25th Annual BISC-MI Conference
Dates: November 17, 18, 19, 2021
From Theory to Practice: Focusing on Sexualized Abuse,
Sexual Respect, and Sexual Health in Battering Intervention Programs
AT THE KENSINGTON HOTEL – Ann Arbor, Michigan!
Conference description: Those who commit intimate partner violence use many tactics to control, abuse, punish, discredit, and humiliate their partners. Sexual abuse is frequently perpetrated, yet this form of abuse is not a consistent and comprehensive focus of many battering intervention programs. This conference will present information about how to incorporate relevant education and conversations regarding sexual abuse and violence into BIP services. Participants will have the opportunity to explore in-depth strategies, techniques, concepts, and tools to increase understanding about exploitation, coercion, imposing of sexual values onto others, sexual socialization, ignorance or lack of understanding and awareness about sexual respect and sexuality, the intersection of identities and sexuality, intimacy, how consent is compromised with power differentials and safety concerns, critical thinking, and sexual literacy. Join BISC-MI as we continue the tradition of providing exciting, relevant, and innovative conferences to advance the field of battering intervention! The conference will take place at the Kensington Hotel, 3500 State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
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) 2021 International Conference to be held November 17-19, 2021.
Grantees from CSSP, Disability, Rural, ICJR, Underserved and State Coalition programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award before they can commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.
The reference number for this conference is OVW-2021-MU-023. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.
Registration is now open!
Three Day Registration Before October 1, 2021:
Member Early Bird: $325.00
Non-Member Early Bird: $425.00
Three Day Registration After October 1, 2021:
Daily Registration (for Virtual Attendees only):
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
18.5 CEs applied for and in process
Fee for Social Work CEs:
$50.00 for all three days,
or $20.00 per day option for virtual attendees only
(18.5 CE for BIPSCC)
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 $102.00/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 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 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.
Rooms are offered at the conference rate for the nights of Tuesday November 16 – Thursday November 18 (checking-out Friday November 19). If you wish to request additional dates outside that window, reservations must be made by calling the hotel directly; the online reservation link will not accept dates outside the conference block window.
Note: Hotel cancellations must be made by 11/15/2021
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: BISC to see the discounted block rate reflected.
In the Discount Code field (drop down menu), select “Group Attendee,” then enter code: “BISC.”
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