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When and Where

When and where will the 22nd National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) be held?
The 22nd NCCAN will take place virtually on Tuesday, July 27–Thursday, July 29, 2021. Additional details about registration and accessing the virtual conference venue will be publicized closer to the conference dates.


When will registration be open for the 22nd NCCAN?
Registration will open in early July. A "Registration is Open" email notification will be sent to the NCCAN listserv when registration opens.

Are there any registration fees associated with the 22nd NCCAN?
No. There are no registration fees associated with the 22nd NCCAN.

When is the registration deadline?
Registration will remain open through the end of the conference.

Children's Bureau Champion Awards

What are the Children's Bureau Champion Awards?
The Children's Bureau Champion Awards honor those working to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation's children and families. Awards will be given in six areas and awardees will be publicly recognized during the virtual 22nd NCCAN in July 2021. For more information, visit the Champion Awards page.

How do I submit a nomination for the Children's Bureau Champion Awards?
The deadline for submitting a nomination has passed.

What is the deadline for submitting a nomination?
The deadline for nominations was June 18, 2021, and the submission period is now closed.

When will I find out if my nomination was selected for an award?
Selected award winners will be notified by email in early July 2021.

Call for Proposals

Will there be a Call for Proposals process?
Historically, the NCCAN has included a robust Call for Proposals process that solicited compelling and thought-provoking session ideas representative of the conference theme and Children's Bureau priorities. However, a Call for Proposals will not be issued for the virtual 22nd NCCAN. The Planning Committee came to this decision after careful consideration of the circumstances around the virtual event, including a condensed planning timeframe and the reduction in the overall number of conference sessions that will be presented. This year's conference will feature a number of timely presentations and discussions to strengthen families and advance prevention of child abuse and neglect. We encourage everyone to actively participate in the virtual conference in July, making connections with peers and sharing your knowledge in ways that helps build shared understanding to inspire continued dedication to children and families. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the 22nd NCCAN Planning Committee at This link opens a new email message.

General Questions

How can I stay updated on the 22nd NCCAN?
The 22nd NCCAN website is the best source for information about the conference. Additionally, important updates will be communicated via email through the NCCAN listserv. To be added to the listserv, please visit the Contact & Subscribe page to subscribe.

I have additional questions. Whom do I contact?
Contact the 22nd NCCAN Planning Committee by email at: This link opens in a new email message.

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