Summit Details

NNEDV Safety Net's 4th Annual Technology Summit will take place July 25 - 27, 2016. NNEDV State Coalition members are invited to attend the Tech Advocates day, which will be on July 28, 2016. 

Conference Location

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


Click here for the program book, which includes the agenda.

optional Pre-Registration

We will offer pre-registration Sunday, July 24, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the First Floor Lobby. Come by to pick up your name tag & materials.

Tech Safety App Launch

On Monday, July 25, from 5:00 - 7:30, we will be launching our TechSafetyApp. Come and join us! For more details, visit

Hotel Reservations - Now Full

Hotel Rate: $269/night + 8.76% sales tax and 16.32% occupancy tax. 

Click here to reserve your room at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. You can also make a reservation by calling 415-433-6600. 

Register To Attend the Summit - Now Closed

Registration is now open. Click here to register. 

Early Bird Registration: $400 (ends June 17, 2016) 
Standard Registration: $475

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

OVW Grantee Approval

OVW has approved the following grantees to use their training travel funds to attend Safety Net’s Technology Summit.

Grantees from the OVW's Campus, CLASSP, Disabilities, LAV, Rural, State Coalition, and Underserved Grant Programs 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 and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees expend any funds related to attending this conference. 

Grantees from Transitional Housing, Justice for Families, Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and (formerly the Arrest Program) and STOP programs may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact OVW for prior approval.  STOP sub grantees need approval from their STOP State Administrator.  Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be 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-2016-MU-007.  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.  

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE) Will Be Available

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the American Bar Association, we will be offering Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE). The cost is $200, which will be added to your registration fee. Scholarships will be available. For scholarship information, please contact Namita Dwarakanath at

 The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit

 You will be eligible for up to 6 hours of CLE credits, and there will be at least one CLE workshop in each breakout session. More details on the topics will be available soon. However, some of the sessions may include authenticating evidence in legal proceedings, gathering technology-based evidence, understanding victim privacy, and technology safety strategies in custody cases.

Workshop Proposal Now Closed

We are once again accepting proposals for workshop sessions that will provide tools and information to respond to technology abuse, enhance services for survivors of abuse, and hold offenders accountable. 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.

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. 

Technology Summit 2015

The 3rd Annual Technology Summit was held July July 27 - 29, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.  

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.”