NNEDV Safety Net's 5th Annual Technology Summit will take place July 31- August 2, 2017. NNEDV State Coalition members are invited to attend the Tech Advocates day, which will be on August 3, 2017. Registration will open in Spring 2017.

About the Summit

This unique 3-day training will focus on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and trafficking.  

Covering a wide range of technology-related issues that will be helpful to anyone working with victims, sessions will be organized by advocacy, law enforcement, and legal professionals for participants to easily choose workshops most applicable to them. 

Participants will be given tools and information to respond to technology abuse, to enhance services for survivors of violence, and to hold offenders accountable. In addition to incredible attendees from all over the United States and internationally, our excellent faculty includes the Safety Net Team; survivors; national experts on technology, confidentiality, and privacy’ technology developers  and representatives from technology companies; and leaders in law enforcement, domestic violence, and the legal field. 

OVW Grantee Approval

We have received OVW approval for the past 4 Technology Summit. We will request and anticipate we will receive approval for OVW grantees to use their funds to attend this conference. We will update this page in Spring of 2017 with details about OVW approval. 

Workshop Proposal

We will be accepting workshop proposals for the 5th Annual Technology Summit. This page will be updated in Spring of 2017 with details about workshop proposal submissions. 

Technology Summit 2016

The 4th Annual Technology Summit was held July 25 - 27, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Thank you for making our 4th Annual Technology Summit better than ever! If you missed it or are looking for more information, check out the Technology Summit 2016 Program Book and our Technology Summit 2016 Storify.

Feedback from participants:

“I like that it addresses stalking and up to date technology use/misuse concerns. I am not tech savvy and I know that our city/county law enforcement needs to look further and harder into use/misuse with the victims that we serve.”

“I enjoyed the variety of perspectives and focuses; it was so valuable to be able to gather information on agency use of tech, use of tech as a social change tool, and laws about tech--all in one place. It was like a one-stop shop! I also appreciated the fundamentals modules on the first day. While I can see that experienced attendees might want something different during that time, I also think these modules are really important, both from the perspective of a newer attendee, but also because that is the content we are likely to need to bring back to our states and communities.”

“I really like the empowerment part of how to educate our survivors strategically to use the technology around us for safety planning.”

“I enjoyed everything about the conference. The speakers, the presentations, the staff, and the overall experience was amazing from registration to the end. I learned so much that I needed multiple note pads to write it all down. Had not taken that many notes since I was an undergrad more than 10 years ago.”

Technology Summit 2015

The 3rd Annual Technology Summit was held July July 27 - 29, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.  For more information, check out the Technology Summit 2015 Program Book.

Feedback from participants:

“Having survivors share their stories and experiences helped the audience realize the issues with SA and technology. Made it a reality for those of us who do not deal with survivors directly.”

“I liked that most of the speakers discussed and explained certain topics in a way that made it easy for people with minimal knowledge to understand. I thought this was also helpful because it showed me how to talk to other people with minimal knowledge so that they understand what is important when you're trying to help victims/survivors.”

“I really appreciated the wide variety of backgrounds that the presenters and keynote speakers had. I liked being able to interact with other attendees during the reception and morning breakfast. Almost every workshop I attended felt relevant to my work/life.”

Technology Summit 2014

Our 2nd Annual Technology Summit was held July 29 - August 1, 2014 in San Jose, CA. For more information, read the program book.

Feedback from participants:

“The summit was great. I learned a lot of useful information that I can now adapt to my work. The information that was provided had many new things that were new to me as an advocate. The breakouts were very helpful. All of the presenters were great."

“Selection of speakers were on-point! The workshops were very informative. And, I enjoyed the last day (tech advocates day), great opportunity to connect with other coalitions staff and celebrate the great work everyone is doing across the country.”

"The variety of subjects covered was impressive and the valuable, realistic solutions to help us help survivors. Hearing from the tech execs from the social networks was informative and shared perspectives from the other side on the technology and its use… What's not to like?" 

Technology Summit 2013

The 1st Technology Summit was held July 29-31, 2013, in San Jose, CA. For information about Technology Summit 2013, view the program book and our Week in Review blog post with some event highlights. 

Feedback from participants: 
“Topics that were addressed were very informative, up to date, and thought provoking. The sessions helped me realize ways in which technology is abused that I was not aware of before.”

“I really enjoyed the variety of key note speakers, workshops, panel discussions and tech demonstrations. I loved that many of the technology company representatives present were asking questions of advocates about how the companies could most effectively create change.”

“The overall tone of the event allowed for participants of different backgrounds, knowledge and experience levels to participate equally. The topics were exceptional—I have never attended any conference where there weren’t at least a couple of duds and this wasn't the case.”