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October 16-21, 2022
2022 ATIXA Annual Conference with Training & Certification Courses

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  • Date
    October 16-21, 2022
  • Location
    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Speakers
    66 Professional Speakers

ATIXA is pleased to announce our 2022 ATIXA Annual Conference with pre- and post-training courses, held in-person in Orlando, FL October 16-21, 2022 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. During this week, we are offering 18 certification course trainings and 3 skills-based workshops. Click below to view the schedule. We have multiple registration discounts available to bundle your training and conference opportunities throughout one concentrated week. You can bundle the conference for a 20% discount when one or more training(s) is included. Contact us at conference@atixa.org for further multi-registration discounts.

As always, the ATIXA Annual Conference is the leading conference in the field of Title IX. With the new proposed regulations for Title IX and the desire for best-practice leadership in the field, ATIXA recognizes that our members and larger community are eager for opportunities to learn and connect with other Title IX professionals who are interested in serving their school districts, institutions, and organizations more effectively.

The ATIXA Annual Conference has been planned to offer you an exceptional professional development experience, and we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure it is highly engaging and very worth your while. With a diverse group of topics, presentation styles, subject tracks, and presenter expertise, we hope you will join us in Orlando, FL for ATIXA’s first in-person Annual Conference in three years.

This year’s Conference will feature in-person presentations and interactive sessions including:

  • The Opening Keynote presentation by Deborah Tuerkheimer and Donna Freitas whose books and research center on credibility within the Title IX process and that effect on student survivors,
  • A 50th Anniversary celebration with keepsake gift,
  • 7 featured speaker presentations on a wide variety of Title IX topics relevant to both higher education and K-12 professionals. See the schedule section below for topics and tracks,
  • 16 concurrent session presentation from practitioners in the field of Title IX and intersectional disciplines,
  • A roundtable session, covering 12 different Title IX related topics led by experts in the field,
  • Several networking that will give participants the opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the field,
  • An opportunity to visit the onePULSE Foundation Memorial to support LGBTQIA+ efforts in Florida,
  • Exhibitors available throughout the conference to connect in person with Title IX related products and resources,
  • A Plenary session with TNG Partners,
  • A Closing Keynote presentation by Nancy Cantalupo, Professor of Law at Wayne State University and a nationally-recognized expert and scholar on why schools should use civil rights law and principles as their guideposts in comprehensively preventing sexual harassment and gender-based violence in education.
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Conference Schedule

  • ADA/504
  • Advocacy/Prevention
  • Investigator
  • K-12
  • Coordinator
  • Workshop
  • Certification Course

NPRiMer: Preparing for the 2023 Title IX Regulations: Training and Certification Course for Higher Education

Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This full-day course will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed Title IX regulations against the backdrop of ATIXA’s best practices approach for institutional sex-based discrimination and harassment grievance procedures, as well as more specific requirements for non-discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Title IX professionals will leave this course with a solid understanding of the proposed requirements for the various phases of the Title IX Grievance Process; training and reporting; awareness and response requirements for pregnant and parenting students and employees; protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals; and the scope and applicability of Title IX. Click here to view more information.

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NPRiMer: Preparing Your K-12 School or District for the 2023 Title IX Regulations: Training and Certification Course

Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 12:00pm-4:30pm

This half-day course will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed Title IX regulations against the backdrop of ATIXA’s best practices approach to institutional sex-based discrimination and harassment grievance procedures, as well as more specific requirements for non-discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Title IX professionals will leave this course with a solid understanding of the proposed requirements in the various phases for the Title IX Grievance Process; training and reporting; awareness and response requirements for pregnant and parenting students and employees; protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals; and the scope and applicability of Title IX. Click here to view more information.

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Single-Sex Programs and Disparate Treatment in Title IX

Monday, October 17, 2022 | 8:30am-12:30pm

While sexual harassment and sexual assault tend to dominate conversations about Title IX, this four-hour ATIXA workshop instead focuses on issues of sex discrimination that are critical to compliance for all Title IX offices, and that have become the subject of increasing complaints to OCR (at least 300) against colleges and universities. ATIXA’s experts will lead a discussion about single-sex programs and disparate treatment. First, attendees will learn about disparate treatment on the basis on sex, including distinguishing disparate treatment from disparate impact and how to analyze, investigate, and resolve a disparate treatment complaint. Next, the discussion will center on single-sex programs, exploring which single-sex programs the Title IX regulations permit and how to implement them. Lastly, the course material will touch on scholarships and any Title IX dimensions that may apply. Click here to view more information.

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K-12 Coordinator One: Foundations

Monday, October 17, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course is the first training in a series for K-12 administrators responsible for Title IX compliance and will provide a strong core foundation to understand their school’s obligations under Title IX and to promote gender equity in school settings. This training meets the minimum required training mandates under the 2020 Title IX regulations for participants, whether you are a full-time Title IX Coordinator or have Title IX responsibilities in addition to other duties. Click here to view more information.

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Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations

Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm both days

This is our most basic training offering for civil rights investigators, deputies, and Title IX Coordinators looking to acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct sex- and gender-based harassment, discrimination, and violence investigations. This training meets both the Title IX and VAWA Section 304 training requirements for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities in addition to other duties. Click here to view more information.

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DEI Practitioner One: Foundations

Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm both days

This is a two-day course focused on developing an awareness of the civil rights laws, regulations, and policies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and employment settings. The course will review the historical context of non-discrimination laws and practices that inform current policies and practices. Participants will examine best practices for applying policy and procedural knowledge in response to incidents of bias and microaggressions, as well as navigating free speech issues. Faculty will lead participants through a variety of individual and group activities that include scenarios they may encounter in their professional roles. Click here to view more information.

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Title IX Coordinator One: Foundations

Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm both days

This is one of two introductory courses in the Coordinator curriculum. This course focuses on an understanding of foundational law, case law, regulations, and regulatory guidance with emphasis on sexual harassment policy and procedures as required by the 2020 Title IX regulations. ATIXA recommends that all Title IX Coordinators and Administrators – whether new or more seasoned – complete this course. Even those who have previously completed Coordinator One will find this revised course to be of value, given the substantial changes to Title IX that have taken place since the course was originally designed. Click here to view more information.

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Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision-Maker

Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm both days

This is a two-day course focused on the skills needed to serve as an effective hearing decision-maker by ensuring the parties’ rights are upheld and the hearing process is equitable. Training is necessary to help decision-makers recognize and overcome bias, to understand the scope of their role, to apply policy with analytical precision, and to be sure that their determination is reliably based on the evidence. Both VAWA Section 304 and the 2020 Title IX Regulations require training for decision-makers, and this course meets the training requirements under both laws and is appropriate for individuals who will serve as hearing chairs, panelists, single decision-makers, administrative hearing facilitators, and party advisors, as well as appeal decision-makers. Click here to view more information.

