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Ivy Plus Conference on Alcohol
June 6 and 7, 2007

The Ivy Plus Conference on Alcohol, sponsored by Brown University, came out of Brown's own review of alcohol policies and our desire to share with and learn from colleagues on this most important and difficult issue. The conference, held on Brown's campus, has been shaped to be a working meeting for alcohol policy teams to share various issues, lessons, and best practices, as well as hear from experts in the field. We are very excited that Bill DeJong, Ph.D., Senior Adviser of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, will be our keynote speaker.

We will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the 6th and conclude by 3:30 on the 7th. Please browse the additional information below, including registration information. We hope to see you on the 6th!

* Participants
* Register
* Conference Cost
* Sessions
* Schedule
* Hotels
* Directions to Brown

* Campus Map
* Information Sharing
* Brown Reports of Interest

Brown University

This conference is designed to engage members of the alcohol policy teams from the Ivy League plus Duke, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. Held on Brown's campus, the conference has been designed to be inclusive and we are hoping to see deans, health educators, faculty, and counselors among the participants.

While there is no registration fee, we strongly encourage you to register so we have an accurate count to inform our planning. Once you have registered, a confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided. To Register.

Conference Cost
There is no cost to register or participate, though we ask that you register. You are responsible for housing and transportation arrangements and costs.

Some of the panel presentations include qualitative and quantitative research on the context of pregaming, an evaluation of an online alcohol education course, the efficacy of motivational interviewing and reducing high-risk drinking among first-years and athletes.  We are also planning more informal roundtable discussions to provide you with opportunities to network with your colleagues.

A limited number of rooms are being held at the Saunders Inn on the Brown campus. To reserve a room at the Inn, phone (401) 863-7500 and mention that you are attending the alcohol conference.

Other local hotels within a mile of campus are the Providence Biltmore, the Radisson, and the Marriott.

Information Sharing
If you would like to share materials that your institution has developed (brochures, posters, policies, etc.), we will be providing space to display them during the conference.  You can bring them with you or email them to and we will make copies.

Brown Reports of Interest
Report of the Advisory Board Subcommittee on Alcohol and other Drugs

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to Review Social Events