I attended the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference (SSDP) in 2012 and it was easily one of the funnest and most informative experiences of my activist life. I established friendships at that conference that endure to this day. SSDP is one of the most important organizations in the cannabis reform movement, with more cannabis leaders being counted among SSDP alumni than the alumni of any other organization I would assume.
The 2018 SSDP Conference is coming up. As far as I know, there are still tickets available. If you are able to make it, I strongly encourage you to attend. If you are someone with deep pockets, please, PLEASE donate to the organization so that they can continue to do amazing things. Below is more information about the upcoming conference, via the event’s Facebook listing:
Mark your calendar! The next Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference, SSDP2018, will take place Friday March 2 – Monday March 5, 2018. Following the conference, we’ll travel from Baltimore to Washington, DC to lobby our elected officials and tell them why it’s time to end the drug war and start making sense. Plus, we’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of SSDP’s founding!
Here’s what you can expect at the best drug policy conference of the year:
Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy.
Awards Ceremony + Dance Party. SSDP recognizes outstanding network members with an annual awards ceremony followed by a dance party.
Student Congress. Our annual student board member election and governing resolution process invites all SSDP members to participate in defining their SSDP.
Lobby Day. Get trained by expert lobbyists to speak truth to power on Capitol Hill.
And more. An alumni gathering, regional meetups, networking meals, and other events offer nearly non-stop opportunities to connect with advocates and leaders of the drug policy reform movement!
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When: March 2 – March 5
Where: Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor 222 St Paul Pl, Baltimore, Maryland 21202