This year, at SSDP2016, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is looking for a few passionate SSDP students or recently graduated alumni to bring their “Vision for a Post-Prohibition World” during our first-ever Lightning Talks session.
The event will take place at the end of Sunday, April 17 at 6pm to close out SSDP2016, an event that will bring together hundreds of students, alumni and experts for three days of learning, advocacy, and celebration.
Link to the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_QH0RqEwjaHBFPwF9IM4axkV8kKqhMv_Itc1tw44jUo/formResponse
Think you’re sensible enough? Here’s how you sign up.
Phase I: Submit Application Form
Deadline: Wednesday, March 16
Fill out the application in its entirety here by Wednesday, March 16 at 11:59pm PST. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Phase II: Application Review + Selection
Deadline: Tuesday, March 22
SSDP Staff will meet and review all applications. All applicants will receive the committee’s decision via email no later than midnight on March 22.
Phase III: Student Speaker Preparations
Complete BOTH 1 and 2 following webinars/training sessions – save these dates NOW! During this time period, the selected speakers will work with Maureen McNamara from Women Grow and SSDP Staff to prepare and finalize their talks to make them as powerful as possible. Failure to complete these webinars may result in removal from the speakers program.
- Nothing to prepare
- Come & Learn
- Bring your curiosity!
- Have your topic title ready
- Have your outline in process
- Know your main talking point
- Bring your curiosity!
Plan to be at ONE of these group coaching workshops
- Have your slide deck prepared
- Be ready to share your presentation
- Be open to receive coaching
- Bring your courage and awesomeness!
If you are interested in being considered for a student/alumni speaker position, please complete the following application by WEDNESDAY, March 16. Contact Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the application process.
If you are ultimately not accepted to be a part of the closing session, you will still have an opportunity to share your vision for a post-prohibition world the following day during SSDP’s demonstration at UNGASS! We will be providing a space for “Soapbox style” speeches, where all students are invited to join youth from around the world for 2-3 minute speeches on why we as young people are demanding a different approach to global drug policy and an end to prohibition. Contact Jake at email@example.com for more information.