encouraging experience that will help equip you to positively transform your life and the lives of those around you.   In order to create a better hybrid conference, we have several options that will make your experience more convenient, accessible and enjoyable!  

Connect with experts from around the world!

Rising Tide brings together an impressive line-up of presenters from around the world all in one conference!  Learn effective strategies and interventions from innovative and creative leaders in the mental health community as they address trauma in the clinical, educational and community settings.    

Virtual Expo

One of our favorite things when attending a conference is the EXPO.  Rising Tide 2021 brings the EXPO to you!  Select from an excellent array of resources to help you on your journey, shipped directly to your office or home!  Check out the virtual EXPO:

Venues Around the World!

Finding a dynamic conference can be difficult and expensive when you have to account for hotel, transportation and time away from work.  Rising Tide has made it more cost effective to attend a unique and innovative conference by creating multiple in-person locations.  At in-person venues, you can connect with like-minded individuals while learning in a more intimate environment.  You may also attend virtually from wherever you are.  We have created strategies to ensure all virtual attendees to connect with others from around the world.  No matter your venue, we believe that Rising Tide 2021 will be positively life-changing and up-lifting conference for you!  

Music & Entertainment

Rising Tide 2021 will be debuting an exciting and unique experience for all attendees.  Real Life Network combines music from multiple generations and powerful life-lessons for the entire family.  This is a place where families can have fun together and come to learn about how to talk about the tough things in life!  Stay tuned for more information about this exciting aspect of Rising Tide!    


Rising Tide, hosted by Gateway Family Services of Illinois, is a hybrid conference designed to help people from around the world learn more effective strategies in helping others heal from trauma.  


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