Conference

2
May

Save the Date: The International Drug Policy Reform Conference – November 6-9 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thrilled to co-host the 2019 International Drug Policy Reform Conference! The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial conference that brings together hundreds of reformers, activists, and thought leaders from around the globe with the mission to end the War on Drugs. This three-day event features sessions led by experts in policy, public

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12
Apr

#SSDP2019 Recap + #SSDP2020 in Baltimore

Recently, more than 350 Students for Sensible Drug Policy students, alumni, and supporters gathered in Chicago, IL for #SSDP2019. #SSDP2019 was so much more than just a conference: it was an inter-generational family gathering and a forum where we addressed some of the toughest challenges in drug policy right now. And, in the course of a suspected missing person incident which

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6
Mar

Announcing this year’s SSDP award nominees

At SSDP2019, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. The awards ceremony is open to all registered attendees, so register today to join us. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Change Beyond Campus Justine Balane ‘18 EPSD Mexico Ferris State University SSDP Israel

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21
Feb

A sneak peek at SSDP2019 conference sessions

Our network has been working hard to develop the 28 breakout sessions that will take place at SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Chicago next month. Whether you’re interested in becoming a psychedelic-assisted therapist, workshopping your campaign plan, hearing what’s up with drug policy at the United Nations, or learning about drug checking and how to

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14
Feb

Board of Directors Applications Due This Weekend

Applications to run for student director seats on our Board of Directors are due this Sunday, February 17th, at 11:59pm PST. Now is your chance to play a critical role in the everyday functionality of SSDP – from fundraising to organizational goal setting and everything in between. Our student Congress which, among other things, elects student directors, will take place

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4
Feb

Book your SSDP2019 conference travel this week

Now that you’re psyched about our keynote speakers, and plenaries, the next step is to make plans to get yourself to SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference! The cheapest flights are typically available 7-8 weeks in advance of your travel date. If you’re traveling by air to the conference, that means this week is the best time

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30
Jan

SSDP2019 plenaries and early bird discount deadline

Last week, we told you about our amazing keynote speakers, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Steven Hawkins, JD, and Antwan Jefferson, Ph.D., and today we’re excited to announce the plenary sessions at our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference: Beyond Drug Decriminalization: Local badasses transforming justice Highlighting local prison abolition and justice reform activists,

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21
Jan

Announcing SSDP2019 keynote speakers

The keynote speakers for our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, will center our conference experience in the most profound questions facing our members and movement:   Rick Doblin, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, will share his insider perspective on progress being made in the realm of

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3
Jan

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2019

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Daniel’s driving passions in drug

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2
Jan

Vote this week for your favorite SSDP2019 conference sessions

Here at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, we take our role as a grassroots organization seriously. That means involving you in our programmatic decisions. Right now, we’re in the process of developing sessions, speakers, and other content for SSDP2019, our annual global conference taking place just outside of Chicago, IL on March 29-31. We invited our network to submit their

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