The Premier Victim Advocacy and Crisis Response Conference

Connect | Learn | Engage | Grow

NOVA’s Annual Training Event provides the victim assistance community of advocates, crisis responders, and other allied professionals with an opportunity to connect and gain best emerging practices for serving survivors of crime. Offered both in-person and virtually each year, attendees choose from an extensive list of workshop topics and hear from inspiring keynote speakers!

Through NOVA’s Annual Training Event, you will engage and network with your colleagues and a community who gets what it means to do this work. NOVA keeps your health and wellbeing in mind with self-care offerings throughout this four day conference. These events are intended to provide you with an opportunity to invest in yourself so our amazing field of victim services can continue to prosper and grow.

50 & Forward: Advancing Our Advocacy!

NOVA’s 50th Annual Training Event will be July 29 – August 1, 2024 in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Our theme is 50 & Forward: Advancing Our Advocacy! Join us for this historic event and celebration.

We hope to see you there for our Golden Anniversary! 

Event Registration

Use the buttons below to access the appropriate registration rate. 

NOVA Members

Click this button if you are a NOVA Member. To receive this discount you must enroll as a member ahead of registering. It may take up to two days for your membership status to be updated on the registration system for the discount.

NOTE: NACP/D-SAACP credential is different from NOVA Membership.  

Non-Members

Click this button if you are not a NOVA member.

Have questions? Additional FAQs are provided at the bottom of this webpage. 

Groups (5+)

Click this button if you have a group of 5+ and are paying with a single bulk payment. You will need the name and email address of all attendees. Once paid, they will each be invited to complete their profile.

For smaller groups (2-4), use the appropriate Member/Non-member registration button and add registrants on Page 3.

Requesting Invoices and Purchase Orders

To request an invoice for payment (including paying by check), please follow these instructions:

  1. Select the appropriate registration button above.
  2. Create an account in the registration portal and follow the prompts provided to complete registration form.
  3. Click the “Purchase” button after selecting your desired registration and add-ons.
  4. On the registration details page (page 3), select “Pay using Invoice” in the payment section.
  5. In the message section, write if you are just requesting an invoice or paying by check.
  6. A detailed invoice with payment instructions will be sent to the attendee.
  7. Once the invoice is approved by the organization, use the username and password provided on the invoice to access the account and complete the pending payment by credit card, or follow the instructions provided to pay by check.

Reserve Your Room at the Washington Hilton Hotel

Use our reservation link to access rooms at the government rate.

Hotel Reservation Questions? Please contact Darold Holland, Group Reservations Coordinator at [email protected]

Address: 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

REGISTRATION RATES

Conference registration is first come, first serve. Should we reach capacity, registration may close sooner than expected.

NOVA Members*

Non-Members

Early Bird Rate: $550.00

NOVA members who register before March 15, 2024

Early Bird Rate: $650.00

Non-members who register before March 15, 2024

Standard Rate: $625.00

NOVA members who register between March 16 – June 30, 2024

Standard Rate: $725.00

Non-members who register between March 16 – June 30, 2024

Final Chance: $675.00

NOVA members who register after June 30, 2024

Final Chance: $775.00

NOVA members who register after June 30, 2024

CRT Institute (1 Day Add-On): $125

Taking place August 2nd, the Community Crisis Response Team Institute is a great add-on to conference for NOVA-trained crisis responders.

CRT Institute (1 Day Add-On): $150

Taking place August 2nd, the Community Crisis Response Team Institute is a great add-on to conference for NOVA-trained crisis responders.

Student Rate: $150

For currently enrolled students, who are new to the advocacy field. Learn more about eligibility in the FAQs.

Student Rate: $150

For currently enrolled students, who are new to the advocacy field. Learn more about eligibility in the FAQs.

Group Rates: A discounted of $25 per registration (non-member rate) is given to groups of 5 or more from the same organization. Please note that payment must be received as a single bulk payment. 

*NOVA Membership is different from your NACP or D-SAACP credentialing. Learn more about NOVA Membership: Become a member and save money on registration! (Pro Tip: The savings means you essentially receive membership for FREE. Take advantage of Membresía NOVA today and save later!)

Scholarship Application #NOVA50for50

NOVA is launching our #NOVA50for50 Scholarship Program by offering–for the first time ever–fifteen (15) Need-Based Scholarships to NOVA’s 50th Annual Training Event! Scholarships will cover the conference registration fee, a $500 voucher for transportation to the event; and 4 nights at the conference hotel.

BLOOM365 Teen Track

The BLOOM365 Teen Track is back at NOVA’s 50th Annual Training Event. NOVA and BLOOM365 are excited to partner for the 5th year in a row, and invite you to enroll your teen advocate in this 4-day Peer Advocate Training.

