Frequently Asked Questions

Phones & Electronic Devices: Please be courteous to your fellow attendees as well as guest presenters by silencing all electronic devices during all sessions.

Program Changes: Any program changes will be announced in the morning general session and displayed on a message board near the conference information desk.

Quiet Room: This is a professional conference dealing with sensitive and sometimes difficult subject matter not appropriate for untrained individuals. However, we are mindful that some individuals, particularly those who are survivors of abuse, are more vulnerable to being traumatized than others, and that some discussions cannot be anticipated in advance. If a participant needs assistance locating a quiet room, please contact the information desk or any conference staff member.

Evaluations: Evaluations are included in the conference brochure for the general session and concurrent workshops. Please complete an evaluation for each session you attend. Turn in all evaluation forms using the box in the information desk area or to the volunteer monitor in each workshop.

Handout copies: Session handouts are not provided. Attendees can view and download the handouts available at The hotel business office can print hard copies of the materials, for a fee at your expense. The conference area will have free internet access.

Room capacity: Some sessions fill up early, if there is a particular session you really want to attend, please get there early. If you find the session you want to attend is at capacity, please choose another session.

Food and Beverages: Restrictions issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), which mandates the use of the federal funds that provides for this conference, do not allow for food and beverages, including coffee, to be provided. The hotel snack shop will be well stocked during the conference. Please plan accordingly by having a mechanism to pay for such items if you so choose.