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PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION
November 30, 2005
Newmark Tower
1415 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
7:00-9:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of conversation and refreshments with drug policy reformers and experts, featuring selected conference speakers.

 

DAY 1 – PUBLIC FORUM
December 1, 2005
Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. Introduction

  • Councilmember Nick Licata, Public Health & Safety Chair, Seattle City Council (Seattle, WA)
  • Gary Maehara, President, King County Bar Association (Seattle, WA)
  • Roger Goodman, Director, KCBA Drug Policy Project (Seattle, WA)

8:30 a.m. Panel 1: Historical and Cultural Contexts of Drug Use and Drug Control

  • Ethan Nadelmann, Director, Drug Policy Alliance (New York, NY)
  • David Courtwright, Professor of History, University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Jonathan Wender,
  • Moderator: Roger Goodman, Director, KCBA Drug Policy Project, Washington State

10:00 a.m. Break

  • Instructor, Simon Fraser University / Police Veteran (Edmonds, WA)
  • Moderator: Roger Goodman, Director, KCBA Drug Policy Project (Seattle, WA)

Commentators:

  • Nora Callahan, Director, November Coalition (Colville, WA)
  • Andy Ko, Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington – Drug Policy Project (Seattle, WA)
  • Cliff Thornton, Director, Efficacy (Hartford, CT)

10:10 a.m. Panel 2: What the Current Drug Control System Allows Speakers:

  • Graham Boyd, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Drug Law Reform Project (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Deborah Peterson Small, Executive Director, Break the Chains (New York, NY)
  • Sanho Tree, Director, Institute for Policy Studies – Drug Policy Project (Washington, D.C.)
  • Stephen Ziegler, Assistant Professor of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington, IN)
  • Moderator: Eric Sterling, Director, Justice Policy Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Commentators:

  • Sgt. Robert Benson, Seattle Police Department (Seattle, WA)
  • Dan Satterberg, Chief of Staff, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Seattle, WA)

12:00 p.m. Luncheon Address: Lessons Learned from our Northern Neighbor - Senator Pierre Claude Nolin (Quebec, Canada)

1:00 p.m. Break

1:20 p.m. Panel 3: Current Innovations Within the Prohibition Framework Speakers:

  • Peter Reuter, Professor of Public Policy & Criminology, University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
  • Alan Marlatt, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Craig Reinarman, Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Eugene Oscapella, Founding Member, Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Moderator: Kris Nyrop, Director, Street Outreach Services (Seattle, WA)

Commentators:

  • Fredrik Polak, Psychologist (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Stephen Ziegler, Assistant Professor of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington, IN)
  • Rick Steves, Host of “Rick Steves Europe” (Seattle, WA)
  • Steve Freng, Prevention and Treatment Manager, Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (Seattle, WA)

2:40 p.m.Special Focus on Current Innovations: Project NEON and Four Pillars Approach

  • Cathy Speelmon, Chemical Dependency Program Manager, Project NEON, Seattle Counseling Services (Seattle, WA)
  • Donald MacPherson, Drug Policy Coordinator, City of Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Considering the Core Issues

  • Cannabis regulation – reform concepts (Emerald Ballroom)
    • Peter Reuter, Professor of Public Policy & Criminology, University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
    • Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance (New York, NY)
  • The role of law enforcement (Lopez A Room)
    • Jonathan Wender, Instructor, Simon Fraser University / Police Veteran (Edmonds, WA)
    • Norm Stamper, Former Chief of Seattle Police Department (Seattle, WA)
  • Medical practice and addiction treatment (Emerald Ballroom)
    • Stephen Ziegler, Assistant Professor of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington, IN)
    • Charles Huffeine, M.D., delegate to KCBA-DPP Steering Committee (Seattle, WA)
  • Methamphetamine – a public health approach (Whidbey Room)
    • Luciano Colonna, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Coalition (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Kids and Drugs – prevention and education (Lopez B Room)
    • Liz Wilhelm, Client Funding Specialist, Committee for Children (Seattle, WA)
    • Scarlett Swerdlow, Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (Washington, DC)

4:00 p.m. Free-for-all: Beyond Prohibition – So Now What?

  • Moderator: Dick Monroe, Steering Committee Chair, KCBA-Drug Policy Project (Seattle, WA)

5:00 p.m. Adjournment

 

DAY 2 – WORKING SEMINAR
December 2, 2005
One Union Square Boardroom
600 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Introduction – Roger Goodman, Director, KCBA – Drug Policy Project

10:15 a.m. Briefing and Presentations: Current Regulatory Systems for Drug Control and Civil Systems for Holding People Accountable

  • Roger Goodman,
  • Mark Haden, Clinical Supervisor, Addiction Services: Vancouver Coastal Health (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Rob MacCoun, Professor of Public Policy & Law, UC Berkeley, Schools of Public Policy & Law (Berkeley, CA)

11:45 a.m. Break

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch and Roundtable Discussion: Parameters of a New Legal Framework for Drug Control
Roundtable Participants:

  • Graham Boyd, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Drug Law Reform Project (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Luciano Colonna, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Project (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • David Courtwright, Professor, University of North Florida, Dep't of History (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Mark Haden, Clinical Supervisor, Addiction Services: Vancouver Coastal Health (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Mark Kleiman, Professor, UCLA School of Public Policy (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Andy Ko, Project Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Drug Policy Reform Project (Seattle, WA)
  • Rob MacCoun, Professor, UC Berkeley, Schools of Public Policy & Law (Berkeley, CA)
  • Alan Marlatt, Professor, University of Washington, Dep't of Psychology (Seattle, WA)
  • Doug McVay, Research Director, Common Sense for Drug Policy (Lancaster, PA)
  • Kris Nyrop, Executive Director, Street Outreach Services (Seattle, WA)
  • Eugene Oscapella, Founding Member, Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Craig Reinarman, Professor, UC Santa Cruz, Dep't of Sociology (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Steve Rolles, Information Officer, Transform Drug Policy Foundation (United Kingdom)
  • Deborah Small, Executive Director, Break the Chains (New York, NY)
  • Norm Stamper, Former Chief of Seattle Police Dep't (Seattle, WA)
  • Eric Sterling, Executive Director, Justice Policy Foundation (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Cliff Thornton, Director, Efficacy (Hartford, CT)
  • Sanho Tree, Project Director, Institute for Policy Studies, Drug Policy Project (Washington, DC)
  • Stephen Ziegler, Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington, IN)

4:00 p.m. Adjournment

 

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