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Annual Conference 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6:00 PM to Saturday, May 16, 2020, 5:00 PM CDT
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CSPN 2020 Annual Conference

Plenary Speakers 
Travel Information

The 2020 CSPN Annual Conference will begin on Wednesday evening, May 13, at Pioneers Conference Center in Lake Nona, Florida. The first session starts after dinner at 6:00pm. Thursday morning's first event will begin at 8:00am, and we will conclude by 5:00pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020. 

Theme: Restorative Justice

This year's CSPN Annual Conference will be centered around the theme of "Restorative Justice: Repairing the harm caused by abuse." When injustice occurs, how does one restore justice to those impacted? Restorative Justice supplies organisations and communities with a new set of tools to respond to injustices beyond the limitations of the criminal justice system.  “Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible.”  Howard Zehr 2002,The Little Book of Restorative Justice.

Plenary Speakers

Our 2020 Annual Conference brings you an excellent list of experienced speakers, representing decades of expertise specifically related to this year's theme: Restorative Justice. Included in this year's schedule are:

Johonna Turner (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is a faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, and the Co-Director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. Johonna has worked directly with children and youth as an instructor, mentor, and advocate within community-based organizations and public school systems. Her more than twenty years of service as an educator has been enhanced by many years of involvement in community organizing, cultural activism, and scholarly research.  As a survivor and leader committed to faith-rooted practice, Johonna's vision of transforming trauma is ‘Wounded Healing in the Way of Jesus’. She resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia where you might find her sitting in solitude and silence or learning how to make her own clothes. 

Mike Yoder is the Director and Founder of GuideSpring, a nonprofit walking with people in their journey of transforming their emotional and relational wounds. Mike is trained in STAR: Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience and has also received training in Restorative Justice and Community Peacebuilding through the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Mike grew up in an Amish and Mennonite Family and highly values culture and the strengths and challenges it can bring. He enjoys working with people individually, and branching out relationally to include healing with their families, churches, and communities as they walk through the impact of trauma.

Cath  Swanson, Child  Safety  Officer, Africa  Inland  Mission.  Cath has just completed 20 years of ministry in Tanzania, East Africa and in July 2019, has relocated to Uganda. She is British; her professional background is in nursing, midwifery, and community health. In 2014 she completed her Master’s degree in International Child Health, with a dissertation focus on Sexual Abuse of Children in Tanzania. Cath serves on the CSPN Board and until recently was a Trustee at Haven of Peace Academy in Dar es Salaam. Cath believes that a healthy culture of child safety needs to be rooted in realistic, contextualised and clearly communicated expectations and policies. Without grassroots buy-in to policy development, there can be no shared vision for child protection. Cath loves the use of story to enrich the education process and to bring theory to life-- especially in low-income settings. She believes that 'together everyone achieves more,’ and that through the sharing of our collective wisdom, experiences, and resources, we all benefit. 

Venue and Accommodations

Pioneers Conference Center
10123 William Carey Dr.
Orlando, FL 32832
When buying airline tickets, please be aware that the venue is approximately 15-20 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
Lodging:   *NOTE:  Please be aware that you will be responsible for the booking of your own lodging.

Recommended Hotel:
The Holiday Inn Express (HIE) is very convenient for the Annual Conference, located at the edge of the Pioneers campus. We have arranged a discounted group rate of $119 + tax per night (one king or two doubles); please make your reservation as soon as possible. Rate includes a full breakfast buffet, free parking and wi-fi. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
The HIE has provided a link for the CSPN Group; click here for the HIE group booking rate. You may also call them directly at (407) 207-7001Tell them you want to book a room that is part of Group Block “CSP” – The name on the group is CSPN. 
Other Lodging Options Nearby:
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
PH: 407-856-9165

If you are lodging at the HIE, breakfast is included in your room cost.  Lunch and dinner will be provided Thursday through Saturday (May 14-16) in the dining room on the Pioneers campus and is included in your conference registration.

Travel Information

Pioneers is approximately 15-20 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Please factor this in when purchasing airline tickets.
You will be responsible for setting up your own transportation from the airport to the conference site.
Both the Holiday Inn Express and the Courtyard Marriott have an airport shuttle; please call your hotel to arrange transportation after booking your room.

Taxis, Ubers, and Rental Cars are also readily available from the Orlando International Airport.

Conference Check-In Information will be provided at a later date.


Details coming soon!


                              CSPN MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Early-Bird Rate until Jan. 31, 2020 $380 $480
Regular Rate: Feb. 1– April 15 $400 $500

Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received.  Payment is expected within two weeks of registration, or your registration may be cancelled. The cancellation fee is $100. Registration can be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.

Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:

Child Safety Protection Network
PO Box 93
Bausman, PA 17504, USA

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's Executive Assistant at [email protected]

*VENDORS: Vendors interested in displaying their services and materials related to child protection at the 2019 Annual Conference are encouraged to contact [email protected] for details.