Keynote Speaker

Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Race & Gender Justice Activist; Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu knew from early in life that the one thing she would never be is a priest. She has always said, “I have my father’s nose, I do not want his job” However, after years spent as a development consultant, educator and race and gender activist she accepted her call to ordained ministry. She is an Episcopal priest who most recently was Associate Rector at All Saints, Beverly Hills.

The challenges of growing black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Naomi’s life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching hate and division injure us all.

Rev. Tutu is the third child Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. She was born in South Africa and had the opportunity to live in many communities and countries. She was educated in Swaziland, the US and England, and has divided her adult life between South Africa and the US. Growing up the ‘daughter of …’ has offered Naomi Tutu many opportunities and challenges in her life. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges she has struggled with is the call to ministry. From early in her life she would say, “I have my father’s nose, I do not want his job!” Yet this call refused to be silenced. Even as she carried her passion for justice into other fields, the call to preach and serve as an ordained clergyperson continued to tug at her. Finally, in her 50’s she responded to the call and went to seminary.

Sponsorship

June 2022 marks the 10th installment of the annual ADACBGA conference. We continue to offer exceptional educational sessions to our participants to earn their required certification credentials.

This fully in-person event provides a unique opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors to interact and engage with hundreds of participants in the addiction and treatment field.

Our team would be excited to collaborate with you as a sponsor to find the right fit for your strategic goals and budget. We know that working together we can find the best way for you to showcase your products and services so that you receive the maximum return on your investment at this year’s event.

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Please contact conference@adacbga.org with questions.

Nominations

In recognition of excellence for clinical competency in the field of addiction treatment the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia will present an individual with the Jane Furtner Award for Excellence in Addiction Treatment and/or Recovery Support Services. The award will be presented at the 2022 10th Annual Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia Conference during the closing session on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.

Nominations will be accepted for eligible individuals, who meet the criteria listed below. Completed nomination form(s) submitted must be received at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia, no later than close of business May 16, 2022.

Nomination Criteria:

  • The individual should be actively certified addiction professional through ADACB- GA and/or IC&RC.
  • The Jane Furtner Award of Excellence will be based on the individual’s accomplishments during the past year and general accomplishments in working in addiction treatment over their professional career.
  • Winner will be notified by June 1, 2022 and required to attend to receive the award.
  • Winner will receive a scholarship registration to this year’s ADACBGA Conference
  • The person making this nomination will be asked to co-present the award at the conference on June 15, 2022.
  • Submit the following form below by May 16, 2022

Complete the Form here


In recognition of clinical competency in addiction treatment and/or recovery support services, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia will present an organization with an Award of Clinical Excellence. The award will be presented at the 2022 10th Annual Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia Conference during the closing session on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.

Nominations will be accepted for eligible individuals, who meet the criteria listed below. Completed nomination form(s) submitted must be received at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia, no later than close of business May 16, 2022.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Organization should be active in the addiction treatment field and recovery services in the State of Georgia.
  • The ADACBGA Award for Excellence will be based on the organization’s accomplishments during the past year and general accomplishments in treatment over their organizational existence.
  • Winner will be notified by June 1, 2022, and required to attend to receive the award.
  • The person making this nomination will be asked to co-present the award at the conference on June 15, 2022.
  • Submit the following form below by May 16, 2022

Complete the Form here


Jack Furtner, son of the ADACBGA Co-founder and long- time board president, Jane Furtner, lost his struggle with the disease of addiction in August, 2014. In Memory of Jack Furtner and for all those who have struggled or continue to struggle with the disease of addiction, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia will award an individual annually with a full scholarship package for our annual conference. The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the 2022 10th Annual Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia Conference during the closing session on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.

Nominations will be accepted for eligible individuals, who meet the criteria listed below. Completed nomination form(s) submitted must be received at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia, no later than close of business May 16, 2022.

Nomination Criteria:

  • The individual should be in personal recovery for the disease of addiction.
  • The individual should be an actively certified addiction professional or seeking certification through ADACBGA and/or IC&RC.
  • The Jack Furtner Memorial Scholarship Award will be based on the individual’s recovery story.
  • Winner will be notified by June 1, 2022 and required to attend to receive the award.
  • Winner will receive a scholarship registration to attend this year’s ADACBGA Conference.
  • The person nominating this scholarship will be asked to co-present at the closing session at the conference on June 15, 2022.
  • Submit the following form below by May 16, 2022

Complete the Form here

Conference Location

* Schedule, speakers and topics are subject to change without notice

 2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
, USA