LEAD and Live4Lali to Present #iPrevent Social Media Conference for Substance Prevention; Limited Tickets are Available for San Diego April 20 and 21, 2016

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The social media conference for substance use prevention fuses trends and tactics with technology and the truth about substance use from varying perspectives. This conference is designed to teach advocates, nonprofit leaders, elected officials and change agents how to engage audiences using digital platforms.

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“Social media can be a very powerful tool to communicate prevention messaging to communities. With #iPrevent we are moving beyond traditional prevention models and into a strategy focused around public health, stigma reduction and saving lives."

LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), an Illinois-based non-profit, will present #iPrevent, a social media conference for substance prevention, at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla on April 20 and 21, 2016. The conference is being held in partnership with Live4Lali.

The social media conference for substance use prevention fuses trends and tactics with technology and the truth about substance use from varying perspectives. This conference is designed to teach advocates, nonprofit leaders, elected officials and change agents how to engage audiences using digital platforms.

Leading authorities on substance abuse prevention and community leaders will share valuable strategies on using the power of social media to prevent substance use, addiction and overdose. “Social media can be a very powerful tool to communicate prevention messaging to communities,” said Andy Duran, executive director of LEAD. “With #iPrevent we are moving beyond traditional prevention models and into a strategy focused around public health, stigma reduction and saving lives.”

“With social media, we have the opportunity to connect with a large audience quickly,” said Sherrie L. Rubin, Founder and Director of Hope2gether Foundation. “The #iPrevent conference provides innovative ideas and real-world solutions to help you tell your story and educate others, but more importantly, to really reach people to drive positive change.”

Community stakeholders are encouraged to come together to learn how to use social media to directly impact prevention work. The conference will cover topics including: effective prevention messaging, content creation, social media trends and ways to optimize posts to maximize reach and visibility.

Speakers include:
Andy Duran, Executive Director LEAD    
Chelsea Laliberte, Executive Director Live4Lali
Tommy Sablan, Executive Producer of Jeff and the Showgram, KyXy 96.5 FM San Diego

Space is extremely limited for this conference, so sign up soon to ensure a spot. To register, visit http://www.socialmediaforprevention.com/sd-reg/

For more information, visit http://www.socialmediaforprevention.com/sd or call (847) 295-9075.

About LEAD
LEAD™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to parents and other adults and their role in the promotion of healthy family relationships and the prevention of alcohol, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth. LEAD has conducted workshops on the power of social media in prevention work in communities all over the country and at national conferences such as CADCA.

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