2016 Conference

 NCADV's 2016 National Conference on Domestic Violence: Voices United

October 23-26, 2016

The Sheraton Wild Horse Hotel in Chandler, Arizona


NCADV's online registration has closed; however, we welcome any on-site registrants at the conference!

On site registration rates are $575pp for NCADV members and $725pp for Non-members.

Join advocates, victims, survivors, and allies for this critical domestic violence conference!

Voices United will bring together more than 100 experts in domestic violence from across the nation and internationally to address various issues that intersect including the lethal intersection of guns and domestic violence, effective systemic responses, trauma and DV, traumatic brain injury, housing stability and domestic violence, and the many other issues related to addressing domestic violence  and breaking barriers that prevent culture change.  Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will serve as our keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 25th and will address how Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, NCADV and others are working to counter gun violence and domestic abuse. We will be offering a sneak peek of scenes from the film “Home Truth” which is the documentary of the Jessica Gonzales case -- the first ever domestic violence case brought to a human rights tribunal.

We are expecting over 400 victims, survivors, advocates and other experts in the field at Voices United to share strategies to better support and assist victims and survivors and learn ways to institute the mindset of zero tolerance for domestic violence within their communities. The NCADV has supported and served victims and survivors since 1978 and has hosted this biennial conference for over 20 years.  It is known as the conference to attend to enhance the knowledge of and energize those doing the  difficult work of supporting victims and survivors.

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Registration and Pricing
Online registration closes at 11:59pm MST on Friday, October 14th, 2016; however, we welcome on-site registrations!

Hotel Room Rates and Information
Book by October 5th to guarantee the NCADV conference rate!

Voices United Conference Agenda

View all descriptions of workshops and presenter bios here


Conference Venue

Educational Credits

Grants Approval 

Membership Verification and Cancellation Policies

Registration and Pricing  

Registration for Voices United includes access to all plenary sessions, workshop intensives, and most meals (breakfast, lunch, beverages), as of 10/15/16 (on site pricing). 

NCADV Member Rate $575

Non-Member Rate$725

NCADV Members save $150 per registration off non-member pricing -- join or renew your membership now!  


Arizona domestic violence or sexual assault agencies receive 10% off per registration!


Scholarships are no longer available for Voices United.

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Educational Credits

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886497574) for 21.5 Domestic Violence continuing education contact hours per person.

Certificates of attendance will be provided for other attendees seeking credits, including but not limited to those needing CLEs.

OVW Programs

The following Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference.

  • Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
  • Grants to Support Families in the Justice System
  • Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  • State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  • Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Populations
  • Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

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. The reference number for Voices United is OVW-2017-MU-008; this number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN and is for this conference only.

STOP Grantees

Grantees from STOP (STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program) may attend this conference and do no have to contact their program manager for prior approval. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should place a "memo to the file" in their grand records indicating the conference approval reference number. The reference number for Voices United is OVW-2017-MU-008; this number is for this conference only.


Membership Verification and Conference Cancellation Policies

See our conference membership verification and cancellation policies here