It's time to tell you who our main speaker is for this year's HIT Hot Topics Conference. We've known for a while now, but we didn't want to get people excited before we were 100% sure that it was going to happen...
... Our main speaker is Ethan Nadelmann!
Ethan was described by Rolling Stone as "the point man" for drug policy reform efforts. He is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organisation in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.
Ethan and his colleagues have played pivotal roles in most of the major drug policy reform ballot initiative campaigns in the United States on issues ranging from medical marijuana and marijuana legalisation to prison reform, drug treatment and reform of asset forfeiture laws. They also have reformed state and federal laws involving drug sentencing, access to sterile syringes to reduce HIV/AIDS, access to drug treatment, prevention of overdose fatalities, and all aspects of marijuana policy.
It's not often that we in the UK get to see a speaker like Ethan so don't miss your chance. Book your place now. You know you'll regret it if you don't.
We still have to confirm the venues, but we can tell you that the HIT Hot Topics Conference will be on November 27th in Liverpool with our usual harm reduction cafe event happening the night before, and the charity music event after the conference.
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