The 26th Annual OCD Conference is coming up fast! We’re so excited about all the programming we have lined up for you this July, including lots of opportunities to work the left side of your brain with music, visual arts, performing arts, and film.
Check out all the creative programming we have to offer below, and register today!
Take a stroll through the Exhibit Hall and get to know some of our community’s artists! The Annual OCD Conference Art Gallery will feature artwork submitted by members of the OCD community, from prints, to paintings, to mixed media, and more. Exhibit Hall, all days.
Head to the famous blues venue Antone’s Nightclub after dinner to show off your pipes and meet other Conference goers! Open to attendees 21+, this event is just three blocks from the Conference hotel. All attendees will be treated to two free drink tickets and light snacks thanks to Houston OCD Program. Thursday night at Antone’s Nightclub.
Join us for an interactive improv session for those with OCD and related disorders, led by the Hideout Theatre of Austin, TX! The session involves various games that encourage fun and impromptu activity while also providing exposure. Friday night, JW Grand 5.
Films featuring OCD as a subject can create a better understanding and enhance our shared experience. Come enjoy four award-winning short films that tackle stigma and show inventive ways to overcome obsessions, compulsions, and intrusive thoughts. A Q&A with some of the filmmakers will follow the screenings. Friday night, JW Grant 1/2/3.
OCD Conference Party
Don’t miss the Saturday night OCD Conference Party, featuring a live band plus line dancing and two-stepping instructors! Come to unwind, learn some dance moves, and mingle with other Conference goers at this fun and relaxing event. Saturday night.
Do you have a special talent you would like to share? Do you play an instrument, sing, dance or know Kung Fu? Well, we want to see it at our second annual IOCDF’s Got Talent!
Not only will we have a great time, but there will also be prizes. Friday night, Lone Star B.
Also check out:
- Learn how to boss back your OCD with sharing, drawing, and acting and Befriending your OCD through arts and crafts (Elementary kids)
- ROCK your best life (Middle School Kids)
- Teen meet and greet decorating party and Writing and journaling workshop (High School Kids)
Outside of the Conference
Austin is known for its live music scene, entertainment districts, and museums. Check out our blog post by Visit Austin’s Narisa Trammell to learn more about all there is to do outside of the Conference.