International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2023

Drug Policy Alliance


International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2023

14 February 2023

End The Drug War. Build a New World. #Reform2023

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is back. Join us October 18-21, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona. Save the date!

The Reform Conference is the world’s premier gathering of drug policy reformers to learn about drug policy and to strategize about ending the drug war and to mobilize reform to begin building a new world where health, equity, and human rights are front and center, not punishment.

Attendees will spend three days building community with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world. More than 1,200 attendees representing over 50 countries joined us in St. Louis, MO in 2019. We are excited to bring the conference to Phoenix, Arizona in 2023!

Since the last Reform Conference in 2019, the Drug Policy Alliance has released our new strategic vision. We are excited to share our vision and to strategize and mobilize reform with you in 2023!

Join us to strategize, build community, and organize around:

  • Decriminalizing Drugs and Building Health-Based Alternatives
  • Ensuring Our Systems Help, Not Hurt by Uprooting the Drug War from Our Daily Lives
  • Reinvesting Resources into Communities and Divesting from Punitive Police Responses
  • Rethinking and Reducing Punishment of People in the Drug Trade
  • Legalizing and Regulating Drugs the Right Way

IDPC Secretariat #Reform2023 Conference Roadmap

The IDPC secretariat is involved in the following events that we warmly invite you to join:

Friday, 20 October

  • IDPC Members Meeting (members-only): 7:45 - 9:00 | Room: Palo Verde A
  • Exploring Sustainable Drug Policy Reform in Africa: 13:00 - 14:30 | Room: Yucca | Community session | With Maria-Goretti Ane.
  • Beyond Commercialization: How Regulation Can Create Legal Access and Safer Supply Without Big Business: 14:30 - 16:00 | Room: Cholla | Breakout session | With Ann Fordham
  • Conversation: Building Safer Consumption Spaces with Abolitionist Principles, within Prohibition & State Surveillance | 18:30 - 20:00 | Room: Yucca | Community session | With Juan Fernández Ochoa

Saturday, 21 October

  • Dangers of Corporate Capture of Emerging Markets: 10:00 - 11:30 | Room: Palo Verde C | Breakout session | With Maria-Goretti Ane.
  • The Controlled Substances Act: Reform or Abolish It?: 10:00 - 11:30 | Room: Palo Verde A | Breakout session | With Ann Fordham.


  • Support. Don't Punish photo booth | Room: Acacia Ballroom
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Start18 October 2023
End21 October 2023