Law & Policy Conference

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The Center for Alcohol Policy’s 12th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held Aug. 25 – 27, 2019, in Boston, Mass. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Registration for the conference is now open! 

Plan now to be part of the event. It will bring together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including attorneys, current and former alcohol regulators, academic thought leaders, public health advocates, state legislators and other experts – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges.

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Registration Information

Full registration costs $699. Registration for non-profits, government officials, and judges costs $199. Registration costs will increase by $100 after August 19, 2019.

There are four ways you can register:

          Center for Alcohol Policy
          Attn: Alcohol Law and Policy Conference
          1101 King Street, Suite 600-A
          Alexandra, VA 22314

  • Fax with payment to 703.739.0851, Attn: Alcohol Law and Policy Conference.

Be sure to register before August 19 to take advantage of early bird registration rates.

Cancellation and Refund Policies:

Please email the Center for cancellation requests. Full refunds (minus a $50 administrative fee) will be issued for cancellations made before August 19, 2019. No refunds will be made after August 19.

Financial Hardship Policy

Hotel Accommodations

Reserve your room at the Marriott Copley Place online or call 800.228.9290 and ask for the Center for Alcohol Policy’s room block.

Book by August, 2019 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. Make your reservation today!

Conference Schedule

Sunday, August 25
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Monday, August 26
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Educational Sessions I – II
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions III – V
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
7th Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award Presentation and Reception
Tuesday, August 27
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.  
8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions VI – VIII

2019 Educational Sessions

  • What’s the Verdict: A Decision in Tennessee Retailers v Thomas
  • Direct Shipping and Cross Border Sales, The Illegal Activity Continues
  • Value Added Benefits of Liquor Enforcement
  • The History and Meaning of the 21st Amendment
  • Problem Bars: Challenges and Solutions
  • Liquor Bans on College Campuses
  • Public Health Concerns Heard in Alcohol Deregulation Debate
  • Marijuana, The State and Federal Role

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit: The Center for Alcohol Policy is seeking appropriate CLE accreditation for the 2019 Alcohol Law and Policy Conference. In previous years, more than 30 states have approved CLE accreditation of the course.


KEYNOTE REMARKS: The Honorable Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts

And featuring…
John A. Cocklin, Police Practices, Dram Shop & Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Expert, Robson Forensic

Brannon Denning, Associate Dean and Starnes Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law; Center for Alcohol Policy Advisor

Raimee Eck, President, Maryland Public Health Association

Chima Enyia, Executive Director, Illinois Liquor Control Commission

Pam Erickson, CEO, Public Action Management, PLC; former executive director, Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Jim Hall, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board; Center for Alcohol Policy Advisor

Josh Harrison, Prosecutor, Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission

Travis Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

Jud Horras, President & CEO, North American Interfraternity Conference

Neal Insley, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association

Brad Krevor, President, Responsible Retail Forum

Patrick Lynch, Former Rhode Island Attorney General; Center for Alcohol Policy Advisor

Mike Madigan, Managing Shareholder, Madigan, Dahl and Harlan, PA.

Robert Mellion, Executive Director and General Counsel, Massachusetts Package Stores Association

John Neiman, Shareholder, Maynard Cooper Gale; Former U.S. Supreme Court clerk and Solicitor General of Alabama

Krissy Nobile, Attorney, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office

Jerry Oliver, Professor of Practice, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University; Former Chief of Police (Detroit, Richmond and Pasadena) and Arizona alcohol regulator; Center for Alcohol Policy Advisor

Mary Tortorice, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Sazerac Company

Lori Weigel, Principal, New Bridge Strategy

John Yeomans, Chief, Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement; Board of Directors, National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA)

Sessions and presenters are subject to change. Stay tuned for more speakers coming soon!

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