General FAQs

When was CADCA's 2022 National Leadership Forum?

Forum occurred 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. 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. 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

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.

CADCA is committed to providing a safe, healthy and memorable experience when we as a field convene again in person. Rest assured that CADCA is hard at work preparing for an unforgettable National Leadership Forum experience for you! We have been closely monitoring local, state and federal guidelines related to large gatherings during the ongoing pandemic and have consulted with our vendor partners to ensure extended protocols are in place on-site.

Specifically, out of an abundance of caution and safety, CADCA invites all registered attendees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to join us in-person. While on-site at Forum, attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination and to wear masks at all times (except when actively eating or drinking). CADCA will also be asking attendees to conduct daily health screening self-assessments using the CADCA Forum event app. More details will be shared on these and other health and safety precautions in the coming weeks.

CADCA considers people as fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines:

• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

CADCA encourages all eligible individuals to receive booster vaccinations as prescribed.

Information on federal, state and local guidelines related to large convenings can be found here: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state of Maryland, Prince George’s county.

CADCA is committed to providing a safe, healthy and memorable experience when we as a field convene again in person. Rest assured that CADCA is hard at work preparing for an unforgettable National Leadership Forum experience for you! We have been closely monitoring local, state and federal guidelines related to large gatherings during the ongoing pandemic and have consulted with our vendor partners to ensure extended protocols are in place on-site.

Specifically, out of an abundance of caution and safety, CADCA invites all registered attendees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to join us in-person. While on-site at Forum, attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination and to wear masks at all times (except when actively eating or drinking). CADCA will also be asking attendees to conduct daily health screening self-assessments using the CADCA Forum event app. More details will be shared on these and other health and safety precautions in the coming weeks.

CADCA considers people as fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines:

• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

CADCA encourages all eligible individuals to receive booster vaccinations as prescribed.

Information on federal, state and local guidelines related to large convenings can be found here: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state of Maryland, Prince George’s county.