Virtual Conference Schedule & Program

Reform 2023 offered a virtual option. This option included access to the three plenary sessions and nine educational breakout sessions via livestream. 

Thursday, October 19th 

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am      Opening Plenary
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm      Breakout Session: The Future of Drug Policy Research: A Conversation with Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Breakout Session: Righting Wrongs Worldwide: Drug War Reparations in a Global Context
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm        Breakout Session: The Lure of Coercion: Don’t Be Fooled by “Kinder, Gentler” Drug War Tactics 

Friday, October 20th 

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am      Breakout Session: For Us, [Near] Us: A Conversation About OPCs, Gentrification, and Resource Allocation in Marginalized Communities
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm      Feature Plenary: Centering Indigenous Leadership and Innovation in Harm Reduction and Drug Policy
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Breakout Session: When Facts Fail: The Promises and Perils of Research in Drug Policy Reform
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm        Breakout Session: After Oregon: The Next Era of All-Drug Decriminalization

Saturday, October 21st 

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am     Breakout Session: The Deadly Game of Drug War Whack-A-Mole: Responding to the Ever-Changing Drug Supply
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm      Breakout Session: Cashing in on the Drug War in Daily Life: Following the Money and Motivation of the Drug War Profiteers Within and Beyond the Criminal System
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Breakout Session: Early Insights and Critiques of Psychedelic Regulation: Who’s Benefiting from the Psychedelic Renaissance? 
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Closing Plenary

See the schedule for the full (in-person) conference here.