Addiction Policy Forum 2019 National Leadership Conference June 23-25 in Washington, DC. Together, we can solve this.
Highlighting innovative solutions to addressing addiction. Connecting those working on the ground with skills and new tools.
June 23 - 25, 2019
Washington, DC

About the Event

The National Leadership Conference is the annual gathering for families and stakeholders convened by the Addiction Policy Forum. This event highlights innovative solutions to addressing addiction, connects those working on the ground with skills and new tools. The conference also features our annual Gala event where our recipients of the Pillar of Excellence awards are recognized. Conference attendees also engage in Capitol Hill events to ensure substance use disorders are a top priority among our federal leaders. 

Be part of this event on addressing addiction by attending the 2019 National Leadership Conference.


3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Registration Open
Welcome Reception
8:00 AM
5:30 PM
Monday, June 24, 2019
8:30 am      Welcome and Opening Remarks
                   Keynote Speakers
11:00 am    Panel 1: Prevention Innovations
1:30 am    Panel 2: Treatment Innovations
3:00 pm      Panel 3: Innovative Solutions to Helping Children Impacted by Addiction and Pregnant and Postpartum Women
4:15 pm      Panel 4: Criminal Justice Innovations
5:30 pm      Adjourn 
8:00 AM
9:30 PM
Tuesday, June 25

8:30 am      Hill Day Preparation and Advocacy Training

10:30 am    Capitol Hill Day Appointments

1:30 pm      Congruent Training Sessions (ends at 4:30 pm)

6:00 pm      Gala Check-in

6:30 pm      3rd Annual Gala: Pillar of Excellence Awards


General Barry McCaffrey, USA, Retired
General Barry
McCaffrey, USA, Ret.
Former Director
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Jessica Hulsey Nickel
Hulsey Nickel
Addiction Policy Forum
Dr. Robert
Institute for Behavior and Health
Kimberly Lohman Clapp
Lohman Clapp
EVP, Community Engagement
Addiction Policy Forum

Planning Committee

AMD 11.2018

Doug Griffin-123

CARA Reception Slide-12

Michelle Jaskulski


Omni Shoreham Hotel 

2500 Calvert St NW

Washington, DC 20008 

Book online or call (800) 843-6664

Remember to mention the Addiction Policy Forum’s National Leadership Conference when calling to make your reservation at the Omni Shoreham, or book directly through the hotel’s website to ensure that your room is included in the Addiction Policy Forum room block. The single room rate is $269 per night and double room rate is $289 per night. Reservations need to be made by Friday, May 31. The discounted group rate for the conference is only available when you book directly with the Omni Shoreham online or over the phone. 

Hotel reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Addiction Policy Forum cannot guarantee the group rate if booked after Friday, May 31.

Check-in Time: 3:00pm 

Checkout Time: 12:00pm

Hotel Parking: $52 per day

Since 1930, the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., has hosted presidents, world leaders, and inaugural balls, making it a true landmark in our nation’s capital. Today, the hotel fuses modern comforts with distinguished service, creating a monumental experience for guests.

Located in one of the area’s premier residential neighborhoods, the elegant urban retreat has a resort atmosphere and a personal taste of politics, culture, art, and music. Situated on 11 lush acres and just steps away from the National Zoo, this hotel boasts a vibrant location.

Getting to the hotel
The Omni Shoreham is just 1 block from the Woodley Park- Zoo Metro Station on the Red Line.
The hotel is 8 miles from Reagan National Airport and 28 miles from Dulles International Airport.


Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008


Flying to Washington, D.C.
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region and we have arranged for flight discounts with United Airlines (use code ZGCY488464), Delta Airlines (use code NMSWV), and American Airlines (use code 3969EL).

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA) – located just across the Potomac River in Virginia. It is the closest airport to D.C. and is a Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow Lines.

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) – located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. A taxi ride into DC will cost about $60-$68. You can also take the Silver Line Express Buss to the Silver Metro Line.

  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (airport code: BWI) – located in Maryland between Baltimore and Washington. A taxi ride into DC will cost about $80-$90. However, you can take the Amtrak train into downtown D.C. for $15-$30.

Ride the Train to Washington, DC.
Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train runs frequently and takes travelers to beautiful Union Station. Union Station is centrally located and features its own Metro Stop. Take the red line directly from Union Station to the Omni Shoreham.


Interested in becoming a sponsor?

To join Addiction Policy Forum in a sponsorship, please contact Mandi Howard at or (202) 969-8879, ext. 716, or Zac Onufrychuk at or (202) 969-8879, ext 709.
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