Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Announces Education Session Topics

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3 — 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law and policy. The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including educators, regulators, public health advocates and industry officials.

Educational sessions at this year’s conference will include:

  • First Amendment and Alcohol Regulation
  • The Future of Supplier-Distributor Laws
  • Counterfeit Alcohol: A Global vs. United States Perspective
  • A New Model for Underage Sales and Compliance
  • Post-Prohibition Alcohol Regulation
  • State Regulator Roundup
  • Marijuana Legalization and Alcohol: Rhetoric vs. Reality
  • Legal Developments in Alcohol Retailing

In addition to these educational sessions,Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hoodwill deliver keynote remarks on the role state attorneys general play in alcohol regulation, including efforts to prevent underage drinking.

To register online, visit Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, book online or call 1-888-591-1234. Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $169 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. In 2013, 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.

More details about the 2014 CAP Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be available on the CAP website,, as they become available. For further information, please email


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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