National Child Welfare Association


Lauren Shapiro

Events Manager

(503) 222-4044 ext. 118

2014 Call for Presenters

The deadline for this call for presenters has passed.

We invite you to participate in vigorous dialogue about best practices, current research, advocacy efforts, policy implications, and other lessons learned at NICWA’s 32nd Annual Protecting our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Our annual conference brings together nearly 1,000 participants every year, each possessing a unique perspective of the shared goal of improving the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

The richness of our conference is a direct reflection of the diversity of presenters that come to share their experience and contributions to the field. We truly value a wide representation of presenters from varied backgrounds and communities.

If you feel you can contribute to the field of tribal child welfare by presenting at the largest national gathering dedicated solely to the well-being of American Indian and Alaska children and families, then we invite you to submit a proposal.

Broadly, NICWA seeks presenters to speak on a variety of topics:

  • Data and Research
  • Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Adoption Services
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Youth Involvement and Family Engagement
  • Legal Affairs and Advocacy

Specifically, we will give the strongest consideration to proposals that provide analysis, exemplars, and discourse in a manner that resonates across a wide audience.