Are you accepting abstract submissions?

The Reform Conference’s main program is curated internally by DPA staff. If you would like to host your own meeting or workshop, give your own presentation or curate your own panel, we do accept abstracts from conference attendees for our Community Sessions.

If you would like to host a Community Session, APPLY HERE. Submission deadline is June 9th.

Please email us at reform@drugpolicy.org if you have any questions about Community Sessions.



Do you have scholarships available?

We have two Scholarships Programs meant to support the attendance of people directly impacted by the war on drugs and to ensure that the diversity of our movement – in race, gender, sexuality, age, lived experience, education, immigration status, etc. – is reflected in our conference attendees. The funds are meant for people who are low-income, are in a position to clearly benefit from going to the conference, are already affiliated with a complimentary or allied movement, with a solid potential to take home new knowledge, skills and contacts that will benefit their local work in any and all issue areas of our movement.

The International Scholarships application is now closed. If you submitted an application, you will be notified of your application's status starting Friday, June 9th. Please email  if you have any questions before then.

The National Scholarships application is now open! If you are based in the U.S. and need financial assistance to attend the Reform Conference, two applications are available. Submission deadline for both is June 23rd.

  • If you are a group of four (4) or more people from the same organization, please submit the application for groups here.
  • Otherwise, please submit the application for individuals here.



How can my group become an exhibitor?

The Reform Conference offers an interactive space to showcase your work or your products and services, access to leaders and decision makers in a diverse field, and effective lead and business generation. It also provides ample opportunities for networking.

If you would like join us as an Exhibitor, the fee is $1,500 for Exhibitors and $950 for Non-Profit Exhibitors, and includes:

  • One Reform Conference registration
  • Table space in the exhibit room
  • Recognition in official Reform Conference program

Please email reform@drugpolicy.org if your group would like to exhibit.


What do I need to know about the Virtual Reform Conference?

We are excited to offer a virtual option for this year’s Reform Conference. This option will include access to plenary sessions and select educational breakout sessions via livestream. Further details will be announced in June 2023

Please email us at reform@drugpolicy.org if you have any questions about the Virtual Reform Conference.



Do I need to be vaccinated for Covid to attend the conference in person?

This is subject to change

As we navigate this ongoing pandemic together, DPA will continue to track CDC-recommended safety precautions. This protocol is subject to change.

As of now, we are not going to ask for any vaccine or testing documentation related to Covid prior to the conference. 

We do encourage all attendees to self test at home before leaving for the conference. Please do not attend if you test positive or feel sick at all. You will be able to cancel your hotel room up to 48 hours before your check-in date. Please contact us directly at reform@drugpolicy.org for registration refund details.

We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all of our attendees onsite. We will ask you to wear a mask in all indoor spaces during the conference. We will have masks and boxes of rapid antigen tests available for free onsite at the DPA booth. We will also have a nurse available onsite for more minor medical issues.

We understand that some will not be able to join us in-person at all, and we are committed to ensuring everyone can still participate in the important conversations happening at the conference. We will have a virtual conference option for this Reform Conference. Please check back here in early June for more information on registration and the program for the virtual conference.

Please email us at reform@drugpolicy.org if you have questions about the COVID Safety Protocol.