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ADA/504 Coordinator

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

ATIXA faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations in both employment and postsecondary academic settings. Topics will include academic accommodations, service and emotional support animals, pregnancy and parenting, and mental health disabilities. Additionally, participants will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms and discuss best practices in organizational structure. Click here to view more information.

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K-12 Civil Rights Investigator One: Foundations

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course is our foundational training for civil rights investigators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Coordinators, and/or school-based administrators. Attendees will acquire the fundamental skills necessary to conduct sex- and gender-based misconduct investigations in schools. This training meets the required training mandates under the 2020 Title IX regulations for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. Click here to view more information.

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Gender Identity on Campus Workshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 8:30am-12:30pm

Gender Identity on Campus: Managing Misgendering, Deadnaming, Pronouns, and Other Challenges of Trans, Transitioning, and Non-Binary Identities in Higher Education. Does a faculty member have a right to intentionally misgender a student? Do they violate Title IX if they repeatedly deadname a student, but they don’t know that deadnaming is offensive? Does a faculty member have a free speech right to insist on calling men Mr. and women Ms.? Does a faculty member’s academic freedom allow them to fail a student for interpretations of the Bible that don’t comport with their own beliefs? Does an institution violate an employee’s religious freedom by insisting she use a restroom that is also being used by someone she considers to be of “the opposite sex”? Can you discipline that employee for publicly protesting about her belief that she is being forced out of her own restroom? Click here to view more information.

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Registration Check-In

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 3:30pm-6:30pm

Join us anytime between 3:30pm-6:30pm ET to check in for the 2022 Annual Conference. Meet with ATIXA staff and take a sneak peek at the exhibitor tables.

Opening Keynote: Disbelief and Its Many Costs - Centering Credibility on the Front Lines of Title IX

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 6:30-8:00pm

In this Keynote, we will discuss the work Deborah completed for her book, Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers, and incorporate Donna’s experience in Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention. Both speakers will explore the high cost of disbelief when a student comes forward to their institution with an allegation of sexual misconduct. We’ll use the university’s response to Donna’s claim to discuss the concept of the “credibility discount” and its devastating effects on survivors. As a legal scholar and former prosecutor (Deborah) and as a longtime researcher on Title IX and consent on campus (Donna), we will draw upon our expertise and experiences in order to discuss the centrality of credibility within the Title IX process and the lives of the students who come forward to your offices. We will also discuss practical recommendations toward the end of policy, resources, and education.

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Welcome Reception and 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 8:00-9:30pm

Join ATIXA for our Welcome Reception and a special Title IX turns 50-anniversary celebration. All attendees and traveling companions are welcome to attend.

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Featured Session A: Power-Conscious Approaches to Addressing Sexual Violence Among College Students

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:00-10:30am

Effectively addressing campus sexual violence continues to challenge college and university educators and administrators across the country. The compliance culture in which we exist forces us to respond quickly without much time for intentional reflection and engagement about context-specific strategies for addressing sexual violence. Many strategies employed on college and university campuses are developed through a one-size-fits-all approach and focus on responding to sexual violence after it happens, rather than stopping it before it starts. Further, perpetrators of sexual violence target minoritized people (people of color, queer and trans people, and people with disabilities) at higher rates than other students, requiring us to consider intersectional, power-conscious approaches to addressing sexual violence.

In this featured session, we will examine the historical roots of sexual violence in the U.S., including ties to racism and oppression. Further, we will examine the differences between awareness, prevention, and response. We will draw connections between historical roots of sexual violence and current practices on college campuses, developing strategies to more effectively address campus sexual violence from a power-conscious, historical lens. We will consider strategies to move beyond a traditional “expert model” to engage members of the campus community in the primary prevention of sexual violence.

 

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Featured Session A: K-12 Intake - Processes and Policies to Stop Overidentification of Conduct as Title IX

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:00-10:30am

Many considerations impact whether a K-12 school district should process a sex-based misconduct report under Title IX. In addition to the factors required in the 2020 Title IX regulations, Title IX Coordinators and administrators must conduct a detailed risk analysis between over- and under-identification of conduct as “Title IX.” Now that we have been living with the 2020 Title IX rules, we know that we should not consider every isolated comment, inappropriate touch, or other sex-based misbehavior by K-12 students as Title IX. But how do you strike a balance? Join two Title IX Coordinators from large metropolitan school districts and a Title IX attorney/former interim Title IX Coordinator for K-12 schools who have cumulatively evaluated thousands of reports under the new regulations. We will provide a refresher on the current regs and describe the evaluation process. We will engage participants using real-life scenarios so you can feel confident correctly identifying Title IX conduct in your district.

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Featured Session A: Clery and Title IX Intersectionality – Making it Work for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:00-10:30am

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are unique institutions in the higher education landscape, and this distinction presents intriguing challenges not encountered by other higher education institutions. As Title IX Coordinators at HBCUs, we will draw upon experience while surveying an assortment of challenges that HBCUs must navigate when complying with the Clery Act and Title IX. The session will examine the requirements of the Clery Act, consider the difficulties that HBCUs experience, demonstrate the innovative successes that HBCUs achieve, and provide innovative strategies to aid with Clery Act and Title IX compliance.

 

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Featured Session A: The Courage to Act: Building A National Collaboration To Address and Prevent Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:00-10:30am

An unprecedented conversation about sexual and gender-based violence is happening in North America. Across university and college campuses, survivors, student advocates, postsecondary administrators, faculty and staff, parents, legal experts, union leaders and community organizations are pushing for real transformative change to end campus gender-based violence (GBV). Building on key recommendations from the vital 2019 Courage to Act report, Possibility Seeds’ Courage to Act project advances change as the first national collaborative to bring together 3500 stakeholders and over 170 of Canada’s top GBV campus experts and advocates to address campus gender-based violence.

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Concurrent Session One: Cultivating A More Inclusive Hiring Process

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

Searches are complex processes in which committee members are considering multiple aspects of the search process at one time. This presentation will place specific focus on considerations of inclusion and equity in an interactive way. From writing position descriptions, advertising jobs, screening candidates, interviewing, campus visits, conducting reference checks, making the offer, and onboarding; each step provides an opportunity to create an approach that will yield the best candidate for the position that aligns with institutional values.