This immersive and highly engaging training and activates teens (13-17 years old) to promote safe and healthy relationships for all and provides opportunity for teens from across the U.S. and around the globe to connect and collaborate to achieve a common goal: uproot abuse in a generation!

Teen Track participants will experience an interactive and inspiring 4 days of thought-provoking training delivered in 4 tracks:

1: EDUCATE: Recognize the red flags, root causes, and risk factors of Interpersonal Violence (dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, gender-based violence, stalking, etc.) and enhance skills for building healthy relationships.

2: ADVOCATE: Respond to and support peers “going through it” by learning how to L.E.V.E.L.™ with them. (Listen. Empathize. Validate. Encourage. Link to resources.)

3: ACTIVATE: Gather tools to engage 10% of peers and trusted adults in local schools and communities to actively promote safety, respect, consent, and empathy as social norms.

4: AMPLIFY: Elevate teen voices and lived experiences to uproot abuse in a generation. Learn more >>>

Sponsorship

Become a NOVA 50 sponsor! Click here for the 50th Anniversary Sponsorship and Exhibitor packet. Please note that the majority of the sponsorship options include complimentary registrations into the Conference!

The theme for the 50th (50 and Forward – Advancing Our Advocacy) is indeed significant as we celebrate the struggles and achievements within the victims movement of the past 50 years, while looking forward to the challenges of the future and what important role, Advocacy will play in shaping that next chapter. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historical celebration. 


The 2024 Virtual Training Event

Each year, NOVA’s 2024 Virtual Training Event will be hosted online September 23-27, 2024. Virtual attendees enjoy live online workshops and access quality recordings of all Keynote sessions from the in-person event. It is a great option if you need a little flexibility because attendees have access to recordings for up to 90 days. Both events provide the opportunity to earn up to 19 CEUs! Take advantage of a bundle registration deal to attend both events, and earn up to 32 CEUs.

REGISTRATION RATES:   NOVA Members – $550     Non-Members – $650     Bundle – $175

Register for our VIRTUAL event >>>

Request for Proposals has ended

NOVA is no longer accepting workshop proposals. Please consider submitting to our Visionaries Panel if you have an innovative idea to advance the field. If you submitted a workshop proposal notifications on the status of your submission are currently being sent out and you will be notified shortly.

Got Questions? We have answers!

Because of the varying needs and costs associated, NOVA is not able to provide continuing education (CEUs) for every discipline, however, NOVA is able to provide NACP and D-SAACP CEUs for the event. This does not mean that you may not be able to utilize the conference for CEUs for your discipline, however, you would need to contact your organization to find out how to use your CEU report to obtain the continuing education credit you are seeking.

You can quickly and easily access an invoice through our registration portal. 

The attendee (or cardholder) can begin the process by clicking the appropriate registration (Member, Non-Member or Group) and creating an account in the registration portal. Follow the prompts provided. Click the “Purchase” button after selecting your desired registration and add-ons.

On the registration details page, you can add another ‘Registrant’ or proceed to your payment method. Select to pay by: “Invoice.” An invoice for the selected registration will be sent to you and additional email addresses can be added to receive a confirmation email at the bottom of the page.

Once the invoice is approved by the organization, if a credit card payment would like to be made instead, the account is available for future access via sign-in on the online portal. If the organization would rather pay by check, mail a copy of the confirmation email to NOVA along with the check to:

NOVA
Attn: NOVA Conference Registration
510 King Street, STE 220
Alexandria, VA 22314

No. NOVA must receive full payment (or checks must be posted) by the appropriate cutoff date to receive the associated registration rate. An invoice is NOT considered payment or a hold to lock in the early bird rate. An invoice must be paid in full by the appropriate cutoff date to qualify for that rate.

The registration fee covers attendance of the 4-day event, to include access to 81 different workshops, dynamic keynote sessions, as well as the Opening and Closing, NOVA 50th Anniversary Reception and other networking opportunities. Meals, transportation, and airfare are all separate from the registration fee and not provided by NOVA in your registration fee.

 In-Person:

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 7, 2024. Refund requests must be emailed to: [email protected]. No refunds are available, for any reason, after June 7, 2024, 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 50th Annual Training Event may not be

transferred to NOVA’s 2024 Virtual Conference after June 7, 2024, 5:00 PM ET.

 

Virtual:

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 August 15, 2024. Refund requests must be emailed to: [email protected]. No refunds are available, for any reason, after August 15, 2024, 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 50th Annual Training Event may not be transferred to NOVA’s 2024 Virtual Conference after June 7, 2024, 5:00PM ET.

