Frequently asked questions

When and where is the National Sexual Assault Conference® (NSAC)?

NSAC will be hosted in person at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA August 22-24, 2023.

Will there be accommodations for sessions?

Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available upon request. Please make your request in your registration form. The deadline to request interpretation assistance or other accommodations for NSAC 2023 is August 8th.

Please note: Spanish translation will be available for all sessions.

How can I support the Lahaina community and wildfire recovery efforts?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched in horror as wildfires ripped through Lahaina, Maui. As the community grieves, we have a responsibility to take action. We know that loved ones are missing, families are displaced, and many people are without housing and food. The Maui Food Bank is currently accepting donations.

We encourage you to take time to learn about ongoing recovery efforts and opportunities to support the Lahaina community.


When will registration open?

Registration will open in May. Early registration will begin in May and end June 15, 2023. Regular registration will begin June 16th until we reach capacity. We will open a waitlist once registration is full.

What are the registration rates?

Early registration: $495

Regular registration: $595

Exhibitor: $800

Can I become an exhibitor at NSAC?

Yes! Become an exhibitor at the 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference. The exhibit room will be open on August 22-23. The cost to be an exhibitor is $800 and registration can be completed on the NSAC registration site.

What forms of payment do you accept?

You may pay for your registration by card or Venmo. If needed, we will provide an option to pay by check or cash.

Is there a registration discount?

For a discounted registration rate,  become a VALOR member!


What are the lodging accommodations?

VALOR has set aside a room block at Parc 55 at a special conference rate. Book your room today.

How much are the rooms?

The hotel rooms are $230/night.

Are the rooms ADA accessible?

Please submit any ADA requests for your hotel room through the NSAC registration form.


What restaurants are near the NSAC hotel?

There are multiple breakfast, lunch, and dinner options near the Hilton and Parc 55. Check out these resources for more information.


What is parking like at NSAC?

The daily event parking rate at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square is $45 per day inclusive and the overnight self-parking rate is $65 per day inclusive.

Valet parking is $85.50 per day at the Parc 55 San Francisco (the overflow hotel) (self parking is not available).

There is also the the Union Square Garage – 0.4 miles away (7 minute walk) – which has a rate of $44 per day (24 Hour Maximum Per Day).

We encourage attendees to utilize public transportation, if possible. The Powell BART station is a 0.3 mile (6 minute) walk from the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.


Are there scholarship opportunities?

Scholarships are available for either reduced registration fee, primary transportation, and/or lodging. For more information about scholarships, please reach out to

COVID-19 Protocol

What is the Covid 19 Protocol

Authorized vaccines in the United States are highly effective at protecting vaccinated people against symptomatic and severe COVID-19, according to the California Department of Public Health. VALOR has adopted a policy of mandatory full vaccination for all attendees for the 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference® in order to safeguard the health of our employees, attendees, and the greater community at large.

VALOR will use the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation of “up to date” vaccination status which includes those who have completed their primary vaccination (the 2-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna, the single dose of (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)), and, if eligible, have receied a booster dose no less than two weeks prior to the conference (and no more than six months prior to the conference).

Attendees for whom the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them or medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination, must agree to wear a mask at all conference functions and present a negative COVID test on day one of attendance. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Antigen (at-home rapid) tests are both accepted.

Will attendees be required to wear masks?

All guests and employees of VALOR must adhere to San Francisco, CA masking guidelines, which, currently, recommend wearing a mask in indoor public settings, and strongly recommend masking on public transportation and in indoor public transportation facilities. If that guideline changes, VALOR will update attendees.

In accordance with San Francisco Department of Health recommendations, VALOR also strongly recommends masking at all indoor venues.

Attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 while attending this conference.

Cancellation Policy

What is the NSAC cancellation policy?

Registration for the 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference® is fully transferrable to another person from your agency.

All cancellation requests must be emailed to Unfortunately, phone messaged will not be accepted as a form of cancellation.

Cancellations received by June 30, 2023, are subject to a 10% processing fee. Cancellations received between July 1, 2023, and July 31, 2023, are refundable at 50%.

After July 31, 2023, substitutions will be allowed, but no refunds will be provided. “No Shows” will be billed the full registration fee as stated in the Registration Agreement section.


Can I use OVW funds to attend NSAC?

Grantees from ALL, CSSP, Disability, ICJR, JFF, LAV, Rural, SASP, SAS CSP, State Coalitions, STOP, Transitional Housing and Underserved programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend the 2023 National Sexual Assault Conference. Grantees are required to submit a GAM to get approval specific to their awards. Grantees must receive approval from their program specialists before they commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2023-MU-030. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval to attend the conference. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.

Continuing Education Units

Will I receive certification of my attendance at NSAC?

Yes. Attendees will receive an email with instructions on how to download a participation certificate. Please note that the email will be sent to the address provided during registration, and only those who checked in at the conference registration desk will be sent the email.

Will Continuing Education Units be offered at NSAC?

Continuing Education units will not be offered at the National Sexual Assault Conference®. VALOR will provide certificates of attendance to all conference participants. Descriptions of the sessions including learning objectives and presenter bios will be available on the NSAC website if needed.


Does NSAC share attendee information?

No, NSAC does not share any personal information, nor do we share an attendee list. If you have received an email offering to share such information, this is spam and should be reported to


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