Hotel Reservations

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian

to reserve your room

*A block of rooms has been reserved for August 25, 2019 - August 27, 2019. The special room rate of $94/night will be available until August 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

1021 Koger Center Boulevard Richmond, Virginia  23235
Phone Number:






MONDAY • AUGUST 26, 2019

7:30am: Registration

7:30-8:30am: All Recovery Meeting

7:30-8:45am: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30am: Welcome Remarks – Program Overview

9:30-10:45am: Workshops

10:45-11:15am: Break

11:15am-12:30pm: Speaker: Ben Shaw, MA, PMP – Regional Director, Virginia Veteran & Family Support Program, Virginia Department of Veteran Services 

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30-3:00pm: Workshops/Film

3:00-3:30pm: Break

3:30-5:00pm: Workshops/Film

7:00pm: An Evening with Comedian Mark Lundholm




7:30am: Registration

7:30-8:30am: All Recovery Meeting

7:30-8:45am: Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30am: Recovery Town Hall

10:30–11:00am: Break

11:00am-12:00pm: Let’s Talk Recovery in VA – facilitated conversation  

Noon Conference Dismissed

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00-5:00pm: Post-Conference CCAR Professionalism Training
(separate ticket required)





9:00am-5:00pm: Post-Conference CCAR Professionalism Training: Complete Professionalism Training (separate ticket required)


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the RECON2019 Conference?

Our goal is to share recovery, with as many people as possible.  We will explore and celebrate all facets of recovery from drugs, alcohol, and other addictions. We will do this with the help of amazing keynote speakers, workshops, panels, films and networking opportunities.  

When is the Conference? 

The first ever, ALL Virginia recovery conference will be held Monday, August 26 to Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Richmond (Midlothian), Virginia. Register and reserve your room NOW. 

Who is the organizer of the conference?

SpiritWorks is proud to host RECON2019!  We are grateful to the Virginia Department of Behavioral and  Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) for their sponsorship of this first ever Commonwealth-wide recovery summit. SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) based in Williamsburg, VA. Founded in 2005, SpiritWorks is a pioneer in a growing field of peer led addiction recovery and wellness organizations.  SpiritWorks Foundation is comprised of, and led primarily by, people who live in recovery from addiction. We deliver peer to peer programs and services for children, youth, and adults living in recovery from the disease of addiction. Our programs and services build resilience in children, inspire youth to live drug free, and support, educate and empower adults who live in recovery.  We believe that recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders is possible and can be attained by a variety of pathways. We deal in HOPE!  Our advocacy, education, spiritual and service efforts are designed to support those in recovery and to chip away at the discrimination and stigma surrounding addiction and recovery. 

Who should attend the conference?

EVERYONE!  Recoverees, allies, healthcare providers, treatment professionals, insurance providers, friends, family,  and anyone who's involved in the recovery community will find this to be an invaluable and inspiring experience.

Can we co-sponsor this event or sponsor a portion of the event?

Absolutely.  We would love to work with you!  There are sponsorship opportunities at various levels including opportunities to sponsor a meal, a segment of the conference such as the town hall or the evening comedy  show!  If you would like more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lynn Smyth,  We look forward to hearing from you!

Is there a scholarship or
discount available for
attendee registration?

Scholarships will be available for this conference. Please contact Lynn Smyth if you would like to apply, There are a limited number of scholarships available.  

Will there be vendor space available at RECON2019?

YES!  There will be an Exhibit Hall and we hope you will book at space!  Applications for vendor space are coming soon to the RECON2019 page. Space will be limited and may be purchased at a fee of $75 per space for non-profit organizations and  $100 per space for for profit organizations. 

Can I pass out handouts
at the conference? 

No handing out of anything—including flyers, stickers, cards, or any promotional item—is allowed in any area inside or outside except from within a vendor booth or Sponsor table in the Exhibit Hall or when pre-approved for placement on the Freebie Table in the information booth.

Can I take pictures & video
during the conference?

Please do!  The only exception would be if a presenter states that they would not like to be filmed or photographed.  We ask that you respect those requests.

I'm driving to the conference. Is there a fee for parking?

No. The Doubletree Hilton Conference Center offers free onsite parking spaces.  In the event conference parking fills up, there is additional parking available within walking distance.

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