Signature Events

CADCA is built on the mission of equipping coalitions with tools, knowledge, and support to create positive change in their communities. The National Leadership Forum, Mid-Year Training Institute, and Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner are our three signature events dedicated to engaging with our coalitions, advocating for positive prevention changes, and recognizing the work being done in our communities, by our communities.

Forum national des dirigeants

CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a 4-day conference packed with multiple adult and youth-oriented opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance use and misuse and hear from nationally-known experts and policymakers with a full day dedicated to Capitol Hill events. The Forum is held in the Washington, DC area every year, normally the first week of February and brings together more than 3,000 participants representing community anti-drug coalitions, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, youth and faith-based leaders. This event is held every year at Gaylord National, located in National Harbor, MD.

Institut de formation de mi-année

Tenu pendant 4 jours pendant l'été, l'Institut de formation en milieu d'année (MYTI) propose des sessions de formation approfondies et interactives spécialement conçues pour les dirigeants et le personnel des coalitions communautaires. MYTI comprend également deux niveaux de formation pour les activités de l'Initiative nationale pour le leadership des jeunes (c'est-à-dire, Key Essentials et Advanced). Des principes fondamentaux de la constitution de coalitions et de la planification stratégique à l'évaluation et à la recherche, vous repartirez motivé et inspiré. Le MYTI se tient chaque année dans une ville différente, fin juillet ou début août. This event will take place at Hilton Chicago, located in Chicago, IL from July 14-18, 2024. Apprendre encore plus

Dîner de remise des prix de la campagne Enfants sans drogue

The Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner brings together corporate supporters, federal partners, members of Congress and coalition leaders from around the country who are committed to reversing the tide of substance misuse and addiction. The Drug Free Kids Campaign is a reminder of the incredible strides we have made together, and it provides an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our awardees, the dedication of our coalitions, and the indomitable spirit of our youth. Learn more and attend the event at

Future Events

Interested in going to a CADCA signature event and need to know dates and places to start your trip planning? Please see below:

Forum national des dirigeants
February 3–6, 2025
February 2–5, 2026
February 1–4, 2027
January 31–February 3, 2028
January 30–February 2, 2029
February 4–7, 2030
February 2–6, 2031
Institut de formation de mi-année
July 14–18, 2024 Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL
July 20–24, 2025 Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
July 12–16, 2026 Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL
July 11–15, 2027 Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX
July 23-27, 2028 Gaylord Pacific, San Diego, CA
July 8-12, 2029 Gaylord Rockies, Denver, CO