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Center for Alcohol Policy Announces 10th Annual Essay Contest

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting entries for its 10th Annual National Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s contest is:

The Supreme Court has recognized “temperance” as a permissible goal of state alcohol regulation. Define temperance as it would apply in today’s alcohol marketplace. Is it still relevant today? Should temperance still be recognized as a permissible goal of alcohol regulation?

“The Center Essay Contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation and its implications for citizens across the United States,” said Brannon Denning, Center for Alcohol Policy advisor and Samford University Cumberland School of Law professor.

“We can learn a lot from our nation’s history with alcohol, especially looking at the societal problems that led to national Prohibition and the public policy initiatives that were put in place following the passage of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition and began today’s system of state-based alcohol regulation,” Denning continued. “This essay contest offers the opportunity to continue the examination of how alcohol regulations remain relevant today.”

WHO CAN ENTER: The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December 2017. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays.

HOW TO ENTER: Essays may be emailed to essay@centerforalcoholpolicy.org or mailed as a hard copy to: Center for Alcohol Policy; Attn: Essay Contest; 1101 King St., Suite 600-A; Alexandria, VA, 22314. Essays must be accompanied by an entry form.

DEADLINE: The deadline for entries is December 1, 2017. Winners will be announced in early 2018.

AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

To read essay guidelines and last year’s winning essays, please visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest. For more information, please call (703) 519-3090.

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.

10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Education Sessions Announced

ALEXANDRIA Va. – The Center for Alcohol Policy’s 10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 6-8, 2017, at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, will feature educational sessions addressing a variety of current alcohol policy issues. The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including legislators, educators, regulators, public health advocates and industry officials.

In addition to keynote remarks by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, this year’s educational sessions will include:

  • The Future of Impaired Driving Countermeasures
  • Alcohol Laws and the Courts: Trends and Arguments
  • Marijuana Policy in 2017
  • Health Consciousness Drives New Approaches to Alcohol Harm Reduction
  • MegaBrew – Two Years Later
  • Alcohol Regulation Debates in the States
  • Outlet Density – Striking the Right Balance
  • Liquor Law Enforcement – Best Practices From Around the Country

Consult the conference brochure for full session details. Additional sessions or updates will be posted to www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registrations rates. Be sure to register before September 1 to take advantage of early bird registration rates.

For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile, book online or call 1-888-591-1234 and indicate that you are attending the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Alcohol Law and Policy Conference. Book by August 16 to secure the negotiated single/double group rate of $199 per night plus tax. Once the room block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

The Center for Alcohol Policy is seeking appropriate CLE accreditation for the 2017 Alcohol Law and Policy Conference. An updated list of states offering accreditation for the 2017 conference will be posted to www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org. In 2016, every attendee was able to secure CLE credits, and more than 35 states approved CLE accreditation for participants. Certain states do not have mandatory CLE requirements.

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.


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Center for Alcohol Policy
1101 King Street Ste 600-A Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 519-3090 info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org