Coalition Ideas Fair & Opening Reception, Monday February 2
5 pm - 6:30 pm

Be sure to stop by our Welcome 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 3
8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Plenary is the official kick-off to the National Leadership Forum which brings together top experts and policy makers in the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention. 

Susan Page (Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today)

Keynote Addresss (8:30 am - 9 am):

Michael Botticelli  Bio
(current Acting Director of ONDCP under President Barack Obama)

Michael Botticelli

This year in celebration of our 25th Forum Anniversary, we have invited a panel of all the outstanding leaders who have held the title of “U.S. Drug Czar” to one stage for this once-in-a-lifetime dialogue entitled, “Our Nation’s Drug Policy: Past, Present and Future.” When it comes to drug policy, our nation is at an incredible time of change and having the participation of such revered experts on American drug policy all together will inspire coalitions with their addresses and answer your questions.

Panel of Confirmed Speakers  (9 am - 10:30 am):
(click on name for bio)

Dr. William Bennett
1st ONDCP Director
under President George H.W. Bush

Dr. Lee P. Brown
3rd ONDCP Director

under President William Clinton

General Barry McCaffrey
4th ONDCP Director
under President William Clinton

John P. Walters
5th ONDCP Director

under President George W. Bush

Comm. R. Gil Kerlikowske 
6th ONDCP Director

under President Barack Obama

Check back later for more details.

Federal Partner "Power Sessions", Tuesday, February 3 & Thursday, February 5

“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 designed from feedback from previous attendees looking to hear longer presentations from the heads of the various agencies and in a smaller setting. Check back later for details.

Confirmed Power Sessions:
NIAAA: Tuesday, February 3, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
SAMHSA: Thursday, February 5, 9 am - 10:15 am
ONDCP: Thursday, February 5, 10:45 am - noon
NIDA: Thursday, February 5, 2:45 pm - 4 pm

State & Territory Meetings, Tuesday, February 3
5 pm - 6:15 pm

Following the afternoon training sessions, 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 4
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Don't miss this valuable opportunity to network with members of Congress and key staffers.

25th Anniversary Celebration Dance, Wednesday, February 4
8 pm - 10 pm
CADCA invites you to a special Forum celebration of our 25th Anniversary. The event provides an opportunity to network with some of the people who have made the Forum great over its 25-year history. Come enjoy a night of fond memories, desserts and snacks, musical entertainment and yes, some dancing! Dress like James Bond or your favorite agent to play a part in our spy themed event. The Celebration Dance is an optional, ticketed event for adults ($25) and youth ($15). If you're interested in attending, please check the appropriate box when registering!

Entertainment provided by

Membership Breakfast, Thursday, February 5
7:30 am - 8: 45 am
Rise and shine! CADCA serves up a special breakfast session, open to all Forum attendees, with an informative and fascinating presentation by Dr. Rodney A Wambeam. The presentation will detail the surprising research on millennials, contrasting them with previous generations, and how these differences impact the approach we use to prevent substance abuse and its related problems.

Special Presentation By:

Rodney Wambeam
Senior Research Scientist
Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center
University of Wyoming

Boomers, Xers and Millennials: What America’s Prevention Coalitions Need to Know about Generational Research 

National Leadership Awards Lunch, Thursday, February 5
12:20 pm - 2:20 pm
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. 

Confirmed Awardees:


National Leadership Award:
Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH
Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership
Harvard School of Public Health
(former Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Click here to review his bio.



Washington Wizards
The Wizards will take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, February 2 at 7 pm.
To purchase discounted tickets to a game, please click here for the online link.  Be sure to enter the special offer code - CADCAWIZ.

Washington Capitals
The Capitals will take on the St. Louis Blues on February 1, 2015 at 1pm and the Los Angeles Kings on February 3, 2015 at 7 pm. 

To purchase discounted tickets for the February 1st game, please click here for the online link. 
Be sure to enter the special offer code - CADCACAPS.

To get pricing and purchase tickets for the February 3rd game, please email  Jim Anderson: JANDERSON@MONUMENTALSPORTS.COM