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11th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Education Sessions Announced

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Alcohol Policy’s 11th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference taking place Oct. 9 – 11, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn., will feature educational sessions that address a variety of current and developing alcohol policy issues. The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including legislators, educators, regulators, public health advocates and industry officials.

This year’s educational sessions will include:

  • Brave New World of Age Verification: This panel will explore fraudulent ID’s, e-commerce and current challenges with age verification and underage drinking.
  • High-Risk Drinking on College Campuses: Can we make a difference?
  • Another Date with the Supremes?: Is there one, or more, alcohol-related court challenges poised for the Supremes?
  • Toward Marijuana Control: Can lessons from Toward Liquor Control help guide marijuana regulators?
  • State of the States: Leading state legislators explore alcohol regulatory developments in the states.
  • (Happy) Hoppy Trails: Exploring challenges and opportunities with alcohol tourism – trails, festivals, tasting rooms and more.
  • Can I (Anti)trust You?: This panel will discuss the federal antitrust issues in the review of the largest alcohol supplier merger in history, outstanding issues as well as state antitrust issues impacting alcohol regulation.
  • Trade Practices Update: This breakout out session will explore federal and state regulators’ increased focus on trade practice enforcement.

For full session details, please download the conference brochure. Sessions are subject to change. Additions or updates will be posted to the conference page.

Registration can be completed online or by mailing a completed registration form with payment. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Full to complete the fillable form on a computer, or alternatively, you can print the document and manually fill out the form.

Be sure to register before October 3 to take advantage of early bird registration rates. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration at $199 or $299 after October 3. The full registrant rate is $699 or $799 after October 3.

The official conference hotel is The Saint Paul Hotel. For reservations, book online or call 800-292-9292 and indicate that you are attending the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Alcohol Law and Policy Conference.

Book your hotel room by September 18 to secure the negotiated single/double group rate of $169 per night plus tax, or the $149 per night plus tax government rate. To book the single/double rate online, select your arrival and departure dates and enter 181009CAP as the group rate, or ask for the “Center for Alcohol Policy Conference Standard” when you call. To book the government rate online, select your arrival and departure dates an enter 181009APG as the group code, or ask for the “Center for Alcohol Policy Government” when you call. Guests receiving the government rate for guest rooms will be required to present a government employee I.D. upon check-in. Once the room block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.



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 or follow the Center on Twitter at

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Center for Alcohol Policy
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