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Monday, July 8th
Pre-Conference
Tuesday, July 9th & Wednesday, July 10th
Main Conference

Check-In

8:00am - 9:00am

SUNY Student Conduct Institute - Basic Compliance Training

9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: SUNY Plaza, Zimpher Boardroom

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Registration for SCI members:
Register Here Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.
More Information about SUNY Student Conduct Institute & Becoming a SCI Member

Framing Sexuality and Identity to Better Serve Victims and Survivors

9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: SUNY Plaza S-137

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Identity and sexuality are complicated. What do recent studies show about how people self-identify? What does this data reveal or conceal? In this experiential workshop we will employ several workshop exercises to deepen our own understanding of sexual orientation labeling. Included in our focus will be identity journeys over time; emerging identities; the complex interaction between gender identity and sexual orientation labels; and the effect of our individual location (including nationality, geography, age, race, religion, and more) on how we identify. We will focus on bisexuality and other non-binary sexualities in order to better understand the specific issues and disparities – including very high rates of intimate partner violence – experienced by this segment of the population.

How did we get here and what comes next?

9:00am - 12:30pm

Location: SUNY Plaza President's Room

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A half-day institute reviewing how SBU built the groundwork for formal and informal response to sexual violence against and within LGBTQ* Communities at Stony Brook University. Participants will gain insight into strategies for creating or expanding existing LGBTQ*- centered sexual violence response practices.

Responding to Sexual Violence within the LGBTQ+ Community: Tips, Tidbits, and other Takeaways for Promoting an Inclusive Environment

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: SUNY Plaza President's Room

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Building safer communities for LGBTQ+ students is essential to the response and prevention of sexual and interpersonal violence. This interactive workshop will provide participants with tools, resources, programs, and other takeaways to make their community and space more LGBTQ+ inclusive. It will include an intersectional approach to how any campus, organization, or group can make big (and little!) strides towards cultivating an environment that promotes inclusivity for LGBTQ+ identified individuals. Lastly, this workshop will feature a panel discussion from various SUNY LGBTQ professionals.

Hacking the Next Great Response Resource

9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: SUNY Plaza S-338

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Team with professionals, experts, and designers from across the country for a small session hackathon to develop one or more new resources addressing response to violence against LGBTQI+ students, and then see your resource distributed free for download. Field of Dreams said "if you build it, they will come," our presenters say, "if you come, we can build it." Join our presenters for this full Day, 360 minute session, strictly limited to the first 30 registrants. Please consider bringing a laptop or tablet.

Untold Story Documentary Film Screening

6:00pm

Location: Albany Capital Center

Zeke Thomas will join attendees for a screening of the documentary Untold Story, which he executive produced, followed by a moderated discussion.

Untold Story film screening and discussion card with picture of Zeke Thomas.

Agenda (Click to view only that session)

Day 1 - July 9th

7:30am - 8:30am
Check-in
8:30am - 10:30am
Opening Plenary
10:30am - 11:45am
Block 1
11:45am - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Block 2
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Block 3
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Closing Plenary

Day 2 - July 10th

8:30am - 10:15am
Opening Plenary
10:15am - 11:30am
Block 1
11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Block 2
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Block 3
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Closing Plenary
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Session: Day 2 | Lunch Keynote

Never About Cake, Always About Equality: Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins Journey from a Colorado Bakery to the Supreme Court

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Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins found themselves thrust into the national spotlight as advocates and spokespeople for LGBTQ rights when they walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, CO to purchase a cake for their wedding reception and were denied service for being gay. The encounter was widely publicized, garnering the attention of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and leading to a legal case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On July 10th, they will visit our campus as our keynote speakers to share their inspiring personal journey from "average citizens" to national activists, the realities of the courtroom, and how they used their own experience to make a difference in the community.

Session: Day 1 | Block 1

Beyond the Letters: The ABCs of Working with LGBTQ Survivors

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Beyond the Letters: The ABCs of Working with LGBTQ Survivors (NCVC) We all have many identities and experiences that make us who we are. This is true for LGBTQ victims or crime, as well. This session will review core information about who LGBTQ survivors are, including prevalence and other victimization data. An exploration of common barriers LGBTQ survivors face will engage attendees in thinking broadly about the many intersections associated with gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, disability, age, economics, employment, access to health care, and many other factors that influence LGBTQ victims of crime from accessing services. Participants will leave with clear and concrete ideas of what they can do to better serve LGBTQ survivors of crime.