 

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Concurrent Session One: Operationalizing Alternative Resolution - Recommendations for Creating Compliant and Student-Centered Processes

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

Incidents of harm and violation of policies have been most commonly addressed through procedural justice, with limited opportunities for dialogue, healing, and agency. Alternative resolution processes, such as restorative justice and mediation, have gained momentum following the 2020 and proposed 2022 amendments to Title IX. While educators acknowledge the human-centeredness of alternative resolution, its viability in practice depends on questions of compliance, policy, and process. This session will discuss how to operationalize alternative resolution, including policy development, the merits and limitations of alternative versus formal processes, and recommended documents for each step of alternative resolution.

 

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Concurrent Session One: Understanding Sexuality and ASD: Considerations for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

Sexuality is central to socialization for everyone, including those with autism spectrum disorder, otherwise known as ASD. Unfortunately, the discussion around sex is largely outdated and often completely avoided when it comes to individuals with ASD.

This session will discuss autism and sexuality while breaking down common myths and exploring the challenges faced by college students on the spectrum. Education of ASD students, parents, caregivers, service providers, and college/university administrators on the challenges students with ASD may face when it comes to sex, sexuality, and relationships, as well as the potential consequences if not done right, will be explained. We will discuss how policy definitions of consent are challenging for those on the spectrum while outlining multiple scenarios that can quickly escalate to accusations of Title IX violations and potential criminal charges. Attendees will hear real-life case examples to help prepare students with ASD for the transition from high school to college – arming attendees with information to help students avoid not only potential misconduct matters, but also potential situations of abuse in intimate relationships.

 

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Concurrent Session One: Is Your Policy Shop in Order? How K-12 Districts Can Tame Their Policy Beast

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

We know that K-12 policy work is a completely different animal than in many higher education institutions.  Title IX policy is no different! Whether you are a new K-12 Title IX Coordinator or a seasoned one, you may very well not even realize that your district has dozens of policies that implicate Title IX, many of which may be out-of-compliance and possibly contradictory and inconsistent. In this session, ATIXA will help you cut through the clutter and come up with a plan to clean up and streamline your approach.  We’ll talk about board-level, district-level policies, intersections with state and local laws, various handbooks, websites, and more!  We will also help you to anticipate the 2023 Title IX Regulations and determine how best you can lead your district in this next round of policy work.

 

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Concurrent Session One: The Art of Facilitation - Tools for Successful Training

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

This session focuses on developing skills for successful presentations across a variety of training purposes. Thoughtful facilitation results in impactful training that accomplishes more than just checking the compliance box. To effectively generate community interest in gender equity, create effective referral processes, and meet the increasing need for training and prevention, facilitators need to connect with participants while using time effectively. We will discuss factors that can influence session dynamics, including emotions, identities, and campus context, as well as share strategies for effective facilitation.

 

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Concurrent Session One: The Nuances and Implementation Considerations of Climate Surveys

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

This presentation will detail the importance of campus climate surveys and how to design and implement campus climate surveys toward proactive solutions. This presentation will also cover the significance of the VAWA Act and what this means for students, faculty, and staff on college campuses. Presenters will give examples of comprehensive data, previous survey examples, and action plans to help administrators prevent sexual harassment. Presenters will go into depth on how to successfully implement a campus climate survey at institutions ranging from small community colleges to large multi-campus universities. Attendees will have an opportunity to identify key stakeholders, challenges, and opportunities on their own campus to ensure a successful implementation.

 

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Concurrent Session One: Leveraging Technology to Support Effective Case Management

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

In this session, attendees will learn best practices on leveraging tools and technologies to simplify and streamline case management functions, while supporting compliance efforts.

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Concurrent Session One: K-12 Case Study - Informal Resolution of a Formal Title IX Complaint and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 10:45am-12:00pm

The 2020 Title IX Regulations provided school districts with the opportunity to engage in informal resolution of formal Title IX complaints. In this program, presenters from the 14th largest K-12 school district in the United States will discuss a real-life case study of the informal resolution of a stalking complaint involving two students. The presentation will include an overview of informal resolution considerations, the case study of a successful informal resolution, and a summary of the lessons learned on informal resolution which can be utilized in your own practice.

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Featured Session B: Pregnant and Parenting Students - Addressing Advanced Compliance Issues

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 1:30-3:00pm

Addressing matters involving pregnant and parenting students can be a challenge for the Title IX Coordinator, and often requires collaboration with your Disability Services Office. The complications and challenges that arise often involve accommodations related to course work or internship/clinical placement work, as well as issues related to athletics, lactation and financial aid challenges. Our expert panelists will explore these and other issues beyond the basic compliance considerations relating to pregnant and parenting students. Panelists will offer insight into the more challenging real-world examples and participant questions as well as the broader gender-based issues and equity considerations in providing pregnant/parenting support.

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Featured Session B: True Equity at the Intersection of Title IX and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 1:30-3:00pm

Since the original Dear Colleague Letter of 2011, Title IX is at the forefront of the higher education landscape. While many institutions have made it a priority to adopt minimal standards of proof and how gender-based violence is adjudicated on college campuses, less progress has been made to ensure equity throughout all aspects of the process. The panelists will highlight ways in which Title IX could be enhanced to ensure that every student in the process, whether complainant, respondent, and/or witness, is treated in as equitable fashion possible.

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Featured Session B: Title IX Coordinators Serving in Dual Roles - The Challenges and the Rewards

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 1:30-3:00pm

According to the 2021 ATIXA State of the Field Survey, 71% of respondents stated that the Title IX Coordinator at their institution had additional roles beyond Title IX.  How do these Title IX Coordinators balance these multiple roles in their day-to-day work, especially if there is little or no overlap between their Title IX responsibilities and those of their other role(s)?  Representing K-12 and Higher Education, our three panelists will share the stories of how they came into their dual role environments.

Collectively, they will speak to several issues including how they balance often widely varied or even disparate responsibilities, where they find connections between their dual roles, and how these roles impact stress and overall well-being.  Audience members will be encouraged to come ready to ask questions and share their own stories.

