ICADV is excited to reconvene our bi-annual statewide fall conference, Centering Equity in Our Work, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4 & 5. This year's conference will be a hybrid event hosted in-person at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel & Conference Center, 7202 E 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 and virtually via Zoom. Our conference agenda features 2 days of workshops focused on expanding our understanding of the intersections of trauma and healing, isolation and connectedness, oppression and equity. We will also focus on building skills necessary to help the survivors we serve as well as ourselves find justice and healing.
Centering Equity in Our Work 2022 will feature keynote speaker Valeriana CB Estes of Necessary Interruptions LLC, and plenary speaker Arlene Vassell of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Valeriana's experiences as a staff member of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) were chronicled in an article published in MotherJones, drawing attention to the power structure that exists in advocacy programs, state coalitions and state-level organizations that serve survivors. Arlene's Letter from an Unapologetic Black Woman spoke directly to the deeper roots of racial inequity in our movement. Ms. Estes' and Ms. Vassell's featured sessions will address from differing perspectives the responsibility that we as advocates, we as organizations, and we as a movement have to uplift each of us as our whole selves in order to best support and serve survivors of violence.
The agenda for Centering Equity in Our Work 2022 will feature workshops facilitated by speakers representing ICADV, the Battered Women's Justice Project, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Center for Court Innovation, the Domestic Violence Network, Indiana Department of Health, Indiana211, Ball State University, Indiana University, several ICADV-Member programs, and many others. It is a robust agenda filled with workshops focused on everything from tools and skills advocates can implement as soon as they return to their offices to deep-dive discussions exploring aspects of ableism and racism. Follow this link to find a general agenda for the conference. Find out more about scheduled workshops at this link. The linked document will be updated in the run-up to conference.
Registration to attend the conference virtually is now open as well. Virtual participants will use the same event management portal, Sched.com, to access the sessions virtually, hosted on Zoom. Virtual participants will be asked during each session to complete engagement polls so that you can receive your certificate of participation and continuing education hours. You will also have access to session recordings so that you can access additional sessions even after the conference has ended.
We are once again using Sched.com as an event management portal. Sched allows conference participants to create personal workshop schedules, access workshop content and materials, communicate with conference organizers and speakers and much more. Participants will receive their invitation to set up their Sched account and access our event page, CenteringEquity2022, once they have registered for conference. You can also learn more about maximizing your use of the portal here: https://sched.com/guide-category/guide-for-attendees/
The conference block of rooms availability is closed. However, if you would like to reach out to the Marriott East Hotel & Conference center regarding an independent reservation, please feel free to do so. You can contact the Marriott East directly at 317-352-1231 or via their national reservations line.
Continuing Education Credits
All participants will receive a certificate of participation documenting their session hours. Specific credits for attorneys, law enforcement, social workers, licensed marriage and family counselors, and BIP facilitators will also be available. Instructions on documentation for those professions will be provided at Registration & Check In.
This is scheduled as a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual attendance accommodation. However, to meet our obligations, ICADV must have 150 in-person participants. We ask that those attending in person be fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours. We will also require masks in small-group in-person spaces and strongly encourage masks in large-group spaces. Breakout rooms will be set up to accommodate social distance wherever possible.
Keynote speaker Valeriana CB Estes
Necessary Interruptions, LLC
Plenary speaker Arlene Vassell
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel & Conference Center
7202 E 21st St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Please select the Registration Category appropriate for your (or your agency's) ICADV Membership level. If you are not currently a member of ICADV but would like to become one to register at that rate, you can add a prorated membership option at Checkout (next page) and qualify for that discounted registration rate. Any questions about conference registration can be directed to Caryn Burton at email@example.com.
Centering Equity in Our Work - 2022 ICADV Fall Conference
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel & Conference Center
7202 E 21st St Indianapolis, IN
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