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2018 Conference

HEPNet 2018 Conference


2018 Conference

HEPNet 2018 Conference

Get ready to learn even more and grow your network in 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 16-19, 2018.  See below for details and keep checking this page for updates. Be sure to read about the NEW dinner and social and pre-conference youth protection deep-dive!

Request for Workshop Proposals- Submissions are currently being accepted! Submit a proposal electronically

Submissions will be accepted until close of business on June 15, 2018.

Details about workshops:

  • All sessions are one-hour in length.
  • Two-part sessions are welcome.
  • Sessions may be repeated to allow more attendees to benefit from the content.
  • Most sessions will run on October 17th and 18th.

Questions? Contact Rachael Jensen, Programming Committee Chair:



NEW FOR 2018:

Dinner and a social ($30)

Pre-conference youth protection deep dive (early-bird rates of $100/$150 (member/non-member) and regular rates of $125/$175 (member/non-member)

See more details to the right!



Interested in hosting the conference in the future? See below for the RFP!



Get approved now!  Estimated costs:

  • Conference registration: Early-bird (May-July): Members $225, Non-members $325; Regular rates (August-conference): Members $275, Non-members $375
  • Dinner and social (NEW!): Spend your per diem with us! For $30, you can join your conference colleagues for dinner and a social. Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 18.
  • Pre-conference workshop (NEW!): On Tuesday, October 16, we will be diving deep on 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.
  • Airfare: Salt Lake City International Airport is a major hub for Delta.  Check prices from your city!
  • Transportation: Transportation from the airport to the hotel can be obtained through public transportation or ground transportation.
  • Hotel: The host hotel will be the University Guest House and Conference Center and room blocks are available for $125 per night by mentioning HEPNet.  If you participate in the pre-conference, you will need to be present by Tuesday morning.  Otherwise the conference kicks off at 4 pm on Tuesday and educational sessions begin Wednesday morning.  Friday will consist of a popular all-group session as well as all-group discussion and networking opportunities, ending by noon.
  • Food: Per diem for Salt Lake City.  Lunch will be provided on Tuesday for the pre-conference group only and Wednesday and Thursday for all attendees. You can purchase a dinner and social ticket for Thursday evening.
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Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, October 16

9 am-3 pm: Pre-conference focused on starting a policy/youth protection program

3:15-6 pm: Mentorship program information session and welcome event

Wednesday, October 17

9 am-5 pm: Keynote, educational sessions, all-group sessions

Thursday, October 18

9 am-5 pm: Educational sessions, all-group sessions

Evening: Dinner and a social (only $30!)

Friday, October 19

9-11:30 am: All-group sessions


Host a future conference

Host a future hepnet conference

Host a future conference

Host a future hepnet conference

Proposals are due June 15 and a final selection will be made in early August.

Past Conferences

past conferences

Past Conferences

past conferences

Past Conferences

2017 ConferenceAll 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.