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2010 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Atlanta, GA
April 19 - 21, 2010
International Attendee Information
Photo courtesy of the Intercontinental Buckhead

Our 2010 conference dates and location have changed!

OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION:  EVAW International has contracted with the Grand Hyatt Atlanta to handle any overflow.  Click on the Registration / Hotel Information link on the right for more information.

CONFERENCE HANDOUTS:  Speaker handouts are now available online.  Log in information is included in your Welcome Letter that was sent via Constant Contact.  If you are registered for the conference, but have not yet received the access information, please e-mail angela@evawintl.org. 

Conference Price: $495.00 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  Our preferred method for conference registrations is utilizing our online format.  Online registration allows you to register regardless of your method of payment (credit card, check or purchase order).  However, if for some reason you are unable to register online, you may download our Conference Registration Form.  Please send your completed form along with payment to EVAW International, P.O. Box 33, Addy, WA  99101.  Thank you!

FORM W-9:  Do you need a copy of our W-9 for your records?  Download our W-9 form here.

This conference has been approved by OVW, for OVW grantees, approval number, 2010-MU-01. To determine if your grant funds can be used to attend this conference, please check with your grant administrator and reference the approval number . The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication / program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

This event is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.









Kayte Anton, Owner/Founder, Anton Consulting, Enid, OK
Joanne Archambault, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EVAWI, Sergeant San Diego Police Department (Ret.), Colville, WA
Lesley Ashworth, Consultant, The Link, American Humane Association, Worthington, OH
Det. Sgt. Daniel Barrett, Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo, NY
Claudia J. Bayliff, MA, JD, Attorney at Law, Falls Church, VA
Sandra L. Brown, M.A., CEO, The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education, Penrose, NC
Kay Buck, Executive Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), and Director, EVAW International, Los Angeles, CA
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI; Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, MD
Elizabeth Donegan, Director, EVAWI, Site Coordinator, Austin SAKI, Sergeant, Austin Police Department (Ret.), Austin, TX
Linda Douglas, Trauma Specialist, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH
Lynn Fairweather, MSW, Presage Consulting and Training, Portland, OR
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Forensic Nurse, Treasurer, Founding Director, EVAWI, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
Katie Feifer, Research Director, The Voices and Faces Project, San Diego, CA
Lisa A. Frisch, Executive Director, The Legal Project of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Albany, NY
Joye E. Frost, Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Rus Ervin Funk, MSW, Co-Founder and Executive Director, MensWork, Louisville, KY
Michelle M. Garcia, MPP, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Kathy Gill-Hopple, ARNP-CNS, SANE-A, Director SANE/SART Program, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, KS
Sara (Thome) Gonsalves, JD, Project Attorney, Sexual Violence Justice Institute, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, St. Paul, MN
Lynn Hecht Schafran, Esq., Director, National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) of Legal Momentum, New York, NY
Christine Herrman, JD, Attorney, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice
Lt. Mark Hunter, Pleasant Prairie Police Department, and Consultant, Hunter Consulting, Bristol, WI
Catherine Johnson, Director, EVAWI, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, MARFOR SARC, Camp Lejeune, NC
Mary P. Koss, PhD, Regents’ Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Jennifer Long, JD, Director, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD, Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Victoria Lutz, Executive Director, Crossroads Safehouse, Inc., Ft. Collins, CO
Wayne Maxey, Executive Consultant, Workplace Guardians Inc., Bonita, CA
Shannon May, Senior Policy Associate, Just Detention International, Washington, DC
Johnnetta McSwain-Clay, PhD, International Empowerment Speaker, Author, Professor, Powder Springs, GA
Toolsi G. Meisner, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas, Washington, DC
Jessica Mindlin, JD, National Director of Training and TA, Director, VRLC Oregon, Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), Portland, OR
Todd Minerson, Executive Director, White Ribbon Campaign, and Director, EVAW International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tracey Nicholls, PhD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Lewis University, and Co-Director, Women’s Studies Program, Romeoville, IL
Shirley Paceley, MA, Director, Blue Tower Training, Decatur, IL
Jacqueline Callari Robinson, RN, SANE-A,Statewide SANE / Forensic Coordinator, WCASA SANE Program, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Madison, WI
Jeri Ropero-Miller, PhD, D-ABFT, Senior Research Forensic Scientist, RTI International, Center for Forensic Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
Aurelia Sands Belle, Vice President, Director, EVAWI,Research Instructor, National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC)
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Dawn Schiller, Author / Survivor, La Grande, OR
Sgt. Paul Schnell, Chief of Police, Maplewood Police Department, Maplewood, MN
Joel Shults, Chief of Police, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAANS, FAAN, Professor, Coordinator Graduate Advanced Forensic Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Russell W. Strand, Special Agent, US Army (Ret.), Co-Founder / Managing Partner, Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Flagstaff, AZ
Lynn Atkinson Tovar, Ed.D, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies Department, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Ann Turner, Aging & Disability Specialist, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life project (NCALL), North Branch, MN
Amy Walker, Systems Change Activist, Decatur, IL
Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Saint Luke's Health System, and Director, EVAW International, Kansas City, MO
Laura Williams, MPA, Independent Consultant/Trainer, Laura Williams Consulting, Saint Paul, MN
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Check back regularly for conference updates.  We continually update our website as additional conference information becomes available.

