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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
    30 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,
  • 6 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,
  • An opportunity for attendees to present through our Call for Proposals with 12 concurrent sessions,
  • A roundtable session, covering 10 different Title IX related topics led by experts in the field,
  • Several networking opportunities 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 and Consultants,
  • 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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Concurrent Session One

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

There will be up to 6 sessions to choose from. If you are interested in presenting at this year’s conference, we would love to have you!

Submit your proposal here by August 17, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by August 24, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the ATIXA Conference. Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in Orlando, FL with all expenses covered by the attendee.

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-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 | 1:30-3:00pm

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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Roundtable Session Topics

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

  1. Investigative Strategy and Best Practices
  2. Informal Resolution
  3. Title IX in the Community College Setting
  4. Bias, Race, and Cultural Competencies
  5. Title IX Jurisdictional Issues
  6. Deliberate Indifference
  7. Working Effectively with Hearing Panel Advisors
  8. Title IX in the K-12 Setting
  9. Transgender Student Inclusivity
  10. Title IX and BIT Interactions
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Concurrent Session Two

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:30-5:45pm

There will be up to 6 sessions to choose from. If you are interested in presenting at this year’s conference, we would love to have you!

Submit your proposal here by August 17, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by August 24, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the ATIXA Conference. Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in Orlando, FL with all expenses covered by the attendee.

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 TNG Partners and Consultants 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

Warren Anderson, Ed.D.

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

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

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

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

Bobby L. Brown

Title IX Coordinator, Texas Southern University

Alisha Carter Harris, M.S.

Consultant, TNG

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

Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School

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 & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Breona Monique Hayes, M.A.

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

Farrah Khan, MSW (she/hers)

Executive Director, Possibility Seeds

Jessica Lee, J.D.

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

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

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

Consultant, TNG

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

Consultant, TNG

Anoodth Naushan, M.Sc. (she/hers)

Project Director, Possibility Seeds

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 & Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

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

Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

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

Partner, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

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

President, NABITA & Vice President, Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment, TNG

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board, TNG & President, ATIXA

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

Partner, TNG & Vice President, ATIXA

Deborah Tuerkheimer, J.D.

Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Sheilah D. Vance, Esq.

Law Offices of Sheilah Vance

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Senior Supervising Consultant, TNG & ATIXA Advisory Board Member

Call for Proposals

Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? Submit your proposal here by August 17, 2022!

All applicants will be notified by August 24, 2022. Those who are selected will receive one complimentary registration to the ATIXA Conference. Please note: Those selected must agree to attend in-person to present in Orlando, FL. Travel accommodations will be paid by the attendee.

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.

Click here to reserve a room at our discounted hotel room rate. Guest room pricing starts at $229. Please utilize the link above to reserve our block.

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

Sponsorships & Exhibitors

ATIXA is now accepting Conference Sponsorships and Exhibitors. There are both in-person and virtual opportunities. 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.

Current Sponsors

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

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

Contact Patrick McPeak, Vice President of Sales, at plmcpeak@maxient.com.

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.

Visit Maxeint’s webpage at www.maxient.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 www.vectorsolutions.com/he to request more information.

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

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes scholarship applications to the upcoming conference with pre- and post-training certification courses. Please note that scholarships are for conference or certification course registration only and does not include hotel accommodations, flight, transportation, or meals.

Applications are due by Friday, September 1, 2022.

Click here to apply. Applicants will be notified by September 14, 2022.

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 Pulse Interim Memorial during the Conference. Information to register to attend is forthcoming. The Pulse 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.

 

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. Additionally, both public and Team Member areas are cleaned at scheduled intervals, including hourly maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. Masks are now optional for guests and Team Members who are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Hilton asks that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask indoors and practice social distancing. 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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