Second Annual Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Conference

You are cordially invited to attend the

2019 UConn Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)

Stakeholders Call to Action Conference

Friday, April 5, 2019

Great Hall, Alumni House, UConn


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Registration and Light Refreshments
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker Presentations
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Student Wellness Case Competition

In response to growing national awareness and concern about alcohol and other drug problems on college campuses, Student Health and Wellness will be hosting the 2nd Annual UConn AOD Stakeholders Call to Action conference.


Morning Session Guest Speakers Include:

Thomas Workman, Ph.D. – A nationally recognized expert on high-risk drinking and drug use among college students

  • Facts, Myths and A Call to Action: Substance Use Among College Students in 2019
  • In This Together: How Students Can Take the Lead in Creating a Culture of Wellness

Stephanie Marquesano, Founder and President of the harris project

  • Out of the Shadows:  Co-Occurring Disorders

AOD Call to Action Committee

  • Accomplishments and Next Steps for the AOD Call to Action Coalition


The AOD Coalition teamed up with OPIM Innovate in the Business School to host a campus-wide Wellness Case Competition.

UConn students were challenged to develop ideas to create a continuum of connectedness and engagement on campus to support student wellbeing. The top three finalists will present their Wellness Case Competition recommendations and we will announce the winning team at the end of the conference.

You can register here for the entire conference, morning session or just the afternoon session.

For more detailed information and presentation descriptions, as well as to register, please follow this link:

Registration for all parts of the conference is required by April 2, 2019. 

A comprehensive AOD campus-wide effort requires many invested partners.  Thank you to the many campus partners who have participated throughout the year as a member of the AOD Call to Action Coalition.