Leading Change Summit 2019


Call for Abstracts – Deadline Extended!
Thank you to the many of you who have already submitted abstracts for consideration – we can’t wait to review them with the committee. 

We are keeping the door open a bit longer to ensure everyone has enough time to send in their ideas. Submit your session proposals, share your own prevention story, or submit your name to facilitate a Bold Conversation!

Deadline is the end of the day on October 30, 2018.

Here is the link to learn more and submit: https://events.decorporate.ca/ACWS2019/abstract/?y=bGFuZ3VhZ2U9MTAw  

If you have any questions at all, please contact us via LeadingChangeSummit@acws.ca




Alberta Council of Women's Shelters is pleased to announce the Leading Change Summit 2019:  Bold conversations to end gender-based violence in a changing world. The conference will take place in Edmonton on February 19 - 21, 2019.


As conversations about sexual harassment, workplace harassment, domestic violence and other forms of gendered abuse flood the mainstream media, what are we learning about primary prevention work?


What does the public need?  What can we do --as educators, facilitators, service providers, policy advocates, government leaders, systems navigators and others-- to learn from each other and adapt our gender-based violence prevention work to our changing reality.


With increased interest in engaging men and boys in discussions on consent, gender norms, intimate partner violence and much more, there has never been a better time to dig deep into brave conversations to generate creative solutions to end gender-based violence.





We're delighted to announce

Dr. Michael Flood as a keynote speaker.


Dr. Michael Flood is an internationally recognized researcher on men, masculinities, and violence prevention, and an activist and educator, based at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.  Michael has had a life-long involvement in activism in support of feminism and social justice.


Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 08:00 to Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:00
Event Location: 
River Cree Resort, Edmonton AB

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