This schedule is subject to significant change, please check back for frequent updates. 


5:00pm-8:00pm Registration

6:00pm-8:00pm Welcome Reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

6:30pm-7:00pm Opening Remarks

7:00pm-7:30pm Keynote Speaker: Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret)

8:00pm-10:00pm Congress I (students only)

8:00pm-10:00pm Alumni Gathering at Stacks, on-site restaurant at Embassy Suites


7:30am-9:30am Breakfast (provided by hotel, free for hotel guests)

9:00am-9:30am Peer Educator Meetup

9:30am-10:15am Keynote Speaker: Kassandra Frederique

10:30am-11:30am Breakout Sessions (4)

  • Psychedelics and Health: Current research and how you can be involved
  • Incubating Your Ideas: How to become an innovator in the advocacy sphere 
  • Campus Change Campaign: Identifying opportunities and getting results 
  • Cannabis and the NFL 

11:45am-12:45pm Breakout Sessions (4)

  • Psychedelic Harm Reduction
  • Activism at the UN: Influencing international drug policy as young people
  • Confidential Informant Reform: Learning from the lives of Andrew Sadek & Rachel Hoffman
  • Advancing Harm Reduction Policy

12:45pm-1:15pm Lunch (provided for registered attendees)

1:15pm-2:30pm Congress II (students only)

2:45pm-3:45pm Breakout Sessions (4)

  • Naloxone Training
  • What Should We Vote On Next? Potential Ballot Initiative Campaigns Once Marijuana is Legal
  • Post-Conviction Relief: Expungement, commutation, rights restoration, reparations
  • Make Money Moves: How to fund your dreams

4:00pm-5:00pm DARE Plenary – Lived Experiences: Stories from the other side of the War on Drugs

5:00pm – 7:00pm Headshots

5:30pm-7:30pm Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (DARE) Meet Up

8:00pm-9:30pm Awards Ceremony

9:30pm Group Photo

9:30pm-2:00am Live music and dance party featuring The Wets and Soohan, dance party, cash bar 8pm-midnight


7:30am-9:30am Breakfast (provided by hotel, free for hotel guests)

9:30am-10:15am Keynote Speaker: Rick Doblin, PhD 

10:30am-11:30am Breakout Sessions (4)

  • ACT UP: What we can learn from the radical history of harm reduction
  • Silk Road, Cryptocurrency, and the Drug War
  • Drug Education: Informing students and peers about drugs and drug policy
  • West African Perspectives on Drug Policy

11:45am-12:45pm Breakout Sessions (4)

  • Human Rights Challenge: Responding to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
  • Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis: If you aren’t outraged, you’re not paying attention
  • How To Be An Agent of Youth Harm Reduction
  • Think on Your Feet and Start Making Sense

1:00pm-2:30pm Lunch + Lobbying Workshop for Beginners and Experts

2:45pm-3:45pm Breakout Sessions (4)

  • Strange Bedfellows: Working with allies across the political spectrum
  • Staying Woke II: How to talk about racism and the drug war
  • Is your Community Ready for Supervised Consumption Spaces?
  • “I’m Done with School. Now What?” Masters programs, careers and keeping it together

4:00pm-5:00pm Breakout Sessions (4)

  • Mental Health and Drug Policy: Neurodivergent perspectives on drug policy reform
  • Innovation in the New Jim Crow: Creating equity and access
  • Decolonialism: A new strategy for Latin America
  • The C-Word: Capitalism and the War on Drugs

5:15pm-6:00pm Plenary: The War on Drugs (and the fight against it) in Baltimore

6:00pm-6:30pm Closing Ceremonies


7:30am Board buses to DC

8:00am Busses depart Embassy Suites hotel

9:00am Busses arrive in Washington DC. Group photo at the Capitol

10:00am-4:30pm Lobby day meetings


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