Conference Related Events Online Form

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) can offer limited logistical assistance for appropriate agencies and organizations in establishing related meetings/events which complement the 16th National Indian Nations Conference.

You must complete this Related Events Request Form if:

  • The meeting or event will not be open to all conference participants (such as meeting or events designed only for specific federal program grantees) and/or 
  • The meeting or event is not a one-day (Tuesday, December 4, 2018) Pre-Conference Institute. Pre-Conference Institutes (open to all conference participants) allow participants to receive more detailed information on specific issues not possible in the 90-minute workshop sessions during the conference itself. If you are interested in sponsoring a Pre-Conference Institute on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, please contact TLPI Program Director Heather Valdez Freedman (

Please note that:

  1. Related events should not conflict with the 16th National Indian Nations Conference. Most related events would be held on Monday December 3rd and/or Tuesday December 4th.
  2. The agency/organization planning the related meeting or event will be responsible for covering all presenter and participant travel and lodging costs and handling all associated registration and evaluation processes. 
  3. All requests must be received by June 30, 2018. All requests will be reviewed and approved by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Submission of a request does not guarantee approval. Your request will not be considered if it is not received by June 30, 2018.
  4. The agency/organization planning the related meeting is responsible for any associated training and conference approval forms. Please do not list Indian Nations in the subject line or title of your conference approval form. This can cause confusion and delays with the conference review process for both the existing Indian Nations conference request form and your conference request form.
  5. All arrangements for meeting and sleeping rooms for proposed related events must be made through TLPI. Please do not contact the hotels or convention center directly.

Agencies or Organizations planning related meeting or events are strongly encouraged to: 

  • Let your potential attendees know about the OVC Indian Nations Conference and encourage their participation in the full OVC National Indian Nations Conference; 
  • If applicable, allow grantees to use their grants funds to attend without the need for specific program manager approval or the need to submit a GAN (Grant Adjustment Notices); and 
  • Very strongly discourage attendees who will attend your event from using sleeping rooms at the Renaissance Hotel on the peak night of Tuesday December 4th unless they are planning to stay for the full conference.

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2018.