M.A.D. Charleston Conference


M.A.D. USA (Men Against Domestic Violence), Inc. is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to reducing domestic violence across the United States.

M.A.D. USA is working to create and support the social change necessary to prevent all forms of domestic violence. Our vision is that the voices of men will strengthen responses generating a proactive approach regarding domestic violence.

Our mission will be achieved through education, activism, training, prevention, leadership growth, legislative development and advocacy and expansion throughout the USA.

Join advocates, survivors, and others!

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Conference Agenda
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Focus: Community Inclusion and Awareness - An Introduction to the widespread pandemic of Domestic Violence


Continental Breakfast

Exhibit Hall Open

Keynote Address


General Sessions

Networking Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2018
Focus: Law Enforcement an the Faith-Based Community: How Domestic Violence impacts the community and the response of law enforcement and the Church

Registration/Continental Breakfast

Exhibit Hall

Breakfast - Law Enforcement Panel

Victim Service Provider Trainings - Part 1


Faith Based Panel

Victim Service Provider Trainings - Part 2

Friday, October 26, 2018
Focus: Teen Dating Violence and Intersecting Social Justice Issues

Registration/Continental Breakfast

Keynote Address

Plenary Sessions

Student Breakout Sessions



Q&A Session/Adjourn

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Continuing Education Units
More information to come.
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Unmasked Gala

Did you know? South Carolina Ranks #5 Nationally in Rate of Women Murdered by Men.

Nationwide, 1,686 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2015, at a rate of 1.12 per 100,000. Of the 1,686 female homicide victims, 1,110 were white, 476 were black, 48 were Asian or Pacific Islander, 28 were American Indian or Alaskan Native, and in 24 cases the race of the victim was not identified. Nine out of 10 victims knew their offenders. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 64 percent were wives or other intimate acquaintances of their killers.

Your participation in the inaugural Gala is a testament to your support of ending domestic violence for individuals everywhere. Your voice is the voice that will speak for those whose voice has been silenced. Your participation provides visible evidence that there should be a moral outcry to exacerbate real change in our Country, our State and in our local communities for survivors and victims of Domestic Violence. Join Us in solidarity as we Unmask Domestic Violence.

Conference Pricing

Conference ONLY

Early Bird Registration before July 31, 2018 $199

On or after August 1, 2018 $249

Conference + Gala

Early Bird Registration before July 31, 2018 $275

On or after August 1, 2018 $399

Single-Day Regisration

Early Bird Registration before July 31, 2018 $99

On or after August 1, 2018 $125

Cancellation and Refund Requests

CANCELLATION AND REFUND REQUESTS must be made in writing and e-mailed to Michelle Hilton, or faxed to 774-404-7108.

If you have not cancelled your registration prior to midnight (EST) on October 19, 2018, you will owe the entire registration fee, whether or not you attend the conference.

If your registration is cancelled before midnight (EST) on October 19, 2018, we will refund your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee. To help avoid the loss of an individual’s registration fee or to avoid the $100 cancellation fee, you may carry your registration forward for one year, or you may substitute another person in your place at no charge.