THE EVENT

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Join NOVA for our 48th Annual Training Event in Denver, Colorado on August 1 – 4, 2022. Meet the NOVA staff and other helping professionals from around the globe at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. This conference will be 4 days of inspiring keynotes, engaging workshops and establishing connections with other passionate professionals in the field of victim services and crisis response. Earn up to 19 CEUs! Register Today!

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Quick Guide

Regarding COVID-19: At this time, NOVA is planning on a masked event, with proof of vaccination required. NOVA will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. Please note NOVA’s virtual alternative, the NOVA 2022 Virtual Conference, if you are unable to meet this requirement. 

Keep scrolling for registration rates, the BLOOM365 Peer Advocate Summer Academy for Teens and the new virtual alternative to our in-person event: NOVA’s 2022 Virtual Conference

THE LOCATION

This year, we will all come together at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel! Located in the center of downtown, our conference site sits on the popular 16th Street Pedestrian Mall and offers easy access to some of the best attractions in Denver, Colorado.

We have reached capacity at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Please find overflow hotel options below. We also welcome you to check the links below for cancellations or identify your own accommodation at this time. You can view nearby hotels with rates under $200 by clicking here. 

OVERFLOW HOTEL OPTIONS

Sonesta Denver Downtown

It is a 3 minute walk from the conference site.

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown

10 minute walk from the conference site.

Tru by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center

7 minute walk from the conference site.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

2022 Workshop List

Get a sneak peak at our great line up of workshops and presenters for NOVA’s 48th Annual Training Event! 

There are over 100 workshops, so you’ll be sure to have the perfect schedule, geared towards your interests. 

THE TEEN TRACK

BLOOM365 PEER ADVOCATE SUMMER ACADEMY FOR TEENS (ONSITE AT CONFERENCE)

We are excited once again to partner with NOVA to offer our Annual Peer Advocate Summer Academy for teens.  This academy will take place during NOVA’s Annual Training Conference August 1-4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  If your child is interested in registering for Academy, please click here or read more below..

Are you bringing your kids to the NOVA Conference? Are you ready for your teen to learn advocacy and peer leadership skills? Imagine learning how to create safe and supportive school environments , getting trained on how to respond to friends or peers going through unhealthy relationships, and joining a global community of Gen Z teen student leaders ready to change the world, all while in high school.

BLOOM365 is once again excited to partner with NOVA to offer our Annual Peer Advocate Summer Academy for teens, going into Grades 8 and up. This academy takes place during NOVA’s Annual Training Conference August 1-4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

During our immersive and highly interactive four day Peer Advocate Academy, teens will meet and learn from young activists, influencers and experts on how to make a difference and lead the global movement to uproot abuse.

The Peer Advocate Academy will place teens in a supportive, empathetic environment where they will:

  • Learn about the root causes of domestic violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence and bullying and how to prevent them.
  • Get trained on how to support peers who have experienced an unhealthy, controlling, toxic, or abusive relationships or friendships.
  • Become an activist on their school campus by leading awareness campaigns.

Over 80% of teens say they would confide in a friend before going to an adult if they were experiencing or witnessing victimization. 

THE VIRTUAL ALTERNATIVE

September 19 - 23, 2022 | ONLINE

New for 2022! We want to keep our annual conference accessible for all during this difficult time. As a result, NOVA will offer a 2022 Virtual Conference.

If you are unable to attend the in-person 48th Annual Training Event, consider joining us online on September 19 – 23, 2022. NOVA’s 2022 Virtual Conference will include carefully selected workshops from Denver and provide our remote attendees with the opportunity to receive 19 CEUs! 

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Enjoy opportunities to engage in virtual networking and self care, and access all recordings for up to 90 days after the event. View the Schedule At-a-Glance!