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Roundtable Sessions

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 3:30-4:30pm

  • Investigative Strategy and Best Practices
    • Facilitated by: Reid McCormick, Jeanne Meyer, & Joseph Vincent
  • Informal Resolution
    • Facilitated by: Mandy Hambleton & Mikiba Morehead
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
    • Facilitated by: ATIXA’s DEIB Committee lead by Leah Reynolds & Liz Trayner
  • Title IX Jurisdictional Issues
    • Facilitated by: Kayleigh Baker & Brett A. Sokolow
  • Managing Policy Development & Review
    • Facilitated by: Alisha Carter Harris & Eric A. Kidwell
  • Title IX in the K-12 Setting
    • Facilitated by: Tanyka M. Barber & Kim Kennedy
  • Title IX and BIT Interactions
    • Facilitated by: Makenzie Schiemann & Amy Zavadil
  • Disability, Pregnancy, & Parenting Considerations
    • Facilitated by: Joni Baker & Saundra K. Schuster
  • Partnering with External Investigators & Decision-Makers
    • Facilitated by: Daniel Swinton & Ryan Thompson
  • Title IX and the Courts
    • Facilitated by: Dan Fotoples & Kim Pacelli
  • Self-Care and Burnout
    • Facilitated by: Jen Ball & Georgina Dodge
  • Title IX & Athletics
    • Facilitated by: W. Scott Lewis & Peg Pennepacker
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Concurrent Session Two: When Title IX and the IDEA Intersect - Considerations for Cases Involving Special Education Students

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

There are a myriad of issues that should be considered when navigating a Title IX resolution process involving a student with a disability. From determining whether an emergency removal is needed, to incorporating a manifestation determination, or even deciding whether to initiate a Title IX resolution process at all, it can be a challenge for schools to balance their obligations under Title IX with those required under disability laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

This session will focus on understanding the intersectionalities of Title IX, Section 504, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) within the K-12 setting. We will review the impact of sexual violence on students with disabilities, provide practical strategies for implementing your Title IX resolution process, and explore best practices to ensure that your Title IX resolution process effectively addresses the needs of students with disabilities.

 

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Concurrent Session Two: Title IX Coordinators and External Investigators - Together We're Stronger

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

Following the release of the 2020 Regulations, increasingly colleges, universities, and K-12 schools are working with internal and external investigators to respond to reports and formal complaints of discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence and conduct formal investigations. With budget and staffing constraints, schools are balancing increasing staffing and utilizing external investigators. The presenters bring together their experience as an external investigator and a Title IX Coordinator to share tips and practices for conducting and overseeing investigations with external investigators in a seamless manner. The presentation will address how to select and educate external investigators on your institution’s policies and procedures, setting the scope of an investigation, ensuring clear communication with parties and witnesses, setting parties’ expectations, gathering and sharing evidence, and keeping the investigation and hearing on track for timely completion. The presentation will also address what external investigators view as best practices in working with Title IX Coordinators, such as creating a budget, knowing the institution’s Title IX policies and procedures, as well as soft skills for success.

 

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Concurrent Session Two: Fighting the Cringe - Prevention Programming for K-12 and Beyond

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

Creating effective and engaging prevention programming to which students can relate can be a challenge. With 2.5 staff members and a limited budget, Nova Southeastern University provides comprehensive and targeted programming for Pre-K-Ph.D. level students. This presentation will provide an overview of the enterprise-wide program model and interactive examples of prevention programs focused on pop culture, healthy relationships, online dating, and social media safety that have been adapted for students at all elementary levels continuing through higher education. We will discuss how and why these programs engage students and how attendees can implement similar programs on your campuses.

 

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Concurrent Session Two: Anti-Racist Strategies for Supporting Black Women Survivors

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

Scholars have long documented the specific and unique socio-cultural experiences of Black women who are sexually assaulted. This research provides critical perspectives on issues that have an impact on whether Black women rape survivors will report and how they may participate in a Title IX process. The presenter will identify key strategies to deal with bias to ensure all survivors experience a process that allows their full participation with a specific emphasis on Black women rape survivors.

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Concurrent Session Two: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining: Building a Volunteer Title IX Team

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

Creating a qualified volunteer Title IX team can sound like a herculean task. The University of Tampa embarked on this journey during COVID-19 and the Fall of 2020 and built an entire volunteer Title IX team of investigators, hearing board members, decision-makers, sanction officers, and appellate officers. This session will provide insights on what we’ve learned during our journey and provide tangible steps for institutions to take back to their campuses to increase volunteer participation.

 

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Concurrent Session Two: Technology-facilitated Sexual Abuse - An Introduction for Higher Education Practitioners

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

Technology-facilitated sexual abuse is the use of technology and new media to facilitate sex-based abuse and harassment. Behaviors can include nonconsensual pornography (“revenge porn”), recorded sexual assaults, deepfakes, sextortion, cyber harassment, cyber dating violence, and cyberstalking. Attendees will understand the forms of technology-facilitated sexual abuse present in higher education settings, will examine best practices for applying policy to incidents of technology-facilitated sexual abuse, and provide supportive measures for this unique type of sex-based misconduct.

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Concurrent Session Two: Implementing the Informal Resolution Option - A Practical Guide to Integrating the Informal Resolution Option in Your Title IX Program

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

By using real-life case studies and applying their experience and expertise in managing a Civil Rights department and an Informal Resolution program at one of the nation’s largest universities, the presenters will provide an engaging and dynamic look at the use of Informal Resolutions to resolve even the most serious Title IX cases. This presentation is intended to give attendees a glimpse into the informal options that are available, and a practical roadmap for achieving the success that Texas A&M has had with integrating Informal Resolutions into the larger Title IX process.

 

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Concurrent Session Two: Incorporating Restorative Practices in Investigation and Student Support Meetings

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:45-6:00pm

This presentation and discussion will provide an overview of what restorative practices are and invite participants to consider how they can incorporate such practices into their investigations and support meetings. As considerations for using Restorative Justice have increased in the informal resolution process, we do not often think of our work as investigators and hearing officers as restorative. However, this session invites investigators, coordinators, and anyone who interacts with those impacted by sex discrimination, to adopt restorative practices from the first meeting with a complainant and respondent though the entire Title IX resolution process.

 

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Super Member Reception

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

Super and K-12 Super Members are invited to join ATIXA experts at a special reception. Super member attendees and traveling partners are welcome to attend.

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Plenary Session

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 8:30-9:45am

Join some TNG Partners in a plenary session surrounding the State of the Field, the upcoming Biden Administration Regulations, and more.

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Closing Keynote-The Civil Rights Approach to Comprehensively Preventing Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence in Education

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 9:45-11:00am

In this keynote address, Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo will discuss why schools should use civil rights law and principles as their guideposts in comprehensively preventing sexual harassment and gender-based violence—not imitate the criminal law. In doing so, Professor Cantalupo will draw from her nearly 360-degree viewpoint, developed over 27-plus years of work as a higher ed administrator, legal scholar, policymaker, student activist, and victims’ advocate. She will also contextualize the two recent Title IX rulemakings—both under Betsy DeVos’ tenure as Secretary of Education and under the Biden-Harris administration—within larger structural and systemic differences between civil rights-based and criminal law-based approaches to addressing such harassment and violence. In sum, she will demonstrate how following not only the letter but also the spirit of Title IX will lead schools away from counterproductive quasi-criminal processes and towards comprehensive methods of preventing sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

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K-12 ADA/504 Coordinator

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 11:30am-6:00pm

ATIXA faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations in both employment and K-12 education settings. Topics will include academic accommodations, service and emotional support animals, pregnant and parenting students, and mental health disabilities. Additionally, participants will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms and discuss best practices in organizational structure. Click here to view more information.

