Come gather with us!!

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.

A block of rooms has been set aside for conference participants at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel & Conference Center. The room rate is $127 / night + taxes/fees. There is also a $9/car/night parking fee. Rooms can be reserved online using this link. You can also make reservations by phone by calling Marriott Reservations at 800-991-3346 and requesting a reservation as a part of the ICADV or Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence conference block.

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.

Event Safety
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.

**Please note –  Virtual registration will open when we have reached 150 in-person registrations.

Together, we can end domestic violence.

We believe that violence is preventable. When we come together, we create real change in the lives of individuals and in our communities. Join us in the movement to make Indiana a state that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for everyone.