Virtual Workshops Topics:

  • Tech Safety Considerations for Victim Advocates
  • Barriers and Bias: Advocate’s Perceptions of Firearms
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Program Design: Tips and Strategies to Quickly Create Engaging, Evidence-Informed, and Socio-Culturally Relevant Workshops
  • Trauma Bonding in Human Trafficking: Understanding the Ties that Bond Victims to Traffickers
  • Working with Neurodivergent Survivors
  • RAPE & RACE: The Two Elephants in a Crowded Room
  • Leading the Way: Avenues for Increasing Youth Engagement in Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
  • Victim Advocacy Ethics

The In-Person & Virtual Bundle Deal! Access both events and earn up to 32 CEUs*

Looking for more CEU opportunities after you leave Denver? We are offering our in-person 48th Annual Training Event attendees a discounted rate of only $150 to add on the 2022 Virtual Conference when they register for both the in-person event in August and virtual conference in September.

*All CEUs must come from new learning. You will not receive CEUs for attending the same workshop twice. NOVA will provide the 2022 Virtual Conference agenda ahead of the in-person event so Bundle Registrants may plan accordingly.

IMPORTANT POLICIES

COVID Policy: NOVA will be adhering to all CDC guidance so that we can all come together safely. At this time, we are planning for a masked event. All attendees, exhibitors and presenters will be required to submit their proof of vaccination ahead of time in order to attend.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for NOVA’s In-Person 48th Annual Training Event:

For all paid registrations, a refund, less a $90 cancellation charge, is available if a cancellation request is received via mail, fax or email at the NOVA office by 5:00PM, ET June 15, 2022. No refunds are available, for any reason, after June 15, 2022, 5:00PM, ET.

NOVA is unable to refund only the virtual or in-person component of a bundled deal. Your total registration cost is subject to the same cancellation policy above.

Paid registrations for the in-person 48th Annual Training Event may not be transferred to NOVA’s 2022 Virtual Conference after June 15, 2022, 5:00PM ET.

Questions? Email conference@trynova.org

OUR 2022 SPONSORS

REGISTRATION & HOTEL KEY-CARD SPONSOR

EXHIBITOR & MAJOR PLENARY SPONSOR

Magellan Federal, Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation. We empower and elevate government personnel, military service members, and civilians to live healthier, more productive lives. Visit: https://www.magellanfederal.com/

EXHIBITOR & LANYARD SPONSOR

At PSA, we have a heart for and have built our business to partner with those individuals and organizations on a mission to build stronger and healthier communities. Our partners and customers are tackling the real issues head-on, and banding together with these folks (you!) on the front line was an obvious choice for us. We realize that you have options when selecting a partner in prevention and we would love the opportunity to prove why we should be your first choice. Learn more about us and check out our product selection at psacorp.com

EXHIBITOR & MARKETPLACE SPONSOR

Bio-One thrives by following a basic premise: provide top-notch decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while treating clients with the privacy and compassion that difficult moments demand. Our experienced technicians not only provide professional biohazard removal services to homes and businesses, but they do with respect and with as little interruption as possible while assuring that spaces are restored to safe and habitable conditions. Learn more about Bio-One at BioOneInc.com.

EXHIBITOR & SWAG BAG SPONSOR

4imprint is once again excited to continue its partnership with NOVA by sponsoring the official Attendee Bags for the 48th Annual Training.  From logo-ed masks and hand sanitizer, to signage solutions and even services to package and send your items directly to people on your list, we’ve got what you need to succeed as we all navigate the brighter road ahead.  4imprints philosophy is firmly based on their ‘Golden Rule’ standard, treat people as you want to be treated.  Please make sure to click on our logo to learn more about what makes us who we are and what we’re passionate about. Visit: https://www.4imprint.com/

LEVEL ONE - EXHIBITOR SPONSORS

At Appriss Insights, an Equifax Company, we enable government agencies and commercial enterprises to save lives, fight crime, prevent fraud, and manage risk with the most comprehensive source of incarceration, justice, and risk intelligence data. For more than a quarter century, Appriss Insights has been protecting and informing victims through VINE. VINE has made it its mission to make sure millions of victims all over the United States find empowerment through regular updates about their offender’s incarceration status. Visit: https://apprissinsights.com/

