Call For Presenters 2020

Requirement and guidance for submitting papers

Create a Login

Registering is easy.  Create your login to submit a workshop proposal.

Work on Your Content

Proposals must be submitted online for consideration.  You can save your progress and come back to finish proposals.

Review and Submit

2020 Call for Proposals Closed, Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5PM MT.

Our Expectations for Presenters


Content will focus on the perspective and experiences of underserved communities. Centering the services on the most marginalized survivors.

Safe & Supportive Space

Conversation should lead inclusive and respectuful discussion that allows attendees to learn and  process dificult conversations.

Hands-on Tranferable or Interactive

Attendees have indicated on their feedback forms they are most interested in sessions that provide hands-on or interactive learning.  We encourage presenters to develop their presentation and content with this in mind as opposed to an academic format. 

Session Wrap-up

Provide a good closing to your session that helps attendees apply what they’ve learned and feel empowered to act. 

Conference Themes and Topics

The Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference is a place to share, discuss, and explore the connections and creative solutions essential in our efforts to address and end sexual and domestic violence. We are looking for presenters to address what survivors and communities really need, not just for intervention, but also for prevention and for social change. We welcome workshops on advocacy beyond services. Here are some questions that you might consider as you prepare your presentation/proposal:

2020 CAIA Call for Proposals Closes November 12, 2019 at 5PM MT

  • What does advocacy look like? What are emerging issues and best practices that have been successful in your program/community?
  • What is the role of a direct service program in prevention within the social movement?
  • What is the role of collaborations to best support and engage underserved communities in your area?
  • How has your program innovatively worked with other kinds of service providers (faith, culturally specific, military, sports leaders, etc.) to meet the needs of traditionally marginalized survivors/communities?
  • How can we work toward dismantling oppression that is at the root of gender violence?

CAIA Conference Priorities

Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, we ask that you select which of the following five priorities your workshop proposal will touch on when submitting your workshop proposal. 

  • Anti-oppression
  • Innovative Practices
  • Intersectionality as a whole
  • Trauma-Informed Care with a focus on Self-care
  • Underserved Communities

Ready to Submit a Proposal?

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, identify with conference priorities and relevance to the conference. 

Call for Presenters closed on Friday, November 15, 2019. 
Workshops will be announced February 2020