The 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

OCTOBER 12th – 17th, 2014

Get ready for the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference.

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The conference room block at the Rosen Plaza Hotel has sold out. Limited rooms remain available in an overflow block at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.  For additional information regarding Orlando-area hotel options, please click here.

The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) announce the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, October 12th-17th, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the October 2014 implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE have come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

Registration is now closed.

Call for Programs
Conference Sponsors
Keynote Speaker
Featured Speakers
Concurrent Sessions
Conference Schedule
Pre- and Post-Conference Opportunities
Registration Information
Scholarship Information
Conference Hotel & Logistics

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator or 610-644-7858
Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator or 610-644-7858


The Joint Conference CFP submission process is now closed. Thank you!


ATIXA and SCOPE thank this year’s conference sponsors.

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jackson_bb_fATIXA and SCOPE are honored to announce Jackson Katz, Ph.D. as the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Joint Conference. Dr. Katz’s keynote address will focus on rape culture and bystander intervention in the context of objectification and hypermasculinity. The keynote presentation will be Sunday evening, October 12th beginning at 7:00pm.

Jackson Katz, Ph.D. is an American educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. In 1993 he co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The mixed-gender, multiracial MVP program is one of the most widely implemented and influential sexual and relationship abuse prevention programs in schools, colleges, sports culture and the military in North America and beyond. MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the gender violence prevention field; Katz is one of the key architects of this now broadly popular approach. Katz’s award-winning educational videos Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, his featured appearances in the films Wrestling With Manhood, Spin The Bottle, and Miss Representation, and his thousands of lectures in North America and overseas have brought his insights into issues of gender and violence to millions of college and high school students as well as professionals in education, human services, public health and law enforcement. He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, and Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood. He is the founder and director of MVP Strategies, which provides gender violence prevention education and training to institutions in the public and private sectors. Katz speaks extensively in the U.S. and around the world on topics related to violence, media and multiracial, multinational masculinities. Katz holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.


ATIXA and SCOPE are excited to welcome a number of featured speakers to the conference this year. Featured speaker panel presentations will be 90-minutes in length and are all-conference sessions.

Practicing Prevention & The Campus SaVE Act: A Panel of Multiple Perspectives
Monday, October 13th, 9am

Panel Featured Speakers:

  • Michelle Issadore, M.Ed., Executive Director, SCOPE
  • Lauren (LB) Klein, MSW, Gender-based violence prevention advocate and consultant
  • John Wesley Lowery, Ph.D., Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Jane Stapleton, M.A., Co-Director, Prevention Innovations, University of New Hampshire

Creating Change Through Activist Efforts
Tuesday, October 14th, 9am

Panel Featured Speakers:

  • Megan McKendry, MPH, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER)
  • Marybeth Seitz-Brown, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER)

From the Front Lines: Title IX Coordinators Talk Best Practices, Community Buy-In and Tackling the Tough Stuff
Tuesday, October 14th, 3:30pm

Panel Featured Speakers:

  • Joni Baker, Ph.D., Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, The Texas A&M University System
  • Georgina Dodge, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator, University of Iowa
  • William A. Howe, Ph.D., State Title IX Coordinator/Civil Rights Compliance/Multicultural Education, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Mozelle Orton, M.Ed., Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Risk Administration, Salt Lake City Community College
  • Amy Zavadil, M.S., Associate Dean for Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Barnard College

Past, Present and Future: The Expert Perspective on The Office of Civil Rights
Wednesday, October 15th, 9am

Panel Featured Speakers:

  • Catherine Criswell, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, Stanford University, Former Director,, Cleveland Office, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
  • Howard Kallem, J.D., Title IX Compliance Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Former Chief Regional Attorney, DC Regional Office, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Case Law & Compliance: A Current Update on Title IX
Wednesday, October 15th, 12:15pm

Panel Featured Speakers:

  • W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Parter, The NCHERM Group, LLC
  • Saundra Schuster, J.D., Partner, The NCHERM Group, LLC
  • Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., President & CEO, The NCHERM Group, LLC


*Conference schedule tentative and subject to change. 


Click here for the most up-to-date Concurrent & Featured Program Sessions Presenter List and Program Abstracts.

