Presenter FAQ

Requirement and guidance for submitting papers

The following FAQ section covers the basics of being a presenter at the Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference.  Please review the information as you will be asked to confirm the presenter terms and guidelines when submitting your proposal.

Conference Themes & Goals

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. For example, we welcome workshops on advocacy beyond services. Here are some questions that you might consider as you prepare your presentation/proposal:
  • 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 and social change?
  • 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?
  • How can community-based programs address/support behavior change/accountability for offenders and the systems that work with them?
  • How does research inform our work? How do we effectively evaluate research, especially where it might be contradictory or impact best practices?
  • What role does public will building play for your program? How can communities prioritize prevention while still providing effective intervention?

Workshop Length & Tracks

We are seeking proposals for 90 minute sessions in addition to extended length 180 minute skill building sessions. CAIA seeks presenters to speak on a variety of topics related to access to services, work with underserved populations, and non-profit administration.

Conference Location

The 2019 Annual Conference will be located at the Vail Marriott in Vail, CO. It will run two and a half days, Wednesday, June 5th through Friday, June 7th.

How many attendees come to the conference?

Last year, the conference had over 320 registered attendees, breakouts have 10-75 per session.

Are All Attendees From Colorado?

No, we have participants and presenters from all around the country, so content need not necessarily be catered only to Colorado advocates, but to a variety of disciplines from across the US.

Presenter Compensation

As a presenter you will receive ONE complimentary registration. The registration will be in your name and valid for the entire conference. Sleeping rooms are available at the group rate, but are not provided as part of presenting. Please note, we DO NOT offer complimentary registrations to co-presenters. They will need to register at either member/non-member rates.

Will co-presenters receive a complimentary registration?

Unfortunately, we DO NOT offer complimentary registrations to co-presenters. They will need to register at either member/non-member rates.

Session Room Setup

Each session room will have the following equipment available for your use: podium, screen, projector and laptop. A limited number of flip charts are available if you need them, please contact us in advance to reserve. Rooms are not equipped with house sound. Please keep this in mind if you plan to have videos or audio clips.

Will there be sound in session rooms?

Rooms are not equipped with house sound. If you plan to have videos or audio clips, you MUST notify us in your application. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that you will have speakers in your workshop room.

Training Materials

Presenters will be asked to provide an electronic copy of their presentation and/or handouts by May 11, 2019. Presenters will emailed instructions for uploading workshop presentation and slides. Presenters will be responsible for any paper copies that they choose to provide.

Do I need to print/bring my handouts?

Yes, presenters will be responsible for any paper copies which they choose to provide. Additionally, presenters will be asked to upload presentation and/or handouts by May 11, 2019. Instructions for uploading materials will be emailed to the primary presenter.


Please contact Marci Whitman, Conference Coordinator, if you have any questions call 303-521-0201 or

Conference Themes and Topics

The Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference is co-hosted annually by the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA). The Coalitions collaborate on this event in order to provide training and education that is based on best and promising practices for addressing sexual and domestic violence, and to ensure that services for survivors are as consistent and comprehensive as possible. Colorado Advocacy in Action is the only statewide conference specific to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence advocacy and is intended for victim service providers as well as affiliated professionals. We hope it also provides an opportunity for advocates in the sexual and domestic violence field to connect with their counterparts and build a collective voice to further our work to end sexual and domestic violence in Colorado.
  • Housing
  • Immigrant Issues
  • Language Access
  • Policy Implementation and Relationship Building
  • Working with Offenders/Perpetrators
  • SA & DV on College Campuses/Schools (Title IX, etc.)
  • Grantwriting/Fundraising
  • Legal Issues
  • PREA
  • Highlight/Showcase Successful Programming in Your Community
  • Tell us your workshop idea!

Ready To Submit Papers?

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

Call for presenters opens October 3rd