DDN National Conference 2023

Back Stronger

July 2022 DDN MagazineIt was fantastic to see everyone this year after the pandemic, and the energy in the room was inspiring.

The feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive with so many people taking the opportunity to reconnect. If you didn’t make it in person you can read all about it here.

We have now started planning for the 2023 event, which will be held in the summer in Birmingham.

We want to make this the most inclusive event yet so are starting to plan now!

We are looking for suggestions for speaker presentations, contributions, and sponsors!

If you would like to suggestion a presentation about your work, local initiative, research or project please fill in the form below.

DDN is a free magazine and we try to keep the costs for delegates to attend the conference as low as possible. This is only possible due to the fantastic support of our commercial sponsors and exhibitors. To find out more about being a DDN conference sponsor and supporter please contact ian@cjwellings.com for details.

Delegate booking for individuals and groups will open nearer the event but as always we are always interested in hearing any suggestions you have for the event. We are especially looking for fun interactive contributions such as music projects and bands, films and theatre shows, art projects, therapy and mindfulness. If you have any suggestions please contact ian@cjwellings.com 


Please read this before submitting your suggestions:

The DDN National Conference brings together people who provide services with the people who use these services. 

We are particularly interested in peer-led initiatives, projects that engage hard to reach individuals, work to improve the wider health and wellbeing of people who use drugs and alcohol, support for volunteers and those entering the workplace, sharing best pratice, and innovations and new developments.

We want to include as many contributions as possible at the event so slots are limited to a maximum of fifteen minutes.

Powerpoint, video and other visual aids are all great,  but given the nature of the event and the short time slot you should avoid text heavy slides and aim for a visually engaging backdrop.

We welcome presentations from groups but it is essential following your presentation that all of the group return to their seats for the remainder of the session. 

Following the application process all suggestions will be discussed by the conference steering group and all suggestions that are shortlisted will be invited to an online meeting to discuss their presentation. The presentations that are selected will then be asked to attend another short online run through before the event to rehearse their presentation.

Following completion of the form you will be redirected to this page and the confirmation will appear at the bottom of the page.

DDN 2023 Conference - speaker presentation suggestions

Your Name
Please let us have your name and contact details. Even if you don't plan on speaking we will contact you in the first instance to discuss your suggestions.

Speaker Suggestions

Please provide a short outline of your project or suggested presentation.



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