Sunday, October 12th
8:00am-9:00am Pre-conference Registration
9:00am-12:00pm Pre-conference: Implementing a Strategic Prevention Curriculum
9:00am-4:00pm Pre-conference: The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model
1:00pm-4:00pm Pre-conference: Case Law Year in Review
5:30pm-7:00pm  Conference Registration
7:00pm-9:00pm  Welcome & Keynote
9:00pm-10:00pm  Welcome Reception

Monday, October 13th
9:00am-5:00pm  Sponsor Exhibits
9:00am-12:15pm  Concurrent & Featured Sessions
1:30pm-3:00pm  Concurrent Session
3:30pm-5:00pm  Roundtable Discussions

Tuesday, October 14th
9:00am-5:00pm  Sponsor Exhibits
9:00am-12:15pm  Concurrent & Featured Sessions
1:30pm-5:00pm  Concurrent & Featured Sessions
7:00pm  Optional Theme Dinners

Wednesday, October 15th
9:00am-2:00pm  Sponsor Exhibits
9:00am-12:15pm  Concurrent & Featured Sessions
12:30pm-2:00pm  Closing Luncheon
2:30pm-6:00pm  Post-conference: Title IX Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course
2:30pm-6:00pm  Post-conference: Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course

Thursday, October 16th
9:00am-5:00pm  Post-conference: Title IX Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course
9:00am-5:00pm  Post-conference: Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course

Friday, October 17th
8:00am-12:00pm  Post-conference: Title IX Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course
8:00am-12:00pm  Post-conference: Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course


Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply.



Registration is now closed.


Conference registration fee includes welcome reception, morning beverage service and snack breaks each day, as well as the closing luncheon. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants.

Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply.

Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer clients and concurrent session presenters.

Registration is now closed.

Please contact or with questions.

Joint National Conference

  • ATIXA Member: $419
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $479
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $179

Registration deadline was September 26th, 2014. 


ATIXA members receive 15% off most events. More details on training opportunities, certifications, advocacy and other professional benefits of ATIXA membership can be found here.


ATIXA/SCOPE understand that circumstances change and events may arise that prohibit your ability to attend an event after you have registered. ATIXA/SCOPE will allow another individual from your institution to attend in your place OR you may attend a future event with an equivalent registration rate. If you do not wish to send someone in your place or attend a future training event, your registration will only be refunded based on the schedule below.

Registration cancellation by Friday, August 15th, 2014 = 50% refund

Registration cancellation by Friday, September 12th, 2014 = 25% refund

Registration cancellation after Friday, September 12th, 2014 = no refunds


In service to the field, ATIXA & SCOPE welcomed the submission of scholarship applications for the upcoming Joint National Conference.  These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based upon written responses.

Please note that the scholarship covers registration to the conference only. The successful recipients will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meal costs, as well as any pre- and post-conference registration fees should they choose to attend those opportunities.

The scholarship application process is now closed. Applicants have been notified of the conference committee’s decisions.


Conference Site Location and Lodging

9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL  32819

The conference room block at the Rosen Plaza Hotel has sold out. Limited rooms remain available in an overflow block at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. You may split your reservation between the two hotels and if any rooms open up at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, you will be contacted regarding the ability to stay at the conference hotel throughout the event.

For additional information regarding Orlando-area hotel options, please click here.

Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms and meeting spaces has been extended to ATIXA/SCOPE by the conference hotel.


The Rosen Plaza Hotel is on International Drive, located in the heart of all the excitement and minutes from Orlando’s world famous attractions. Adjacent to the Orlando Convention Center, close to the Orlando International Airport and minutes from all major thoroughfares, the Rosen Plaza Hotel is a prime location for your trip to Orlando.

The Rosen is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO).
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Local Attractions

The Rosen Plaza Hotel is within proximity to a number of local Orlando favorites:

  • Five minutes to Universal Orlando®
  • 10 minutes to Walt Disney World® Resort
  • One mile to SeaWorld®
  • Across the street from Pointe Orlando, a 17-acre entertainment and shopping complex
  • 15 minutes to Downtown Orlando

Orlando Attractions


The Rosen Plaza Hotel offers complimentary self-parking for overnight guests with the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference.

Conference Attire

Attire for all ATIXA/SCOPE events is business casual. Rooms are air-conditioned and evening temperatures can be chilly, so we recommend carrying a jacket or light sweater for your comfort. Average temperatures for Orlando in October range from 65°F to 85°F.

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