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18th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women
May 22-25, 2023
Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Speaker Portal Access HERE

  • Enter name and email address (that was provided to create the speaker profile).
  • Click on the “Forgot Password” option to reset password for access.

Primary Reasons to Access the Speaker Portal

  • Add your Bio (if missing—email any major edits to Shawn Guy).
  • Add your Headshot (if missing).
  • Complete the Submissions fields (if missing i.e. media permission, recording permission, etc.).
  • Add/Change Co-Presenters (Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2023).


  • Speakers are responsible for booking their flights. Attendees are encouraged to use Colwick Travel. If CCAW is paying for travel, travel must be booked through Colwick.
  • Book Colwick travel HERE. Please note, if CCAW is paying travel expenses, flights must be booked and emailed to Shawn Guy by Friday, March 3, 2023.


  • CCAW will book your hotel room for you, even if you are paying. Please do not book your own hotel room. CCAW has reserved a speaker block of rooms, and Shawn Guy will send out more information about rooms as the Conference gets closer.


  • CCAW will register all speakers on the speakers’ behalf. You will be notified when you have been registered by CCAW.
  • Strangulation Pre-Conference is not free for speakers. Interested parties must modify their registration and add the pre-conference.
  • Breakfast (Monday-Thursday) and Lunch (Monday-Wednesday) are included in speaker registration.
  • Registration for non-speakers can be found HERE.

Session & Speaker Confirmations

  • Due to Shawn Guy: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Major changes to sessions or speakers should be emailed (not changed in the speaker portal).

Speaker Logistics

  • Due: Friday, March 3, 2023

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.

Session Handouts

  • Information can be found HERE.


  • Information can be found HERE.


  • Information can be found HERE.

2023 Pre-Conference

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 19,000 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 2,750 attendees in 2023 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 2023, 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 2022 CCAW yielded approximately 2,750+ attendees. Wforesee an even higher number of attendees for CCAW 2023. 

– 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. 


60 minutes 

Lunch sessions are offered Monday-Wednesday
Attendees will bring their lunch into the room for brief informational sessions and/or networking opportunities
Ideal topics for lunch sessions include:
Quick refresher on best practices
Updates to federal or statewide protocols
Any other topic that would not fill a 90-minute workshop 


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