Sunday, January 30

3-7 pm
Regisration Opens

Monday, January 31

7 am-5:30 pm
Regisration Hours

8:30 am-4:30 pm
SAMHSA's 18th
Preventions Day

5-6:30 pm
Forum's Opening
Reception, Coalitions
Ideas Fair and Exibitions Open

8-9:30 pm
Youth Meet & Greet
(Open to All Youth)

Tuesday, February 1

7 am-5:30 pm
Regisration Hours

7:30-8:15 am
Networking Breakfast & Coalitions Ideas Fair

7:30 am-4 pm
Exhibit Hours

8:30-11 am
National Leadership Plenary & NCA Graduation

11-11:30 am
Networking Break

11:30-12:45 pm
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

12:45-2:15 pm
Lunch (On Your Own)

2:15-3:30 pm
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

3:30-4 pm
Networking Break

4-5:15 pm
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

5:30-7 pm
State & Territory Meetings

Wednesday, February 2

7 am-4 pm
Regisration Hours

7:30-8:15 am
Networking Breakfast & Coalitions Ideas Fair

7:30 am-3 pm
Exhibit Hours

8:30-10:30 am
Capitol Hill Day
Plenary and Legislative Update

10:45-Noon
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

Noon-5 pm
Capitol Hill Day Appointments

8-9:30 pm
Youth Dance at Pose (Open to All Youth)

Thursday, February 3

7 am-12:30 pm
Regisration Hours

7:30-8:45 am
Membership Breakfast
(Open to All)

9-10:15 am
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

10:15-10:45 am
Networking Break

10:45-Noon
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

12:20-2:30 pm
National Leadership Awards Plenary

2:45-4 pm
Adult and Youth Training Sessions

2:45-4 pm
Forum Concludes

Friday, February 4

8 am-4 pm
ONDCP DFC
Applicant Workshop

General FAQs

When is CADCA's 2022 National Leadership Forum?

Forum will be held Monday, January 31-Thursday, February 3, 2022

Where is Forum being held?

Forum will take place at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located at 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Who attends Forum?

Educators  |  Faith Leaders  |  Individuals in Recovery  |  Justice Personnel  |  Law Enforcement  |  Mental Health Consumers  |  Military and Military Families  |  Parents  |  Prevention Specialists  |  Public Health Professionals  |  Researchers  |  State and Local Coalition Leaders  |  Substance Use & Mental Health Professionals  |  Treatment Providers  |  Youth   

What is the purpose behind Forum?

To help increase collaboration and positive impacts by our coalitions nationwide, CADCA is holding its 32nd National Leadership Forum, including SAMHSA’s 18th Annual Prevention Day. CADCA’s Forum is the premier and largest training event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention leaders – and now, more than ever, you’ll find training, resources and connections at your fingertips to create healthy, safe and drug-free communities at home.

Forum Offers:

  • Training from top experts in the field
  • Information, tools and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level
  • The latest science, news and trends on substance misuse issues
  • Connections to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day
  • The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention
  • Specialized youth leadership training
  • The historic sights and modern attractions of our nation’s capital

When is CADCA's 2022 National Leadership Forum?

Forum will be held Monday, January 31-Thursday, February 3, 2022

Where is Forum being held?

Forum will take place at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, located at 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Who attends Forum?

Educators | Faith Leaders | Individuals in Recovery | Justice Personnel | Law Enforcement | Mental Health Consumers | Military and Military Families | Parents | Prevention Specialists | Public Health Professionals | Researchers | State and Local Coalition Leaders | Substance Use & Mental Health Professionals | Treatment Providers | Youth

What is the purpose behind Forum?

To help increase collaboration and positive impacts by our coalitions nationwide, CADCA is holding its 32nd National Leadership Forum, including SAMHSA’s 18th Annual Prevention Day. CADCA’s Forum is the premier and largest training event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention leaders – and now, more than ever, you’ll find training, resources and connections at your fingertips to create healthy, safe and drug-free communities at home.

Forum Offers:

  • Training from top experts in the field
  • Information, tools and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level
  • The latest science, news and trends on substance misuse issues
  • Connections to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day
  • The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention
  • Specialized youth leadership training
  • The historic sights and modern attractions of our nation’s capital

Registration

When are the registration deadlines?

