Tag: conference

11
Apr

Announcing the winner of the 2012 SSDP Lifetime Achievement Award

Thought SSDP conference magic was over after our 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference? Not yet! There is one more very important award we need to present. Watch this video to find out more…     Read about all of this year’s SSDP award recipients here. Congratulations, Jon Perri! Back to top

14
Mar

The SSDP2012 Conference Program

With just over a week to go, we’re so excited to share with you the SSDP2012 program.  This beautiful document created by Saul Fougnier includes everything you need to know about the 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Open publication – Free publishing – More colorado   Haven’t registered yet?  You’re in luck — the registration deadline has been extended

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2
Mar

Fundraising for Denver

Attending conferences is expensive and sometimes it’s hard to find adequate funding from your school. So where else can you turn? Our NVCC Woodbridgechapter has been hard at work, successfully raising thousands of dollars so far to help cover their travel expenses to attend the 2012 International Conference in Denver (which is now only three weeks away!). Rebecca Samuels, chapter Vice President explains

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1
Mar

SSDP2012 Conference Announcement…

Good news!  Today was the original deadline to register for SSDP2012: The 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, but we have decided to extend the deadline until Friday, March 9, 2012.  Register here to join hundreds of others who will be with us in Denver later this month.  (Please Note: After March 9th, you will no longer be able to register

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28
Feb

The Canadian reform movement you haven't heard about

written by David Hewson of CSSDP I haven’t spent a lot of time in the United States, but I’ve gotten the impression that among drug policy activists, Canada gets a lot of respect. The city of Vancouver is well known for InSite, the only legal safe-injection site in North America; busting marijuana users is a low priority for Canadian law enforcement; and so

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9
Feb

What's in store for SSDP2012…

We’re proud to announce lots of exciting sessions that will take place during SSDP2012: The 13th Annual International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. In keeping with our theme, “Learn. Train. Act.” there will be three types of sessions: panels, workshops, and roundtable discussions. Please note that schedule and content for the conference is subject to change.  More details and updates will be

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8
Feb

Florida Regional Conference 2012 Highlights

The first ever Florida regional conference began on the evening of February 4th with an informal bonfire meet and greet and an anti-oppression training workshop led by our Florida State Policy Correspondent Sabrina Koramblyum. Sunday opened with an incredibly inspiring speech by Greg Newburn, Florida Policy Director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. Mr. Newburn described his recent work in Florida on

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1
Feb

This weekend: 2012 Florida Regional Conference!

This weekend (February 4th through 6th), our chapter at Florida State University will be hosting the first ever Florida Regional Conference and would like to invite you to join us in Tallahassee, Florida for networking, training workshops, and expert presentations to help us refine our skills as advocates working to end the war on drugs. Current students, alumni, and non-students are all welcome to

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14
Nov

2011 Midwest Regional Conference

Our chapter at Roosevelt University will be hosting this year’s Midwest Regional Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and would like to invite you to join us December 2-3, 2011 in Chicago, IL for a weekend of networking, training workshops, and expert presentations to help us refine our skills as advocates to end the war on drugs. This conference will be bringing together SSDP chapter

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11
Nov

Out with the old, in with the new…

Last weekend in Los Angeles at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, nearly 100 SSDPers convened for this year’s annual Congress where we elected new student members to our board of directors. A total of 16 people ran for the board this year, making it an extremely difficult race! Thank you, candidates and congress participants! Just a reminder- our next

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26
Oct

Mid-Atlantic Conference a Huge Success!

More than 50 students from all over the Mid-Atlantic region convened at the Northern Virginia Community Collegein Woodbridge, VA this past weekend for the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Conference. Chapters traveled from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and even as far away as Georgia to learn about advocacy from some of the most accomplished names in the movement.   Panels and Workshops Panels and

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19
Oct

Mid-Atlantic Regional SSDP Conference this weekend!

Our chapter at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA SSDP) will be hosting this year’s Mid-Atlantic Regional SSDP Conference and would like to invite you to join us this weekend, October 21-22, 2011 in Woodbridge, VA for networking, training workshops, and expert presentations to help us refine our skills as advocates to end the war on drugs.  Find this event on Facebook. Speakers Include: – Dianne

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11
Oct

Announcing the 2012 SSDP Conference!

