Tag: conference

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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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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24
Jun

Participate in the SSDP Alumni Association program survey

Earlier this year, we launched the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Alumni Association to keep our activists engaged after they graduate. With over 130 members in 65 cities across the country, the Alumni Association continues to grow! Since the program is still in pilot phase, we’re seeking feedback from all SSDP alumni so we can make changes and improvements to

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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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15
May

24 signs you’re an SSDPer

Today is the last day of our spring SSDP Alumni Association membership drive! Each day this week we’ve featured blog posts from our alumni, be sure to check them out. Being a part of Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a truly unique, life-changing experience. So, last week I asked a few of our alumni to help me come up

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11
May

Spring Alumni Association Membership Drive

As the spring semester draws to a close, many students will be graduating and moving on from school to the next chapter of their lives. Being a part of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences, I know it certainly was for me! The recently launched SSDP Alumni Association aims to provide a framework for

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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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10
Sep

SSDP2014 is right around the corner

I hope you’re as excited as we are for this month’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day! Online registration will close this Friday 9/12 at 11:59pm EST, so register here today. In case you missed it, last week we announced our keynote speakers: Troy Dayton, CEO, ArcView Group Rob Kampia, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project Neill Franklin,

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7
Aug

SSDP2014 conference session sneak peek

Today we are proud to announce some of the topics that will be covered at next month’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day! From the role of privilege and the war on drugs, to keeping festival and concert-goers safe, to how to get a job in the emerging legal cannabis industry, speakers will share their expertise and experiences on

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22
May

Pay for your SSDP2014 registration in monthly installments

Even though we do everything we can to keep costs down for the 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day, we realize that $60 for students and $90 for alumni is still a lot of money for most young people. This year we’re able to provide the option to pay for your SSDP2014 registration in monthly installments over

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7
May

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

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21
Apr

SSDP Hosts Successful Regional Conference in the Midwest!

Last weekend, SSDP students, alumni, and supporters gathered at Northwestern University in Illinois for SSDP’s 2014 Midwest Regional Conference! More than 60 students attended the conference for an exciting weekend of expert presentations, training, workshops, and networking events. The speaker panels and events that took place throughout the day were each designed to give students the tools needed to continue growing

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2
Apr

2014 Northeast Regional Conference was a Success!

On Saturday, March 29th, dozens of SSDP students, supporters, and alumni gathered at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for the 2014 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference! The event was a huge success, with roughly 80 students and experts in drug policy reform joining together for an unforgettable day packed full of drug policy oriented events. Many of the events themselves were

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6
Mar

2014 Western Regional SSDP Conference was a Success

Blog Post written by SSDP Outreach Intern, Sam McBee Last Saturday, March 1st, over 100 SSDP students, supporters, and alumni met at the UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco for the 2014 SSDP Western Regional Conference. The day long conference was packed with events that focused on criminal justice issues, harm reduction, medical research of drugs, cannabis legalization,

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11
Oct

SSDP Events at the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Later this month, more than one thousand drug policy reformers will gather in Denver, Colorado for The International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The Reform Conference is a biennial event, hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) that brings together people and activists from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. More

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10
Oct

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics 2013 NYC Conference

        From October 11-13 a group of “scientists, artists, activists, seekers and scholars” will come together to learn about and discuss psychedelic drugs in the contexts of science, healing and spirituality. This event is an annual forum that brings people together to learn more about the uses and benefits of psychedelics. Among the distinguished speakers will be

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21
Feb

Re-Examining our Approach to Drug Policy Reform in the South

Written by Evan Eisenberg, President, University of South Florida SSDP I had the opportunity to attend the invitation-only second meeting of the New Southern Strategy Coalition in Durham, North Carolina on February 7th and 8th. With leadership and funding from the Drug Policy Alliance, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the Georgia Justice Project and  many other social justice-oriented organizations

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4
Oct

Join Us In Michigan

This year, our chapter at the University of Michigan invites you to be a part of the 2012 Midwest Regional SSDP Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference will be taking place on the University of Michigan campus,on November 10th, 2012. Early Bird registration is now available until October 15th, so please register today. This conference serves to unite the Midwest

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25
Sep

The 2012 Northeast Regional SSDP Conference Is Almost Here!

This weekend, over 100 student drug policy reformers, alumni, and supporters alike will convene in Providence, Rhode Island at Brown University for the 2012 Northeast Regional SSDP Conference. This year, our theme is “Talk It Up”, and we plan to discuss many aspects of the drug war and student activism. This gathering will unite the northeast SSDP chapter network for

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24
Aug

You’re invited to the 2012 Mountain Plains Regional Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference!

Register today to join students and advocates from all over Colorado and the Mountain Plains region at the University of Colorado, Boulder on September 7-9 for this exciting learning and networking event. We’ve just extended the early bird registration rate so be sure to register before Monday, August 27th at 11:59pm MST to take advantage of the discounted rate. As

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27
Apr

SSDP 2012 brings first International Board Member

In case we haven’t met, my name is Graham de Barra and I am a founding member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland and I attend the University College of Cork where I am currently campaigning for the acceptance of an SSDP chapter. A month ago, I attended the SSDP 2012 Conference in Denver. After a consecutive 30 hours

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19
Apr

Building Leadership in the Drug Policy Reform Movement

On the weekend of Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd of April, Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK will be hosting its third annual conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. This year’s conference is about building on the re-invigoration of grassroots involvement in the drug policy reform movement and ensuring all who wish to

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19
Apr

Why are you fighting to end the war on drugs?

Last month at the 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Denver, Colorado, we asked our students and supporters to answer the question: “Why are you fighting to end the war on drugs?” Here’s what they said…