Technology Summit 2015 Agenda & Events

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We're so excited to welcome attendees to our 3rd Annual Technology Summit next week in San Francisco! If you're joining us, we can't wait to meet you! If you're not joining us, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see what we're up to. Take a look at the program book to see what's going on.

This year, we have much to discuss in the world of technology, privacy, and survivor safety. 
Earlier this year, in Elonis v. the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction of Anthony Elonis, who posted threats (which he called rap lyrics) against his ex-wife on Facebook. Elonis had been convicted under the standard that a “reasonable person” would have viewed the posts as real threats. However, the Court said that something more is required, without specifying exactly what, so it is unclear how that decision will impact future cases involving online threats.

Despite our disappointment with that decision, the issue of sharing or distributing intimate images without consent (aka “revenge porn”) has seen a lot of movement. In fact, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Google have updated their policies to include banning non-consensual pornography on their sites. Currently, a federal bill addressing this issue is being discussed and debated.

For victim service programs, selecting effective technologies to support their services, using technology to reach survivors, and finding ways to hold offenders accountable for their crimes continue to be core topics. Privacy, security, safety, and survivor empowerment are part and parcel of those issues, making these very complex discussions.

We hope that by the end of the Summit, we will all leave with more tools and ideas as well as more questions and thoughts about what we can do to help survivors find safety and healing while working toward a world where violence against all people no longer exists.

If you're not able to join us, follow along on social media (#techsummit15 and #TS15QA)!

Early Bird Registration Extended

We have great news! We are extending the deadline for early registration to Monday, June 29th. Early bird registration is $375 and will go up to the standard rate of $475 on June 30th. Take advantage of this extension and get $100 off your registration!

Register to attend the 2015 Technology Summit

Also, don't forget that if you're an OVW grantee, some OVW grantees have been approved to use their training travel funds to attend the Summit. More information about using your OVW funds to attend is here.

For the most up-to-date information about the Technology Summit, go to this page

We look forward to seeing you in July!
 

Technology Summit 2015 Registration Now Open

Registration for the 3rd Annual Technology Summit is now open! Join us for unique 3-day training focusing on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and intimate partner violence. National experts on these issues will be presenting, sharing their knowledge and expertise. This summit is open to service professionals working with victims of domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and trafficking. 

Dates & Location

The summit will be held in San Francisco, CA near Chinatown from July 27-29, 2015. (On July 30, 2015, we will hold an exclusive day-long meeting, which is open only for NNEDV state coalition members and tech advocates.)

Cost for Attending

The registration fee includes full access to all training sessions, receptions, and related events, as well as breakfast and afternoon snacks (lunch and dinner is not included). Take advantage of the early bird registration fee by registering before June 1, 2015. 

Early Bird Registration: $375

Standard Registration: $475

Registration

Please register to attend by clicking this link

Submit a Proposal

For the first time, we are soliciting workshop proposals. We are looking for sessions that will provide tools and information to respond to technology abuse, enhance services for survivors of abuse, and hold offenders accountable. 

For more information, read more here. You can submit a proposal through this link