Key registration deadlines include the Early Bird on Monday, December 13, 2021 (best savings), and Advance on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

How do I register?

Individuals are encouraged to register online through CADCA’s website, but there is also a print form available that can be faxed in to CADCA. The online registration system is open now if you have end-of-the-year money to spend, or you can download the form and mail/fax your form to us now.

Do I need to acknowledge CADCA's COVID-19 Waiver of Liability?

Yes, as a requirement to attend a CADCA Training Event, attendees must acknowledge CADCA’s COVID-19 Waiver of Liability during the registration process. View the waiver prior to registering.

What does the registration include?

  • Access to all sessions in all tracks, Monday, January 31-Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Admission to the Exhibition Hall
  • CADCA bag and informational program
  • Access to all session handouts and PowerPoint presentations (pending permission to post from speakers)
  • Networking activities
  • Participation in the Capitol Hill Day Plenary and Congressional appointments

When will Registration be open?

  • Sunday, January 30, 2022: 3-7 pm EDT
  • Monday, January 31, 2022: 7 am-5:30 pm EDT
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2022: 7 am-5:30 pm EDT
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022: 7:30 am-4 pm EDT
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022: 7:30 am-12:30 pm EDT

When are the registration deadlines?

Key registration deadlines include the Early Bird on Monday, December 13, 2021 (best savings), and Advance on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

How do I register?

Individuals are encouraged to register online through CADCA’s website, but there is also a print form available that can be faxed in to CADCA. The online registration system is open now if you have end-of-the-year money to spend, or you can download the form and mail/fax your form to us now.

Do I need to acknowledge CADCA's COVID-19 Waiver of Liability?

Yes, as a requirement to attend a CADCA Training Event, attendees must acknowledge CADCA’s COVID-19 Waiver of Liability during the registration process. View the waiver prior to registering.

What does the registration include?

  • Access to all sessions in all tracks, Monday, January 31-Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Admission to the Exhibition Hall
  • CADCA bag and informational program
  • Access to all session handouts and PowerPoint presentations (pending permission to post from speakers)
  • Networking activities
  • Participation in the Capitol Hill Day Plenary and Congressional appointments

When will Registration be open?

  • Sunday, January 30, 2022: 3-7 pm EDT
  • Monday, January 31, 2022: 7 am-5:30 pm EDT
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2022:
    7 am-5:30 pm EDT
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022:
    7:30 am-4 pm EDT
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022:
    7:30 am-12:30 pm EDT

Prevention Day

How to I register for SAMHSA’s Prevention Day?

Attendance at SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is free. If you plan to register for just Prevention Day, you will be required to register online (paper forms will not be accepted).

If I’m registered to attend just the Prevention Day on Monday, can I also attend the workshops held throughout the rest of the week?

No, but if you’d like to attend the full week, please register to attend the Forum. Your badge will be marked so you will not be able to attend functions after Monday without paying the full registration fee.

How to I register for SAMHSA’s Prevention Day?

Attendance at SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is free. If you plan to register for just Prevention Day, you will be required to register online (paper forms will not be accepted).

If I’m registered to attend just the Prevention Day on Monday, can I also attend the workshops held throughout the rest of the week?

No, but if you’d like to attend the full week, please register to attend the Forum. Your badge will be marked so you will not be able to attend functions after Monday without paying the full registration fee.

Youth Leadership

What is the age cut-off for a Youth Leadership (YL) registration?

Anyone 18 years of age or younger is considered a youth. Anyone 19 years of age and older must register at the adult rate.

Can youth attend the YL training on their own?

Youth must be accompanied by an adult. The chaperoning adult must also be registered to attend the Forum at the applicable rate.

What will take place during the YL track and what is the schedule?

Click here to access the Youth Leadership details, schedule and parent/guardian consent form.

What is the age cut-off for a Youth Leadership (YL) registration?

Anyone 18 years of age or younger is considered a youth. Anyone 19 years of age and older must register at the adult rate.

Can youth attend the YL training on their own?

Youth must be accompanied by an adult. The chaperoning adult must also be registered to attend the Forum at the applicable rate.

What will take place during the YL track and what is the schedule?

Click here to access the Youth Leadership details, schedule and parent/guardian consent form.