Tech Summit 2020 is Coming to the East Coast!

Call for Proposals is Now Open!

Is your organization using technology to work more effectively with survivors? Has your program or community responded in innovative ways to abusers’ misuse of technology? Have you worked creatively to use technology in ways that maximize survivor privacy and safety?

Safety Net is excited to bring Tech Summit 2020 to Washington, DC. We are in search of presenters who will inform, educate and inspire our audience of law enforcement, attorneys, advocates, and counselors. Workshops should provide tools and information to respond to technology abuse, enhance services for survivors of abuse, and hold offenders accountable.

We’re seeking content on topics related to technology, safety, and privacy that will be applicable to professionals working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or trafficking. Proposals should be survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and include culturally competent approaches. We welcome and prioritize proposals that are inclusive of marginalized communities and have an intersectional framework.

This link provides a TED Talk by Kimberle Crenshaw, known for the introduction and development of intersectional theory.

The session content should include innovative strategies and support best practices. Any proposal promoting technology to communicate with or for survivors should be grounded in well thought-out principles around privacy and safety.

We are particularly interested in proposals that focus on the following topics as they relate to technology safety, privacy, and confidentiality:

  • The Digital Divide

  • Online Organizing & Privacy Planning

  • Topics Specific to Marginalized Communities, particularly:

    • Tribal

    • Rural

    • LGBTQ

    • Immigrants & Refugees

    • Disabilities

    • Deaf & Hard of Hearing

  • Innovative Practices Using Technology

  • Emerging Technology

  • Data Security for Victim Services Agencies

  • Teens

  • Trafficking Victims

  • Law Enforcement, Courts & Prosecution

Here is a look at our 2019 Program Book.

All workshops will be 60-90 minutes in length. Only relevant and complete submissions will be considered. Submit your proposal for the 2020 Technology Summit.

The deadline for proposal submission is October 4th, 2019. Speakers who have submitted a proposal will be notified of the status of their application toward the end of October or early November.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Thank you for the work that you do!

In Peace and Safety,

The Safety Net Team

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