abstract submission


Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2024 CIT International Conference!

Submission Deadline: March 27, 2024

CIT International is issuing a Call for Presentations for the 2024 CIT International Conference in Indianapolis, IN, August 26 - 28, 2024 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Presenters are encouraged to submit workshops that focus on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programming and on Crisis System Transformation.

CIT Programming: Diverse presentations that focus on implementing aspects of the best practice guidelines for the full CIT program. Examples of workshops focus areas are:

  • Building the Steering Committee
  • MOUs and agreements that govern the CIT local partnerships
  • Innovative CIT and community collaborations for adult, adolescent, and children’s populations
  • CIT program growth and sustainability issues
  • Improving community collaboration
  • How CIT data is collected
  • Policy development that advances crisis response and CIT at the local and state level
  • De-escalation skills
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Personal Communications (i.e. Emotional Intelligence)
  • Self-Care and Employee Wellness
  • Clinical topics for CIT training
  • Advances in CIT training methods
  • Developing advanced training topics
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disability issues
  • Responding to diverse and underserved populations (i.e. LGBTQ+, racial/ethnic groups, hearing impaired)
  • Issues related to persons with lived experience, families, or caregivers of loved ones

Crisis System Transformation: Diverse presentations that highlight efforts to implement national best practice standards for Crisis Response Systems. Examples of workshops focus areas are:

  • Jail and/or prison diversion
  • 911/988 coordination
  • 988 mobile crisis dispatching
  • Law enforcement/mobile crisis partnership
  • Increased utilization of certified peer support across services in crisis response
  • Policy development that advances crisis response and CIT at the local and state levels

Presentations: Our attendees want to leave the conference with new ideas that have real world applicability and/or demonstrated results. Presentation topics will be selected that best illustrate these characteristics, are interactive with the audience and draw audience appeal. Presentations are desired for all levels of CIT knowledge; basic, intermediate, and advanced.

Who attends: Conference participants include law enforcement personnel, corrections personnel, behavioral health professionals, persons living with behavioral health disorders, family members, advocates, judges / court personnel, public defenders / prosecutors, emergency medical service personnel, policy makers and other professionals.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Length of Workshop: 60-minute, 90 minute or 120-minute presentation by one speaker or a panel of no more than four (4) individuals.
  • Workshop Title: Interesting title that identifies the primary focus of the workshop and captures the interest of the participants.
  • Workshop Description: A clear, concise description of the workshop as it will appear in the program. This must be consistent with what is being presented.
  • Learning Objectives: Describe at least three measurable skills, knowledge, and/or new capabilities the participant will gain as a result of the workshop.
  • Presenter Information and Bios: Provide the following for each presenter:
    • Name
    • Rank/title
    • Organization
    • Address
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • Headshot
    • Bio
  • Accessibility Notice: Individuals in need of special accommodations to fully participate in this conference, will need to identify those needs to ensure full participation. This can be identified on the Registration Form. For additional information please contact: conference@citinternational.org

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2024. All selected presenters must complete their Conference Speaker Agreement and return it to CIT International no later than May 31, 2024, or they will not be allowed to present.

Deadline for submission of a presentation is March 27, 2024.

FAQFrequently Asked questions inquire

No. We accept presentation proposals from members and nonmembers.
Yes, by following the same procedures as described above. If an organization or entity wants to be a vendor, please click Here
No. Presenters are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations and must register for the conference. The registration fee for workshop presenters is at a discounted rate of $400.00.
No. However, handouts are a great way to engage the audience and are appreciated by the attendees. If handouts are used, presenters must provide their own handouts at the time of their presentation. CIT International will not make copies for handouts.
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No, we do not require a copy of the PowerPoint presentation. However, we will provide a place to upload a PPT in the Abstract Management system for availability on the Mobile App. This is optional for presenters to upload prior to the start of the conference.
NOTE: If a presenter plans to use a PowerPoint presentation, they must bring their presentation on a USB flash drive at the time of their presentation to upload on the provided computer
Everyone who submits a proposal will be contacted by May 15, 2024.