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The deadline for submissions for the 2017 Conference is April 18, 2016.

2017 International Conference on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Orlando, Florida
April 18-20, 2017

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is inviting abstracts for presentations to be given at our international conference which promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes of violence against women. The EVAWI conference takes a multidisciplinary approach to training, bringing together the many professionals who respond to these crimes.

Complete proposals must be submitted via email to abstracts@evawintl.org.

Conference Objectives

We are seeking proposals for presentations that meet our mission and the conference objectives, which are to:

  • Improve the care and response to victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, and elder abuse
  • Improve collaboration among criminal justice and community professionals through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of those who perpetrate gender-based violence
  • Promote effective prevention and risk reduction programs


If your proposal is selected, you will receive a complimentary conference registration, travel expenses, and hotel accommodations the night before and the night of your presentation(s). Priority consideration may be given to presenters who are able pay some of their travel expenses (e.g., with grant funding, agency support, or personal funds).

However, no honorarium or speaker fee will be paid to conference presenters.

Selection Criteria

  • Innovation with respect to best practices
  • Quality and originality
  • Relevance to the field and multiple disciplines
  • The extent to which the presentation identifies and addresses current and emerging issues in the field
  • The extent to which the presentation bridges research and practice (proposals backed by empirical findings will be given preference)

Submission Requirements

Please see the Abstract Submission Guidelines for detailed information on what to include in your proposal, including examples of abstracts and learning objectives.

Presentations should be submitted in a 90 minute format. You may propose more than one presentation, but all of the following documents must be submitted for each presentation, in order for it to be considered.

  • A CV (curriculum vitae) and/or resumé for each presenter
  • A biographical sketch for each presenter
    You must provide a short biographical sketch detailing the professional experience of each presenter. Biographical sketches should be approximately 250 words in length.
  • An abstract describing the presentation
    You must submit an abstract describing your presentation. It should be no more than 300 words. This is your opportunity to entice conference attendees to attend your session, so your abstract should be informative and tailored to needs of attendees. You should include an introduction, a brief overview of the topic, and a description of what attendees will gain as a result of attending your session. Please avoid using technical jargon or acronyms, so everyone can understand. Please see the Abstract Submission Guidelines for sample abstracts.
  • At least four measurable learning objectives for each workshop
    You must submit at least four measurable learning objectives. Objectives are important as they will show your audience what they will gain as a result of attending your session. This document on Bloom's Taxonomy can be used to provide guidance and ensure that your objectives are truly measurable. You can also review the Abstract Submission Guidelines for examples of learning objectives from other sessions.
  • Supporting materials
    To strengthen your proposal, you may submit optional supporting materials such as an outline, presentation slides, publications, or a recording of your training.

Incomplete presentation proposals will not be considered.

Your submission will not be accepted unless all required documents are emailed before 4/18/2016. However, we strongly suggest submitting your proposal(s) long before the deadline, because they are reviewed in an ongoing way. We may also be able to help you develop your idea or strengthen your proposal for our audience. For example, you may need to incorporate a multidisciplinary perspective in your work, or provide concrete applications for how your work can help to improve the criminal justice and community response to gender-based violence.

Please keep in mind that EVAWI will not generally approve presentations with more than two presenters. To discuss an exception, contact our Executive Director, Joanne Archambault.

Email all abstract proposals and supporting documents to abstracts@evawintl.org.

All abstracts will be reviewed and decisions emailed no later than 6/1/2016.

Questions? Email abstracts@evawintl.org or call 509-684-9800.

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