Networking Reception & Ideas Fair, Monday February 3
Be sure to stop by our 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!

National Leadership Plenary, Tuesday, February 4
The official kick-off to the National Leadership Forum, CADCA brings together top experts and policy makers in the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention to inspire coalitions with their addresses and answer your questions. Check back later for the list of speakers.


Dr. Nora Volkow   
(Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse)  

Dr. Nora Volkow- NIDA- Meet The Parents Hour- website promos 

Watch Dr. Volkow's keynote address! 

Download the Presentation:
 Effects of Marijuana On Brain, Body & Behavior

Brigadier General Barrye L. Price 
(Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army Forces Command)    

Watch Brigadier General Barrye L. Price's keynote address!

Download the Presentation:

 Remember the F.L.A.G.:Family, Leadership, Ambassardorship, and Growth 

Poem written by Brigadier General Barrye L. Price, U.S. Army: 
"My Life's Direction"

Federal Partner "Power Sessions", Tuesday, February 4 & Thursday, February 6

“Power Sessions” from our Federal Partners (DEA, NIAAA, ONDCP, SAMHSA and NIDA) 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: Not finalized yet
-NIAAA (Tuesday at 1:45 pm): Updates from the Alcohol Research Field—An Open Discussion with NIAAA
-SAMHSA (Thursday at 9 am): Institute: Successes and Challenges Integrating Substance Abuse Prevention with Primary Care
-ONDCP (Thursday at 10:45 am): Connecting Communities with the National Drug Control Strategy
-NIDA (Thursday at 2:45 pm): Science Update from NIDA: Spotlight on Marijuana-Related Research

Power of the Movement Plenary, Tuesday, February 4

On Tuesday afternoon, we will gather together as a nation of drug prevention champions to convene at the “Power of the Movement” plenary. This plenary provides a perfect catalyst to “Stand Up”, “Speak Out”, and “Take Action” to make lasting change around substance abuse in our communities, states, and the nation. You are the movement and the movement has power!  We have designed a program to organize and energize ourselves to drive the national agenda for substance abuse prevention. Now more than ever before, we must align and mobilize for collective action. In the wake of competing social issues, increasing drug demand and shrinking resources, 2014 is the year for us to take the movement to Capitol Hill to demand that our legislators prioritize prevention in this country. Don’t miss this opportunity to be visible, vocal and valuable. This national “Power of the Movement” plenary will be followed by state/territory planning meetings.

State & Territory Meetings, Tuesday, February 4

Following the Power of the Movement Plenary (listed above), 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.

Power of the Membership Breakfast, Wednesday, February 5
Rise and shine!  CADCA serves up a special breakfast session, open to all Forum attendees, complete with fascinating thought leaders to wake up your mind and energize you with new ideas.  Meet members of CADCA’s Board of Directors and Coalition Advisory Committee.  Hear from our expert panel on ways the non-profit leader can harness the internet and new technology platforms to expand communications, build coalition capacity and improve their own leadership and brand. 

CADCA strives to give back to its membership in many ways, including working to contribute to your own professional development.  We hope you’ll enjoy this special session we’ve planned for you. 

Congressional Reception, Wednesday, February 5
Don't miss this valuable opportunity to network with members of Congress and key staffers.

National Leadership Awards Lunch, Thursday, February 6
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. 


Washington Wizards
The Wizards will take on the Portland Trailblazers on February 3, 2014 and the San Antonio Spurs on February 5, 2014.  To purchase discounted tickets to either game, please click here.  Be sure to enter the special offer code - wizards.

Washington Capitals
The Capitals will take on the New York Islanders on February 4, 2014 and the Winnipeg Jets on February 6, 2014.  To purchase discounted tickets to either games, please click here.  Be sure to enter the special offer code - capitals.