Learning objectives:

  1. Name two similarities and two differences between LGBTQ survivors and those who are heterosexual and/or non-transgender.
  2. Describe three barriers that LGBTQ survivors have in accessing crime victim services.
  3. State three actions you or your agency can do to better improve services to LGBTQ survivors.
Session: Day 1 | Block 2

Practice Implications of Transgender Victimization Data

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Session: Day 2 | Block 3

We ALL need support: Best practices for gender-integrated support groups

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Men, boys, transgender men/boys, transgender women/girls, and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual abuse and assault. Survivors of all genders can benefit from group support services, helping them recognize they are not alone, providing space to share their story with others in a safe environment, and gaining skills within a group dynamic to advance their healing. This workshop will share the results of a 2016 FORGE national survey of sexual assault support group facilitators and accompanying in-depth interviews with agencies who offered insights into successfully conducting all-gender support groups. Content from the newly released FORGE guide on providing gender-integrated support groups to sexual assault survivors will highlight best practices and useful tips for facilitators and agencies who provide group support.

Session: Day 2 | Block 1
Level: Intermediate
Track: Service Provider

The Ripple of Felt Stigma: Understanding the true life of felt stigma and how it influences Allies, Gatekeeping, and Internalized Transphobia

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This workshop is great for Allies, individuals working in systems of care which have adopted or attempting to redirect gatekeeping practices, and Practitioners wanting to embrace their therapeutic dynamic with patients who are TGNCNB survivors of IPV / SA.

Session: Day 1 | Block 3

NYS OVS FRE: Learn About The New York State Office of Victim Services Forensic Rape Examination Direct Reimbursement Program

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The training provides an overview of the Office of Victim Services (OVS) Forensic Rape Examination (FRE) Direct Reimbursement Program including the relevant laws and regulations, how to complete and file the OVS Direct Reimbursement Claim Form, common billing/reimbursement issues and other Frequently Asked Questions.

Session: Day 1 | Block 2
Level: Basic
Track: Legal

Balancing Safety & Respect when Interacting with Transgender Individuals

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This training, originally developed for law enforcement personnel, will provide participants with a clear understanding to the many questions that generally arise regarding transgender persons. Starting with "what does "transgender" mean?" to how to respectfully address gender non-conformity in professional manner and when does it really even need to be addressed? A realistic and practical view of how to address the subject (or not) respectfully.

Session: Day 1 | Block 2
Track: Legal

She/He/They/Zie/Noyb - Transprivacy Issues

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This session will begin with a discussion of relevant privacy laws and their application to issues affecting the transgender community. The presenters will discuss novel approaches and interpretations of relevant laws as well as some practical suggestions for handling sensitive name- and gender-related information.

Continuing Legal Education Credit : CLE Materials

Session: Day 2 | Block 2

Disability and Transgender Survivors: Empowering providers who work with multiply-marginalized populations

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Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience extremely high rates of violence, as well as live with higher-than-average rates of physical and mental health conditions. This workshop will explore the barriers and experiences of transgender survivors with disabilities, through information and statistics about who they are and the types of violence they experience. Participants will also learn about constructive and practical strategies for working with this multiply-marginalized population. The information in this workshop will be a step up from introductory courses about trans issues. If you would like to review introductory materials about trans individuals and transgender survivors please visit FORGE's website at http://forge-forward.org.

Session: Day 1 | Block 1

Creating Inclusive & Affirming Spaces for LGBTQI+ Survivors

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This training will allow participants the opportunity to examine individual, societal, and institutional attitudes, beliefs, and practices that can present barriers to LGBTQI+ survivors and/or affect providers' ability to serve LGBTQI+ clients. Through individual and group interactive activities/discussion, this training will provide a context for understanding the LGBTQI+ community (barriers faced, terminology, unique issues impacting LGBTQI+ People of Color, etc.) and offer tools that will enable participants to respond to LGBTQI+ Survivors.

Session: Day 1 | Block 3

More Than Sex: Including Asexual and Aromantic Youth in Consent Conversations

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With asexuality and aromanticism gaining visibility in LGBTQ+ communities, it is important for educators to understand the nature of those identity groups, and how youth who identify as ace/aro can be included in consent education. Often consent is couched within conversations about safe sex and healthy relationships; however, a comprehensive understanding of the nature of consent requires teens to realize that consent must be obtained both in and outside of sexual and/or romantic situations. Consent is about interacting with other people’s bodies, their energy, their time, and their belongings, and reframing the way we talk to youth about consent can both change and broaden the general population’s understanding of healthy boundaries, and it can make positive changes towards normalizing and validating asexual and aromantic identities.

