The inaugural conference from BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction showcased a strong hunger for people who work in the addiction field to break down silos and build connections. These types of opportunities to share innovations and new ideas is how we effect change for people living with substance use disorder in our communities.

Together for Hope 2024 was full of inspiring panels and thought-provoking presentations with a wide variety of topics touching the addiction space. But through everything, there was one very strong message: We as addiction professionals must stand in solidarity with people with lived experience of substance use disorder, and their voices must be present at the table. We look forward to next year's conference to continue these important conversations.

Missed Together for Hope: Boston Addiction Conference 2024? Read BMC's HealthCity story from Friday's opening remarks and keynote event.

2024 Conference overview

The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center recently hosted a sold-out, two-day conference for people in the Boston area who work in the addiction field, including clinicians, educators, researchers, peers, harm reductionists, administrators, and policymakers, as well as people with lived experience of addiction and their family members.

The conference brought together academic and community-based organizations focused on prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in Boston. Its aim was to collaborate, share innovations, and re-establish connections and community that was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 15 – 16, 2024
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Exhibit hall

Reggie Lewis Center
1350 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Program and speakers

We have divided the conference into half-day themes, but all content is appropriate for all participants. We encourage people from all backgrounds to attend all of the sessions and share their unique perspectives.

See the full program Learn about the speakers

Exhibit hall

Throughout the conference there will be several activities in our exhibit hall at the nearby Reggie Lewis Center. A mock Overdose Prevention Center pop-up display will demonstrate the benefits and the harm-reduction approach behind the concept. Clinical, service, harm reduction, and peer support organizations are invited to staff tables to distribute information and discuss your programs. Lunch breaks on both days of the conference will take place in the Exhibit Hall so attendees have the opportunity to network while viewing the remarkable work of their colleagues.

Learn more about the exhibit hall

Registration information


This year's conference has completely sold out.


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Boston Medical Center Health System (BMCHS) may take photographs and/or video during this event for various marketing purposes. By registering and attending, you consent to your image being captured and used.

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Take a look at our frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered, please contact us at

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Frequently asked questions

Are reduced rates available for patients and family members?

Yes. Together for Hope knows how vital it is to hear from people with lived experience of substance use disorder and their family members in order to truly effect change. We are offering a reduced rate for anyone with lived experience who wants to join the event. 

Our sponsor, RIZE Massachusetts Foundation, has provided funding to offset registration fees for those who qualify. Email for more information.

What if I want to attend but have financial barriers?

If during the registration process you realize that you are unable to attend the conference due to financial barriers, please email for more information. Our sponsor, RIZE Massachusetts Foundation, has provided funding to offset registration fees for those who qualify. Please keep in mind that this applies only to those with significant financial hardships.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept PayPal and credit/debit cards. 

How secure is the payment process?

Payments for the conference are handled via PayPal. Learn more about PayPal’s security policy.

Where can I review my registration information?

You will receive an e-mail confirmation with all pertinent information once your payment for the conference has been successfully processed. 

Can I buy a ticket at the conference?

We expect tickets for the conference to sell out, so we strongly advise that you register in advance.

What happens if I need to cancel/get a refund?

We can accept cancellations and provide full refunds up until January 15, 2024. After that date, refunds will not be provided.

I booked for the wrong day. Can I change my booking?

You can request a refund and register for the desired day. Once registration is closed, please contact for changes to your selection. Please note that there is no guarantee that the desired day will be available after registration closes. 

Where will check-in for the conference take place?

Check-in will take place at the designated check-in area at the Reggie Lewis gymnasium.

Is parking available at the conference, and how much will it cost?

Roxbury Community College has two parking lots that can accommodate up to 520 vehicles, free of charge. RCC is also MBTA accessible by Orange Line and local buses (8, 41, 15, 23).

Will breakfast and lunch be served at the conference?

Food vendors will be available during breakfast and lunch to provide meals that can be purchased by attendees (vegan options available). 



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Thank you to our founding sponsor, RIZE Massachusetts!

RIZE Massachusetts is an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and reduce its devastating impact on people and communities.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for Together in Hope: Boston Addiction Conference 2024, please contact partnerships@BMC.ORG


The Grayken Center would like to acknowledge the following organizations that are working with us to develop and promote Together for Hope: Boston Addiction Conference 2024.

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Learn more about the Grayken Center for Addiction

The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is a national leader in clinical care, research, policy, and advocacy related to substance use disorders. Our programs, most of which are based on best practices developed at BMC, serve patients from birth through geriatric care in over approximately 2,500 patient visits per month. In addition, our researchers publish approximately 100 papers annually, helping to build the future of addiction medicine.

We are on a mission to improve the lives of people with substance use disorders.

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