Conference

5
Dec

Vote for your favorite SSDP2018 sessions this week

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 SSDP2018, our annual international conference and lobby day taking place in Baltimore, MD on March 2-5. We invited our network to submit

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8
Nov

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2018

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 SSDP2018: The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s driving passions

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24
May

How to use CAT points for Reform Conference Scholarships

This blog post was copied from the weekly CAT chat. To opt in to those emails, reach out to your outreach coordinator! We want to explain a bit about the SSDP scholarship process for the upcoming Drug Policy Alliance Reform Conference. Reform conferences are one of the premier events in drug policy reform, and SSDP always works hard to have

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14
Mar

Congratulations to this year’s award nominees

Ten days from today, at SSDP2017, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Stuart Ableson Goodwill Dr. Bronner’s Marijuana Business Daily MassRoots Elizabeth Nichols & The Laurel Rosebud Fund Scott & Cyan Banister Campus Change Dublin City

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1
Feb

Congress Announcement: Call for Student Directors and Chapter Resolutions

On Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Congress will take place at the 2017 SSDP International Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. Pursuant to our Bylaws, the SSDP Congress convenes annually to give each chapter in the network the opportunity to vote on resolutions for the organization and elect new student members to the Board

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6
Jan

Texas State Conference Recap

  The final SSDP Regional Conference of 2016 took place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, November 11-13, 2016. SSDPers from 10 campuses in Texas were in attendance, the largest gathering of SSDPers of any kind in the Lone Star State. This conference also happened the weekend after Election Day, so emotions were high for many

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16
Dec

SSDP2017 registration now open!

Early bird registration is now open for the biggest SSDP event of 2017!  SSDP2017 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Portland, Oregon on March 24-26, 2017 for our annual gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and

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28
Nov

Recapping the 2016 Latin America Regional Conference

Written by Héctor Joel Anaya From 3rd to 4th November, students from around Latin America attended our first Latin American Regional Conference in Morelia, Michoacán. Morelia is one of the states that has been most affected by the Mexican Drug War since former president Felipe Calderon started it ten years ago. The conference was divided into three big topics; health, policy, and

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18
Nov

Recapping the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

  On November 5, 2016, approximately 35 SSDP students and alumni gathered in Washington, DC for the 2016 SSDP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The event was a huge success despite some last minute logistical challenges and was a true testament to how the SSDP family can come together to make something beautiful happen. The conference emphasized coalition building and challenged students to

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4
Nov

Florida State Conference Recap

Students from SSDP’s Florida chapters convened at the beautiful campus of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) on October 21st and 22nd for the 2016 SSDP Florida State Conference. The conference began Saturday morning with SSDP Executive Director Betty Aldworth giving the opening keynote address. Betty spoke about a variety of topics based on the requests she received from students prior

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26
Oct

Recapping the 2016 Pacific Regional Conference

Written by Guest Blogger Lauren Mendelsohn On October 15, 2016, students, alumni, and members of the community from across the Pacific Region gathered in Santa Cruz, California for SSDP’s third regional conference of the year. Over 50 people attended the successful event on Saturday, October 15 at UC Santa Cruz for a day of educational programming on psychedelics, cannabis reform

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6
Oct

Recapping the 2016 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference

SSDP’s first regional conference of the year was a huge success! A total of 57 students from chapters all over the Northeast Region gathered at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts on October 1st for a conference that emphasized coalition building both on and off campus. After students settled in with some coffee and breakfast, Lex Pelger of Psymposia led our

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25
Apr

SSDPer Reflects on SSDP2016 Conference

This past weekend, I attended the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference in Washington DC. My closest family and friends know how passionate I am about the need for sensible drug policies in the United States and around the world, and this weekend invigorated me for what the future holds in drug policy reform. One of the ideas

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12
Apr

16 tips on how to make the most of your #SSDP2016 experience

SSDP2016, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference will commence on Friday! With such an action packed few days, it can be a lot to take in, so I asked SSDP alumni if they had any tips for first-time conference goers on making the most of your conference experience and here are some of their suggestions: “Make/bring business cards.” – Victor

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6
Apr

Announcing the 2016 SSDP award nominees

10 days from today, at SSDP2016, we will recognize outstanding achievements of our network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Change Beyond Campus Bowling Green State University California State University Long Beach Irish SSDP chapters Ohio State University University of California Davis University of New Mexico

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17
Feb

This is how you get yourself to SSDP2016

SSDP2016 is just two months away! That means now is the time to get all of your ducks in a row to make sure you’re able to attend. To make things easier, we’ve laid out the 3 most important steps that students should take right away:   Register Arrange travel Arrange lodging Step 1: REGISTER If you’re using CAT points

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9
Feb

Vote for your favorite SSDP2016 session ideas

Here at SSDP, we’re serious about being a grassroots organization. We asked you to submit ideas for sessions or topics you’d like to see at our next conference, SSDP2016. Now we’re taking that a step further by inviting SSDP students to vote on your favorites! Voting is only open for a few days, so don’t miss your chance to cast

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6
Jan

Early bird conference registration for SSDP2016 now available

“This conference (SSDP2014) attracted the nicest, most passionate, down to earth people I’ve ever met. I made friends for a lifetime while gaining skills I know I’ll use to change the world. It. Was. Awesome.” SSDP2016 this April will be no different. This year’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference will bring together hundreds of students, alumni and supporters for

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18
Dec

Summary of Activities for SSDP's Model UNGASS General Assembly Session

Written by Rachelle Yeung ’12, President of SSDP’s Mid-Atlantic Region Alumni Association and co-host of This Week in Drugs. SSDP would like to thank our UNGASS Advisory Committee for devoting their time and expertise towards ensuring students were well prepared for the event. In addition to advising us on the format for the event, advisory committee members reviewed country position

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7
Dec

Seven Lessons We Learned at Reform 2015

The Drug Policy Alliance hosted their biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference this past November 18-21, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy was out in full force at this year’s event. We asked students to tell us some of the most important lessons they learned from the conference. Sabrina Bode, Hunter College “To be able to foster politics in this

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27
May

Big news! Save the date for SSDP2016: April 15-17

Mark your calendar! The next Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, SSDP2016, will take place Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, just minutes from Washington, DC. UNGASS Actions New York, NY April 19-21 SSDP is working with our global allies to advocate for a sensible approach to drug policy at the United Nations

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23
Mar

2015 Pacific Regional Conference a Success!

The 2015 SSDP Pacific Regional Conference was held this past weekend (March 14-15th) at California State University Fullerton. A total of 38 students, alumni, and allies from across the Pacific region descended onto Orange County to see old friends, make some new ones, and learn new skills for the future. In spite of the plus-90 degree SoCal heat, the conference

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6
Oct

SSDP2014 conference resources and follow up

As promised, we’ve compiled a page of resources for you to help you follow up on, revisit, share, and take action on some of the ideas discussed at the conference. Here you’ll find links to documents, presentations, videos, photos, audio, speaker contact information, and other resources from #SSDP2014. Conference feedback Please take two minutes to share your feedback! We really cannot emphasize

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19
Sep

10 tips for making the most of your SSDP2014 experience

SSDP2014, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day will commence one week from today! With such an action packed few days, it can be a lot to take in, so I asked SSDP alumni if they had any tips for first-time conference goers on making the most of your conference experience and here are some of their

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16
Sep

Drumroll please…

During our conference and lobby day this month, we will recognize outstanding achievements of our network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work!   Change Beyond Campus Award DC SSDP Chapters Florida SSDP Chapters University of Connecticut University of North Georgia Virginia Commonwealth University   Dave

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