26th Annual BISC-MI Conference
Dates: October 25, 26, 27, 2022
Innovative Practices in Battering Intervention Programs:
How Can We Do Better?
AT THE KENSINGTON HOTEL – Ann Arbor, Michigan!
Conference description: One of the most common questions still asked about battering intervention programs (BIPs) is, “Do they work?” It is important to recognize that there is a substantial body of research, stretching over decades, that demonstrate the effectiveness of BIPs in reducing rates of domestic violence. It is time to replace the question “Do Battering Intervention Programs work?” with “How can BIPs work better?”
This year’s BISC-MI conference will recognize the legitimacy and impact of BIPs while focusing on innovative practices from around the country. The goal is to encourage attendees to examine what they are currently doing that works while continuing to evolve and explore what they might be able to do better.
Cost: The fee for attending this conference in-person versus virtually is the same because those attending in-person will have meals and snacks or dessert provided at evening networking events, and those attending virtually will be paying for the additional technological fees associated with making this conference possible to attend virtually.
Membership Fee Reduction: There is a reduced fee for in-person or virtual attendees who are BISC-MI members. For more information about membership, go to: https://www.biscmi.org/about/get-membership/
The Office on Violence Against Women has once again approved our request to invite OVW grantees to attend The Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) 2022 Conference to be held October 25, 26, 27, 2022.
Grantees from CSSP, Disability, ICJR, Rural, SASP, State Coalitions, STOP, and Underserved programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference. Grantees must submit a Grant Award Modification (GAM) requesting approval to use their OVW funds to attend this conference. Grantees must receive approval from their program specialists before they commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.
The reference number for this conference is OVW-2022-MU-027. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval to attend the conference. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.
Registration is now live!
Three Day Registration By October 14, 2022:
Member Early Bird: $350.00
Non-Member Early Bird: $450.00
Three Day Registration After October 14, 2022:
Daily Registration (for Virtual Attendees only):
Student Reduced Rate Available
(See Scholarship Info Below)
In person attendees must attend all three days.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks included with registration fee.
Virtual attendees have the option of attending all or part of this conference.
This conference will be only be offered live with participation online or in person (The conference will not be recorded)
This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work
Continuing Education Collaborative
Course Approval: #080122-00
Up to 18.0 Michigan Social Work CE Hours
Fee for Michigan-approved Social Work CEs:
$50.00 for all three days,
or $20.00 per day option for virtual attendees only
Up to 18.0 BIP CEs – no extra fee, not limited to Michigan
Student Rate offered for Virtual or In-Person Conference
Students interested in a low-cost conference:
BISC-MI is offering student scholarships and seeking applications available to
undergraduate and graduate students, for our 2022 hybrid conference.|
Students whose applications are accepted can attend virtually or in-person for $25.00 per day,
with the choice of attending one, two, or three of the days.|
Note for students attending in-person: The $25.00 daily fee covers meals and conference registration.
Lodging costs are not included at or near the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan.|
To fill out an application to apply for this student rate, go to this link: https://forms.gle/uLAhzyRzcBEbSWx76
Make lodging reservations early with THE KENSINGTON HOTEL – ANN ARBOR!
NOTE: Lodging reservations is a separate process from conference registration
LODGING RATES & RESERVATIONS:
RATES & RESERVATIONS
The Kensington Hotel – Ann Arbor offers BISC-MI guests a reduced rate of $105.00/night for single and double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. If you are state of Michigan tax exempt, be sure present appropriate documentation at hotel check in.
The deadline for making reservations is Monday, October 3, 2022 but the conference block may easily fill sooner and rooms will no longer be available at the reduced rate. If the Kensington Hotel block fills, BISC-MI will share information for alternate partner hotels in the area, but reduced rate offers are not guaranteed. Group room rate is offered the nights of Sunday October 23, 2022 through Wednesday October 26, 2022 (checking out Thursday October 27, 2022).
A limited number of rooms may be available for the night of Thursday October 27, 2022 (checking out checking out Friday October 28, 2022. Make reservations early or call the hotel directly if you need to include Thursday October 27, 2022 in your reservation).
Please make note of the hotel cancellation policy when making your reservations, and remember to make any reservation changes according to the policy. BISC-MI is not responsible for any fees incurred for personal hotel reservations during the conference
Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out is 11:00 am
To make hotel lodging reservations online:
- Start at the hotel’s homepage online: Click Here
- Enter the dates of your stay
- In the promo code box, enter: 2210BISCMI to see the discounted block rate reflected.
In the Discount Code field (drop down menu), select “Group Attendee,” then enter code: “2210BISCMI .”
Please note: some features and information display differently across various mobile and desktop devices.
Please contact the hotel with questions or issues about the online reservation process.
Ample, free self-parking is available at the Kensington Hotel Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108