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Breaking the Ice – How to run a forum

How to run a community forum on crystalline methamphetamine and/or alcohol and other drugs

So – you want to organise a forum in your community about crystalline methamphetamine (‘ice’) and/or alcohol and other drugs (AOD). To make it easier for you, we’ve prepared this simple 10-step guide to help Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) and other community groups conduct a successful forum.

Step 1  Plan

Step 2  Seek local support

Step 3  Book a suitable venue

Step 4  Engage local experts

Step 5  Find a suitable master of ceremonies (MC)

Step 6  Promote the event and build you audience

Step 7  Utilise the media

Step 8  Use these resources/templates

Step 9  Evaluate your event

Step 10  Follow these key tips for running a successful event