What is the Coalition Ideas Fair?

The Coalition Ideas Fair is a 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);
  • 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: Prevention Today for a Safer Tomorrow.

Ideas Fair Poster Displays will be featured during the Opening Reception on the evening of Monday, January 31, 2022, and during the Continental Breakfasts on Tuesday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

If you have any questions about the Ideas Fair or submitting proposals for an Ideas Fair Display, please contact CADCA's Evaluation & Research team at evaluation@cadca.org.


  1. The lead presenter for each selected Coalition Ideas Fair display will receive the reduced registration rate of $450.
  2. Additional presenters must register at their applicable registration rate. For rate information, please visit cadca.org/forum2022/registration


Close of Business Friday, October 29, 2021

CADCA’s 32nd Annual National Leadership Forum’s Call for Presentations has closed. Missed the deadline? Sign-up to be notified first when the Call for Presentations opens for the 21st Annual Mid-Year Training Institute, happening July 17-21, 2022 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL.

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: Prevention Today for a Safer Tomorrow.” Our work is forward facing, as we make small shifts today to see major changes tomorrow. 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 substance misuse coalitions, community-based prevention organizations, government agencies, 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


All presenters must be registered for Forum. Please pay close attention to the order in which presenters are listed on your submission.

  1. The lead presenter for each accepted Call for Presentation will receive a complimentary registration to Forum.
  2. The second presenter
  3. Additional presenters must register at their applicable registration rate. For rate information, please visit cadca.org/forum2022/registration


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. 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 and will be edited by the Communications and Marketing team. For questions, please contact Brittany Huffman at training@cadca.org or call 703-706-0560 x247. Notifications will be emailed to all submitters to the Call for Presentations the week of October 18, 2021.

Close of Business Friday, September 17, 2021