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      SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Chicago

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      March 29, 2019

      Friday   5:00 PM

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      SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference

      SSDP2019 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to the Chicago area from March 29-31 for our annual gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy. Awards Ceremony + Dance Party. SSDP recognizes outstanding network members with an annual awards ceremony followed by a dance party. Student Congress. Our annual student board member election and governing resolution process invites all SSDP members to participate in defining their SSDP. And more. An alumni gathering, meetups, networking meals, and other events offer nearly non-stop opportunities to connect with advocates and leaders of the drug policy reform movement! Hotel booking is available now at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center through this link. You will be redirected and sometimes the group code does not auto-populate. It's very important that you make sure that "PGF" appears in the "Group Code" box when selecting your room. If it does not automatically appear, you will need to enter it yourself. The special room rate will be available until March 6 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Please book your room only through this link, with our group code "PGF", and not via phone or third-party websites.  It is strongly recommended that you book your flight to/from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). It is a 5-minute drive from the conference venue, and the hotel provides a free shuttle. By comparison, Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is a 45-minute drive, or 90 minutes on public transit, away from the conference venue, and you will be responsible for arranging for and paying for that ground transportation.  Be sure to check for frequent updates.    FAQs Are media passes available? SSDP welcomes news media representatives who want to provide coverage of the conference. All Media Pass applicants must currently be employed or on assignment by the outlets they are representing. For eligible applicants, a Media Pass may be provided as a courtesy to cover the official event. It permits access to the event during programming and does not include meals or access to the dance party which follows the award ceremony. SSDP is not obligated to provide a Media Pass and will approve requests based on its judgment of eligibility. Email with information about your beat, outlet, and plans for coverage to be considered. Are one-day passes available? Yes. Please email for instructions on how to purchase your one-day pass. I'll be speaking at the conference. Do I have to register? Yes. Everyone who will attend the conference must register. If you are a non-student, non-alumnus speaker who will only attend your own session, you may register at no cost. Ask your SSDP staff liaison to provide you with a discount code to use.  What's the refund policy? Refunds may be requested through Eventbrite until 30 days before the event (2/28/19). After that, refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis upon written request sent to   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No.  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes, just change the name, contact information and other attendee question responses to the person who will attend.  I'm an SSDP student. How do I use my CAT points to register? Your SSDP staff member can help you make arrangements with CAT points. For U.S. based students, contact Elise Szabo or Luis Montoya. For students based in any other country, contact Jake Agliata.  My company or organization is interested in sponsoring the conference. Where can I find out more about that? Visit the sponsorships page on our website, or contact Lauren Padgett.  Where can I find information about the schedule and content? Visit the programming page on our website. Frequent updates are made there as details are confirmed. 

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