2019 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT CONFERENCE
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
August 21-23, 2019
Call for Workshop Proposals
The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is an annual conference that brings together over 1,000 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse, to raise awareness about these issues, and to prevent them from happening.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center are excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown. The theme of the conference is “Beyond the Breakthrough.”
Beyond the Breakthrough acknowledges the monumental shift in the public awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault led by the Me Too Movement. This year’s conference seeks to inspire the collective movement to end sexual violence as we continue to build on the momentum of this critical breakthrough.
We welcome workshop proposals that focus on ways to keep the momentum moving through sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that actively include and propel traditionally underserved populations through the breakthrough. Also, proposals which involve interactive learning techniques and innovative methods while answering the question, “Now what?” are encouraged.
We will be focusing on three categories this year:
- Direct Services - working directly with individuals impacted by sexual violence
- Prevention - - Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention category should describe efforts to engage communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should support the needs of local grantees from the Rape Prevention and Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proposals should draw on the best available research and/ or prevention practices
- Systems/Collaboration - working with allied professionals who support advocates in direct service and work to effect change in systems.
With these categories in mind; topics on all aspects of sexual violence continuum are being sought, including discussions on:
|Culturally Specific Populations||Research to Practice|
|Media||Sexual Assault Specific Programs & Services|
|Medical||Trauma Informed Services|
Proposals will be considered based on the following criteria:
- Content reflects best practices to address and/or prevent sexual violence;
- Content reflects recent research on topics related to sexual abuse;
- Session supports critical conversations to advance work to address and/or prevent sexual violence;
- Content is aligned with conference theme ("Beyond the Breakthrough");
- Session includes use of adult learning methods, as appropriate;
- Session learning objectives are clear.
- Each workshop session is 90 minutes in length, so please plan your workshop accordingly.
- Workshops that cover two (2) 90 minute sessions will also be considered.
The National Sexual Assault Conference attracts a wide variety of people committed to addressing and preventing sexual harassment, assault, and abuse including:
- Community Activists
- Law Enforcement
- Health Care Professionals
- Campus professionals
- Prosecutors and Attorneys
- Local, State, National, Territorial, and Tribal Governments
- Corporate Allies
- Sex Offender Management Experts
Proposal Submission Process
To fill out the proposal submission form in
English: Click here.
Spanish: Click here
Electronic submissions must be received by 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Applicants will receive notice by February 28, 2019. For each workshop session, only one (1) presenter will receive one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night's lodging at the federal government rate if the presenter's office is more than 50 miles from the conference site (per government guidelines). If the workshop has multiple presenters, then they must select one individual to receive the one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night's lodging, as permitted. NSVRC or PCAR will not reimburse for any other expenses incurred by the selected presenter(s) for each workshop. Scholarship opportunities are available to those who may need travel assistance. For more information, check www.pcar.org for scholarship announcements.
Proposal Checklist:Before submitting your completed proposal, please make sure that you have all of the requested information/material prepared below. Also, please keep a copy of the below information for your personal records.
- Title of proposed workshop
- Length of workshop (1.5 hrs or 3 hrs)
- Presenters' names and contact information (a maximum of three co-presenters)
- Workshop Abstract (50 word maximum)
- Workshop Objectives (a minimum of three quantitative objectives)
- Audio/Video/Technical needs
- Presenter's Biography (50 words maximum)