The 2016 Annual Virtual Conference hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is a dynamic platform for sharing information with the field of corrections in a virtual online setting. The purpose of this year’s conference will be to share current and emergent innovations in correctional practice through a keynote address, workshops, interactive LiveChat, networking, discussion forums, and virtual information booths. This year’s theme is “Leading with Innovation,” and we are looking for the nation’s best practitioners to share their work and submit presentations.
The goals of the conference are to:
1) Inform the field regarding breaking trends, issues, and solutions in corrections.
2) Demonstrate the link between theory and research to practical applications in the field.
3) Create opportunities for corrections professionals to network with each other.
If you have a trend, issue, or solution to share, we encourage you to apply to present. The submission deadline is May 1, 2016. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by June 1, 2016. The Conference will go live November 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM ET to 2:00 PM ET.
· All workshops will be 45-50 minutes in length, including a 10- to 15-minute question–and-answer component.
· All disciplines and all jurisdictions will be considered (e.g., jails, prisons, community corrections, juvenile, federal, state, local, tribal).
· All service domains that partner with corrections will be considered (e.g., mental health, medical, addiction, cognitive behavioral, social services, research).
· All live workshops will be recorded and all workshops will be posted on the NIC website/Learning Center after November 9, 2016.
· Presenter(s) will answer questions via chat during presentations and respond to questions posted on forums regarding their presentation.
· Access to a high-speed Internet connection and a telephone land line will be necessary for both live and recorded sessions.
· A headset for presentation delivery will be provided by NIC.
Follow the link below to complete the application:
For more information, contact Bernie Iszler, NIC Correctional Program Specialist, Academy Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-338-6618.
Visit last year’s conference: NIC 2015 Virtual Conference
This blog is funded by a contract from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.