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K-12 Coordinator Two

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 11:30am-6:00pm

This course builds upon the foundational concepts covered in the Coordinator One course to provide a deeper dive into the scope of the role of a Title IX Coordinator and the requirements under the 2020 Title IX regulations. Through the use of a case study, attendees will apply the concepts required to spot Title IX-related issues and conduct an initial assessment to ascertain how to respond to an incident. This course will also focus on general compliance oversight responsibilities to include a discussion of navigating First Amendment protections and considerations when dealing with complaints involving employees. Click here to view more information.

 

 

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Title IX Compliance and Athletics for Higher Education

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 11:30am-6:00pm

This course will touch on issues of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and culture in athletics, and will also do a deeper dive into Program Equity compliance. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of not only why the issues exist, but how to spot red flags and address them. The presenters will draw from the courts, the news, and from their experiences working with athletic departments of all types across the country, as well as the Olympic movement. This course will apply for Title IX Coordinators with little or no athletic administration experience but is also intended for seasoned athletic compliance staff. Click here to view more information.

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Civil Rights Investigator Two

Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am-6:00pm & Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course builds on the foundational investigation concepts from Investigator One and focuses on both refining interviewing techniques as well as post-interview tasks, including an introduction to investigation report composition, assessing credibility, and synthesizing information. Faculty will provide various opportunities to engage in exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis, and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques. This training meets both the Title IX and VAWA Section 304 training requirements for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities in addition to other duties. Click here to view more information.

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Civil Rights Investigator Four: Advanced Interviewing Skills and Strategies

Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am-6:00pm & Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This is ATIXA’s most advanced investigator training course. It draws on the best available evidence, research, and field-tested practices for effective investigations. Participants will engage the most critical elements of a civil rights investigation, including strategy development, conducting interviews, and developing credibility assessments. The center of this course is a cognitive interview, a rapport-based, trauma-infused approach to dialogue with parties and witnesses designed to yield best available evidence. Click here to view more information.

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Title IX Coordinator Two: Additional Topics for New and Experienced Coordinators

Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am-6:00pm & Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course builds on the foundational material provided in Coordinator One and introduces many of the non-sexual harassment Title IX topics including pregnancy, minors, athletic equity, and intersection with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This course also covers crossover between Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act’s (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act, a brief discussion of climate surveys and prevention programming, and tips for structuring and evaluating your Title IX Team. For a deep dive into Athletic Equity, Section 504 & the ADA, or prevention and advocacy, please consider enrolling in one of ATIXA’s special topics courses. Click here to view more information.

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Title IX Coordinator Three: Key Topics and Lessons From Recent Court Decisions

Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am-6:00pm & Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course is a two-day course focused on legal concepts and corresponding recent litigation and case law including topics such as deliberate indifference, due process, the First Amendment, appeals, retaliation, erroneous outcome, selective enforcement, and more. Faculty will provide introductory information regarding each legal concept and then review the facts of each case, the decision (if applicable, and the takeaways for Title IX team members to consider as they fulfill their compliance responsibilities). Click here to view more information.

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Violence Risk Assessment for Title IX

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-12:30pm

This is a half-day course that will introduce participants to the VRA process. The Title IX regulations mandate an individualized safety or risk analysis if an institution is going to limit educational access (e.g., emergency removal), which can often take the form of a VRA. This program will help practitioners implement an evidence-based process that reduces bias, mitigates legal risk exposure, and ensures consistency in determining (1) if a VRA is warranted, (2) who should conduct the VRA, and (3) what to do after receiving the VRA results report. Those who attend the training will receive information on how to vet those conducting a VRA, how the VRA differs from other types of assessments, and how to work collaboratively with behavioral intervention, care, and/or threat assessment teams to ensure an effective and thorough process. Click here for more information.

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Investigation Report Writing for Higher Education

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course is a one-day deep dive into the writing mechanics, format, structure, and best practices for investigation report writing. In this hands-on session, topics covered will include managing sensitive information, integrating quotations, addressing unavailable information, using footnotes, incorporating feedback from the parties post-report review, writing credibility assessments, and more. Faculty will review the most common errors they see in investigation reports and how to prevent them. Training participants will have the opportunity to critique sample investigation report excerpts with the faculty to evaluate both clarity and content. Click here to view more information

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K-12 Title IX Compliance and Athletics

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This one-day course will touch on issues of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and culture in athletics, and will also do a deeper dive into Program Equity compliance. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of not only why the issues exist, but how to spot red flags and address them. The presenters will draw from the courts, the news, and from their experiences working with athletic departments of all types across the country, as well as the Olympic movement. This course will apply for Title IX Coordinators with little or no athletic administration experience but is also intended for seasoned athletic compliance staff. Click here to view more information.

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K-12 Civil Rights Investigator Two

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

This course builds upon the foundational investigation concepts covered Investigator One to provide a deeper understanding of investigation techniques to include interviewing skills, questioning skills, trauma-informed interviewing, credibility assessments, analyzing consent, and post-interview tasks. Through the use of a case study, attendees will engage in an issue spotting exercise to help apply the concepts required to identify Title IX-related issues and develop an investigation strategy. In addition, the course will provide a framework Investigators can be used to draft comprehensive investigation reports. Click here to view more information.

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Event Speakers

Linda Abbott, L.M.H.S.

Consultant, TNG

Joseph Alfe, J.D., LL.M.

Informal Resolution Facilitator and Mediator, Texas A&M University

Warren Anderson, Ed.D.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bradley University & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Emily Babb, J.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity & Title IX/Title IX Coordinator, University of Denver & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Kayleigh Baker, J.D.

Consultant, TNG & Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Jen Ball, Ph.D.

Chief Inclusion Officer, Title VI, IX, ADA/504 Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator, and Associate Professor of History, Clarkson University & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Johnetta Banks, M.S., M.A.T., Ed.D.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Compliance Coordinator, ADA Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator, Southern University at Shreveport

Tanyka M. Barber, M.H.S., J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Summer Book, J.D. Candidate, 2023

Graduate Assistant for Title IX, Nova Southeastern University

Bobby L. Brown

Title IX Coordinator, Texas Southern University

Alisha Carter Harris, M.S.

Consultant, TNG

Murphie Chappell, J.D.

Title IX Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Nancy Chi Cantalupo, J.D., LL.M.

Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School

Léna Crain, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Students, Bucknell University

Laura Dement, M.Ed.

Compliance Manager, Title IX Coordinator & IRB Compliance Administrator, Rocky Vista University

Georgina Dodge, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Maryland & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Greg Edmundson, B.S., M.Ed.

Director and Title IX Coordinator, Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)

Dan Fotoples, J.D.

Senior Content Developer, TNG

Donna Freitas, Ph.D.

Researcher, Professor, and Writer

Carly Gene Elliott, Esq.

Executive Director of Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Jackie Gharapour Wernz, J.D.

Partner, Thompson & Horton

Mandy Hambleton, M.S.

Director of Content Development, TNG & Vice President, ATIXA

Breona Monique Hayes, Ph.D.

Title IX Coordinator, North Carolina A&T State University

Mary Honore’ Tucker, M.Ed., J.D.

Title IX Coordinator, Memphis Shelby County Schools

Deborah D. Howard, M.S., VAS-III

Title IX Coordinator, Virginia State University

Stephanie Jackson, J.D.

Senior Consultant, INCompliance

Megan Karbley, M.Ed.

Title IX Investigator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Kim Kennedy, A.S., B.S.

Paralegal/Title IX Coordinator, Indianapolis Public Schools & ATIXA Advisory Board Member/K-12 Steering Committee Member

Farrah Khan, M.S.W.

Executive Director, Possibility Seeds

Eric A. Kidwell, M.L.S.

Professor/Director of the Library; Title IX Coordinator, Huntingdon College & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Jessica Lee, J.D.

Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Pregnant Scholar Initiative, Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of Law

Jarelle A. Lewis, J.D.

Executive Director of Title IX and Human Resources, New Hanover County Schools

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Chris Linder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Higher Education and Director of the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention, University of Utah

Michelle Madden, Ed.D.

Campus Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer, University of South Florida

Reid McCormick

Consultant, TNG

Jeanne M. Meyer, M.S., M.S.Ed., J.D.

Consultant, TNG

Danielle Miller, B.A., J.D.

Assistant General Counsel, Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)

Mikiba Morehead, M.A., Ed.D.

Consultant, TNG

Araiña Muñiz, M.B.A.

Director, Title IX Coordinator Colorado State University & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Anoodth Naushan, M.Sc.

Project Director, Possibility Seeds

Timothy Nelson, M.S., Ed.D.

Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, University of Tampa

Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Peg Pennepacker, C.A.A.

Founder/Consultant, High School Title IX Consulting Services & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Iowa State University & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Leah Reynolds, M.S., Ed.D.

Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Sally Roller, J.D.

Title IX and Education Investigations Lead Investigator, Investigations Law Group

Kelsey San Antonio, M.Ed., J.D.

Title IX Coordinator, University of Tampa

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, Ph.D.

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Interim Title IX Coordinator, Mount Holyoke College

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S., Ph.D.

President, NABITA & Partner, TNG

Saundra K. Schuster, M.A., J.D.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Jay Sensi

CEO, Campus Kaizen

Jennifer Smith, J.D.

Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, Texas A&M University

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board, TNG & Chair of the Advisory Board, ATIXA

Kristina W. Supler, Esq.

Co-Chair of the Student & Athlete Defense Title IX Group, KJK Law Firm

Kevin Swartout, M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Public Health, Georgia State University

Azure Swinford

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Indianapolis Public Schools

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed. D.

Partner, TNG & President, ATIXA

Susan C. Stone, Esq.

Co-Chair of the Student & Athlete Defense Title IX Group, KJK Law Firm

Ryan Thompson, J.D.

Owner, Attorney Thompson Esquire, PLLC & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Elizabeth Trayner, B.M., M.M., Ed.D.

Director of Equitable Rights & Responsibilities/Title IX Coordinator, University of the Pacific & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Deborah Tuerkheimer, J.D.

Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Sheilah D. Vance, Esq.

Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator, University of the District of Columbia & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Bohdan J. Zaryckyj, Ed.D.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Senior Investigator, Nova Southeastern University

Amy Zavadil, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Barnard College & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Sponsorships & Exhibitors

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact conference@atixa.org.

Current Sponsors

Be sure to stop by and visit the sponsors in between sessions!

ATIXA Welcomes Get Inclusive as our Platinum Sponsor. Thank you, Get Inclusive, for sponsoring our Welcome Reception!

ONLINE PREVENTION AND COMPLIANCE TRAINING BUILT FOR HIGHER ED

Get Inclusive delivers online compliance and prevention training solutions to over 350 colleges and universities. Developed by award-winning instructional writers and designers, Get Inclusive offers a complete package of faculty, staff, and student training courses that meet and exceed state and federal compliance requirements.

The Get Inclusive team is a rare blend of content creators and technologists. We have won industry awards for our work in prevention and compliance training, and have delivered the automation, integration and data visualization that enable large campuses to deploy and measure wide-scale training initiatives effectively.

 

 

 

 

 

ATIXA Welcomes Symplicity as our Gold Sponsor. Thank you, Symplicity, for sponsoring our mobile device charging stations and WiFi code cards! 

Symplicity Advocate helps institutions manage student conduct cases, including Title IX /sexual assault & violence, and support students of concern in compliance with university policies and governmental regulations. We partner with over 400 higher education institutions to develop a 360-degree model for campus safety and keep all stakeholders involved in the process.

Contact Arielle Jordan at info@symplicity.com or visit Symplicity’s webpage here.

ATIXA welcomes Maxient as our Silver Sponsor. Thank you, Maxient, for co-sponsoring attendee transportation to the onePULSE Foundation Memorial on Wednesday, October 19!

Maxient is a Charlottesville, VA-based company whose sole focus is case management software.  Founded and staffed by former practitioners, their Conduct Manager software is the solution of choice at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States and abroad.  Conduct Manager is used to maintain records for traditional student conduct, academic integrity, students of concern, behavioral intervention, and Title IX.  Retaining ~98% of its clients over 19 years in business, Maxient offers its entire software without modules, meaning all functions to assist with various case types is included.  Schools pay a single annual fee to have unlimited use for their campus.  Rapid response to phone and email help requests, 24/7 emergency support, and utilizing client feedback to inform product development are just a few of the ways Maxient sets itself apart.

Contact Patrick McPeak, Vice President of Sales, at plmcpeak@maxient.com or visit Maxeint’s webpage at here.

ATIXA welcomes New Era ADR as our Bronze Sponsor. Thank you, New Era ADR, for sponsoring our registration tables!

