NHRC cancels 2024 conference, looks ahead to 2026

NHRC makes space to pause, reflect, plan


After much thoughtful discussion internally and externally, NHRC has decided to cancel our 2024 National Harm Reduction Conference. We will be dedicating 2024 to focus on our mission, vision, and values, and reimagine our biennial conference as part of our strategic planning process. We understand the importance of recognizing the limits of our capacity, and how crucial it is to pause, reflect, and plan for the future. We have learned a great deal from our last conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was the largest event we have ever hosted with over 2,500 people in attendance.


Over the coming months, we will be working with our partners at the Drug Policy Alliance and Harm Reduction International to collaborate closely on future conferences. We will be also exploring with our current partners and looking at opportunities to join and/or co-host regional conferences, events, and gatherings across the country to elevate harm reduction work and share space and best practices over the next two years. We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to a fabulous National Harm Reduction Conference in 2026! Please stay tuned for future updates from our team.