Law & Policy Conference 2020

The Center for Alcohol Policy is pleased to announce our 13th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will move virtual for 2020. The conference will have a series of seminars scheduled to take place virtually over the course of four consecutive Wednesdays in the month of September. In an effort to accommodate varied schedules and time zones, all sessions will be made available on-demand to conference registrants after the live seminars conclude; however, we encourage you to join live to participate in the Q&A portion of all sessions. 

The 12th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference in Boston set records in terms of attendance and participation from regulators, public health advocates, alcohol industry stakeholders and many more. We are excited to deliver thought-provoking and useful resources for all who attend. 

The Center is a “go to” resource for up-to-date information on the important impacts of alcohol regulation, and its annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference highlights its important role in drawing out conversations of divergent interests. We hope that you make plans to attend what is sure to be an exceptional event. 


Registration Details

Full registration: $199 

Government employees and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations: $99

How to Register: 


Topics Include: 

  • Covid-19 and its impact on alcohol regulation 
  • The Twenty-First Amendment and its future in the courts 
  • A look at the role of state epidemiologists in alcohol policy 
  • Challenges to Trade Practice 
  • Alcohol in the world of technology

Additionally Featuring: 


Schedule: 

Wednesday, September 2 
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Trends in Underage Alcohol Consumption 
3:00pm – 4:00pm: 21st Amendment Litigation Update 

Wednesday, September 9 
2:00pm – 2:50pm: The Role of State Departments of Epidemiologists in Alcohol Policy 
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Alcohol Trade Practice Update 

Wednesday, September 16 
2:00pm – 2:50pm: Dangers of Fake Alcohol  
3:00pm – 3:50pm: Renewed Challenges of Fake IDs 

Wednesday, September 23 1:50pm: Presentation of Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Alcohol Regulation in the Time of Covid 
3:10pm – 4:00pm: Is All Alcohol the Same? 


Program Materials and Resources 

If you are attending our Alcohol Law and Policy Conference series over the month of September, we have created a page on our website that will house all program and session materials for the conference and much more. To gain access, you must register. Upon registering, you will receive the password to view the page. Some materials are still outstanding and will be uploaded as received throughout the month. 

Continued Legal Education (CLE) Credits 

Our staff is seeking appropriate CLE course accreditation for states as we receive registrations. If you are an attorney seeking CLE credits, please be sure to include the states in which you are registered, as well as your bar numbers for each when you complete your registration form. This will ensure an application for your state is submitted.

What They’re Saying

As we gear up for our first ever virtual alcohol law and policy conference, we wanted to touch base with some familiar voices in the space and check in with them about what’s moving in their world and what they’re looking forward to for this year’s conference.


8/27/2020 – This week on #CAPChats, we caught up with Susan Dworak, CEO of Real Identities, who is leading a panel during this year’s Alcohol Law and Policy Conference on the future and renewed challenges of fake IDs.  Listen below and get a sneak peek into what you can expect to learn during this informative session.


8/20/2020 – Listen below to hear from Carrie Christofes, about what’s moving in her world at the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).


8/13/2020 – Listen here to Neal Insley, Senior Vice President and General Council at the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA).


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