SPECTRUM Summer Conference June 18-21 2018
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are pleased to open registration for the SPECTRUM conference. On behalf of our conference co-chairs, SUNY Presidents Esterberg, Laliberte, Swanger, and Terenzio, we invite you to what will be the largest higher education conference in the nation dedicated specifically to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community (see official invitation attached). This conference is available for SUNY and non-SUNY public and private college professionals, government agency, coalition, and community organization professionals, and interested graduate students.
The main conference, June 19-20, will feature concurrent sessions with thought leaders in the higher education, medical, crisis response, law enforcement, and other disciplines. The conference will also feature keynote addresses by Jane Clementi, founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation; Dr. Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center; Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage; and many high-level government and higher education leaders. We expect to announce additional exciting speakers in the coming weeks.
June 18 and June 21 will feature pre- and post- conference deep-dive training from Bringing in the Bystander, 20:1, the One Love Foundation, Culture of Respect/NASPA, the University of Rochester Clinical Education Initiative, Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Clery Center, and others (including our very popular session on stretching your prevention and health marketing budget).