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Thursday, July 16 - Saturday, July 18
San Diego, CA


Summit '98 is the forum for practitioners who are responsible for driving and
sustaining exceptional work performance in the prevention field and have taken a
leadership role in their organization's success. Designed for practitioners by
practitioners, no other event addresses your issues and challenges as

In a collegial, mutually-supportive environment, you'll join practitioners from
across the country to learn from leaders in the field, exchange ideas, and take
away new approaches for driving performance improvement in the prevention field
and making a bottom-line difference in your community.

Because you learn most and best from talking to your peers, we're featuring
interactive workshops, lively roundtable exchanges, model initiative
presentations, stimulating "live talk" forums that engage the audience; a film
festival showcasing the newest productions on violence prevention topics; and
plenty of ways to meet and mix with your peers.

The NNVPP Summit '98 is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge, insights and
resources not found anywhere else. You'll learn to enhance your value to your
organization and community by:
- Synthesizing new developments and strategies in violence prevention
- Applying the benefits of research and evaluation
- Developing methods to improve organizational effectiveness
- Enhancing public/private/community partnerships
- Planning and implementing youth crime and violence prevention initiatives
- Hone savvy leadership and managerial skills

In the tradition of the show "Politically Incorrect," "Live Talk" is a
stimulating, interactive discussion. However, unlike the audience on
"Politically Incorrect," summit participants get to join the discussion. Come
prepared to engage your colleagues in debates about the challenges we face as
violence prevention practitioners, perspectives from different disciplines
within the field, available resources, and possible solutions to those

During discussion, "Live Talk," guests and Summit '98 participants cover issues
in research and evaluation, the media, communit organizations, foundations,
public health, education, youth involvement, and their implications for
prevention work.

Registration fee includes summit materials, continental breakfasts and lunches,
refreshment breaks, five workshops, film festival, Model Initiative
Presentations, Roundtable Exchange, access to exhibits, and a one year NNVPP
membership for newcomers. Early fees: members, $170.00; general, $230.00; and
youth $100.00. Fees after May 22, 1998: members, $190.00; general, $250.00; and
youth $100.00. Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more. For more
information, a copy of the agenda, or to be placed on the registration mailing
list, contact Gaea Honeycutt at 617-969-7101, ext. 2380 or

Summit '98 is designed by practitioners for practitioners. New developments in
violence prevention, methods for improving organizational effectiveness,
strategies for enhanced public/private/community partnerships, and savvy
leadership and management skills for youth and adults will be offered through
hands-on workshops and problem-solving forums. The Call for Papers deadline is
April 15, 1998.

The presentation format is flexible. Summit '98 offers 90 minute workshop
sessions each day, 40 minute roundtable discussions (Thursday evening), and 30
minute model initiative poster presentations (Thursday afternoon).

We encourage workshops specifically for youth and intermediate and advanced
prevention professionals. Innovative approaches grounded in research and
practice are strongly encouraged to enhance participants learning and work

For more information or an application form via fax, e-mail or U.S. mail,
contact Gaea Honeycutt at 617-969-7101, ext. 2380 or

NNVPP invites short- or feature-length films produced by individuals or
organizations on a violence prevention topic relevant to this year's summit
theme to participate in the Film Festival to be held during Summit '98. The
deadline for submission is April 30, 1998. For more information or an
application form via fax, e-mail or U.S. mail, contact Gaea Honeycutt at 617-
969-7101, ext. 2380 or

Exhibiting at Summit '98 will provide your organization with the opportunity to
introduce your products and services to a wide variety of potential customers.
Exhibitors will each be provided with a 2.5' X 8' table and 5' X 8' area in
which to setup a display. Vendors and organizations are welcome to sell products
and services from their exhibits. Fees (one table): corporate, $250.00; non-
profit, $175.00. The fee for a second table is $100.00. NNVPP will provide
exhibitors with a 20% discount off Summit '98 Program book advertising rates.
For more information or an application form via fax, e-mail or U.S. mail,
contact Gaea Honeycutt at 617-969-7101, ext. 2380 or

Organizations are invited to advertise in the Summit '98 Program book or sponsor
the summit or an activity. Rates vary from $500.00 for a full-page ad to $20.00
for a classified listing. For more information or an application form via fax,
e-mail or U.S. mail, contact Gaea Honeycutt at 617-969-7101, ext. 2380 or

Gaea Honeycutt
Communications Coor. and Research Asst. II
The National Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02154
617-969-7101, ext. 2380 OR

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