2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HAS CLOSED!
Please check back next year for submission deadlines

14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women
April 8-11, 2019
Sheraton Dallas Hotel


How to Submit

Submissions have closed for 2019 CCAW. Please email bmeyer@conferencecaw.org with any questions.

Speakers who have submitted a proposal will be notified of acceptance decisions no later than October 2018.

Audience Demographics
Average attendee breakdown:
     -Advocacy & counseling: 42%
     -Law enforcement: 36%
     -Legal: 15%
     -Medical 4%
     -Military 2%
     -Other 1%

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.

Session Setup
- 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
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:

-LGBTQ relationships
-Intimate partner sexual assault
-High profile offenders / cases with heavy media involvement 

View 2018 case studies HERE.

Workshops
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
- Medical/forensics
- 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.

Computer Labs
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.

Speaker Payment
- 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.