Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced that its 19th national conference on domestic violence moved to a fully virtual event broadcasted from St. Louis, Missouri from October 25th through October 28th. The change marks the first time in the forty-year history of the conference that the event is available virtually, allowing more advocates around the nation and the world to attend this critical conference.
“Though NCADV understands the desire and need for human interaction, and it is a key element of our conference, the times have dictated that we adjust and make the next installment of our conference available virtually to provide information and inspiration,” said Ruth Glenn, President and CEO of the NCADV. “We have also seen more interest from international attendees, and this format provides access to them and many others who want to be a part of this event. Our grassroots survivor-centric conference has been a cornerstone in the domestic violence field for 40 years, and in this format we will continue to provide that to those who care about domestic violence and related issues.”
NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence occurs annually and brings together survivors, advocates, allies, first-responders, and others who work with victims and survivors of domestic violence. The lineup of forty workshops was recently announced and encompasses a number of topics, including anti-oppression and racial justice, changing systems, resilience and self-care, and advocacy for victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.