27th Annual BISC-MI Conference
Dates: November 7, 8, 9, 2023
The Complexity of Change:
Inspiring Transformational Change in Our Participants, Programs, Selves, and Communities
AT THE KENSINGTON HOTEL – Ann Arbor, Michigan!
Conference description: Battering Intervention Programs (BIPs) cannot focus solely on fostering change in our program participants. To be effective we also need to take part in programming and community work that encourages change processes in ourselves, our programs, and within our communities. This conference will provide conference participants with opportunities to engage in discussions about how to facilitate inspirational transformations at multiple levels.
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 November 7, 8, 9, 2023.
OVW has conditionally approved grantees from JFF, Rural, State Coalition, and the STOP programs to attend this conference. Grantees must submit a Grant Award Modification (GAM) requesting approval to use their OVW travel funds to attend this conference. A GAM must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.
The reference number for this conference is OVW-2023-MU-044. 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 10, 2023:
Member Early Bird (In person or virtual): $350.00
Non-Member Early Bird (In person or virtual): $450.00
Three Day Registration After October 10, 2023:
Member(In person or virtual): $450.00
Non-Member (In person or virtual): $550.00
Daily Registration (for Virtual Attendees only):
Student Reduced Rate Available
(See Student Rate Info Below)
In person attendees must attend all three days.
In-person registration includes two meals, snacks, and an opportunity to attend evening events.
Virtual registration covers additional technology expenses.
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: #082823-01
Up to 20.5 Michigan Social Work CE Hours
Fee for Michigan-approved Social Work CEs:
$50.00 for all three days,
For those covered by Michigan NASW CE’s Up to 20.5 BIP CEs for in person: 17.5 CEs for virtual attendance – Other states are dependent on reciprocity with 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 2023 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 the student rate, click: https://forms.gle/Xdx5R8V7cSRzQExL8
Make lodging reservations early with THE KENSINGTON HOTEL – ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN!
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 $109.00/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 9, 2023 but the conference block may easily fill sooner and rooms may no longer be available at the reduced rate. After this cut-off date, reservations may be accepted at the group rate on a space available, rate available basis. 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 Monday November 6, 2023 through Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023 (checking out Thursday November 9, 2023).
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:
- In order to receive the discounted hotel rate, you must use this link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/113707?groupID=3707079
- Enter the dates of your stay
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