This Summit is a unique forum for professionals across all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Evident in our uniquely comprehensive programming, the Summit focuses on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy to promote violence-free living for all. Opportunities for networking, continuing education, specialty certifications, and more make this an event you don’t want to miss.
Adult Survivors of Maltreatment & Trauma
Child Maltreatment/Adverse Childhood Experiences
Human & Labor Trafficking
Intimate Partner Violence Offenders
Intimate Partner Violence Victims/Survivors
Legal & Criminal Justice Issues
Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Victimization & Offenders
Trauma in General
Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families
Campus Sexual Assault
Earn CEs and specialty certifications to fulfill your annual requirements and refine your skill set.
Network and collaborate with professionals from across disciplines during Poster Session & Welcoming Reception and Awards Luncheon.
Gain applied knowledge by hearing from acclaimed keynote speakers.
Attend panels and workshops that cover hot-button topics like #MeToo, Campus Sexual Assault, and more.
Refresh your self-care routine by attending a variety of self-care opportunities.
Making the Most of the Summit
Poster Session & Welcoming Reception
Positioned on the first evening of the Summit, the Poster Session is a great opportunity to mix and mingle. Sharing ideas with diverse professionals allows guests to engage in topical discussions. Music, appetizers and a cash bar provide a relaxing backdrop for posters on display.
Come network with invited speakers, Summit Planning Committee, and other professionals from a diverse assortment of fields over a seated lunch. Awards to honor those who have made outstanding efforts toward ending violence will be announced.
Continuing Education & IVAT Specialty Certifications
The summit offers affordable accreditation opportunities for many different licensures. Click the buttons above for more information.
Calling all volunteers! Are you looking to attend the Summit at a discounted rate? Earn lowered or waived Summit Registration by signing up to volunteer your time. Every 5 hours worked will count towards one day of waived registration. Some fees may still apply.
To join IVAT's Summit Planning Committee please contact: Erickm@ivatcenters.org
Become a Supporter
IVAT invites organizations, groups, and companies to join the 23rd Summit's cause by becoming an Exhibitors, Sponsors, Advertiser, or Collaborator. Your contribution to enrich and diversify the Summit each year is welcomed and appreciated by attendees.
Translation/Interpreters & Special Accommodations
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. Spanish-speaking and hearing-impaired Summit attendees (Plenary and selected Breakout Sessions) and anyone else needing special accommodations, please contact our Meeting & Event Manager, Mark Yunker at 858-527-1860 ext. 4550 no less than 30 days prior to the Summit to allow ample time to meet your requests.
Please review IVAT's grievance procedure here.