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2011 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Chicago, IL
April 11 - 13, 2011
International Attendee Information
© Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION:  EVAW International has contracted with the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare to handle any overflow.  Click on the Registration / Hotel Information link on the right for more information.

CONFERENCE HANDOUTS:  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.

Full Conference Fee: $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 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.

Joanne Archambault, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EVAWI, Sergeant San Diego Police Department (Ret.), Colville, WA
Sherry Arndt, RN, MPA, BSN, SANE / SART Consultant and Educator, Bloomington, MN
Leila Atassi, Metro Reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
Kathy Barbini, Founder, Big Voice Pictures and Producer / Director of Boys and Men Healing and The Healing Years
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
Ann Burdges, Director of Communications and Systems Innovation, EVAWI, Atlanta, GA
Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI; Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
Marlena Clary, BSN, RNC, SANE-A, Forensic Nurse Examiner, Regional Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Columbia, SC
Dave Cohen, Media Relations Manager, San Diego PD (Ret.), San Diego, CA
Winn S. Collins, JD, District Attorney, Green Lake County, Green Lake, WI
Mark Crawford, Founding Director, FixTheLaw.org, Woodbridge Township, NJ
Arlene Crump Peebles, Founder, CEO, and Executive Director, Alabaster Place, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, MD
Rachel Dissell, Senior Investigative Reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
Elizabeth Donegan, Director, EVAWI, Site Coordinator, Austin SAKI, Sergeant, Austin Police Department (Ret.), Austin, TX
Rachel Durchslag, Executive Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago, IL
Denise Eng, Safety and Accountability Program Manager, Praxis International and Project Coordinator, Saint Paul Blueprint for Safety, St. Paul, MN
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Forensic Nurse, Treasurer, Founding Director, EVAWI, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
Giannina Fehler-Cabral , Graduate Student, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Katie Feifer, Research Director, The Voices and Faces Project, San Diego, CA
CJ Figgins-Hunter, Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Madison, WI
Laura Fletcher, Communications Manager, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago, IL
Susan Folwell, LCSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist, Consultant, Susan Folwell Consulting, Fairfax, VA
Sarah Fries, Program Development & SANE Coordinator, Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA), Duluth, MN
Catherine Garcia, Supervising Investigator (Ret.), San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Consultant, Chula Vista, CA
Susan Ginsberg, E-RYT-200, Owner / Founder, Stop & Breathe® and Mind & Body Yoga, Chicago, IL
Sara (Thome) Gonsalves, JD, Project Attorney, Sexual Violence Justice Institute, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, St. Paul, MN
Megan Greeson, Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Jeffrey P. Greipp, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Marc A. Guillory, JD, Assistant District Attorney, Gang Prosecution Unit, San Francisco District Attorney's Office, San Francisco, CA
Candice Harshner, Executive Director, Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA), Duluth, MN
Karoline R. Hay, Victim Advocate Sexual Assault Prevention Education Training Specialist, Serco Contractor, Installation Management Command Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
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
Catherine Johnson, Director, EVAWI, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, MARFOR SARC, Camp Lejeune, NC
Lynne Johnson, JD, Policy and Advocacy Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago, IL
Alison Jones-Lockwood, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, EVAWI, Folsom, CA
William Kellibrew IV, President and Spokesperson, The William Kellibrew Foundation, Washington, DC
Kristina Korobov, JD, Senior Attorney, National Center, Prosecution of Violence Against Women, Alexandria, VA
Marc A. LeBeau, PhD, F-ABFT, Senior Forensic Scientist, Scientific Analysis Section, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA
Shannon Liew, RN, BSN, SANE-A, SANE Coordinator, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, IL
David Lisak, PhD, Forensic Consultant, Placitas, NM
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
Ray Maida, Training Consultant, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance
Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, Medical Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Rhonda Martinson, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, Minneapolis, MN
Johnnetta McSwain-Clay, PhD, International Empowerment Speaker, Author, Professor, Powder Springs, GA
The Honorable Douglas J. Miles, County Court Judge, El Paso County, Colorado Springs, CO
Brenda Miliken, Coordinator, Wayne County Sexual Assault Collaborative, Lansing, MI
Herman Millholland, Independent Consultant, President, EVAWI, Los Angeles, CA
Anne Munch, Esq., Owner/Consultant, Anne Munch Consulting, Inc., Denver, CO
Shirley Paceley, MA, Director, Blue Tower Training, Decatur, IL
Polly Poskin, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Springfield, IL
Anne Ream, Founder and Creative Director, The Voices and Faces Project, Chicago, IL
Jacqueline Callari Robinson, RN, SANE-A,Statewide SANE / Forensic Coordinator, WCASA SANE Program, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Madison, WI
Tony Rodgers,
Lore A. Rogers, JD, Staff Attorney, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, Lansing, MI
Jane M. Sadusky, Writer and Independent Consultant, Madison, WI
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Lyn Schollett , JD, General Counsel, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Springfield, IL
Jill Slice, MSN, RN, SANE, Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC
Vickie Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Springfield, IL
Johanna Soet Buzolits, PhD, Sexual Assault Project Director, Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVPTB), Lansing, MI
Rachel Solov, JD, CTM, Deputy District Attorney V, Chief, Collaborative Courts Division, San Diego, CA
R. Clifton Spargo, Ethics Advisor of the Voices and Faces Project
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
Gail Stern, PhD, Chief Visionary Officer, Catharsis Productions, Chicago, IL
Russell W. Strand, Special Agent, US Army (Ret.), Co-Founder / Managing Partner, Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Flagstaff, AZ
Megan Twohey, Metro Reporter / Writer, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL
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
Jennifer Welch, JD, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Family & Support Services, Chicago, IL
Mark Wynn, Lieutenant, (Ret.) Prevention Training and Consulting, Nashville, TN
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 three 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 Hotel Information:  Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone (847) 544-5300 or toll free (800) 341-7949.  Group Rates: Conference room rates $166 with 13% tax rate.  These rates are offered from April 9th through April 16th, 2011.  For reservations go to the Intercontinental website or when making reservations by phone, use group code DOM.  Conference room rate reservation cut-off date is Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Room Guarantee: A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Payment can be made with a credit card, personal check or money order. Should you need to cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained. A visit to the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare is anything but ordinary. The exquisitely designed Chicago hotel rooms blend the feel of stylish boutique lodging with the world-class service of the finest international properties. With stunning rooms featuring gleaming marble bathrooms, plush, downy bedding, and oversized closets.


Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

RATES:  Single / Double Occupancy - $166. Plus $10 for each additional person. 
The room reservation cutoff date for the Crowne Plaza is Monday, March 28, 2011.
You may make reservations online by clicking here. For reservations by phone call 888-233-9527 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time. You must specify that you are part of the End Violence Against Women International Conference.

The Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare is a full-service hotel that provides brand new, upscale guest rooms, attentive service and a variety of amenities. Since renovating the property, the Crowne Plaza has made a commitment to environmental sustainability. The hotel's guest rooms have been completely re-styled and are eco-friendly. All rooms offer amenities such as refrigerator, in-room safe, cordless telephone, 32 inch television and wireless high speed internet. Hotel services include an indoor swimming pool, concierge desk, fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle, meeting rooms, event catering and gift shop. Dining choices include a full service restaurant, Chicago Fire Oven; grab a quick bite at On the Fly, which offers a variety of pastries, salads and sandwiches; or relax at Visibility Bar and enjoy one of their specialty pizzas.
Airport Information:  The Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is less than 3 miles from the InterContinental hotel.
The InterContinental Chicago O’Hare provides complimentary airport shuttles departing every 20 minutes (from Chicago O’Hare International Airport only).

Taxi service from the Chicago O’Hare airport to the Intercontinental hotel will cost approximately $10.

The Chicago “L” Train (blue line) runs from Chicago O’Hare to the downtown corridor for $2.25. Rosemont Station is approximately 1/2 mile from the conference hotel. For more information visit their website at http://www.transitchicago.com

PLEASE NOTE: Fares quoted are approximate, subject to change and based on one-way transportation.

Additional Travel Information:

Chicago Midway Aiport (MDW) is 26 miles from the Intercontinental (approximately 35 minutes) - visit their website for additional transit information at http://www.chicago-mdw.com/.

Amtrak service is available to Chicago Union Station (CHI), which is 16 miles from the Intercontinental (approximately 18 minutes).  For more information go to their website:  http://www.chicagounionstation.com/.
Dear Valued Partner:

Thank you for your interest in the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking at the Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare on April 11, 12 & 13, 2011, in Rosemont, Illinois. 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 Artist's Foyer, this is the same area where break stations will be set up (see map).  The Artist's Foyer is adjacent to the Plenary Rooms which will be held in the Avedon Ballroom. The exhibitor area will be available for set up starting Sunday, April 10th, at 2:00 p.m., and on Monday, April 11th, at 6:00 a.m. Exhibitor hours will be: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 internet and electrical pricing forms for more information.  Additional information may be attained by contacting the Intercontinental at (847) 544-5300. 
  • Exhibitor / Sponsor Information Packet and Application

EVAW International has partnered with the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) to provide CEU's for domestic violence advocates.

ICDVP:  Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional 17.75 clock hours awarded by ICADV, a Continuing Education sponsor for IL Certified Domestic Violence Professionals by the ICDVP Board for 2011-2013 renewal period.


EVAW International has partnered with the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils (IFVCC) to provide CLE's for legal professionals.

The Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils (IFVCC) is an accredited provider of General MCLEs for Illinois Attorneys.  For this event 17.75 General MCLEs will be provided.


This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors for 17.75 continuing education units.  NBCC approval number SP-1865.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15641, for 17.75 Contact Hours.


This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443650) for Social Work continuing education and has been approved for 17.75 contact hours.

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 $1000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for multi-disciplinary 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.

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