NSAC 2016

National Sexual Assault Conference 2016


The wait list is now closed. 

Event Details
NSAC 2016
Wednesday, 31 August - Friday, 2 September 2016
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC , 20008

Plenary Speakers Announced!

August 31st, 2016

ME Hart JD, or “Hart”, first spoke about childhood sexual abuse on BET’s Our Voices over 20 years ago. He stood with 200 male survivors on two Oprah Winfrey shows in 2010. Hart has an essay in the book Leaping Upon the Mountains, by Mike Lew. His poems appear in a literary anthology, The Journey of Healing: Wisdom from Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Hart is a certified executive coach and CEO of Hart Learning Group.

September 1st, 2016

Jonathan Saltzman is a member of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, which won a George Polk Award and a first place National Headliner Award in 2012 for a series of stories on the startlingly high percentage of motorists acquitted of drunk driving in bench trials. He has also worked on Spotlight Team investigations of corruption in Boston's taxi industry and of dangerous off-campus housing in the city's college neighborhoods, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 2015. He also co-wrote a series of stories in 2015 about surgeons who operate on more than one patient at a time, a project that was a finalist for several journalism awards.

Saltzman, a graduate of Brooklyn College, has worked at the Globe since 2002 and covered federal and state courts for the newspaper before joining the investigative unit in 2011. He previously worked as a reporter at several newspapers, including the Providence Journal-Bulletin, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and the Poughkeepsie Journal. He also worked at the National Public Radio stations in Boston and Providence.

Steven Starr is a father, a filmmaker, and a social activist. Career highlights include producing the global water crisis documentary FLOW, and executive producing the Academy Award-nominee The Garden. Earlier, Steven was founder/CEO of Revver.com and before that, the general manager of KPFK-FM, the largest community radio signal in North America. Prior to that, he was co-founder of LA Indymedia, headed the NY Motion Picture operation for the William Morris Agency, co-created MTV’s The State and wrote, directed and/or produced several independent films.  Steven started out as a concert promoter for Bob Marley & The Wailers, has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and is currently developing a curriculum based on the healing of secrets and a human rights documentary. He’s served on multiple boards including Teachers Without Borders and the San Francisco Film Society

September 2nd, 2016

Tracy D. Wright is the Technical Assistance Provider and Communities of Color Leadership Project Coordinator with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) for the National Resource Sharing Project. Her current work provides technical assistance and training to 16 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions.


Overflow hotel rooms are available at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. PLEASE follow reservation instructions found on the Hotel page of this website.

June 30, 2016


We recognize that the Marriott has reached capacity for most of the conference. We are currently working with the Omni to reserve additional rooms for the conference. Please have patience as we coordinate with the hotel, check back Wednesday for possible updates on the overflow hotel.

June 1, 2016


The deadline for scholarship applications was May 31st, 2016 EST. No more scholarship applications submitted after this date will be reviewed.


How to Use this Site

We suggest taking a look at the Agenda page before starting registration! On the Agenda Page, you can filter sessions by:






Taking note of which sessions you are interested in attending will make your registration process much smoother!


May 9, 2016

OVW Conditional Approval

Are you a grantee of the Office on Violence Against Women?  The following OVW programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend the National Sexual Assault Conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued.  A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.



Consolidated Youth



Improving Criminal Justice Responses (formerly the Arrest Program)





State Coalition


Transitional Housing



Grantees from Justice for Families and the STOP programs do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval but are advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.       


The reference number for this conference is OVW-2016-MU-010.  This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.   


NSAC 2016: Reduce, Recycle, & Reuse!

If you’re like us, you probably have stacks of bags that you’ve collected over the years from various conferences. Acknowledging this trend, we’ve invited NSAC attendees to BYOB: Bring Your Own Bag!

Here’s how it works:

We invite you to bring bags from previous conferences. You can deposit them into the collection barrels you’ll see near registration. You can either use the bags you bring or switch it out for another bag from the collection barrels.

This is a great way to “recycle” bags from previous conferences and also is a great conversation starter! Please look for the collection barrels near registration, and if you need a bag, we encourage you to take one! Help us to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse in DC!

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of your conference registration must be made in writing.  All refunds will be made after the conference.  Cancellations postmarked on or before the date of July 31, 2016 are subject to a $125.00 administrative service charge.  There will be no refunds made for cancellations after the date of July 31, 2016.  Registrations with the same session choices may be transferred to another participant without penalty.