Register today for the 2014 SSDP Conference and Lobby Day

Register today for the 2014 SSDP Conference and Lobby Day

Over the course of three days every other fall, the SSDP network comes together to celebrate, learn, connect, and advocate at the SSDP Conference + Lobby Days. This year, SSDP2014 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Washington, DC for our largest-ever 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 advocacy.
  • Awards Ceremony + Dance Party. SSDP recognizes outstanding network members with a biannual awards ceremony followed by a dance party.
  • SSDP Job Fair. Students and alumni will have a unique opportunity to connect with drug policy reform organizations and legal marijuana-related businesses seeking to enhance their growing staffs with young people who are uniquely dedicated and already trained in leadership skills.
  • Student Congress. Our annual student board member election and governing resolution process invites all SSDP members to participate in defining their SSDP.
  • Lobby Days. Students, alumni, and network members will have a unique opportunity to lobby Members of Congress on a core issue for the SSDP network and other critical drug policy reforms with a team of like-minded advocates.
  • And more. Alumni gatherings, regional meetups, networking meals, and other events offer nearly non-stop opportunities to connect with advocates and leaders of the drug policy reform movement!


Register here Discounted early bird registration rates are available until 11:59pm EST Friday June 27th. On 6/28 registration rates will increase. The deadline to register is September 5.


Limited scholarships will be awarded to current students through our scholarship application process. The application period is May 1 – August 25 at 11:59pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. The form can be found here and the FAQs can be found here.

Session Proposals:

Have an idea for a session at the conference? Submit a proposal! The deadline to submit session proposals is July 18th.   More information about sponsorship packages, frequently asked questions, and more is coming soon, so please check the conference homepage for updates.