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19th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women
May 20-23, 2024
Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Session & Speaker Confirmations

  • Due by Friday, January 26, 2024 to
  • Major changes to sessions or speakers should be emailed (not changed in the speaker resource center).

Speaker Resource Center Access HERE

  • Log in with your name and email address (that was provided to create the speaker profile).

Primary Reasons to Access the Speaker Resource Center

  • Complete terms agreement
  • Submit flight information
  • Sign up for airport transportation
  • Submit hotel arrival/departure dates
  • Review date(s) and time(s) of your session
  • Upload session handouts
  • Edit your bio/add your headshot


  • Speakers are responsible for booking their flights regardless of funding. Speakers are encouraged to use Colwick Travel. If flights are funded by CCAW, it is mandatory that speakers book their flights through Colwick by Friday, March 8, 2024.
  • Book Colwick travel HERE.


  • The Conference will book hotel rooms for all speakers lodging at the Sheraton Hotel where the Conference is being held, regardless of payment. Please do not book your own hotel room. CCAW has reserved a speaker block of rooms. Speakers will receive more information about rooms in March 2024.


  • The Conference will register all speakers on the speakers’ behalf. Speakers will be notified when registration is complete.
  • Strangulation or Expert Witness Preconferences are not free for speakers. Interested parties must modify their registration and add the Preconference.
  • Breakfast (Monday-Thursday) and sit-down speaker Lunch (Monday-Wednesday) are included in speaker registration.
  • Registration for non-speakers can be found HERE.

Social Media Toolkit

We have put together a toolkit for you to promote your sessions on your social media channels. The toolkit includes draft posts and social graphics. You can access it HERE.


  • Exhibitor information can be found HERE.
  • Sponsorship information can be found HERE.

The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, strategies, and tools to professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women.

Since 2005, CCAW has trained over 20,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, advocates, judges, tribal leaders, medical professionals, probation and parole officers, campus administrators, and others on best practices for responding to crimes against women.

We are anticipating over 2,500 attendees in 2024 to come from across North America and internationally to hear from the nation’s leading experts on domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, cybercrimes, stalking, culturally specific issues, investigation technology, and more.

For 2024, CCAW is excited to host the Conference in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Hotel. Attendees will acquire cutting-edge knowledge as well as pragmatic strategies and methods for job applicability.

The majority of Conference attendees are seeking various forms of accreditation.  We strive to have our sessions approved by as many accreditation providers as possible.  Please see our Accreditation Page for more information.


Our 2023 CCAW yielded approximately 2,500+ attendees. Wforesee an even higher number of attendees for CCAW 2024. 

– There are roughly 200 timeslots to fill. Session lengths vary.
– All Conference sessions are breakouts. Each room has 100-500 seats available.
– Speakers are required to provide their own laptop and clicker. 


90 minutes or 3 hours (Pt. 1 & 2)  

– 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 presenters from different fields (prosecutor, investigator, advocate, and/or survivor). These sessions are most effective when attendees are able to hear the case from multiple perspectives. 

NOTE: Case studies are selected based on learning points for attendees, not level of sensationalism. 


90 minutes or 3 hours (Pt. 1 & 2) 

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 


90 minutes preferred; 3 hours on case-by-case basis 

Attendees have the unique opportunity to practice cutting-edge, technology-based 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. 


Two hours (5:30-7:30pm, Tuesday & Wednesday) 

Two free screenings are shown for attendees each year
Only one screening slot is available each evening (Tuesday and Wednesday only)
Most screeners choose to show their film or snippets of their film with a short panel of experts afterwards. 

CCAW is unable to provide screening fees or honorariums for evening screenings. We are happy to help put together a panel of experts from the speaker pool but are unable to facilitate the discussion; preferably the director or producer of the film will facilitate. 


CCAW provides:

  • Free admission to CCAW (not including pre-conference)
  • Breakfast (Monday-Thursday) and lunch (Monday-Wednesday)

CCAW may be able to provide:

  • Flight and mileage costs up to $400
  • Complimentary travel to and from a Dallas airport and the Sheraton Hotel (As approved by CCAW staff)
  • Lodging
  • On-site parking
  • Small honorarium (due to a limited budget, less than 10% of speakers will receive payment)

CCAW is unable to provide:

  • Per diems
  • Airfare baggage fees
  • Transportation costs to/from speakers’ home airports

NOTE: CCAW recognizes that some organizations are still adhering to COVID-19 restrictions involving travel and in-person conferences/meetings. However, at this time, CCAW will not be providing any hybrid options (i.e. in-person plus virtual). The 2023 Conference on Crimes Against Women will be entirely in-person.

If you have any issues or questions regarding the proposal process, please contact Shawn Guy, Director of Programs & Operations, at