In response to Covid-19, the 2020 One Mind at Work Global Forum will be fully virtual, with no in-person participation.

We carefully weighed the risks and benefits of hosting even a small group in-person and after much deliberation, determined that the base way to ensure a fulfilling experience for all attendees is to conduct the event virtually.

As always, the Global Forum will be a highly impactful, invitation-only event. Please submit a registration form below and our team will reach out with a confirmation of your participation.

The 4th Annual One Mind at Work
Global Forum

Empowering Employers: Advancing Brain Health in the Workplace

Save the Date: September 9-10, 2020

Since its debut four years ago, the One Mind at Work Global Forum has become a premier, flagship event for learning about the future of workplace mental health. Each year, a group of 100 of the most influential employers, innovators, advocates, and researchers in workplace mental health gather in Napa, California for a program of inspiring discourse on challenges, solutions, best practices, and employee experience. The One Mind at Work Global Forum immediately precedes the annual One Mind Music Festival for Brain Health.

The 2020 Global Forum agenda is currently in development, but will cover themes such as access, stigma, culture, leadership, and policy. Attendance at the Global Forum is by invitation only, and space is limited in order to preserve the intimate and conversational tone of the event. If you are interested in attending, please click the link below and submit your information.

Otsuka Global Forum

Special thanks to Platinum Sponsor, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, for supporting this event


Tuesday, September 8

11:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time: Virtual Learning Collaborative Sessions (by invitation only)

One Mind at Work, Mental Health America, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation are convening small groups of select, specially-invited participants (employers and experts) to discuss challenges unique to specific industries and sectors. This year’s session topics include: 

Caring for Caregivers (presented by Otsuka)

The Path Forward for Behavioral Health

Barriers in Classified Environments 



All times are Pacific Time

Wednesday, September 9

8:15-8:30am: Welcome Remarks

8:30-9:15am: Panel Discussion: Fostering Connection and Relational Wellbeing

9:15-9:25am: Break

9:25-10:10am: Panel Discussion: Building a Trauma Informed Workplace

10:10-10:35am: Remarks on Neurodiversity

10:35-11:20am: Panel Discussion: Caring for a Neurodiverse Employee Population

11:20-11:50am: Presentation: To Be Confirmed Soon

11:50-12:10pm: Digital Health Showcase + Break

12:10-12:55pm: Panel Discussion: Meeting the Needs of a Multigenerational Workforce

12:55-1:15pm: Digital Health Showcase + Break

1:15-1:30pm: Keynote

1:30-2:30pm: Open Forum Discussion


Thursday, September 10 

8:30-8:45am: Open Remarks

8:45-9:30am: Panel Discussion: A Global Response to Workplace Mental Health

9:30-10:00am: How Innovations in Low-Resource Areas are Transforming Care

10:00-11:00am: Panel Discussion: Evidence and Interventions

11:00-11:20am: Digital Health Showcase + Break

11:20-12:o5pm: Panel Discussion:  Building a Federal Employer Coalition

12:05-12:225pm: Digital Health Showcase + Break

12:25-12:40pm: Implementing Voluntary Workplace Mental Health Standards in California

12:40-1:00pm: Digital Health Showcase + Break

1:00-1:20pm: Recorded Remarks of Live Keynote to Be Confirmed

1:20-1:50pm: Fireside Chat: Empowering Employees to be Individual Agents of Change

1:50-2:10pm: Presentation of the 2020 Salus Award for Workplace Mental Health and the 2020 Salus Award for Individual Voices in Workplace Mental Health

2:10-2:20pm: Closing Remarks

Past Global Forum Events:

Frequently Asked Questions:

The below FAQs apply to past and future events, but are not relevant to the virtual format of the 2020 Global Forum. Please continue checking our webpage for more updates about this year’s event. 

Q: Do I need a ticket to attend? 

A confirmation email from One Mind at Work will be required to attend the Global Forum sessions and all related events. This event is not open to the public and space is limited to ticket-holders.

Which airport is best, how do I get to Napa, and where do I stay?

A special room rate ($459/night) will be available at The Harvest Inn for attendees of the forum that book before August 30, 2020. Call (707) 963-9463 or email to book your reservation as early as possible, as the hotels fill up fast! Our list of additional recommended lodging options can be found here

The Napa Valley is located 70 miles north of the city of San Francisco, but easily accessible for visitors arriving to the San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) airports, as well as the Santa Rosa (STS) and Sacramento (SMF) airports. To get to the forum, we suggest renting a car, booking a shuttle service, or using a rideshare app such as Lyft or Uber. We recommend Evans Airport Shuttle (cash only) which operates out of both San Francisco and Oakland. Note that the forum hotel, and most hotels in the area, provide free shuttle services within the Napa Valley for use during your stay.

Can I bring a guest? 

You may apply to register a guest, but we cannot guarantee that space will be available. We will maintain a waitlist up until the day of the event and will release tickets as they become available. We limit the number of attendees per organization to two.

Is there press or photography at the event?

The Global Forum operates under Chatham House Rules, so there will not be press at the event and no comments or statements will be directly attributed to an attendee without their explicit approval. We hire a professional photographer and publish a summary of the event that will be distributed to all attendees and published online. 

Are meals included?

We will provide breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, September 9th, and breakfast on Thursday, September 10th. Speakers and attendees are invited to dinner on Wednesday evening at the Staglin Family Vineyard but must confirm attendance in advance. 

What is the dress code?

Most attendees dress in business attire for the forum, slightly more casually than they would in an office meeting (ties and suits are not necessary). Keep in mind that Napa in September can be warm, but the venue will have air conditioning. Dress for the speaker and attendee dinner is typically “business cocktail” – but no need to change between the forum and dinner unless it is your preference.

One Mind at Work is committed to establishing the business case for executive-level leadership on workplace mental health. We are exploring best practices, improving support and reducing stigma through corporate culture, access and training. Through our work, we are leading a decrease in the impact of brain health challenges on employees through evidence-based interventions.


September 9-10, 2020

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor of the One Mind at Work Global Forum, please email Meryl Ellingson at

Participate in the Digital Health Showcase

To bring our theme of empowering employers to life, we are inviting select companies to sponsor and participate in the first Digital Health Showcase. Organizations that are developing or delivering digital workplace mental health solutions will have the opportunity to demonstrate the solutions for our attendees, which include executives and HR leaders from major companies and mental health experts around the world.

If your company is interested in pursuing this opportunity, please email Meryl Ellingson at