2023 SAM Summit & Good Drug Policy Conference

Registration is now open for the 2023 SAM Summit & Good Drug Policy Conference.

The 2023 conference will be held on April 20th in Washington, DC at the historic Miracle Theatre. We will bring together powerful voices in drug policy from across the field, such as prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement experts to amplify our collective work to scale up the work of scientists and practitioners. We've invited current and former staff who served Presidential administrations as well as Members of Congress.

This is the perfect option for groups associated with non-profit organizations, corporations, healthcare, clinicians, social workers, counselors, schools, law enforcement and local community groups around the country who want to educate their communities and employees on all issues surrounding drugs and drug policy. We go beyond slogans and clichés to give you a data-driven and tested approach to understanding these critical issues.

Take advantage of our early bird registration at $249 per person. Registration price will be raised to $299 on February 15th. Cost to attend includes lunch. Full agenda to be announced.

We're looking for dynamic presenters for our annual conference. Ever want to give a TED talk on some aspect of drug policy? If you say yes, then read on!

The 2023 SAM Summit & Good Drug Policy Conference is the premier gathering for drug policy advocates around the country. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the SAM & FDPS team and Board of Directors.

Please be prepared to submit the following information that would fit into a 15-20 minute educational session:

  • Session title
  • Session abstract (max 250 words)
  • Three (3) session objectives
  • Identification of topic area
  • Name & bio of presenter(s)

We're seeking proposals that focus on the following topics:

  • Advocacy
  • Prevention strategies
  • Treatment and recovery
  • Social justice
  • Link between marijuana and opioids/other drugs.
  • Workplace and employers, and impact on employee productivity
  • Impacts on youth and young adults

Presentation Terms and Conditions:

  • Presenters will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Reporting Form as part of their speaker agreement.
  • Presenters agree to waive any honorariums/travel & hotel accommodations.
  • Presenter will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration.

PLEASE NOTE: All submissions are to be completed by Friday, January 20, 2023.

Submit proposals to Brendan Fairfield: [email protected]


If your organization would like to be a sponsor of the conference, email us at [email protected] for more information on how to get involved.

The 2023 SAM Summit & Good Drug Policy Conference is organized by Smart Approaches to Marijuana and the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions.

Date & Time

Apr 20, 2023 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM


535 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Contact Information

Name: Brendan Fairfield

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