General Information about NCADVís Workshop Selection Process and

Presenting at NCADV Conferences



Thank you for your interest in presenting at NCADVís 14th National Conference on Domestic Violence: Changing Faces of the Movement. The workshops chosen at each NCADV conference serve as a critical component in the collective effort to bring an end to domestic violence. We appreciate your efforts to provide us with information on what you may be doing to help bring an end to this senseless crime.


NCADV conferences provide a forum for one of the nationís largest gatherings of service providers, survivors and allies working to end domestic and sexual violence. The workshops, plenary sessions and other topics discussed at NCADV conferences provide tangible, effective direction and resources for those working to end violence.


Because of our commitment to and support of grassroots efforts, NCADV invites anyone working to end domestic violence to submit a workshop. You do not have to be credentialed or licensed to be considered; however, we do require successful presentation experience. We choose workshops based on several things including topic, experience of the presenter, what the workshop offers participants and how the participant can apply what they learn from the workshop to their own program or community. We are most interested in workshops that provide tangible resources and effective methods aimed at ending domestic violence both in mainstream populations and within marginalized communities. Our attendees are generally very well versed in the dynamics of domestic violence, so preference is given to submissions that focus on strategies aimed at ending violence rather than basic information about domestic violence. Traditional workshop formats, artistic expression and interactive methods are all encouraged.


You may submit multiple workshops for consideration. However, please fill out a separate submission for each.



Frequently asked questions:


v     How does NCADV select the workshops for the conference program?


After a careful review process that includes NCADV board, staff and caucus members, as well as select advocates from NCADV member programs, NCADV will select workshops that most closely relate to the conference theme. Our intention is to create a well-rounded conference program reflective of the diverse needs of our constituents.All workshop proposals should be carefully completed for accuracy and detail, and should be clear, concise, relevant, original and thought-provoking.Your workshop submission does not guarantee that you will be chosen to present at the conference. Please know NCADV generally receives many more proposals than we can accommodate during our conferences and unfortunately have to reject more than we may want to, but your efforts and ideas are always appreciated.


v     What types of workshops does NCADV look for?


Past conference evaluations have indicated a need for workshops that reflect a growing and changing movement to end domestic violence.Workshops should reflect current issues facing the movement such as shelter-based services, community outreach and organizing, social change, leadership, funding and administration, oppression and racism, global violence against women, trafficking, children and teens, custody issues, economic justice, emergency planning and many more topics of interest. .


Submissions that advertise a product, service for profit, book or other effort meant to make money during your workshop will not be accepted Ė you may purchase a vendor table in the marketplace for this purpose. Please watch our website for that information.


v     What will I receive for presenting?


Because of the large number of people that present at our conferences and the small amount of money we raise to hold our conferences, unfortunately, NCADV currently cannot pay presenter honorariums, travel, lodging, meals or other expenses.NCADV is able to provide a small amount of basic audio-visual equipment for your presentation (to be determined after workshop proposals are decided upon by presenter and NCADV), but cannot cover the costs for such things as internet connection, production or dissemination of printed material for your presentation or the rental of LCD projectors.


However, NCADV is able to provide a significant amount of exposure for the work that you do. Along with including your name and information in all published information related to workshops about the conference, we are able to offer you a free ľ inch advertisement in our conference manual as well as a free table in our conference marketplace for the length of the conference should you like either or both. NCADV presenters are welcome to attend the day of their presentation for free or you may opt to attend the entire conference for a significantly reduced fee. Also, the Hilton Anaheim has also extended a complimentary upgrade to Executive Level * for speakers at the group rate of $139 per night between 7/31/10 and 8/4/10.


As at all NCADV conferences, NCADV will be offering scholarships that waive the conference registration fee to battered or formerly battered women. Any presenter that may identify as such is welcome to apply. Please visit our website at to download a copy of the scholarship application.


v     How will I be notified about the status of my workshop proposal?


Because of the large number of submissions we receive, NCADV will communicate via email about the status of your workshop. If your workshop is chosen for presentation at the conference, NCADV may need more information from you and will be in touch with you after you are notified. We are hoping to have all workshop submissions reviewed and decided upon by the end of April 2010; however, this date may change based on the number of submissions we receive.




If you have additional questions about NCADVís conference, please email Gretchen Shaw at




*Executive Level grants access to the use of the private Executive Lounge which offers a personal concierge, continental breakfast each morning and cocktails and complimentary hors díoeuvres each evening.