Global Promotional Sales specializes in producing educational and promotional items with a focus of helping non-profits and programs, such as SAPR and SHARP, in promoting and raising awareness. Our mission is prevention awareness and helping facilitate a message for the non-profits and programs that are spreading their voice and mission in our communities. Visit: https://globalpromotionalsales.com/

Do you want to do call routing, text, chat and scheduling all in one place?  Helpline Software is a fully-featured system to manage hotlines that automatically and reliably routes calls, chats and texts based on your schedule. It includes a system to manage and approve/deny shift requests, hours tracking, burnout protection, and reviews from across the country. Visit: https://www.helplinesoftware.com/nova-2022

Justice 3D is dedicated to providing advanced-level training and consulting for allied professionals who investigate and respond to violent crimes. Experience matters. Our team, having worked within the criminal justice system, bring years of front-line experience and we are committed to equipping law enforcement, prosecutors and others who combat violent crimes with the advanced skills they need. Visit: https://www.justice3d.com/

svaa

Victim Assistance Program is one of the first victim service agencies in the nation; providing crisis intervention, advocacy, and education.

Our mission these last 50 years, to bring all those in hardship to healing, is grounded in awareness, and continued learning through our nationally recognized Summit Victim Assistance Academy. Visit us to find out how you can enhance your knowledge and skills to help those impacted by trauma. Visit: https://victimassistanceprogram.org/

Thriver Zone:  Take the journey beyond abuse from victim to survivor to thriver! If you are looking not only to help victims through the immediate aftermath of domestic violence or sexual assault, but also break the cycle of violence in their lives, Susan Omilian’s Seven-Step Thriver Zone Motivational Model is for you! Visit www.ThriverZone.com/welcome-nova-2022-attendees for more about Susan’s transformational work, her trainings and a special discount for NOVA attendees on Susan’s award-winning books.  

Engaging. Provocative. Impactful. 

An immersive theatrical experience where you’re the star. Are you willing to step into the spotlight to elevate your impact? To learn more about interactive advocacy check out our website at www.interactiveadvocacy.com/nova48

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Are you ready to uproot abuse in a generation? BLOOM365 offers trainings and tools you can use to educate, advocate, and activate in schools, military installations, and communities. To learn more about the resources that will be available at the BLOOM365 booth, visit www.bloom365.org/NOVA48  Also, did you know you can bring your teen to conference? Check out our third annual Teen Track Peer Advocate Academy for the next generation of advocates. Visit: https://www.bloom365.org/

The National Children’s Advocacy Center, the birthplace of the CAC movement, serves as the model for more than 1,100 CACs operating in all 50 states and 41 countries. In addition to providing local services to children and families, the NCAC has trained more than 282,000 child abuse response professionals since its creation in 1985 and hosts the International Symposium on Child Abuse each year in Huntsville, Alabama. The NCAC is also home to the Virtual Training Center (NCACvtc) and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) that provide information, resources and online training to child abuse professionals, including victim and family advocates. https://www.nationalcac.org/

Aftermath is the premier provider of trauma cleaning and biohazard removal in the country. With more than 60 locations, we are able provide 24/7 rapid response to families in need. Aftermath is excited to continue its support of NOVA! Victim Advocates work tirelessly behind the scenes to help victims and their families. To celebrate and Make Everyday Heroes More HeroicTM, Aftermath is awarding a total of $5,000 in grants to 10 victim advocates and chaplains across the country! Stop by our booth to learn more on how to apply! Visit: www.aftermath.com/everyday-heroes

Whether it be the Boston Marathon Bombing or yet another shooting at a school, nightclub, or concert, it seems as if mass violence events have become all too common in our current world.  ICPTTA staff and partners have collectively responded to more than 40 incidents of mass violence and use their lived experience to help future responders provide the best support to victims and their loved ones. ICPTTA offers planning resources and consultation services at no cost for accepted communities.

