Special Events

Youth United States Capitol Tour | Monday Feb. 1

During your week at CADCA's NYLI Training, you will learn the skills needed to truly make an impact in your communities around the drug issues. For those registered for the NYLI Advocacy & Policy Course, this allows you to see, first hand, the place where all your efforts make the most noise! The place where Congress meets. The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.

For more details and to sign up, please go to http://youthuscapitoltourcadcanyli.eventbrite.com

Networking Reception & Ideas Fair | Monday Feb. 1
Be sure to stop by our Networking Reception, where you can socialize and meet our exhibitors. We will also showcase coalition innovations and successes in our Ideas Fair. You won’t want to miss it!



National Leadership Plenary | Tuesday, Feb. 2
The Plenary is the official kick-off to the National Leadership Forum which brings together top experts and policy makers in the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention. 

Federal Partner "Power Sessions" |  Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Thursday, Feb. 4
“Power Sessions” from our Federal Partners (DEA, NIAAA, ONDCP, SAMHSA and NIDA) have been programmed to showcase and highlight their specific work and mission. These special sessions are designed from feedback from previous attendees looking to hear longer presentations from the heads of the various agencies and in a smaller setting. Check back later for details.

State & Territory Meetings | Tuesday, Feb. 2
Following the afternoon training sessions, join your fellow statesman for a casual gathering where you’ll have a chance to network with others in your state and strategize for Capitol Hill Day.

Congressional Reception | Wednesday, Feb. 3
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Don't miss this valuable opportunity to network with members of Congress and key staffers.

Coalitions - Monumental Impact! Membership Breakfast | Thursday, Feb. 4
Rise and shine!  CADCA serves up a special breakfast session, open to all Forum attendees, complete with fascinating thought leaders to wake up your mind and energize you with new ideas.  Meet members of CADCA’s Board of Directors and Coalition Advisory Committee. 

National Leadership Awards Lunch, Thursday, Feb. 4
Every year, CADCA celebrates prevention leadership and achievement at its Forum Award Luncheon.  Join the celebration of excellence as CADCA announces its National Leadership Award, National Newsmaker Award, Got Outcomes! Coalitions of Excellence Awards, Outstanding Youth of the Year and others.   Additional highlights include musical performances and an always inspiring youth presentation.

Click here to access the Awards Lunch Program