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) and recent original substance misuse research. Submissions on community assessments and community-based participatory research will also be considered. This year’s theme is “Together Toward Tomorrow”.  

Ideas Fair Poster Displays will be featured during the Opening Reception on the evening of Monday, January 30, 2023 and during the Continental Breakfasts on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday February 1, 2023. 

If you have any questions about the Ideas Fair or submitting proposals for an Ideas Fair Display, please contact our Evaluation & Research team at


The lead presenter for each selected Coalitions Ideas Fair display will receive the reduced registration rate of $300. 

Additional presenters must register at their applicable registration rate.  For rate information, please visit   

All additional presenters must register at their applicable rates. 


Call For Presentations

Deadline to Submit – 5:30 PM EDT Monday, September 19, 2022 


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 “Together Toward Tomorrow”. Our work is forward facing, in so many ways, 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 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 


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

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

The second presenter for each accepted Call for Presentation will receive a discounted speaker registration rate of $450 to Forum. 

Additional presenters must register at their applicable registration rate.  For rate information, please visit  

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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 Samantha Andrews at or call 703-706-0560 x241. 

Notifications will be emailed to all submitters to the Call for Presentations the week of October 17, 2022.