GHoneycutt (GHoneycutt@edc.org)
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 12:24:55 -0500

Wednesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 10
San Antonio, TX
Hilton San Antonio Airport and Conference Center

Summit '99 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. For practitioners by
practitioners, Summit '99 is the ideal information exchange and learning

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.

Summit '99 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
Honing savvy leadership and managerial skills

The National Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners (NNVPP) is a rapidly
growing organization with more than 400 members that represent education,
juvenile and criminal justice, public health, and youth and community
organizations. As a membership, training and technical assistance organization,
NNVPP mobilizes violence preventers in a national intersectoral movement to
prevent youth violence and improve practice and relationships between
practitioners, evaluators and researchers, and policymakers. NNVPP works with
those on the front lines preventing youth violence, strengthening families, and
restoring healthy communities.

Registration fee is $190.00 for members, $250.00 for non-members, and $100.00
for youth. Fee includes summit materials, breakfasts and lunches, refreshment
breaks, workshops and caucuses, Film Festival, Roundtable Exchange, access to
exhibits, complimentary trip to Downtown San Antonio, and a one year NNVPP
membership for newcomers. Membership and Early Bird Discount do not apply to
youth rate. Registration must be accompanied by a check, purchase order or
credit card information for full payment made payable to EDC. Refunds available
until May 14, 1999 minus $25.00 fee and until June 4, 1999 minus 50% of
registration payment. Substitutions can be arranged until June 30, 1999. Send
registration to Gaea Honeycutt, Summit '99 Registration, NNVPP/EDC, 55 Chapel
St., Newton, MA 02458-1060. Registration materials will not be distributed
without full and final payment. Fed. ID#: 042-241-718. Discounts: 100% for
primary workshop trainers; 25% for workshop co-trainers and roundtable
facilitators; and 10% off total for groups of 5 or more. Groups must submit
registration forms together. Youth must be accompanied by an adult participant.

In the tradition of the popular nighttime TV talk 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, listen to perspectives from different
disciplines within the field, and explore available resources and possible
solutions to those challenges. LIVE TALK guests and Summit '99 participants
will cover issues in research and evaluation, grantmaking, youth involvement,
public policy, and their implications for prevention work.

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at Education Development Center,
Inc. will provide continuing education credits to full summit attendees.

NNVPP is soliciting proposals for advanced, skill-based workshops and program
research and evaluation presentations at Summit '99. NNVPP's summit works to
improve organizational effectiveness, practice and intersectoral cooperation
among practitioners most often entrusted with the safe and healthy development
of youth. New developments in violence prevention, methods for improving
organizational effectiveness, strategies for enhanced partnership, and savvy
leadership and management skills for youth and adults will be offered through
interactive workshops and problem-solving forums.

Summit '99 offers concurrent 90 minute workshop sessions each day and 40 minute
roundtable discussions (mid-day Friday) in four tracks: management development,
organizational development, research and evaluation, and emerging trends in
violence prevention. All presentations should be designed for youth and
advanced professionals in the field of youth violence prevention and should be
based upon the best practice knowledge available and the best scientific

The deadline is January 15, 1999.

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 '99. The
deadline for submission is February 15, 1999.

Exhibiting at Summit '99 will provide your organization with the opportunity to
introduce your products and services to a wide variety of potential customers.
The Summit offers a number of unopposed exhibiting opportunities including a
welcome reception and raffle. There are a variety of exhibitor packages
available as well as some discounts on advertising rates.

Organizations are invited to advertise in the Summit '99 Program book. Rates
vary from $500.00 for a full-page ad to $40.00 for a business card ad. In
addition, there are exhibit/advertising combination packages.

For more information, contact Gaea Honeycutt, Project Coordinator, NNVPP/EDC, 55
Chapel Street, Newton, MA, 02158-1060, 617-969-7101, ext. 2380, 617-244-3436
(fax), e-mail: NNVPP@edc.org, Web: http://www.edc.org/HHD/NNVPP. More detailed
information and applications are available via Web, fax, and e-mail.

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