New Era ADR is a technology company building platforms and solutions that make resolving Title IX disputes faster, more efficient, less expensive and eliminate any perceptions of bias or conflicts of interest.  We are focused on informal resolution by mediation, but also have expertise in investigations, hearings and appeals of Title IX cases.  We have a bench of mediators specifically trained in Title IX disputes who are intimately familiar with the emotional trauma and strain that can often prevent these disputes from being resolved.  And our platform allows us to run the whole process virtually so all the parties involved (including the Title IX Coordinator) can save time, money and are not faced with uncomfortable in-person confrontation.  We can make your life easier as a Title IX professional, just ask us how it all works.

Visit New Era ADR’s website at here.

Contact Collin Williams at collin@neweraadr.com.

Current Exhibitors

Be sure to stop by and visit the Exhibitors in between sessions!

ATIXA welcomes Dan Schorr, LLC., as an on-site Exhibitor.

Contact Dan Schorr at dan@danschorrllc.com.

Dan Schorr, LLC’s experts leverage decades of experience investigating and resolving allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination at educational institutions, corporations, government entities, and other organizations. We assist schools and other entities confronting a broad range of misconduct allegations by conducting independent and fair investigations, serving as Title IX hearing officers and decision makers, acting as advisors to parties throughout the Title IX process, and leading trainings and policy/program reviews for all aspects of Title IX and Civil Rights compliance. Dan Schorr’s debut novel, Final Table, is now available wherever books are sold, including in e-book and audiobook formats.

ATIXA welcomes Vector Solutions as an on-site Exhibitor.

Vector Solutions (formerly SafeColleges) is the leading provider of online, high-impact training for faculty, staff, and students. Serving over 2,000 institutions nationwide and 9 million learners, we’re dedicated to helping you build even safer, healthier, and more inclusive communities through effective and innovative programming. Visit Vector Solutions’ website here to request more information.

ATIXA welcomes 3rd Millennium Classrooms as an on-site Exhibitor.

Consent & Respect is a comprehensive course covering all Title IX requirements to promote respectful, inclusive, healthy relationships. Consent & Respect meets the student-facing training requirements for Title IX, VAWA, and the Campus SaVE Act.

Students on your campus will explore the crucial concepts of consent, healthy relationships, bystander empowerment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Customization features allow your campus definitions, resources, and reporting procedures to be integrated into the course. Students will learn their rights and learn where to go and who to talk to for help in your community.

Visit 3 Millennium Classroom’s website here for more information or reach out to Jake Cantu at jcantu@3rdmil.com.

ATIXA Welcomes Guardian as an On-Site Exhibitor. 

Guardian Case Management Software, by Campus Kaizen, is the most configurable, most user-friendly case management software available to K-12 and Higher Education, and is the go-to system for clients who want a case management software that conforms to their processes and needs.

Guardian is often used by a single client to intake reports of and manage cases of Title IX, Student Conduct, Behavioral Intervention, Academic Integrity, Employee Relations, Bullying and more! Guardian is offered to clients as “All-In,” meaning a particular client may use Guardian for any and all functions they desire without additional cost.

Key Guardian features include the ability to create unique workflows for each type of case, segregate case access by person and/or case type, advanced analytics and automated reporting.

Visit Guardian’s website for more information!

ATIXA welcomes Blue Seat Studios as an on-site exhibitor. 

Blue Seat Studios is an award-winning animation and technology company.  We have an industry-wide reputation for creating university content around Title IX issues, including the viral Tea Consent video.  We are able to communicate powerful ideas in a way that keeps viewers engaged, and cultivates buy-in through our unique style.  We have developed a new app, GainfullTM,  to host this approachable content.  It also allows universities to track student participation and customize playlists.

The mission of our app is to teach big ideas to make communities stronger. We believe that even the most serious subjects can be treated with humor and compassion. We use hand-drawn animation to bring stories to viewers in a very down-to-earth and human way. Making the world a better place doesn’t have to be boring or preachy, and we’re here to prove it.

Visit Blue Seat Studio’s website to learn more or reach out to Rachel Brian at rachel@blueseatstudios.com to learn more.

ATIXA welcome Catharsis Productions as an on-site Exhibitor. 

Looking for a new, innovative online Title IX training for your students and employees?

Catharsis Productions delivers TRULY ENGAGING and INTERACTIVE interpersonal violence prevention content that actually responds to a learner’s input in a conversational way to get messages to really stick!

Catharsis now offers schools easy access to these trainings through a Catharsis portal, SCORM packages, SSO, and LTI integration.

For twenty-two years, Catharsis Productions has provided award-winning sexual violence prevention training to higher education, the military, and corporations.  We create and deliver innovative, dynamic, and research-supported programming that challenges oppressive attitudes and aims to transform behavior.  Our portfolio of programs provides institutions multiple programs and modalities of delivery (theatrical presentations, lectures, workshops, online trainings) each aimed at meeting our audiences “where they are” (cognitively, culturally, and emotionally) before providing them with pro-consent and pro-bystander messaging and tools.

Visit us at our website at www.catharsisproductions.com.  Contact David Stobie at davidstobie@catharsisproductions.com or (314) 495-7241 for more information on our college online Title IX programming.

Current Partners

ATIXA welcomes NABITA as a partner.

The National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) is an organization for the support and professional development of behavioral intervention and threat assessment team members.

NABITA is committed to providing education, resources, and support to professionals in schools and in the workplace who endeavor every day to make their campuses and workplaces safer through caring prevention and intervention.

ATIXA welcomes TNG Consulting as a partner. 

TNG Consulting is the nation’s leader in educating and training others around critical issues related to safety and risk management. From proactive safety efforts to incident response to policies and procedures for long-term impact, we empower schools, colleges, and organizations to create long-term impact and safer, healthier communities.

Training Site Location & Hotel

The ATIXA Conference and training courses will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs located at 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830.

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista-Disney Springs is currently sold out. The following hotel(s) might have available rooms:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton-Lake Buena Vista, you can click here to reserve or call 407-239-4540.

Click here for a list of hotels that are within 5-7 minutes drive time. Please note that you do not need to stay at the conference hotel or any of the hotels listed.

ATIXA will not be providing transportation or shuttle with any additional properties. ATIXA also does not work with any third-party travel vendors.

 

Transportation & Directions

For information on directions and transportation to the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs, please click here.

Orlando International Airport
Distance from Hotel – 15 miles, Drive Time – 25 minutes

Parking is available at the event hotel at the daily rates of $22 a day for self-parking. Valet Parking is not available at this time, but is subject to change.

Discounted Disney Tickets

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or click here. Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is October 10, 2022.

Meals & Events

ATIXA will provide continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack each day. Lunch and dinner each evening are on participants’ own.

On Thursday, October 20, no mid-morning snack will be provided. Those attending courses on Thursday post-conference will receive complimentary bagged lunches in their training course rooms.

