RespectCon is a low-cost conference focused on understanding the connections between sexual violence and other forms of oppression, thereby connecting this work to broader structural inequities and integrating our work into social justice movements. Our aim is to create a unique environment for participants to share information and exchange ideas on preventing sexual violence and creating more survivor-supportive and socially just institutions of higher education. Last year’s conference welcomed 150+ participants from over a dozen states and 20 organizations. Additional info on RespectCon can be found on our website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What does my registration cover?
Registration for the conference includes lunch and snacks during the day of the conference, parking at the Conference Center (whether or not you choose to stay at the Conference Center Hotel), and access to all conference sessions and the opening speaker session.
What should I bring to the conference?
Please bring either a digital or printed copy of your registration, as this will expedite check-in. Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the start of the day so that you can check-in well before the conference begins. If you registered as a student, please bring your Student ID with you to verify upon check-in. Food and drinks are provided during the day as part of your registration, so you do not need to bring a lunch.
Who should come to RespectCon?
Anyone who is involved in college/university sexual violence prevention and response work is encouraged to come! That includes Survivor Advocates, Preventionists, directors and coordinators of SV-related programs on college campuses, undergraduate students, graduate students, and also those involved with community organizations who work closely (or want to begin working more closely) with college campuses. Simply put, everyone is a stakeholder in this work to end violence and we seek a diverse group of attendees at RespectCon.
What is the Pre-Conference Summit?
Don't forget that the Summit is the day before RespectCon, on Friday, March 31, 2017, from Noon-6pm. Tremendous changes are happening each month on the Federal, State, and local level relating to policy and practice for sexual violence prevention and survivor support. National organizations are hiring VPs to focus on this issue, entire professional associations have been founded, and standards are being created. At this summit we will discuss these changes and more, in a space that is professionals-only. The Summit is for professionals only because there are conversations relating to institutional politics, organizational dynamics, and decision-making that some may not feel comfortable discussing in front of their students. Also, please know that we design the pre-conference summit very specificaly for professionals who's work is majority SV/IPV related (.5FTE or more). Folks who work less frequently on these topics may be less able to participate in portions of the pre-conference. Check out the Pre-Conference Summit Agenda or contact our Michele Passonno (email@example.com) if you aren't sure - we want you to get the most out of RespectCon.
What are my lodging options?
This year we are holding RespectCon at the Emory Conference Center. That means the most convenient and closest option is the Conference Center Hotel itself! We are delighted to offer a Group Rate for RespectCon Attendees of $149.00/night. There are only a limited number of rooms on hold for us, so get one as soon as you know you are coming to the conference. To reserve a room, call 1.800.933.6679 (you must identify yourself as a RespectCon Attendee) or use this dedicated link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/RespectCon2017
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is included with your registration! Remember to pick up a parking voucher ticket when you check-in for the conference in the morning.
If you are local to Atlanta and are considering taking MARTA, the #6 Bus Route (runs between Inman Park Transit Center & Lindbergh Station) drops you off right in from of the Emory Conference Center. There are also several routes available to you if you are an Emory student living off-campus – you can find maps on Emory Transportation & Parking Services’ site.
How much does it cost to register for RespectCon? Where can I get my tickets?
Depending on your student status, there is a range of costs to attend RespectCon. Registration fees go from $20 - $105. See the Eventbrite registration listings for more information.
What is the refund policy?
We can provide full refunds if you notify us by March 20th, 2016. After that date all sales are final.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? How can I update my registration information?
Yes, your registration is transferable to another person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Ticket Transfer”.
Will there be on-site registration?
If we don’t sell out, we will have registration on site. Last year, we sold out several weeks before the conference, therefore you are highly recommended to get your tickets early. We may also establish a waiting list if there is sufficient demand once tickets have sold out. Email email@example.com and ask to be added to the RespectCon mailing list so you don’t miss updates about the conference.