October 8th & 9th, 2019 – Boston, MA

It Takes Courage

Whether you are an individual, an organization, or a public health institution  – You can courageously protect children from sexual abuse.

“I’ve been in social work for 25 years and I’ve been to a lot of conferences. Ignite is among the best – great energy, great information, very inspiring.” – Jennifer A., Arlington, VA

Ignite 2019 is Darkness to Light’s National Prevention Conference that brings together Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators, child sexual abuse professionals and experts, researchers, and individuals from a wide variety of disciplines who share a commitment to the prevention of child sexual abuse.

The conference will engage attendees on a national level to equip, strengthen, and organize their child sexual abuse prevention initiative as well as provide advanced training, thought provoking interactive sessions, and help individuals and organizations bring back fresh ideas to their communities. Offering four tracks – individual, organizational, public health, and legal, there is something for everyone.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center located right outside of Boston at 1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701. Ignite 2019 will be held on October 8th and 9th, 2019, with the advanced training available on October 7th.

Check out photos from last year! Photos by Eley Photography.



Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

Conference Location: 1657 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01701
Block rate $189 per night plus taxes and fees.
Includes Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, & shuttle that spans 5 mile radius.
Book here.


Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

Airlines that fly into BOS: Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier Airlines, Boutique Air, Cape Air, Aun Country Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, Avianca, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Cabo Verde Airlines, & WestJet,

Ground Transportation

Shuttle from Boston Logan International Airport to conference location, Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center:

Take the Logan Express to the Framingham Stop and the hotel shuttle will pick you up from that stop. You must contact the hotel in advance, ideally when you arrive at the airport and board the Logan Express, to notify the shuttle of your arrival time so it is waiting for you when you arrive at the Framingham Stop. Logan Express stops at all terminals. Scheduled times for departing Logan are shown for Terminal A. Departure from other terminals is a few minutes later. Travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes. $12 for one-way. See more here.


Owen O’ Leary’s

Irish Pub
1.9 miles from conference
50 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772

Samba Steak & sushi

Steak & Sushi
2.7 miles from conference
1138 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

Mauro’s Village Cafe

American Dining – Open for Breakfast & Lunch only – closes at 3 PM daily.
2.7 miles from conference
2 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772

The Oregon Club

Speakeasy & Restaurant – Opens at 5 PM Tuesday through Sunday – Reservations Suggested
2.8 miles from conference
117 Oregon Road, Ashland, MA 01721

Dulce D Leche Gelato Café

Coffee & Bakery
3.3 miles from conference
5 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701

University Pizza

Pizza, Subs, & Salads
3.7 miles from conference
961 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Aoi Japanese Restaurant

4.4 miles from conference
855 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

La Cantina Italiana 

4.6 miles from conference
911 Waverley Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Lake Waben

21 College Road, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02482
Beautiful lake that is great for strolling or hiking! Free to enter.

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
Catch a game at this historical field or take a stroll around the park to learn the history of the stadium!
Adults $21

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Hunting Ave Way, Boston, MA 02215
Enjoy a wide range of art displayed here. There is so much to see from all eras that there is bound to be something to your liking! Adults $25

Harvard Square

18 Brattle Street, #352, Cambridge, MA 02138
When visiting Harvard Square, you are bound to see live music, festivals, restaurants, and many other ongoing events. Check out their website during your visit to see what they have going on in the square. Free to enter square – event cost vary.

Boston POP’s Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Check out tickets for a show or a tour at this renowned Boston symphony hall for those who have a musical interest!

Walden Pond State Reservation

915 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742
For those who are feeling a connection to history and nature, take a stroll around Walden Pond to feel the likeness to what Henry David Thoreau described. Parking cost – $8 for MA residents & $15 for non-MA residents.

House of Blues Boston

15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215
Check out a wide range of musicians and events that will be held here at the Boston House of Blues!

Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Online tickets to the zoo are 15% off regular gate prices! Adults $16.95

Coolidge Corner Theatre 

290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Head over to this vintage movie theatre to catch a film one evening. They have a variety of films that they show on a regular basis. Adults $14

Old North Bridge

Minute Man National Historical Park, 15 North Bridge, Concord, MA 01742
For our history and nature buffs, this is a great spot to explore both! Take yourself to where the Revolutionary War started while taking in the breathtaking scenery.