Session: Day 1 | Block 3
Track: Legal

Policing Change: LGBTQI+ Inclusion, Law Enforcement & Legal Officials

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LGBTQI+ POC cultural inclusion is a strategy for change that is lacking in many police departments and other criminal justice systems. This workshops will share promising practices and community engagement strategies for law enforcement and legal officials who work with LGBTQI+ people of color.

Session: Day 1 | Block 2

Between the Binaries: Centering Non-Monosexual and Nonbinary Folx in Sexual Violence Work

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The voices, lived experiences, and challenges of those living between the binaries in today's society are still invisibilized. A lot of current survivor-centered work can reinforce the gender binary, and in doing so exclude the voices of some of the populations most affected by sexual violence. This workshop will highlight existing barriers still faced by non-monosexual and gender-nonconforming people through the tracing of movement histories and looking ahead to the future of what can be done to center the experiences of these populations. For example, even well-meaning rape crisis programs might still use standard forms that exclude queer and nonbinary people, gendered support groups and even workshop role-play scenarios also often reinforce these binaries. How can we work to ensure that our policies and practices are not just accepting, but actively inclusive of those living between the binaries?

Session: Day 2 | Block 2

Working with LGBTQI+ & HIV-Affected Survivors of Sexual Violence

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LGBTQI and HIV-affected people often do not report the sexual violence they experience because of the fear of re-victimization by law enforcement, medical and service providers. AVP's educational efforts seek to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of homophobic and transphobic biases that LGBTQI and HIV-affected individuals encounter when seeking support and services. This training allows participants the opportunity to develop an understanding of potential roadblocks to services for LGBTQI and HIV-affected sexual violence survivors and the tools to address such barriers.

Session: Day 2 | Block 1

Working Intentionally with International & Queer Students & Survivors

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While most campuses offer programs and services, international and queer students often find their voices left out. Drawing upon their lived experiences, this workshop will demonstrate the need for targeted primary prevention and informed direct services for student survivors living at these intersections; and outline best practices and concrete tools for inclusive engagement strategies. International and queer students are often called "high-risk" and "under-served" but how does this translate into practice and services? Specific challenges and structural barriers faced by students at the intersections of these identities will be outlined, and strategies on how to implement inclusive programming and response structures offered.

Session: Day 2 | Block 2
Session: Day 1 | Block 1

Getting Bi: Unpacking Biphobia and Bi Erasure and Creating a Culture of Inclusion

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The Williams Institute estimates that half of the LGB population self-identifies as bisexual. And recent research points to high levels of minority stress in this population. Yet there is little direct attention given to this population on campuses or by LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations. We will explore various definitions of bisexuality and other labels claimed by people who occupy the space between the binaries, look at some of the challenges to recognizing and understanding this often-overlooked segment of the LGBTQ+ community and brainstorm strategies for supporting bisexual people on our campus.

Session: Day 2 | Block 3
Track: Legal

State Policy Initiatives and LGBTQIA+ Student Experiences

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Join End End Rape On Campus (EROC) for a conversation on recent state legislative efforts to address sexual violence in our colleges. EROC's Campus Policy Manager, Ever Hanna, will share a case study from EROC's legislative advocacy in Colorado. They will discuss the current state policy landscape and how states are constructing legislation to respond effectively to sexual misconduct in education. Ever will also discuss how states are considering the needs of LGBTQIA+ students and how proactive state legislative efforts can improve trans students' experiences.

Continuing Legal Education Credit : CLE Materials

Session: Day 1 | Block 2 & 3
Track: Legal

Does Title VII Protect LGBTQI+ Individuals from Employment Discrimination?
A Look at the U.S. Supreme Court's Upcoming Landmark Cases

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On April 22, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear three cases that may settle a core civil rights issue facing the LGBTQI+ community: does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination "because of...sex," prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status? For decades, courts have said no, but in recent years, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Second, Sixth, and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals have sided with gay and transgender plaintiffs claiming a right to equal treatment under the law. In this panel, higher education specialists from SUNY’s Office of General Counsel will outline the fascinating facts of these cases, explain the legal arguments raised in each one, discuss possible outcomes, and answer your questions about what promises to be a landmark civil rights decision.

