Since 2015, IMPAQ has held the contract to plan and implement the biennial National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN). We work closely with the ACF Children’s Bureau and their Office of Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), as well as with the National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD), to prepare the content and all logistics associated with the conference.
As the only federally sponsored national conference devoted to the issues of child maltreatment, NCCAN is the nation’s leading training and technical assistance event for practitioners, policy makers, advocates, and researchers. More than 2,000 in-person and virtual participants meet for two –and –a half days, gaining knowledge; building skills and powerful collaborative networks; and shaping public policy, research, and practice in child maltreatment and child welfare.
Planning for each NCCAN conference begins more than a year in advance of the event. We work closely with the client to create a range of opportunities and experiences that will help attendees connect and learn about efforts under way across the nation to shift the focus of our child welfare system to primary prevention. Activities include plenary sessions that are live-streamed for access by those who cannot attend in person, and a mobile conference app.
IMPAQ draws on our nearly 30 years of federal conference planning experience and long-standing relationship with the Children’s Bureau to support the agency’s goal to advance national efforts that strengthen the capacity of families to nurture and provide for the well-being of their children. We are currently in the process of planning the NCCAN for the third consecutive time.
Our team includes a conference manager, several meeting planners, an IT specialist, and a virtual event specialist who are applying their decades of experience supporting in-person and virtual events.
Event website: https://nccan.acf.hhs.gov/index.html