Creating spaces for community-building, dialogue, leadership development, and action is a vital part of our mission.

National Harm Reduction Coalition brings people together from around the block and around the globe to explore new strategies, discuss roadblocks to implementations and develop solutions to bring harm reduction to scale.

National Harm Reduction Conference

Credit: Community
Credit: Community

“The National Harm Reduction Conference is a sacred space. Each conference is a homecoming, a moment to gather, build strength, and to challenge ourselves. It’s not always easy, and we don’t always agree. The conference is where we meet to have difficult conversations, strategize solutions, and to hold each other close.”

Maria Chavez (she/they), National Conference Director

A diverse community of people who use drugs or engage in sex work, service providers, public health officials and healthcare workers, policymakers and advocates — all come together to expand perspectives, gain new skills, and change the narrative about people who use drugs.

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The 13th National Conference has been postponed to 2022. We know it seems far away, but we’re excited about the time this gives us to make the next conference better than ever. Read more about this decision.

Archives of Past Celebrations

If you’ve attended a National Harm Reduction Conference before, you’ve likely laughed, cried, learned, played, challenged and grown in ways unimagined. From inspirational keynotes, to workshops and roundtables, to raw moments immersed in community – each conference leaves us changed.

You can access past presentations, print collateral and photos in the conference archives.

Upcoming Harm Reduction Events

We’re creating virtual space to connect and convene between what-would-have-been #HarmRed20 and what will be #HarmRed22 – and we’re calling that space #HarmRedNow. You can follow us on social media and check out our calendar to stay connected!

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Bring a Harm Reduction Leader to Your Event

Need a harm reduction expert to speak at your event? Members of our team are available for conference keynotes or to facilitate active conversations with your group.

We cover a broad range of topics and can tailor our content to your audience’s needs and priorities.

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