Dining at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs area offers a convenient location directly across from Disney Springs – a truly amazing place with an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment.

Dining at Disney Springs

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs offers complimentary transportation to and from all Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.

Scholarships

Scholarship Applications for the 2022 Annual Conference with Pre- and Post-Conference Training and Certification courses is now closed. Applicants have been notified.

Please note: If you apply to attend the ATIXA Annual Conference, and are not selected, ATIXA will honor the early bird conference registration rate if you choose to attend.

Local Advocacy

As a civil rights-based organization, ATIXA recognizes the discriminatory legislation passed in Florida. We are actively working with local Florida organizations to provide opportunities for attendees to demonstrate their support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

View ATIXA’s statement on Florida events.

ATIXA is pleased to announce our partnership with onePULSE Foundation in Orlando, FL. The onePULSE Foundation is a 501(c) 3 incorporated by the owner of Pulse nightclub. The Foundation was established to create a sanctuary of hope following the tragic day in American history– Sunday, June 12, 2016 – to honor the 49 Angels that were taken, the 68 others who were injured, and the countless first responders and healthcare professionals who treated them.

Attendees will be provided the opportunity to tour the onePULSE Interim Memorial on Wednesday, October 19. Information to register to attend is forthcoming. The  onePULSE Memorial is a sanctuary of quiet reflection and love dedicated to honoring senseless loss of innocent life and remembering the horrible attack that occurred in 2016. Transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, a team from the onePULSE Foundation will be on-site in Orlando to provide information, resources, and support for all attendees. If you would like to learn more about the onePULSE, please visit their website here.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor, Maxient, for sponsoring attendee transportation to the memorial.

 

FAQs / Find Your Answers

ATIXA values the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and surrounding communities. Participants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask when appropriate.

ATIXA will continue to partner with the hotel on sanitization, social distancing, training room set-ups, and food safety. We will limit high-touch materials.

All conference sessions and training courses will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs located at 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830.

Click here to reserve a room at our discounted hotel room rate.

Guest room pricing starts at $229. Discounted rates end September 16, 2022. ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block sell-out.

ATIXA will provide continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break, and an afternoon snack each day. Lunch and dinner each evening will be paid by the participants.

On Thursday, October 20, no mid-morning snack will be provided. Those attending training courses on Thursday will be provided complimentary bagged lunches within each training room.

Dining near Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs

Yes, discounts for multiple registrations and groups are available. Please contact conference@atixa.org prior to purchase for more information!

ATIXA understands that circumstances change, and issues may arise that prohibit your ability to attend this event after you have registered. Our cancellation and refund policy is outlined below:

  • Registration cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to registration deadline = 50% refund on the full registration price issued via cheque within 30 days of ATIXA receiving notification
  • Registration cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to registration deadline = no refunds on the full registration price
  • If you opt in for credit instead of a refund, you will receive 100% of the purchase price via a credit that can be used toward future ATIXA trainings.

All credits will expire on October 21st, 2023. Please refer to ATIXA’s event policies for more information.

At Hilton, guests will find disinfecting stations with wipes and hand sanitizer available throughout the property. We ask that guests follow all local guidelines and laws with respect to wearing a mask in public areas. To find out more about Hilton’s CleanStay program, please click here.

 

No, your conference registration only allows you to attend non-certifying conference sessions that begin on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:30pm through Thursday, October 20, 2022 ending at 11:00am. You must purchase each course separately.

Your conference attendance will give you 12 continuing certification credits which will renew any current ATIXA 2-year certification. Click here to learn more about CCCs.

ATIXA has created downloadable Supervisor Justification Letters to customize and send to your supervisor to attend the conference and/or training courses!

Download the Conference Justification Letter Now!

Download the Training Justification Letter Now!

Upon purchase completion, you will receive a registration confirmation email. At that time, the ATIXA Event Lobby page will allow you access by logging in with your email address (no password is required).

If you enter your email address and the event lobby does not allow you access, or you gain access to the lobby but it does not show the 2022 Annual ATIXA Conference or courses you registered for as one of your events, then you are not registered correctly.

Please contact ATIXA at conference@atixa.org so that we can provide assistance or use the chat feature in the lower right hand corner of this site.

Pre- & Post-Conference Training Courses and Workshops:

Member-Discounted Rate:

Half-Day Workshop – $349.00
One-Day Higher Ed. Course – $799.00
One or Half-Day K-12 Course – $399.00
Two-Day Higher Ed. Course – $1599.00

Non-Member Rate:

Half-Day Workshop – $399.00
One-Day Higher Ed. Course – $899.00
One or Half-Day K-12 Course – $499.00
Two-Day Higher Ed. Course – $1699.00

There are no early bird discounts available for our certification courses and workshops. Multi-course discounts are available, please contact conference@atixa.org prior to purchase to inquire.

Conference:

Non-member

  • Early bird registration on or before Aug. 26 | $599
  • After Aug. 26 | $699

Member

  • Early bird registration on or before Aug. 26 | $499
  • After Aug. 26 | $599

ATIXA members receive member pricing on all ATIXA events, trainings, and products. Individual and institutional-level memberships are available. Learn more about ATIXA membership

2022 ATIXA Annual Conference scholarships are available. All attendees are welcome to apply for a 2022 ATIXA Annual Conference Scholarship or pre or post-training certification course scholarship. Please note that your application covers conference registration or training certification course registration only. Flights, meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation are not included.

ATIXA is committed to giving back to the next 50 years of Title IX. All proceeds from purchased items from ATIXA’s 50th Anniversary of Title IX Swag Store will be reinvested into Title IX professionals through Training Scholarships and Research Awards. Browse the swag store now!

In-person and virtual Conference Sponsorship opportunities are available. School districts, institutions, businesses, and organizations are welcome to apply.

All sponsorship opportunities can be viewed on the 2022 ATIXA Annual Conference Sponsorship Brochure.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact conference@atixa.org.

For this year’s 2022 Annual Conference, we are offering five conference tracks: ADA/504, Advocacy/Prevention, Investigations, K-12, and Coordination. As a conference attendee, these track designations allow you to customize your participation experience. For example:

  • Move seamlessly between sessions across the five tracks, receiving content in all content areas.
  • Choose only to attend sessions aligned with a singular track, receiving targeted content for your area of interest.

Conference attendees will receive 12 continuing certification credits (CCCs) that will renew any current 2-year ATIXA certification.

Those attending a pre or post-training course will receive a 2-year certification or 12 CCCs to renew a current certification. Those attending workshops will NOT receive a certification. Workshop attendees receive 4 CCCs.

Click here to learn more about CCCs.

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