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Conference Location

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Parking for Attendees

Overnight guest: $30/night ($60/night valet)
Daily parking: $15/day ($20/day valet)


Avoid the Monday morning rush and pick up your nametag and program book Sunday night from 6-8 PM in the Flyte Wine & Beer Bar. 

What Time Do We Start Monday?

Registration and breakfast starts at 8 AM Monday morning in the foyer of the Grand Ballroom. 

Packing & Attire

Don't forget that San Francisco is cool in the summer (high 70s, lows 50s), so bring a jacket. Also dress in layers because conference rooms tend to be either too cold or too warm.

Register To Attend the Summit

Registration is now closed. Click here to register.

The registration fee includes full access to all training sessions, receptions, and related events, as well as some meals.

Early Bird Registration: $375*
Standard Registration: $475

* Early bird registration ends June 29, 2015.

OVW Approval

Grantees from OVW’s Campus Consolidated Youth, Abuse Later in Life, LAV, Rural, SASP, State Coalitions, TSAP, Arrest, and SASP Cultural have been conditionally approved to attend this conference. Grantees from the aforementioned programs are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award. Note that a GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

Grantees from OVW’s Justice for Families, Transitional Housing, and STOP programs have been approved to attend this conference and do not have to obtain prior approval. STOP subgrantees need approval from their STOP State Administrator. Grantees that are not required to get prior approval are advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2015-MU-014. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file.” This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.

Hotel Information

The Technology Summit will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District in San Francisco, CA. Hotel rooms at the Hilton is full, and the Overflow Hotel is the Serrano Hotel

The Serrano Hotel is centrally located near Union Square and is a little over a mile from the Hilton. The rate is $219, plus 16.315% tax, and a $22 Urban Fee, which includes coffee in the lobby, newspaper, Wi-Fi, Town Car Service to the Financial District between 7 – 9 am, and local phone calls. 

To reserve a room at the Serrano, click here or call 415-351-7622 and reference “2015 NNEDV Safety Net Technology Summit.” These rates will be available until July 15.

The Hilton is full and there are no more rooms left. The Hilton hotel rate is $259, plus a 14% federal tax, 2.25% state tax, and an occupancy tax of 0.7% per room, per night. 

Please make sure to register for the conference before making your hotel reservation.


In previous years, we offered MCLEs/CEUs but we had few requests and it was only available to CA participants; because of those reasons, we are not offering MCLEs/CEUs this year. However, we will make available all the information needed so you can submit the conference for credits in your own state. Please contact us for additional details. 

About the Summit

Date: July 27 - 30, 2015

Location: San Francisco, CA

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. 

Apply for a Registration Scholarship - Closed

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer registration scholarships. Because of our budget constraints, we can only offer to waive registration. If you receive a scholarship, you will still need to pay for your own travel, lodgings, and meal costs. Please note that we will provide breakfast and snacks for all 3 days; however, all lunches and dinners are on your own.

Apply for a registration scholarship here.

All scholarship recipients will be notified via email by June 15, 2015. We will confirm your application but we will only reach out to you if you are a scholarship recipient. 

Request for Proposal - Closed

For the first time, we are soliciting workshop proposals. We are looking for sessions that will provide tools and information to respond to technology abuse, enhance services for survivors of abuse, and hold offenders accountable. Is your organization using technology to work more effectively with survivors? Has your program or community responded in innovative ways to abusers’ misuse of technology? Have you worked creatively to use technology in ways that maximize survivor privacy and safety? We’re seeking content that will be applicable to service providers, criminal justice professionals, the legal community, and survivors.

Proposals should be survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and include culturally competent approaches. The session content should include innovative strategies and support best practices. All workshops will be 60-90 minutes in length.

Proposals will be accepted from State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions, National Technical Assistance Providers, local domestic violence and sexual assault programs, and other anti-violence programs.

Submit a proposal.

Technology Summit 2014

Our 2nd Annual Technology Summit was held July 29 - August 1, 2014 in San Jose, CA. Click the links below for more information about the event. 

Technology Summit 2013

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.”