Continuing Legal Education Credit : CLE Materials

Session: Day 1 | Block 3

Specialized Police Unit: Pioneering Responsiveness and Inclusivity for LGBTQ+

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Will discuss police historical approach to sexual assault investigation, and how that approach impacted the LGBTQ+ community, specifically. I will discuss some positive strides that have been made in recent years with police approach to interpersonal violence, and how the LGBTQ+ community may not have gained equal ground as other victims...yet; and how the creation and evolution of CSAVU has blazed a trail toward police achieving responsiveness and inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community. I will share information relative to the inception of the unit, progress along the way, and real case examples our unit has investigated to highlight all this.

Session: Day 2 | Block 3
Level: Intermediate
Track: Legal

Threading the Constitutional Needles: How do we balance the interplay of the 1st Amendment and 14th Amendment and their inherent rights and liberties within our society, and what is the practical impact of that balance on serving LGBTQI+ Victims and Survivors?

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The session will look at some of the important intersections between the 1st and 14th Amendments and the rights and liberties that have been reviewed recently by both Federal and State Courts, with a particular lens towards a better and more practical understanding and dialogue between the various rights and responsibilities contained within the U.S. Constitution.

Session: Day 1 | Block 3

Envisioning New Worlds: Queer and Trans Arts Practice as Intervention within the Movement to End Sexual Assault

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Choreographies of Disclosure: What the Mind Forgets is a socially engaged, long-form project, organized and curated by performance artist Jadelynn St Dre in collaboration with LGBTQ multidisciplinary artists who have been impacted by sexual violence. The project seeks to create tangible, visionary spaces which incite dialogues surrounding the impact of sexual violence as it intersects with queer and trans identities, reflecting LGBTQIA+ assault survivor’s stories in a different way: through the ways our bodies speak when our words are not enough. In this session, St Dre will present documentation of the project’s premiere residency at Pro Arts Gallery, which occurred in January of 2019. Together, participants will discuss the methodology of this collaborative work, exploring the intersections of art practice, transformative healing intervention and community direct action. Participants will be invited to contribute to the work’s growing archive of LGBTQIA+ resistance and resilience, which centers queer and trans visions of a world without the ever-present threat of sexual assault - a world in which LGBTQIA+ communities are the architects of their own healing and liberation.

Session: Day 1 | Block 2
Level: Basic
Track: Campus

Adding Tools to Your Box: Trauma informed practice for the LGBTQ Resource Professional

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LGBTQ Resource Professionals are often not well equipped to work at the intersection of LGBTQ identity and intimate personal violence even though they are often the first professionals students disclose to. This session will explore the myths and realities of domestic violence and sexual assault in LGBTQ communities and how resource professionals can offer trauma informed support to students on campus.

Session: Day 2 | Block 2
Level: Intermediate
Track: Campus, Service Provider

Postvention is Prevention

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Focusing on the intersection of prevention and response, this session will work from the public health framework, emphasizing secondary and tertiary prevention through case examples and data from the University at Buffalo and our greater community. We will critically explore the ecological model through practical examples of existing efforts (intrapersonal through public policy), and opportunities for continuing growth to overcome lazy system thinking in favor of whole-person functional response.

Session: Day 2 | Block 3
Level: Basic
Track: Campus

Queering Response: Exploring Trans*inclusive Practices for Community Colleges

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Community Colleges represent a significant portion of students attending higher education and receive minimal support meeting compliance needs. This session explores how community colleges can maximize resources while cultivating trans* inclusive response practices for events surrounding sexual and interpersonal violence. Session attendees will review a community college case study and develop a campus implementation plan.

Session: Day 2 | Block 2
Level: Intermediate
Track: Campus, Service Provider

Collaborative Approaches to Interpersonal Violence Response

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The session will focus on communicating best practices regarding collaborative responses to student survivors of interpersonal violence. The Purchase College Campus Advocacy Services program will be highlighted to demonstrate a coordinated and trauma informed approach by various departments of the College.

