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Coalition Ideas Fair

The Ideas Fair submission period closed on Friday, October 23.


Call for Presentations

CADCA's Forum's Call for Presentations closed on Friday, October 16. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent the week of November 9, 2020.

Missed the deadline? Sign-up to be notified when Call for Presentations opens for the 20th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute, happening July 11-15, 2021!

What is the Coalition Ideas Fair?

The Coalition Ideas Fair is a virtual poster presentation session during Forum, in which emerging prevention research and cutting-edge strategies and implementation in coalition work are displayed. CADCA is actively seeking submissions from coalitions, students and researchers that feature innovative approaches to coalition work, recent successful outcomes in addressing substance misuse issues, up-to-date interventions and strategies (particularly environmental-level strategies) and recent original substance misuse research. Submissions on community assessments and community-based participatory research will also be considered. This year’s theme is “Every Day CADCA Trains: Community Coalition Advocates.”

Ideas Fair Poster Displays will be featured during the Opening Reception on Monday, February 1, and we are working to ensure they are recorded for on-demand viewing throughout Forum.

The Lead Presenter for each Coalitions Ideas Fair display will receive the reduced registration rate of $300. All additional presenters must register at their applicable rates.

If you have any questions about the Ideas Fair or submitting proposals for an Ideas Fair Display, please contact Karolina Deuth at evaluation@cadca.org.

Call for Presentations

Has your coalition seen changes in community-level outcomes since the implementation of evidence-based environmental strategies? Has your Executive Committee uncovered the secret to effective coalition management and leadership? Did your coalition and its partner organizations conduct an education and advocacy campaign that led to a successful policy or system change in your community?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – or even if you answered no, but can offer a success story of your own, complete with lessons learned and tips for replication in other coalitions – CADCA needs you at Forum.

This year's theme is “Every Day CADCA Trains: Community Coalition Advocates,” and as community change agents, we embrace this philosophy in our work to improve the quality of life in our nation’s communities. High-performing coalitions are those that have developed broad strategic alliances, implemented proven and promising strategies and achieved population-level change. The Call for Presentations is open to all community anti-drug coalitions, community-based prevention organizations, government agencies with a focus on substance misuse, mental health, criminal justice, public health, public safety, coalition sector member organizations and other organizations with an interest in substance misuse prevention and advocacy.

Topical areas should focus on one of the following:

  • Evaluation and Research
  • Coalition Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Cross Sector Collaboration
  • What's Trending

​Special consideration will be given to coalitions whose work focuses on the four environmental CADCA strategies:

  • Enhancing Access/Reducing Barriers
  • Changing Consequences
  • Changing Physical Design
  • Modifying/Changing Policies


The lead presenter for each accepted Call for Presentation will receive a complimentary registration.

  1. Additional presenters will receive a discounted registration rate of $300 (maximum three additional presenters at this discounted rate).
  2. Please pay close attention to the order in which presenters are listed on your submission.

You will NOT be able to save the text entered into this system and come back later to complete or edit at a later time. If you haven't already, you may create an electronic copy (e.g., Word document) with your responses and when you are finished, return to the form to copy/paste your information.
View a PDF of submission questions.

Keep in mind all descriptions submitted on the application will be used in Forum promotional materials, the website and the app to promote training sessions.

For questions, please contact Brittany Huffman at training@cadca.org or call 1-800-54-CADCA x247.