We can't wait to see you at the University of Washington from October 21-24, 2024! Stay tuned for details!

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Keynote Speaker Announced!

 Chap Clark

Chapman R. “Chap” Clark, PhD
President, Parenteen, Inc. (a 501[c]3 nonprofit)

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is a researcher, author, and an acclaimed leader in adolescent and emerging adult development and culture. Chap is a highly sought-after speaker, inspirational communicator, and consultant. His warm and engaging use of humor and authentic style connect with all ages and backgrounds. His latest work is on the Cultural Pivot™: how societal shifts have affected all of us, especially Gen Z and AlphaGen.       

A few details about the conference and breakout sessions:
1) Conference Theme: Moving the Needle: Creating a Space for Youth Safety
2) Location: University of Washington
3) Dates: October 21-24, 2024
4) Sessions: Pre-conference - October 21 Breakout Sessions & All Group: October 22-24. Virtual Sessions: October 22-23
5) All breakout sessions will run 75 minutes in length
We are excited to welcome you to Seattle, Washington!
The nearest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Watertown Hotel is 18.7 miles from the airport.
Transportation from SeaTac to the hotel:
Uber/Lyft - $25-$35
Link Light Rail - trains depart every 7-15 minutes.
Taxi - $40-$50
You can also fly into Paine Field Snohomish

Coming from Paine Field you have access to ride share, taxi, shuttle, rental car, and bus (transfer required). 


What to do

Check out all that Seattle, Washington has to offer! 

Watertown Hotel
Host Hotel: Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Hotel Booking Link - valid until September 20, 2024.  If you would like to arrive earlier than or depart after the scheduled dates, you will need to call and book directly at 866-866-7977.  
Rates: $189/night + tax, waived amenity fee
Check in: 4:00pm, Check out: 12:00pm
Amenities: High-bandwidth Wi-fi, bicycles, in-room coffee, signature pineapple cookies, coffee welcome reception. fitness center, onsite cafe
.5 miles from the University of Washington, Alder Commons
Conference Agenda Overview
October 21
 In-person only
1:00 - 4:30pm
PreCon Sessions
4:00 - 5:00pm
Newcomers Orientation
5:00 - 6:30pm
Welcome Reception
October 22
8:30 - 9:30am
9:30 - 5:15pm
Whole Group Sessions & Breakouts
5:15 - 6:15pm
Happy Hour hosted by CampDoc
October 23
8:30 - 5:00pm
Whole Group Sessions & Breakouts
October 24
 In-person only 
8:30 -  11:30am Whole Group Sessions
Registration Rates
In Person Member Non-member
Regular $485 $670
Networking Dinner $55 $55
Virtual  Member Non-member
Regular $245 $335
Preconference 101 & 202* Member Non-member
Regular $215 $305
Thank you to our sponsors!

Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group is nationally recognized for their knowledge and experience related to child sexual and physical abuse, child protection, and child protective services laws. They frequently advise clients in evaluating and responding to current or historical allegations of abuse in a legally informed and open and transparent manner designed to promote child safety and welfare. Their experience includes several high-profile external investigations for clients including colleges and universities, religious institutions, health care providers, daycare centers, summer camps, and K-12 schools.  

 Idealogic  Ideal-Logic has 15 years of experience implementing participant registration and protection of minors compliance systems. At Ideal-Logic we partner with our customers to provide a fully customizable web-based software system to meet their specific program and compliance policy needs. We provide exceptional customer service and use our expertise in working with many other universities and colleges to share insights into ways of automating and improving your processes.
 Praesidium Praesidium is the leading innovator of scientifically based solutions designed to transform the way organizations approach the prevention of sexual abuse. Praesidium’s expertise, consulting, and solutions help to foster safer environments for children, vulnerable adults, staff, volunteers, and all parties involved. For over 30 years, Praesidium has trained more than one million people online and hundreds of thousands in person. As the largest and most comprehensive sexual abuse risk management firm globally. Praesidium knows how sexual abuse happens and more importantly, how to prevent it.
 Circuitree Camp Management Software That Does it All | CIRCUITREE Looking for a comprehensive camp management software? Look no further than CIRCUITREE. Our platform helps camp directors and staff manage operations, boost revenue, and improve the parent experience.
 UE United Educators (UE) provides liability insurance and risk management services to about 1,600 members representing K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States. UE is a licensed insurance company owned and governed by its members.
 ainsight  Hiring is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make regarding keeping students, faculty, and staff safe. With aINSIGHT as your trusted background screening partner, we can help ensure that those with direct access to students have been screened and vetted, including those entrusted with students during internships and summer programs. aINSIGHT has over 34 years of proven experience in delivering successful background screening solutions. We partner with more than 40 higher education institutions, and several public-school districts, aINSIGHT can help you develop a comprehensive screening program that best meets your organization’s needs.
 CampDoc CampDoc is a leading camp management software and electronic health record system. They provide a secure and easy-to-use web-based solution for managing health forms, medications/allergies, and health logging for camps and youth programs. 

*The HEPNet Youth Protection 101 session will cover where to start with youth protection - covering the policy life cycle, background checks, training, and much more. This is a must-attend for those new in the field or position or for those wanting to learn more about mitigating the risk of minors on campus and related properties.  This deep dive will include how to keep kids safe and reduce liability on your campus and related properties, the importance of compliance registration systems and how they help to pull the pieces of your policy together, ins and outs of background checks and the difference between types of checks, best practices regarding staff training, and different ways to monitor your programs for compliance, as well as a panel discussion of experts in the field. The 202 session is next level, geared towards those that have a policy in place but are still fairly new to the field. 202 topics will include buy-in, policy, and auditing, as well as networking and panel discussions. 

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Due by June 15 for consideration for next year. Submissions received after June 15 will be considered for hosting in two years, not the following.



2023 Conference: Youth Protection on My Mind | October 2-5, 2023 | Athens, GA and virtual

2022 Conference: Driving Youth Protection | September 13-16, 2022 | Indianapolis, Indiana and virtual

2021 Conference: Back to the Future | October 4-7, 2021 | Virtual

2020 Conference: Keeping Clear Vision in Times of Change | October 12-15, 2020 | Virtual

2019 Conference: Giant Leaps in Youth Protection in Higher Education | October 7-10, 2019 | West Lafayette, Indiana

2018 Conference: Innovate and Elevate: Building Awareness and Developing New Strategies | October 16-19, 2018 | Salt Lake City, Utah

2017 Conference: All In: Advancing Youth Protection in Higher Ed | October 17-20, 2017 | Clemson, South Carolina

2016 Conference: Conference on Youth Programs in Higher Education- Policy & Procedure: Two Step Toward Compliance | October 20-22, 2016 | San Antonio, Texas (hosted by Texas A&M)

2015 Conference: Minors on Campus Conference | October 21-23, 2015 | College Station, Texas (hosted by Texas A&M)

2014 Conference: Minors on Campus Conference | October 25, 2014 | College Station, Texas (hosted by Texas A&M)

2014 Meeting/Conference: Baltimore Meeting on Higher Ed Child Protection | May 12-14, 2014 | Baltimore, MD (hosted by Ann Franke)

We held the first in-person meeting in Baltimore on May 13-14, 2014. The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) accepted a proposal for a youth protection panel at its mid-Atlantic regional meeting. We gathered as a group of about 20 people for two separate conversations during that conference.