Frequently Asked Questions & More

What is the Annual Research Summit (ARS)? 

ARS is EverFi's forum for discussing sexual assault, alcohol and other drug prevention, and other critical student wellness issues, with campus practitioners, and administrative leaders.  

Our two-day agenda includes key insights, networking, reviews of the latest research, and best practices identified from peer institutions and thought leaders in student wellness and prevention.

Why should I attend ARS? 

Student wellness issues—including alcohol abuse and sexual assault—impact all facets of higher education, from attracting and retaining the best and brightest students at your institution to maximizing their health, safety, and academic success while enrolled.

When it comes to addressing these critical challenges, current efforts too often only scratch the surface of prevention science and known best practice. EverFi’s Annual Research Summit blends cutting-edge data with on-the-ground practical implications to help campus administrators at all levels drive real progress and produce measurable results in the mission-critical domains of student health and safety.

What is the Professional Development Institute (PDI)? 

The Professional Development Institute is a unique leadership development program for higher education administrators working to address a range of health and wellness issues on campus. 

Offered this year as a pre-conference experience, and designed by leading prevention experts, senior student affairs administrators, and executive development trainers, the program combines self-assessment, vision and narratives, change management, interactive dialogue, innovation, case studies, and practical application of learned skills to create this unparalleled higher ed leadership training.

Why should I attend PDI? 

The demands on today's prevention practitioner—working broadly across the community, aligning diverse stakeholders, creating comprehensive prevention plans—are more complex than ever before.

In many instances, practitioners need to expand their skill set to include communicating vision, storytelling, navigating institutional politics, change management, and innovation. To this end, EverFi has developed The Professional Development Institute to cultivate the leadership skills that are critical to achieving exceptional prevention practice.

When and where is the conference, and pre-conference? 

The Annual Research Summit will be hosted on June 16 & 17 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel (National Harbor, MD). The address for the conference site is 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745.

The pre-conference Professional Development Institute sessions are being hosted on June 14 & 15 at the EverFi Offices (Georgetown, DC). The address for the pre-conference is 3299 K St NW #4, Washington, DC 20007.

What hotel options are there for ARS and PDI? 

The Annual Research Summit (ARS) will be hosted on June 16 & 17 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel (National Harbor, MD). The address for the conference is 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745.

For individuals who wish to participate in ARS, we recommend staying at the Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Pentagon South. Here is a link to reserve a room at a discounted rate. Guests can also call the hotel directly at 703-751-4510 and ask for the EverFi rate of $199 - Group Code is BRCC. It is recommended that individuals arrive on Wednesday, June 15th.

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) pre-conference sessions will be hosted on June 14 & 15 at the EverFi offices (Georgetown, DC). The address for the pre-conference session is 3299 K St NW #4, Washington, DC 20007.

For individuals who wish to participate in PDI, we recommend staying at the Georgetown Inn. Guests should call the hotel directly at 202-333-8900 to book reservations and ask for the EverFi rate. It is recommended that individuals arrive on Monday, June 13th.

How much does the event cost? 

Both the conference and pre-conference sessions are free for EverFi's Coalition Partners. Sign up to reserve your space. Please note that hotel rooms not covered by registration.

Who should attend? 

Administrative leadership (Student Affairs, Services, Student Life), prevention and wellness practitioners (Alcohol & Other Drug Coordinators, Student Wellness, Sexual Assault Prevention), and compliance officers (Title IX, Clery Act, etc.), who are focused on improving student wellness and success, should attend.

Who will lead the sessions? 

Breakout presentations will be delivered by industry thought leaders, including Alan Berkowitz, PhD and William DeJong, PhD, your peers from other colleges and universities, and EverFi experts from the Partner Education team.

What about the weather and dress code? 

The DC area tends to have hot, humid summers. Average temperatures go into the 80s in June. Please visit weather.com before you leave so that you can pack accordingly. The recommended dress code for ARS is business casual.

What about the food? 

EverFi will provide a light continental breakfast (for those staying overnight), lunch, and coffee, through the conference and pre-conference. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.


 

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