Let's Connect Summit

The 2024 Let's Connect Summit will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024 and Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at Callaway Resort and Gardens.

The Summit is a two-day event focused on extending the work of the Georgia Suicide Prevention Task Force and enhancing communication about suicide prevention services for military service members, veterans, and their families. 

This year, the Summit is centered on directly connecting with several audiences who provide suicide prevention and related services (including mental health, housing services, financial services, or any other services and resources which improve quality of life). 

These audiences include: 

  • Georgia's military service members, veterans, and their family members (including parents, spouses, and children)
  • Members of the community passionate about suicide prevention, including the youth community (ages 12-18)
  • Professionals who provide suicide prevention and related services (including clinicians, case managers, and outreach professionals)
  • When and where is the Let's Connect summit being held?

    The summit will be held at Callaway Resort and Gardens. 

    Dates: June 24-25, 2024

    Location: Callaway Resort and Gardens (17617 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822)

    For more details, see the event listing

    Register for the Let's Connect Summit!


  • How do I register or reserve my ticket?

    Register for the Summit at https://2024letsconnectsummit.sched.com/

    You will find information on the schedule, hosts, and fellow attendees. More details will be added to the schedule as we approach the start of the Summit. 

  • Where is the conference agenda? Who will be speaking?

    The two-day summit will feature a variety of keynote addresses and breakout sessions on topics related to suicide prevention and service member and veteran health, as well as activities for youth attendees.

    The conference agenda is available at https://2024letsconnectsummit.sched.com/. 


  • What is the cost for this event?

    The event itself is free. There is no fee to register for the summit. 

    The summit does not cover the costs of accommodation, mileage, or other travel expenses for summit attendees.

  • Can I watch summit events if I'm unable to attend in person?

    Yes, sessions will be livestreamed for virtual attendees. 

    Register for a virtual ticket at https://2024letsconnectsummit.sched.com/. 

  • Who are the hosts of the Let's Connect Summit?

    This summit is enabled by the work of multiple partners working together through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program. (SSG Fox SPGP).

    The Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) is an agency of state government created for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting Georgia’s veterans and their families in receiving their rightful benefits under the vast and complex framework of veterans’ laws. Representatives from GDVS have collaborated to plan and implement this summit in order to maximize prevention and outreach efforts for veterans and their families. 

    The GDVS's suicide prevention program increases the availability of suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings, decreases the perceived stigma of suicide, increases awareness of suicide prevention and intervention strategies, increases the use of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies, and collaborates with existing and/or emerging suicide prevention coalitions to achieve local objectives that contribute to state-level positive outcomes.

    The Center for the Advancement of Military and Emergency Services (AMES) aims to bring mental and organizational health resources to military, veteran, and emergency services populations, as well as their families and communities. Representatives from the AMES Research Center have collaborated to plan and implement this summit in order to enhance prevention and outreach efforts for service members, veterans, and their families. 

  • What is the SSG Fox SPGP?

    The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) is a three-year grant program funded by Congress that assists community-based organizations in outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to community resources.

    The grant allows organizations to provide services including outreach, mental health screening, education, case management services, and other services necessary for improving the mental health status and well-being and reducing the suicide risk of eligible individuals and their families.