Presenter(s) Information 

Tech Summit 2020 is Coming to the East Coast!
Call for Proposals is Now Open!

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. 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?

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. Here is a link to 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:


o  The Digital Divide

o  Online Organizing & Privacy Planning

o  Topics Specific to Marginalized Communities, Particularly:

o  Tribal

o  Rural

o  LGBTQ

o  Immigrants & Refugees

o  Disabilities

o  Deaf & Hard of Hearing

o  Innovative Practices Using Technology

o  Emerging Technology

o  Data Security for Victim Service Agencies

o  Teens

o  Trafficking Victims

o  Law Enforcement, Courts & Prosecution


All workshops will be 60-90 minutes in length. Only relevant and complete submissions will be considered. Speakers who have submitted a proposal will be notified of acceptance decisions toward the end of October early November.

Here is a look at our 2019 Program Book.

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* 1. Who will be the primary presenter and point of contact?

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* 2. Primary Presenter Biography (Maximum of 200 words)

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* 3. Co-Presenter Contact Information

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* 4. Co-Presenter Biography (Maximum of 200 words)

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* 5. Please tell us about the training experience of the presenter(s), including if presenter(s) have presented on similar topics before, and where they presented it.

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