It Starts With You

Whether you are an individual, an organization, or a public health institution – You can prevent child sexual abuse.

“It was an awesome conference! It was amazing to see everyone from different states and countries all sharing their ideas, experiences and working together for the same cause. I can’t wait until next year!” – Prevention Advocate, Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc. Caldwell, ID

Ignite 2018 is Darkness to Light’s National Prevention Conference that brings together Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators, child sexual abuse (CSA) 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.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis located at 3700 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111. Ignite 2018 will be held on October 9th and 10th, 2018, with the Advanced Facilitator Training available on October 8th for Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators.

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

ignite 2018 is brought to you by:

holiday inn – university of Memphis

Conference Location
3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Rooms Available in Group Rate at $125 a night plus taxes and fees.
Includes free wi-fi and parking.
Breakfast buffet available for $8.95 per person.
Book here using the group code D2L by 9/6/18.

Fogelman Executive conference center & hotel

0.1 Miles from Conference
330 Innovation Drive #206, Memphis, TN 38152
Rooms Available in Group Rate at $85 a night plus taxes and fees.
Includes free wi-fi and parking.
Book by calling (901) 678-5410 and let them know you are with the Darkness to Light Conference to get the group rate.

double tree

3 Miles from Conference
5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Rooms Available in Group rate $129 per night plus taxes and fees.
Includes free wi-fi and parking.
Breakfast buffet available for $12.95 per person.
Book by using this link to get the group rate.


Memphis International Airport (MEM)
2491 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38116

Airlines that fly into MEM: Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Air Canada, Allegiant Air, OneJet, Southern Airways Express, & Vacation Express.

Ground Transportation

Limousines & Taxis are available from the Memphis International Airport. To book a limousine, you must coordinate before you land with the companies offering service to airport passengers. Taxis depart from the center commercial drive in front of the Concourse B baggage claim area. A taxi coordinator is available to assist passengers with questions and concerns. Taxis are available from 6 AM until one hour after the last flight arrival. View taxi fare information.

Uber and Lyft also available to and from the Memphis airport.

Rental Cars
Memphis International Airport is served by nine national rental car companies. Rental Car Services are located in the Ground Transportation Center. See a list of rental agencies.


Walking distance


GARIBALDI’S PIZZA – Locally owned Memphis tradition serving Italian food. 0.8 mile walk.

PERKINS RESTAURANT – Diner 0.8 mile walk

LENNY’S SUB SHOP – Subs 0.8 mile walk

RP TRACKS – Restaurant & Bar 0.8 mile walk

STARBUCKS –  Coffee 0.5 mile walk

UBEE’S Subs 0.8 mile walk

Located in Greater Memphis


CENTRAL BBQ – Three locations serving slow cooked Memphis style award-winning BBQ.

HOPDODDY BURGER BAR – In the Overton Square area serving hot buns & cold beer. Uses all natural ingredients.

HATTIE B’S – In the Overton Square area. Hot chicken.

GUS’S FRIED CHICKEN – Downtown restaurant offering Memphis style fried chicken.

CHAR RESTAURANT – Offers seafood, steaks, and vegetarian-friendly salads.

DARAE RESTAURANT – Serves Mediterranean cuisine, with delivery available. Vegetarian friendly!

Mississippi River – Check out the beautiful Mississippi River! The second largest river in the US and the largest by volume.

Beale Street – Fantastic area to purchase souvenirs, enjoy authentic soul food, and listen to live music.

The National Civil Rights Museum – Museum is located in the renovated Lorraine Motel, which is the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It showcases the struggle for civil rights in the US.

The Peabody Ducks – A Memphis tradition since 1932, where each morning ducks parade from their rooftop home at 11:00 AM to the fountain lobby and then back to their rooftop home in the evening at 5:00 PM.

Graceland – Tour Elvis’ mansion, visit his grave, and view his collection of automobiles and airplanes.

Brooks Museum of Art – It’s expanding collection and diverse exhibitions reflect art and culture from antiquity to the present.

Sun Studio – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Ike Turner recorded here. This is a great place for music lovers!

Stax Museum – The world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of American soul music.

Memphis Zoo – The zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals and is located on 70 acres, Come see lions, bears, elephants, and pandas!