Session: Day 1 | Block 1

Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence in the LGBT Community Using a Bystander Framework

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  • Elise Lopez(She, Her, Hers), Director, UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence
Session: Day 1 | Block 1
Track: Medical

When Sex Isn't Cis

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Objectives:

  1. Define and disentangle gender, sex, sexual identity, and sexual behavior
  2. Uncover gaps in one’s own education and experiences as it relates to providing affirming sexual health care for TGNC individuals
  3. Critically examine the ways in which current practices, processes, and systems reinforce cisnormativity and contribute to the stigmatization of TGNC people
  4. Practice using non-gendered language when discussing sexual health and sexual behaviors
  5. Identify community, provider, and research-level evidence that supports initiation of new approaches to TGNC sexual health.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Session: Day 1 | Block 2
Track: Medical

Gender Affirmation Surgery & Aftercare: What do Primary Care Providers Need to Know?

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  • Jil Johnson, DO(She, Her, Hers), Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center

Learning Objectives:

  1. List different types of gender-affirmation surgeries.
  2. Identify what surgery aftercare issues can be addressed in primary care and what needs to be referred out.
  3. Discuss basic overview of gender-affirmation surgery processes.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Session: Day 2 | Block 1

NYPD SVU Panel

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  • Detective Anthony West(He, Him, His), NYPD
  • Inspector Paul Saraceno(He, Him, His), NYPD
  • Inspector Caroline Roe(She, Her, Hers), NYPD
Session: Day 2 | Block 2
Track: Legal

The Impacts of Conversion Therapy on LGBTQ Youth: What Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Law Enforcement Personnel, Educators and Parents Need to Know

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Continuing Legal Education Credit : CLE Materials

Session: Day 2 | Block 2
Track: Medical

PrEP for Adolescents & College Students

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  1. Discuss the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for young adults and in the college health setting
  2. Describe pre-prescription screening including contraindications and laboratory testing.
  3. Discuss best practices for patient monitoring and clinical management Sexually Transmitted Infections

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Session: Day 2 | Block 3

Applying Principles of Universal Design to Violence Response

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  • Elise Lopez(She, Her, Hers), Director, UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence
Session: Day 2 | Block 3
Track: Medical

Updates In Sexually Transmitted Infections

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  1. Provide a brief update on emerging STIs
  2. Review STI testing strategies
  3. Review approach to the possible exposure to STIs through consensual or non-consensual sexual encounters (sexual assault)

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Session: Day 2 | Closing Plenary

With the support of the State University of New York, the New York State Office of Victim Services, our partners and sponsors, we are able to offer registration to SPECTRUM for the subsidized price of $165 per person for the two-day conference. Pre-conference registration costs are a further discounted $75 per person per day. The University has a commitment to making the training accessible, and we are grateful to our partners who have helped us reduce the registtration fee to one of the lowest costs for a full-service conference in the nation. Registration includes all content, continental breakfast, full plated lunch with vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other options (indicated upon registration), morning and afternoon snacks, access to additional digital and live table content, and materials. Further, we have been able to slightly reduce the costs of parking to $5 per day (for the first 275 registering cars per day; more information on the venue/facilities tab). Space is limited and you may register here.

Restrooms
Pursuant to SUNY System policy, all restrooms at the SPECTRUM Conference may be used by any person regardless of gender identity or expression. Individual, single-use restrooms are available on each floor of the Albany Capital Center.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance (from the Albany Capital Center)
The Albany Capital Center is fully ADA compliant.

  • ADA access is provided at all parking levels and at the main entrance with on grade drop off and pick up, an integral ramped entrance to the main lobby at Level 1 and full elevator access to all levels including parking.
  • Provisions have been made for the charging of motorized conveyance, restrooms will be fully accessible, Braille signage and universal symbols will be in use;
  • Audio & visual aids will be employed throughout the facility to assure the highest level of service for the convention and meeting attendee;
  • Interactive kiosks, and information displays are located to provide clear sight lines for all attendees;
  • Lighting will be LED and is engineered to provide the correct level of light required for access and the enjoyment of the center;
  • Floors surfaces are continuous with minimalized transitions;
  • The design provides, within the pre-function space and gathering areas, for the convenient interaction of all attendees and the free movement of those transitioning between events.

Registrants with questions about accommodations: spectrum@suny.edu

Photos and Videos
Please note that still and video photography will be taken at this event and that registration and attendance at SPECTRUM constitutes an agreement by the attendee to the University's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, or audiotapes of SPECTRUM. Individuals who do not wish to appear in photos or videos may contact spectrum@suny.edu for notification and arrangements.

Nursing Parents
The University is committed to ensuring accessibility for nursing parents, including privacy, electricity access, and refrigeration, where necessary. Registrants with questions about accommodations for nursing parents: spectrum@suny.edu.