NOVA is giving back to our community in honor of our 50th Anniversary!  In 2024, we will be giving 50 Training Scholarships to Victim Assistance Professionals with a demonstrated need to attend NOVA’s wide range of virtual and in-person training programs. Fifteen (15) Need-Based Scholarships will be for NOVA’s 50th Annual Training Event! 

Scholarships will cover the conference registration fee, a $500 voucher for transportation to the event; and 4 nights at the conference hotel.

Eligibility

  • Victim Advocates in the U.S. and its territories
  • Advocates over the age of 18
  • Advocates with who can convey a financial need or organization restrictions to securing funding to attend NOVA’s annual training even


Requirements

  • Letter of support from your agency’s supervisors
  • Completed Application submitted by 8pm ET on February 26, 2024 
  • Resume
  • Short Bio 


Application form will open with registration and applications will be reviewed by NOVA. Scholarship recipients will be contacted no later than March 15, 2024.

The student rate of $150 is only intended for students under the age of 25 looking to enter the field of victim services. There is flexibility in the age restriction but you should not already be employed by a victim service agency. 

Email NOVA at: [email protected] with your request for the student rate. We will confirm you meet NOVA’s student rate policy and provide a discount code to use at checkout.

Yes! You will be able to track the CEUs you earn during each event by using the NOVA Training Event App. You will need to take a survey and enter a check in code for each session you attend in order to track what you’ve attended. At the end of the event, your CEU transcript will be emailed to you.

Nope! While many attendees may work as advocates, the event is open to anyone who works with or serves survivors/victims of crime. This includes crisis responders, law enforcement, etc.

If the staff member (attendee) has already requested an invoice and has an online account, please have them provide you with their log-in details to access their account. You will then be able to go to the “View Orders” page and pay the pending amount to finish their registration

If the attendee has not yet created an account, you as the cardholder may go online and register the attendee by filling in their relevant information and completing the payment. On the final confirmation page, you will also be able to send the payment confirmation email to yourself.

No. Please be sure to use the correct, authorized credit card to register for this event.  Once processed, your payment is final and cannot be exchanged using a different credit card.

NOVA is offering multiple options for this year’s conference.

By registering for both the in-person and virtual event, you have the opportunity to earn up to 32 CEUs (please note that all CEUs must come from new learning. You will not be able to receive CEUs for attending the same workshop/keynote/plenary session twice). The In-Person Conference will be taking place at the Washington Hilton July 29 – Aug 1, 2024 . The Virtual Conference will be taking place live online from September 23-27th, 2024 and the recorded content will be available for up to 90 days.

All workshops are first-come, first-serve. We encourage attendees to identify a minimum of first and second choice workshops in the conference app to ensure that if your first-choice workshop room is filled, you know where to head for your second choice. But selecting your favorites in the app is not a reservation of space. Once capacity has been reached for a workshop session, that room will be closed and no longer available for attendees to enter.

NOVA is committed to accessibility and inclusion in all our trainings. Inclusive of providing reasonable accommodations for all participants with disabilities to meet their access needs. Please contact NOVA ([email protected]) for more information or to request an accommodation no later than June 28, 2024.

The member rate, where specified, is offered to current members only. Individual memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. If a registrant does not have a current NOVA membership and registers as a member, the registrant will be re-billed at the non-member rate. 

It can take up to 1 business day for our system to recognize your new membership. We recommend renewing or applying for new membership as early as possible to avoid delays and increases in the registration rate. We recommend checking the system 2-3 days after you initiate a NOVA membership application/renewal until the rate appears on the registration portal.

The parking garage for the Washington Hilton Hotel has limited availability.  Hotel Guests and NOVA Annual Training Event attendees will receive a discounted per day rate of $30 with in/out privileges using their room key.  Attendees who are not staying at the hotel will pay $30 to park and will not have in/out privileges. 

There is no street parking in the area. If you are local, we recommend taking public transportation (the hotel is close to the Metro and many bus stops) or an Uber/Lyft/Taxi.

Unfortunately, personal guests are not permitted at any of the conference activities. If you are traveling with a Personal Care Attendant, please submit an accommodation request to NOVA via email [email protected]  so we can support your access needs.

Registration will close on either July 3, 2024 or when capacity is reached. Registration is first come, first serve and your registration is not confirmed until payment is received. 

No. NOVA does not offer on-site registration. The deadline to register through the online portal and pay for the in-person event is July 3, 2024. The deadline to register and pay for the virtual event is September 8, 2023.

NOVA has partnered with an organization, Bravura Technologies, to streamline your experience! From online registration (in-person, virtual, or both), to on-site check-in, to the conference app; everything is now in one place to ensure a smoother beginning-to-end process for you!

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