Submission Deadline Date: October 24, 2014
Notifications Emailed to Presenters: November 7, 2014

Workshop Submissions:
CADCA is requesting workshop proposals addressing the latest research findings, cutting-edge program successes, lessons learned or problems solved. Please review the Call for Proposals information (pdf) before submitting your proposal. A principal goal of CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is to provide educational, skills-building workshops that showcase the successes of anti-drug coalitions as they work to implement a comprehensive, community-wide approach to reduce substance abuse and its related problems. Effective coalitions employ practices that are evidence-based and results-driven. At the forefront of this movement, CADCA and its coalitions are making positive systematic progress; learning from theory about what works, implementing those practices in a comprehensive manner, and resolving to local substance abuse problems. CADCA coalitions demonstrate an understanding of science, implement effective strategies, and are moving forward with real solutions.

Workshop Presenter Registration Discounts
The primary presenter in a workshop will receive a complimentary registration. The 2nd presenter gets a $185+ discount and is eligible to pay just $4
00. If your workshop has more than two presenters, the third would pay the applicable full rate.

- Submit Workshop proposal online by clicking here.


Coalition Ideas Fair Submissions:
While the National Leadership Forum features power sessions by Federal partners, workshops by prevention leaders, and exhibits from sponsors and vendors, the Ideas Fair is exclusively for showcasing coalition work. During the posted Ideas Fair presentation times, selected youth and/or adult coalition representatives will share innovative and effective strategies and interventions, as well as useful tips, tools, and resources to help others incorporate these ideas into their own coalition work. The goal of the Ideas Fair presenter is to synthesize their coalition work into useful actions for coalitions and provide this information in a creative and eye-catching visual display that is easy for others to understand. Ideas Fair presenters will spend lots of time talking to CADCA Forum attendees, making this a unique and exciting networking opportunity for all who participate. NOTE: Commercial vendors, community-based organizations, coalitions, and individuals selling products or services or rights to replicate ideas will not be accepted to participate in the Coalition Ideas Fair.

Coalition Ideas Fair Presenter Registration Discount
The lead presenter (one person) from each coalition participating in the Coalition Ideas Fair will receive a discounted registration fee of $400.

-Please click here for the guidelines and submission site.

CADCA has identified six priority areas of emphasis for workshop content and the Ideas Fair poster presentations which are the following:

Achieving Impact: Evidence Collection
The coalition movement has achieved success by applying prevention research to practice through translation, adaptation and fieldwork. Workshops will feature coalitions and practitioners who have demonstrative evidence of population-level impact and communities’ stories where they have measured success. This track also will focus on using data to tell your story and convey results; using data findings to justify strategy implementation; developing and utilizing outcome-based logic models; utilization of qualitative data techniques for collecting assessment and outcome data; using the research behind coalition effectiveness to extract lessons learned; and proven approaches for replication of strategies in other communities.

Coalition Operations: Success Protocol
Every Agent of Change needs a base operation that is agile and mobile. Workshops will feature business development strategies to improve coalition operations; traditional and non-traditional sector development; “how to” success stories; motivating and engaging members to carry out the work of the coalition. Emerging issues for coalitions; expanding the coalition’s footprint for place-based strategic advancement; diversifying funding portfolios; and articulating cost-benefit analysis of community coalitions as success protocols will be highlighted.

Communications: Freeze! Capture Your Brand
Effective messaging, media presence and a reputable public image can magnify your coalition’s prevention expertise. Workshops will feature principles of message development; messaging campaigns to support strategies; image development and branding; partnership development with media sector; public affairs and media relations; strategies for a dynamic social media presence; and metrics and measures of media and communications strategies. This track also will teach how to become the media’s source and subject matter expert about drug-related issues.

Cross-Sector Prevention: All Agents Report Here!
Coalitions are capable of coordinating sophisticated cross-system collaborations to bring about community-level change. Workshops will feature implementing multi-disciplinary comprehensive community initiatives and addressing nexus issues that impact public health and safety. Scaling for collective impact and cross-sector planning and implementation will be covered.

Education, Advocacy, and Mobilization: The Ultimate Mission
Coalitions have power because of their large network of drug prevention champions who stand up and speak out. Workshops will feature engaging policy makers; creating and implementing education and advocacy messages; using media to advance policy and systems change; incorporating enforcement strategies to support policy change advocacy efforts; involving the general public to advance our education and advocacy agenda; and community mobilization tactics.

What’s Trending?: Adjust Your Antenna
Some of the most alarming trends in substance abuse are proving to be more than just a passing phase. Workshops will feature the latest data available on the impact of medical and retail marijuana. This track also will include snapshots of the changing landscapes of drug prevalence across the nation and best practices in tackling drugs on the rise such as heroin, hookah, synthetics and palcohol and their associated consequences will be shared.