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2017 Conference

HEPNet 2017 Conference


2017 Conference

HEPNet 2017 Conference

2017’s conference is being planned in conjunction with Texas A&M and HEPNet.  We are excited to announce that the conference will be held in Clemson, South Carolina! Hold your calendars for October 17-20 for great professional development and networking!

HEPNet 2017 Annual Conference | All in: Advancing Youth Protection in Higher Education

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Conference app coming soon!

Questions? Contact Caroline Shelton, Programming Committee Chair: 

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors! We couldn't do it without you! Please click on logos to see more information from our sponsors.

Past Conferences

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.

All In: Advancing Youth Protection in Higher Ed 2017

All In: Advancing Youth Protection in Higher Ed 2017

Get ready to go all in for the 2017 Annual Conference!

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Policies, Planning, & Agreement

Please review the following policies prior to continuing with your registration. Registration links are at the bottom of the page.



Payment is accepted via credit card, check, or money order. If paying by credit card, payment is due with the online registration form. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, mail in the registration form with the check or money order.


In order to qualify for the early bird discount, your check or money order must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2017. They must be payable to “Higher Education Protection Network.” You will be emailed a receipt and an email confirmation. An email address is required to receive a receipt/confirmation of registration. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at or 681-443-7638.


HEPNet celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusion

HEPNet strives to offer every attendee a welcoming and inclusive conference experience. To help us make sure that we make your experience as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, please contact HEPNet executive director, Lindsay Bond if you think you might require accommodation beyond what you have commonly found available at past conferences. If you don’t have past conference experience to reference, give us a call anyway—when in doubt, please reach out.


Refund policy for conference registration cancellations

All conference cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and mailed or emailed to:


HEPNet Conference Refund

P.O. Box 44

Canal Winchester, OH 43110



Refund requests are processed according to the following time restrictions:


Refund requests received on or before July 31, 2017 will receive a 100% refund

Refund requests received on or between August 1 and September 15, 2017 will receive a 50% refund

Refunds cannot be guaranteed for requests received on or after September 16, 2017, or for no-shows at the conference.

Extenuating circumstances may warrant exceptions to the refund policy.


Media content ownership

HEPNet may use video, photos, and audio taken during this event to promote the Network and future events. Your registration form provides HEPNet with the unrestricted right to use media at its discretion for the purpose outlined above.


Non-smoking policy

For the comfort and health of attendees, smoking is not permitted at any HEPNet function. This includes general sessions, educational sessions, workshops, socials, and the exhibit hall.


Helpful information

What to wear

Suggested conference attire is business casual. Plan accordingly for outdoor and indoor climates both. View Clemson weather here!



The conference will be held at the beautiful Madren Conference Center on Clemson's campus.  You can view pictures and read more about the facility and amenities here.



HEPNet's host hotel is the Courtyard Clemson with a block of rooms reserved at $119/night.  When reserving your room, let them know that you are attending the HEPNet Conference to get the reduced price.


Other Options (no price breaks):

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Martin Inn @ Madren Center (rooms available Tuesday & Thursday only)



Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) is the nearest international airport, located off Interstate-85, 45 miles from campus.

Other regional airports include Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Both airports are about 2.5 hours from campus.

We will do our best to accommodate shuttle service for arrivals and departures to and from GSP, but shuttle service is not guaranteed.  Contact Lisa,, with name, travel itinerary, working phone number, and email that is checked regularly to make arrangements.  If you do not receive confirmation of your information within 48 hours, please email again.  She will be in touch closer to the conference with the schedule.  Shuttle service will be provided to and from the conference hotel and venue for all-conference events.