National Leadership Conference – 2009

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) held another successful National Leadership Conference (NLC)! The 11th Annual National Leadership Conference “Beyond Boundaries: Timely Trends and Technology” was held at the Texan Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas on August 13-14, 2009. The conference registered close to 1500 participants.

The conference, held in conjunction with the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association, included distinguished speakers from OJJDP and other leadership in the field.  The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center’s NLC brings out some of the Nation’s largest policy and public health funders including OJJDP, NHTSA, NIAAA, SAMHSA, DOE and the FTC.  This extends UDETC’s reach nationally to federal, state and local agencies as well as their outreach to state and local communities through their relationship with 51 EUDL Coordinators in each state, the District of Columbia and the US Territories.  The NLC is a gathering for States and communities with interest in enforcing underage drinking laws and in sharing of resources.

The conference included thought-provoking plenary sessions along with engaging presentations by law enforcement, judicial members, youth, researchers and community leaders. The NLC theme,  “Beyond Boundaries: Timely Trends and Technology ” was fitting, as there was a consistent message of what new tools, research and technology is available as resources in the efforts to enforce underage drinking laws nationwide. The NLC included;

-Pre-conference activities for EUDL coordinators,

-Experiential Learning Exercises,

-Youth Track and Presentation and

-Law Enforcement, Leadership Institute and Success Story Awards.

For additional information on the OJJDP’s UDETC and their resources contact 1-877-335-1287.

View the Final Program

View a Sample of Conference Presentations

View the 2009 State Highlights

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