National Sexual Assault Conference organizers seek workshop proposals

December 19, 2008

University Park, Pa. -- Conference organizers for the 2009 National Sexual Assault Conference are currently accepting workshop proposals. Selected workshop presenters will receive one free night of lodging and complimentary conference registration. The proposal deadline is Jan. 15.

Professionals who would like to receive advanced training and development opportunities in sexual violence prevention and intervention can attend the National Sexual Assault Conference, offered by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center in conjunction with Penn State Conferences and the College of the Liberal Arts. Held Sept. 9-11

in Alexandria, Va., this is the first time that Penn State Conferences is assisting the groups in organizing the biannual conference, the only one of its kind.

"Our primary goal is to provide high-quality and high-impact skill-building opportunities," said Sally Laskey, associate director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, about the event. The first conference was held in 2003. The theme of this year's conference, "Mentoring Our Movement," is about focusing on "where we've come from over the past 40 years," said Laskey.

For more information, or proposal submission, go to online.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009