We’re so excited to announce the date and location of our 2012 Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference: March 24-25, 2012 Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center 7800 East Tufts Avenue Denver, Colorado, USA 80237   More information is coming soon, so please RSVP here if you’d like to be kept in the loop about early bird registration and other important conference details. Earlier this year,

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6
Oct

Boston University hosts 2011 Northeast Regional Conference

“If anyone is ever feeling discouraged about the drug policy reform movement, all they need to do is attend an SSDP conference. These conferences empower students, foster new relationships, and strengthen our movement.” –Pete Anderson, Univeristy of Maine Farmington   The 2011 Northeast Regional Conference was held this past weekend at Boston University and over 80 students attended a weekend filled

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5
Sep

Chapter Leader of the Week

Name: Alfred Kilzi School: University of Miami (Class of 2013) Title: Chapter President and Founder Studying: Psychology Major with Minors in Marketing and Arabic Studies SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? ALFRED: I had an epiphany one day when talking to a former staff member that worked in the same academic department as I did for my Work Study part

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10
Aug

Chapter Leader of the Week – August 10, 2011

Name: Melissa Colebank   School: College of Charleston   Position: Chapter President 2011-2012   Studying: Communication, Corporate and Organizational Concentration/American Studies minor   SSDP: When did you first get involved with SSDP?     MELISSA: I became involved with SSDP when Kat Humphries (former President and chapter founder) attended the International SSDP Conference in San Francisco in 2010 and wanted to start the chapter at CofC.

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25
Jun

2011 Summer Alumni Newsletter

We are glad to announce the second Alumni Newsletter!  In the newsletter we spotlight several exceptional alumni to see what they’ve been up to. We are also so proud to see many amazing SSDP Alumni who were able to make it to our 2011 SSDP Training Conference and Lobby Day in Washington DC. Last but not least, we have great

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31
Mar

Outstanding Alum Award: Victor Pinho

Victor became involved with drug policy when he founded the University of Maryland chapter of NORML in 2005. There he teamed up with the campus chapter of SSDP and established a reputation of solid membership, leadership, and political credibility within the drug policy reform efforts at UMD. As an alum, he continued to stay involved. After graduating in 2006 and

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20
Mar

Conference Comments

SSDP’s 2011 Training Conference & Lobby Day was an inspiring weekend that really spoke volumes to SSDP’s pivotal role in the effort to bring common sense to drug policy. We saw 400 students from all over the country come together not just to learn about policy, but to gain the tools needed to become effective activists – prepared to take on the

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9
Mar

Jared Polis Speaks to SSDP

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) will be giving a keynote speech on the evening of March 17, as part of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Training Conference & Lobby Day. Representative Polis is an ally of SSDP and an advocate for sensible drug policies. We are delighted to have him speak at our event. Other speakers at the conference include:  

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13
Dec

Drew Stromberg, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Drew Stromberg Founder and President West Virginia University SSDP SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Drew: I got involved during in the summer of 2009 when a friend of mine told me I should start a chapter at WVU. SSDP: What issues are important for your chapter? Drew: Good Samaritan Policy – We started working on

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23
Dec

Help Send Students to San Francisco

With SSDP’s International Conference rapidly approaching, some SSDP chapters are looking for donations to help them make it out to San Francisco. Each week, I’ll be posting a different video from an SSDP chapter or member asking for your help to get them to the conference. You probably heard about SSDP getting scrooged by those grinches at Chase Bank. The $25,000 we should have won

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19
Nov

Why Smoke One Blunt?

I’m in DC right now, gearing up for SSDP’s 10th Annual International Conference, which I’m sure you already know all about. I’m actually burning the midnight oil with SSDP’s eastern region outreach director Amber Langston. We can see Prince George’s County from her house, a place where the county council just voted to do something very unlikely to achieve the goals the council

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15
Aug

DARE Conference Wrap Up

Update: The UStream broadcast mentioned below has been canceled. It will be rescheduled. Friends, I’d like to let you know that I’m alive and well — albeit intellectually exhausted — following my attendance at the DARE conference this week. I have video clips and insights to share, but I’ll save those for my UStream broadcast next week. I hope you

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12
Aug

Live Blogging from DARE Conference

I’m sitting in a session that’s about parents who provide alcohol to teenagers in controlled settings and how “irresponsible” those parents are. The instructor just gave a speech about harm reduction actually being “harm promotion” and made an analogy about parents teaching their kids how to “shoplift responsibly.” Riiiight. Perfect analogy. Because every high school student shoplifts the night of

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