Annual Conference

Through our annual conference, you can gain access to timely, essential information on bullying, victimization and related issues that can be utilized in school and community settings.


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2021 Virtual Conference

Bystander Intervention: Preventing Violence and Interrupting Social Injustices

This virtual conference will focus on bystander intervention in bullying and related behavior, including harassment, racial microaggressions, and sexual assault. The keynote and breakout sessions will present the latest research and practical strategies on creating environments which promote prosocial bystander behavior among youth and young adults.

Monday, October 4, 2021

1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET | Virtual Conference via Zoom

Registration: $10 for faculty, students, professionals and community members

*Special Event* Free2Luv Youth Empowerment Panel - Free

Keynote Presentation (1:15-2:30 p.m.)

Bystander Intervention in Violence Prevention Across Contexts

Bystander intervention began over 50 years ago as a study of inaction. Since then the focus of researchers and practitioners has turned to how to train and motivate people to step in and help, particularly to reduce and prevent violence. This keynote address will present a view of where we are in research on bystander intervention, or actionism. What do we know about factors across the social ecological model that make it more or less likely that bystanders will step in. What consequences do they experience when they do? How does our increasingly complex understanding of bystander intervention impact how we design and evaluate prevention training programs?

Image of Victoria Banyard.

Victoria Banyard, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Associate Director of Center on Violence Against Women and Children | School of Social Work, Rutgers State University of New Jersey

Breakout Sessions (2:45-4:00 p.m.)

Special Event — Free2Luv Youth Empowerment Panel (4:15-5:00 p.m.)


Our full conference program (1:00–5:00 p.m. ET) will include a keynote presentation, choice of breakout session, and the special event (Free2Luv Youth Empowerment Panel).

Slides for breakout sessions will be shared on this page following the event. Recordings of the conference will be sent via email, later this week, to each registrant.

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If you are interested in attending, we will accept registrations through the morning of the conference. Contact us with any questions at