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NNEDV Safety Net's 5th Annual Technology Summit will take place July 31- August 2, 2017. NNEDV State Coalition members are invited to attend the Tech Advocates day, which will be on August 3, 2017. Registration will open in Spring 2017.

Location

Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
http://www.parc55hotel.com/

About the Summit

This unique 3-day training summit focuses on the intersection of technology and domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and trafficking.  

Covering a wide range of technology-related issues, this conference will be helpful to advocates, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with survivors of abuse. 

Participants will be given tools and information to respond to technology abuse, to enhance services for survivors of violence, and to hold offenders accountable. In addition to incredible attendees from all over the United States and internationally, our excellent faculty includes the Safety Net Team; survivors; national experts on technology, confidentiality, and privacy’ technology developers  and representatives from technology companies; and leaders in law enforcement, domestic violence, and the legal field. 

OVW Grantee Approval

We are happy to share that OVW has approved OVW grantees to attend the 5TH Annual Technology Summit. The following OVW grantees have been conditionally approved to attend this conference: Abuse Later in Life, Campus, Consolidated Youth, ICJR (formerly Arrest), Justice for Families, LAV, Rural, Underserved, SASP-Cultural, SASP Formula, State Coalition, Transitional Housing, Tribal Government, Tribal Jurisdiction, and TSAP.  The aforementioned grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference. 

Grantees from STOP and Tribal Coalition programs do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval. Tribal Coalition grantees cannot send more than two participates. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.      

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2017-MU-012. This number should also be used when submitting a GAN to request use of funds to attend. 

Workshop Proposals

We are now accepting presentation proposals for the 5th Annual Technology Summit.  Proposals are due February 15th. We’re seeking proposals for workshops that provide tools and information to respond to technology abuse, help survivors of abuse use technology safely, enhance services for survivors, and hold offenders accountable. Proposals should be survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and include culturally competent approaches. The session content should include innovative strategies and support best practices. All workshops will be 60-90 minutes long. Follow this link to submit your proposal.

Registration

Registration for the Technology Summit will open soon and will be announced with other information through our listservs and on techsafety.org.  This year’s registration rates will be:

Early Bird (Before May 26) - $425
Standard Registration - $490

The registration fee includes full access to all training sessions, light receptions, and related events as well as continental breakfast (lunch and dinner is not included).    


Technology Summit 2016

The 4th Annual Technology Summit was held July 25 - 27, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Thank you for making our 4th Annual Technology Summit better than ever! If you missed it or are looking for more information, check out the Technology Summit 2016 Program Book and our Technology Summit 2016 Storify.

Feedback from participants:

“I like that it addresses stalking and up to date technology use/misuse concerns. I am not tech savvy and I know that our city/county law enforcement needs to look further and harder into use/misuse with the victims that we serve.”

“I enjoyed the variety of perspectives and focuses; it was so valuable to be able to gather information on agency use of tech, use of tech as a social change tool, and laws about tech--all in one place. It was like a one-stop shop! I also appreciated the fundamentals modules on the first day. While I can see that experienced attendees might want something different during that time, I also think these modules are really important, both from the perspective of a newer attendee, but also because that is the content we are likely to need to bring back to our states and communities.”

“I really like the empowerment part of how to educate our survivors strategically to use the technology around us for safety planning.”

“I enjoyed everything about the conference. The speakers, the presentations, the staff, and the overall experience was amazing from registration to the end. I learned so much that I needed multiple note pads to write it all down. Had not taken that many notes since I was an undergrad more than 10 years ago.”


Technology Summit 2015

The 3rd Annual Technology Summit was held July July 27 - 29, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.  For more information, check out the Technology Summit 2015 Program Book.

Feedback from participants:

“Having survivors share their stories and experiences helped the audience realize the issues with SA and technology. Made it a reality for those of us who do not deal with survivors directly.”

“I liked that most of the speakers discussed and explained certain topics in a way that made it easy for people with minimal knowledge to understand. I thought this was also helpful because it showed me how to talk to other people with minimal knowledge so that they understand what is important when you're trying to help victims/survivors.”

“I really appreciated the wide variety of backgrounds that the presenters and keynote speakers had. I liked being able to interact with other attendees during the reception and morning breakfast. Almost every workshop I attended felt relevant to my work/life.”


Technology Summit 2014

Our 2nd Annual Technology Summit was held July 29 - August 1, 2014 in San Jose, CA. For more information, read the program book.

Feedback from participants:

“The summit was great. I learned a lot of useful information that I can now adapt to my work. The information that was provided had many new things that were new to me as an advocate. The breakouts were very helpful. All of the presenters were great."

“Selection of speakers were on-point! The workshops were very informative. And, I enjoyed the last day (tech advocates day), great opportunity to connect with other coalitions staff and celebrate the great work everyone is doing across the country.”

"The variety of subjects covered was impressive and the valuable, realistic solutions to help us help survivors. Hearing from the tech execs from the social networks was informative and shared perspectives from the other side on the technology and its use… What's not to like?" 


Technology Summit 2013

The 1st Technology Summit was held July 29-31, 2013, in San Jose, CA. For information about Technology Summit 2013, view the program book and our Week in Review blog post with some event highlights. 

Feedback from participants: 
“Topics that were addressed were very informative, up to date, and thought provoking. The sessions helped me realize ways in which technology is abused that I was not aware of before.”

“I really enjoyed the variety of key note speakers, workshops, panel discussions and tech demonstrations. I loved that many of the technology company representatives present were asking questions of advocates about how the companies could most effectively create change.”

“The overall tone of the event allowed for participants of different backgrounds, knowledge and experience levels to participate equally. The topics were exceptional—I have never attended any conference where there weren’t at least a couple of duds and this wasn't the case.”