Networking Reception & Ideas Fair, Monday February 4
Be sure to stop by our “Austin”-themed Networking Reception, where you can socialize and meet our exhibitors. We will also showcase coalition innovations and successes in our Ideas Fair. You won’t want to miss it!
Washington Wizard Basketball Game, Monday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 6
CADCA has partnered with the Washington Wizards to offer Forum attendees discounted ticket prices to see the Wizards take on the Los Angeles Clippers on February 4 and the New York Knicks on February 6! To purchase your tickets for the Clippers, click here. To purchase tickets for the Knicks, please click here. Remember to enter the special offer code "wizards" to receive discounted tickets.
Federal Partner "Power Sessions", Tuesday, February 5 & Thursday, February 7
“Power Sessions” from our Federal Partners have been programmed to showcase and highlight their specific work and mission. These special sessions are a replacement of our previous Town Hall Meetings and were formed out of responses from our attendees looking to hear longer presentations from the heads of the various agencies and in a smaller setting.
DEA: Tuesday, 1:45 pm – 3 pm
Current Drug Trends - The Impact on Your Community
Presenter: Michele Leonhart (Administrator)
NIAAA: Tuesday, 1:45 pm – 3 pm
Exploring Alcohol Across the Lifespan — An Open Discussion with NIAAA
Presenters: Kenneth Warren, Ph.D. (Acting Director) and Senior Leadership from the NIAAA
NIDA: Tuesday, 11 am – 12:15 pm
Using Science to Prevent Drug Abuse: What’s New from NIDA?
Presenters: Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., (Director, Office of Science Policy & Communications), Gayathri J. Dowling, Ph.D. (Chief, Science Policy Branch, Office of Science Policy and Communications) and Carol Krause (Chief, Public Information and Liaison Branch, Office of Science Policy and Communications)
ONDCP: Thursday, 10:45 am – noon
Connecting Communities with the National Drug Control Strategy
Presenters: Benjamin Tucker, J.D. (Deputy Director for State, Local, and Tribal Affairs), David Mineta (Deputy Director for Demand Reduction), Marilyn Quagliotti (Deputy Director for Supply Reduction) and Michael Botticelli (Deputy Director)
SAMHSA: Thursday, 9 am – 10:15 am
Road to 2014 – A New Era of Behavioral Health Services
Presenters: Pamela Hyde (Administrator) and Kana Enomoto (Principal Deputy Administrator)
First Timers' Breakfast, Tuesday, February 5
Fuel up for the first day of the Forum with our First-Timers’ Breakfast! This fun, interactive breakfast program is designed to help new Forum attendees navigate the Forum.
State & Territory Meetings, Tuesday, February 5
Join your fellow statesman for a casual gathering where you’ll have a chance to network with others in your state and strategize for Capitol Hill Day.
Congressional Reception, Wednesday, February 6
Don't miss this valuable opportunity to network with members of Congress and key staffers.
Medical Marijuana/Legalization Discussion, Wednesday, February 6
This special, two-hour interactive discussion, co-hosted by CADCA's Sue Thau, former Obama advisor Kevin Sabet, Ph.D. and CADFY coalition Executive Director John Redman, will cover specific issues faced by the 2014 and 2016 target states for legalization, specifically: MA, RI, CA, OR, VT, ME, as well as CO and WA. Leaders from other states are also encouraged to attend. The discussion will lead off with the need for a new, fresh approach for talking about these issues: namely that coalitions should emphasize health interventions and why our drug laws protect public health, but also where policy may need some improvements.
Members' Breakfast, Thursday, February 7
Wake up with CADCA as we celebrate the best of CADCA membership!
National Leadership Awards Lunch, Thursday, February 7
Every year, CADCA celebrates prevention leadership and achievement at its Forum Award Luncheon. Join the celebration of excellence as CADCA announces its National Leadership Award, National Newsmaker Award, Got Outcomes! Coalitions of Excellence Awards, Outstanding Youth of the Year and others. Additional highlights include musical performances and an always inspiring youth presentation.
Click Here for the Awards Luncheon Order of Events!