2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline for Submissions: September 14, 2018
14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women
April 8-11, 2019
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
How to Submit
Carefully review all of the below information.
Click "Submit Proposal" at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions on the submission site. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. CO-PRESENTER NOTE: Please select ONE person to submit your Session Proposal. That person will have the option to list co-presenters. If you are a co-presenter, you are NOT required to create a separate account/profile. You will receive further instruction if your associated session is accepted.
DEADLINE for submitting a proposal: September 14, 2018. You will be notified if your proposal has been accepted or denied no later than October 2018.
Before submitting your proposal, please review our About Page and the 2018 Schedule to get a feel for our conference and session content. In particular, note that we are looking for intermediate to advanced education on practical applications for responding to crimes against women, vs. general theory or “101” trainings.
Average attendee breakdown:
-Advocacy & counseling: 42%
-Law enforcement: 36%
In 2018, CCAW welcomed 2,500 attendees from all 50 states and internationally, including Kosovo, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, and Canada. CCAW is unique in that the majority of our conference attendees have been in the crimes against women field for several years, and are well-educated on the general dynamics and theories surrounding violence against women. At CCAW, attendees are looking to learn practical, hands-on techniques in responding to these crimes that they can apply on the job.
The majority of conference attendees are seeking various forms of accreditation. We strive to have our sessions approved for as many CEUs as possible. Please see our Accreditation Page for more information.
- Sessions are 90 minutes or 3 hours long (two parts).
- There are roughly 160 timeslots to fill.
- All conference sessions are breakouts. There are 2,500+ attendees at CCAW; each breakout room has 150-300 seats available.
- Speakers are required to provide their own laptop and clicker.
Case studies are the most popular sessions at CCAW every year; they provide an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn from real-life situations. We ask that presenters walk attendees through the entire case, from investigation to prosecution to follow-up, highlighting the main “takeaways”—lessons learned, tips for interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative investigative/prosecutorial strategies, etc.
Case studies must have at least two parties (prosecutor, investigator, advocate, and/or survivor) as co-presenters. These sessions are most effective when attendees are able to hear the case from multiple perspectives.
In 2019, we are specifically seeking case studies on the following topics:
-Intimate partner sexual assault
-High profile offenders / cases with heavy media involvement
View 2018 case studies HERE.
Workshops make up the large majority of the conference agenda. While they vary largely in scope, all CCAW workshops include:
- Practical strategies and tips for implementing session content
- Real-life examples
- High level of audience interaction
- Time for Q&A at the end of the workshop
In 2019, we are specifically seeking workshops on the following topics:
- Unique, evidence-based coordinated community responses
- Elder abuse responses
- Threat assessment
-Probation & parole
- Mental health, substance abuse, and other cross-issues that often intersection with crimes against women
View 2018 workshops HERE.
Law enforcement and prosecutors have the unique opportunity to practice cutting-edge, technology-based investigative techniques in CCAW’s hands-on computer lab. Attendees follow along with the presenter and practice, in real time, each method of investigation. CCAW provides the computers for this lab, and we will work with each presenter to ensure that the computers are pre-loaded with any needed software, etc.
View 2018 computer labs HERE.
- Due to a limited budget, honorariums/speaking fees are rarely offered. However, all speakers receive free admission to the full conference (a $490 value).
- CCAW does not provide per diems. Speakers have access to complimentary breakfast and lunch every day of the conference.
- Speakers who are able to fund their own travel & lodging will receive priority consideration.
If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.