Conference Room Rates:  Conference room rates $140 with 15% tax rate.  These rates are offered from April 15th through April 23rd, 2010.  Please note, the room reservation cutoff date is March 26, 2010.

Conference Hotel Information:  Intercontinental Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326, Phone: 404-946-9000, Toll Free: 1-800-972-2404.  Our group discount code is GH4 (or click on the link provided above)

OVERFLOW HOTEL:  Embassy Suites Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, Phone 404-261-7733.  Our group discount code is EVA.


Grand Hyatt Atlanta
3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

RATES:  Single / Double Occupancy - $140.  Triple - $165.  Quadruple - $190.

The room reservation cutoff date for the Hyatt is Friday, April 9, 2010.
For reservations call 404-237-1234 or toll free 800-233-1234.  You must specify that you are part of the End Violence Against Women Overflow Block.  

Escape to Grand Hyatt Atlanta, a tranquil retreat within a vibrant urban setting.  This elegant Atlanta luxury hotel provides the ultimate convenience of being located in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood.  The Hyatt offers spacious guest rooms with generous work desks as well as added amenities including a 24-hour business center.  Experience fine dining at Cassis, featuring classic cuisine with a twist, or indulge in HyTea at Onyx at the Grand.  Unwind with a workout at our 24-hour state-of-the-art StayFit Gym or take a leisurely dip in our outdoor pool, overlooking a scenic Japanese garden.

Travel Information:

Travel arrangements may be made through Colville Travel,  call (800) 669-3144 or e-mail cristin@colvilletravel.com.


Parking is available at the Intercontinental Buckhead for a fee of $20/day for self parking or $30/day for valet parking.

Shuttle Information:

The Atlanta Link is the exclusive shuttle service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead.  One-way shuttle service is $20.50 or you may purchase a round trip ticket for $37.00.  For reservations call 404-546-0607 or 404-524-3400 or visit their website at http://www.theatlantalink.com.

Train / Bus Information:

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides both train and bus service from the Atlanta International Airport to the Buckhead area of Atlanta.  Fares are $2 for a one-way trip.  Multi-day passes are also available.  For more information call 404-848-5000 or visit the MARTA website at http://www.itsmarta.com/default.aspx.

Taxi / Cab Service:

A flat rate fare of $40 is available from the airport to the Intercontinental Buckhead.  There is a charge of $2 for each additional person.

Additional information on ground transportation can be obtained by visiting the Atlanta International Airport’s website at http://www.atlanta-airport.com/GroundTransportation/.

Unless otherwise noted, rates provided are per person and based on one-way transportation.  Also note, these rates are subject to change.

Dear Valued Partner:

Thank you for your interest in the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking at the Intercontinental Buckhead on April 19, 20 & 21, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. At this time, we are expecting approximately 650 attendees.  Participants will include law enforcement, forensic scientists, prosecutors, judges, probation, rape crisis advocates, victim services, medical personnel (doctors, nurses, paramedics, and health care managers), educators, shelter workers and members of the faith community.

Exhibitor space will be in the Windsor Prefunction, this is the same area where break stations will be set up (see map).  The Windsor Prefunction is adjacent to the Plenary Rooms which will be held in the Windsor Ballrooms. The exhibitor area will be available for set up starting Monday, April 19th, at 6:00 AM. Exhibitor hours will be: Monday and Tuesday - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday - 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  The exhibitor area is in the foyer and cannot be secured over night.

If you require electricity, internet, and/or audio/visual there will be an additional charge which must be paid to the hotel by the exhibitor. Please see the attached form for more information.

Continuing Education for Social Workers
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443650) for Social Work continuing education and has been approved for 18 contact hours.  Please note that California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia do not accept National CE Approval.

Continuing Education for Counselors
This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors - NBCC Approval #SP-1749.

Continuing Nursing Education

An application has been submitted to The Georgia Nurses Association Continuing Education Review Committee for approval of 17 contact hours.  Please e-mail Angela Renzi at angela@evawintl.org for more information.

Continuing Education for Law Enforcement
This program has been approved by the Georgia POST for 22 contact hours.  For more information, please download our approval letter here.

Continuing Education for Lawyers
The Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency has approved the 2010 EVAW International Conference for a total of 16 Regular CLE Hours.  This includes 6 Trial Hours.  For more information, please download our CLE Information sheet.

This scholarship opportunity is now closed.

Professional Development Scholarships funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Professional Development Scholarships for state, local, and community-based victim service providers to attend the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking.  In support of those professionals seeking continuing education opportunities, the Program provides up to $500 for individuals and up to $2,500 for multidisciplinary teams.Funding is limited, and applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact OVC TTAC at 866-682-8822 or visit the OVC TTAC website http://www.ovcttac.gov. Professional Development Scholarships funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
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