LEVEL TWO - EXHIBITOR SPONSORS

Kairos Traders: We sell products made by businesses fighting human trafficking. We do this in one of two ways: 1. By hiring survivors and giving them a safe place to rebuild their lives. 2. Or hiring the vulnerable and preventing it in the first place. All of our products are fair trade, ethically made, beautiful, and sustainable. We look forward to engaging with you in Denver! Visit: https://kairostraders.com/

Advocacy Academy: At the Advocacy Academy, we transform people into changemakers. As the only company in the world dedicated to Motivational Interviewing skill-building for victim advocates, and the home of the Embodied AdvocateTM certification program, we offer unique training workshops to over 10,000 participants every year. Visit: www.AdvocacyAcademy.org

A Window Between Worlds: For over 30 years, A Window Between Worlds has trained and supported thousands of individuals to incorporate creative expression into their work with victims of crime and other trauma survivors. Our training in facilitating trauma-informed and culturally responsive art workshops as a tool for empowerment and healing, along with our extensive library of curriculum and ongoing support, strengthens our program partners’ ability to better assist the people they serve. Click on our logo or visit awbw.org/nova for free resources and a special discount for conference attendees – 10% discount on attending one of our trainings this year.

 

 

Safe Stays by ReloShare is a free-to-use nationwide hotel booking website designed to make it faster and easier for social service providers to book hotel rooms for clients. Safe Stays users can search for and book rooms at hotels under an alias and with no credit card or ID requirement at check-in.  Please visit our website for additional information www.reloshare.com/safestays

Visible Digital Solutions: We design, host, publish and manage custom-designed digital victim rights and resources brochures to help you fulfill the “informed” requirement of the Victim Rights Act. eVAC makes it easy for officers/deputies/victim advocates to share required VRA information and other resources with victims of crime. eVACs sit on the home screen of smartphones so they are easy to share and access 365/24/7. Cards can be share via QR code, email or text. Stop by our booth for a visit! You can learn more now at https://www.visibledigitalsolutions.com/evac

LEVEL THREE - EXHIBITOR SPONSORS

Tools of Hope: Not sure about you, but have you ever felt like, “I’ve helped all these people today, but I’m dying inside”?

Using her unlikely construction background and lessons from a harrowing escape from an Alaskan island, come join Ana-Christina for real-life, usable resilience tools – over 13,000 trained. Visit: https://www.toolsofhope.com/

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Season of Justice (SOJ) is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting investigative agencies and victims’ families in their effort to solve unsolved violent crimes. Our Family Grant program works with victims’ families to create and fund comprehensive awareness campaigns, and other initiatives, designed to push their cold cases forward. By utilizing the latest out-of-home marketing tools to supplement traditional billboard campaigns, including targeted mobile advertising, Season of Justice is continuously looking to leverage technology in creative ways to keep media attention on unsolved violent crimes. We’re looking forward to meeting everyone in Denver and learning more ways to better advocate for our families. Visit: seasonofjustice.org

Lomar Specialty Advertising is a wholesale company based in Concord, North Carolina. We provide Awareness tools through promotional products that will speak for you and to your audience.

Our mission is to help you project the Voice of your Program through – Quality Products with a Message, Excellent Customer Service and On-Time Delivery.  Our professionals take the time to listen to your needs and assist you in selecting the best tools for your program.

While unfortunately we will not be with you in person in Denver, each day of the Conference we will be doing a special drawing.  Please check in to see who the daily Winner is by visiting:  https://www.promotearmy.com/land

Best wishes for a great conference!

WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP

Attorney Jeremy Rosenthal: The law firm of Jeremy Rosenthal is a proud supporter of the NOVA conference. Daily, we represent victims of personal injury and passionately strive for justice on their behalf. Encouraging and supporting great organizations such as NOVA is a very important mission of our firm” Visit: https://www.lawfirmofjeremyrosenthal.com/

BECOME A SPONSOR

Is Your Organization/Company Searching for a Great Exposure Opportunity?

Register as an Exhibitor for NOVA’s Annual Training Event! With an expected attendance of more than 2,000 professionals and multifaceted opportunities for engagement, you are perfectly positioned to expand your marketing opportunities, brand awareness and connections.  To match your budget and marketing objectives, NOVA offers multiple exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities—all designed to maximize your exposure and enhance your marketing goals. 

Learn more: Email chris.greenslade@csgmmc.com

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