Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is this Conference for?
The Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference is designed primarily for educators to learn the strategies and implementation of trauma-informed practices in education. Parents and other people working closely with traumatized children will find many of the workshops helpful. All who are concerned about helping to address the needs of traumatized children in schools and community are encouraged to join us. The primary focus is to ensure that educators leave with an understanding of how early and complex trauma impacts children’s ability to learn and what school systems and educators can do to improve these children’s outcomes.
The 2020 Conference will contain two tracks, adding in-depth discussion beyond the basics. In addition, ATN is adding 3-hour deep-dive sessions along with 75-minute sessions to provide the best experience for attendees.
How do I register for this conference?
How much does it cost to attend the 2020 Conference?
Early Bird- Prior to Nov 1, 2019- $399
Regular Price- Nov 1 until sold out- $485
Hotel and transportation are separate.
Will be linked here when available. If you attend, it is important you have the app.
This Conference will sell out. To accommodate a wait list, Purchase Order payments MUST BE RECEIVED and Paid in Full by February 1, 2020 to ensure a slot. Please contact us for more information as soon as possible. Let us know the process your school uses and what you need from us. We can generate an invoice for you. Send us the names of those attending and a contact name with business and email addresses.
PayPal processes our debit and credit card orders. Some P-Cards are not accepted.
Continuing Ed Credit available?
Important question: Are you a teacher or a counselor/social worker/therapist? What is available to you DEPENDS on your vocation.
For Teachers Only- Certificates of Attendance will be made available at no additional cost. They will be listed at our Conference app only.
Counselors, therapists, social workers- We will have our sessions evaluated and listed before the Conference. The cost for the Professional CEUs has not been determined yet. We will not know how many presentations will qualify for CEUs until January, 2020 at the earliest.
January 15, 2020 is the last day for refunds.
Refunds of registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be given if requested prior to January 15. All refunds will be issued at ATN’s discretion either via direct refund through EventBrite/PayPal or via a check mailed to your given address. After January 15, 2019, no refunds will be given. Requests for refunds must be emailed to ATN prior to January 15, 2019.
Registrants are responsible for cancelling/changing their own hotel and travel reservations.
Our Conference will occur from February 16 to February 18, 2020, regardless of weather or travel conditions. If an attendee chooses not to attend the conference because of inclement weather, we will be unable to provide a refund.
Are there discounts/scholarships available?
- Information about Scholarships will be found here if funding sources are made available. Would you like to fund an attendee? Contact us.
- Groups of 10+ from the same school district/organization can contact us about a reduced rate. (early-bird $375/regular rate $450)
- Professional ATN members can receive a $50 discount by contacting us for the discount code.
- Professional Organization Members received a $50 per person discount for up to 3 attendees.
- Schools that are School Members received a $50 per person discount for up to 5 attendees.
- Become a Member of ATN
- Contact us for more information.
ATN has worked hard to negotiate an affordable conference and hotel room rate. Our ability to scholarship and discount is dependent on sponsor support.
What does my registration include?
Each conference registration includes:
- access to our Conference app, very important to getting the most from the Conference and networking
- access to all plenary sessions
- access to all workshop/breakout sessions
- complementary continental breakfast
- coffee and snack breaks
- access to our exhibit hall of useful, trauma-informed products and services
- a boxed lunch for our Monday lunch and several areas for networking during Monday’s lunch time.
How can my organization get an exhibit space at the conference?
Exhibitor Form and Detailed Price Information- Click HERE
If your organization provides products and services useful to trauma-informed educators and community leaders, we invite you to exhibit at this conference. Outside vendors may be considered if space is available.
Additional people who are only staffing the exhibit are free. They may not attend the sessions nor participate in meals or snacks. ALL staff must be registered with us to be allowed entry.
Additional people at the exhibit who wish to attend our Conference sessions and participate in the breakfast, lunch, and snacks must purchase a ticket. Exhibit/Attend packages are available.
How can my organization sponsor this conference?
We anticipate 1,200 to 1,500 educators and child-serving professionals from across the country will be attending this conference. There are many opportunities to sponsor the conference, including sponsoring specific events and product placement. Every attendee will be receiving a bag and opportunities are available to place your information in that bag! Contact us to discuss specific opportunities.
Booking a Hotel Room
There is a city-wide event going on at the same time in Atlanta. Hotels will book and become expensive as we get closer. ATN expects rooms with two beds to sell out quickly. Schools should lock in hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Hyatt (Conference Location) Room Block
Hyatt room block now available! Rates are from $174 to $214 per night. BOOK NOW
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Cancellation Policy: One Night Deposit Due/Cancel 72 hours Prior To Arrival
Parking reduced from $40 to $17 a night only if booked through ATN’s block.
Hilton Room Block
Hilton room block is now available. The rates are $195 per night. BOOK NOW
Close walk to the Hyatt via skybridge or outside.
Double and King Rooms available but will not last.
Hilton Atlanta 255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303, US
A one night deposit for Room and Tax plus $5 Hotel Fee is required upon Booking. Refundable if cancel 72 hours prior to arrival.
Parking reduced $5 (currently $32) for every night booked through ATN’s block.
When purchasing your Conference Ticket, it will ask you to list dietary restrictions for the luncheon. The Hyatt will attempt to accommodate as many restrictions as possible. Alert your server when picking up food.
Other Travel Details
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
MARTA offers direct transportation from the airport to Peachtree Center where you can access the Hyatt, Hilton, and Indigo Hotels. $2.50 one-way plus the cost of a Breeze card. More information can be found here.
Ride-share estimates are around $20 one-way.
Parking is limited and expensive at the Hyatt. Please consider the MARTA or lots around the hotel areas. Discount parking is only available to hotel guests.
Main Contact Information
firstname.lastname@example.org– for any questions or concerns not answered here. Email is the fastest and easiest way.
Where can I find information about the workshops and speakers?
See our Conference Page for the workshop and speaker schedule. We should have our presenters chosen and announced our agenda by October 1.
Is the call for workshops still open? Do you need a Keynote?
No, but please check back for our 2021 conference to be held in the Atlanta area in February, 2021! RFPs for 2021 will go out in Spring, 2020. Anyone interested in presenting or keynoting must go through our RFP process.
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303