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Abstract Submissions for the National Sexual Assault Conference

Friday, October 28, 2016  
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The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is an annual conference that brings together over 1,500 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault, to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Dallas, TX, at the Hilton Anatole. The theme of the conference is “From Courageous Conversations to Critical Action.”

We welcome workshop proposals that focus on the uniqueness and value of sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that engage in a culturally resonant approach to traditionally underserved populations and those that involve interactive learning techniques and innovative methods are encouraged.

We will be focusing on four categories this year:

  • Prevention - Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention category should describe efforts to strengthen and engage states and communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should address the needs of state grantees from the Rape Prevention and Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, their partners and/or the programs they support. Proposals should draw on the best available research and / or prevention practices and include information about the impact of featured efforts.
  • Survivor Services
  • Policy and Systems Advocacy
  • Organizational Development and Strategy

With these categories in mind; topics on all aspects of the sexual violence continuum are being sought, including the following focus areas:

  • Media
  • Evaluation
  • Campus
  • Military
  • Youth 
  • Medical 
  • Criminal Justice/Legal 
  • Immigration 
  • Community Organizing 
  • Anti-oppression
  • LGBT+
  • Culturally Specific Services 
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Counseling
  • Rural/Border 
  • Self Care 


Proposals will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Session’s learning objectives are clear
  • 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 of moving from courageous conversations to critical action 
  • Session includes use of adult learning methods, as appropriate;

Workshop Length:

  • 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 assault including:

  • Advocates
  • Preventionists
  • Community Activists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Trainers
  • Survivors
  • Health Care Providers
  • Educators
  • Campus Professionals
  • Prosecutors and attorneys
  • Local, State, National, Territorial, and Tribal Governments
  • Military
  • Funders
  • Corporate Allies
  • Sex Offender Management Experts


Below are the links the to the submission form in English and Spanish:



Electronic submissions must be received by 8PM (CST) on Friday, November 4th. Applicants will receive notice by January 23, 2017. For each workshop session, only one (1) presenter will receive one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night's lodging at the federal or state 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. TAASA will not reimburse for any other expenses incurred by the selected presenter(s) for each workshop. 

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