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2022

Call for Presenters

ONLINE CONFERENCE JUNE 14 – 16, 2022

How to Submit a Proposal

The 2022 Call for Presenters
is now closed!

Step 1

Create an Account

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

Step 2

Add Presenters

Add yourself as a presenter. You can also create co-presenters.

Step 3

Add and Submit Your Proposals

Add your proposals. Proposals deadline extended to February 18, 2022 by 5:00 pm MT.

Our Expectations For Presenters

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Content

Content will focus on the perspective and experiences of underserved communities, centering the services on the most marginalized survivors. Content aligns with the values espoused by CCASA and Violence Free Colorado. (See CCASA’s values here and Violence Free Colorado’s values here)

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Safe & Supportive Space

Conversation should lead inclusive and respectful discussion that allows attendees to learn and  process difficult conversations.

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Hands-on Transferable 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. We will be prioritizing workshops that will be presenting their content in an innovative non-lecture style format.

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Session Wrap-up

Provide a good closing to your session that helps attendees apply what they have learned, feel empowered to act, and feel a sense of closure. There should be a focus on self-care throughout, but especially in the closing.

CAIA 2022 Goes Virtual

We’re going virtual for 2022! As much as we’d like to host the 11th CAIA conference in Vail, we felt it was best to be cautious in getting back together. CAIA will go on as planned over the same dates, June 14-16, 2022, just meeting in a virtual platform. Our committee is working hard to make the conference transformative, bring you as many sessions as we can, all while working in a bit of networking online, and a fun.

 

We had over 350 attendees for our past Virtual CAIA Conferences and anticipate this year to be as full.

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 from diverse backgrounds and experiences to address what survivors and communities really need – particularly those who are most underserved – not just for intervention, but also prevention and social change.

In alignment with our commitment to anti-oppression work and amplifying the voices of those most impacted by sexual and relationship abuse, we especially encourage submissions from anyone who identifies as a member of a marginalized community, or those with nonacademic and nontraditional backgrounds.

2022 CAIA Call for Proposals is Now Closed

Closed February 18, 2022 at 5PM MT

We welcome workshops on advocacy beyond services. Here are some questions that you might consider as you prepare your presentation/proposal:

  • 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 have you centered marginalized communities in service provision and/or your prevention efforts?
  • 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?

CAIA Conference Topics of Interest

Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, we are prioritizing the follow topics:

  • Anti-oppression
  • Innovative practices
  • Community engagement
  • Civil action
  • Human trafficking
  • Supporting Indigenous/Native survivors and communities
  • Rural communities
  • Supporting male survivors

As cohosts of this conference, we strive for our conference to reflect each of our organizations’ values. Please make sure that your proposal and content falls in line with this commitment.

  • Anti-Oppression
  • Social Change
  • Survivor-Centered
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Respect

Violence Free Values

Violence Free Colorado
  • We respect the inherent strengths and self-determination of survivors
  • We lead in partnership with survivors, heeding their experiences, and amplifying their voices
  • We strive to end relationship abuse by taking bold, courageous actions
  • We pursue social justice, knowing that equity is essential to ending relationship abuse
  • We advance equality by challenging power-based perceptions, assumptions, and behaviors
  • We mobilize grassroots activism to create systems and attitudes that are free of oppression
  • We uphold advocacy and social change as essential to advancing our movement
  • We act honestly and fairly, even in the face of adversity

the 2022 Call for Presenters is now closed

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