Welcome to IATDP


International Association of Truancy and Dropout Prevention


107th Annual IATDP Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Friday, October 20 – Monday, October 23 

Connecting for Change: Focused on Engaging Students




Monument Circle with Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Monument Circle with Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Call for Presentations

The 107th Conference of IATDP is upon us. It will be held in Indianapolis IN from October 20-23, 2017. Mark your Calendars

It will be held under the theme: Connecting for Change: Focused on Engaging Students

Please click here https://goo.gl/pxw3fq to complete the form to express your interest in presenting

Hotel Information

IATDP: International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention 107th Conference 

Date:  Friday October 20 – Monday October 23, 2017
110 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, USA TEL: +1-317-236-1800   FAX: +1-317-236-1816


Embassy Suites by Hilton
Suite includes living room and bedroom, microwave and fridge in every suite.
·       Rates include Breakfast Buffet and Cooked to Order Breakfast  3 hours daily
·       Rates include Complimentary cocktails, beer and wine and snacks 2 hours daily
·       Connected to mall food court – endless options reasonably priced less than 5 minutes from our lobby
·       No need to go to the front desk for a key-  Sign up for Hilton Honors for free-  download the app and check-in through your phone and use your phone as your room key!  Even select the room you prefer using a map of the hotel-  lets you choose the exact room you prefer!


Conference Cost

Early Bird Registration $297 until August 1, 2017

Registration $325 after August 1st 2017

Student Registration $50 for 1 day (Friday October 20th is a student focused day)

Online Registration coming soon!


Conference Contact Information:

Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty  President, IATDP         cgentleg@iupui.edu

Website Technical questions please contact David House II           houseconsulting@icloud.com


Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle information to share with your attendees:
8AM-11PM  7 days a week
·       Make Reservations to avoid delays and secure your seat:   http://www.Goexpresstravel.com
·       Runs every 30 minutes to/from the airport to our hotel. 
·       Download an App to see the shuttle in real time on its route
·       Drops off and picks up right in front of our hotel
·       $10 per person each way

line Call For Papers

Summer 2017 IATDP Journal Call for Papers.  Submission cutoff date May 15, 2017


Photos from the 2016 IATDP Conference held in New Orleans, LA


2016 Award Nomination Forms

At each annual conference, IATDP presents a Person of the Year and Program of the Year award.  The person of the year award is named after our long time Executive Director, Jimmie Thacker, Jr., who passed a few years ago.  More information regarding each award, and instructions as to how nominate, can be found via the links below.

IATDP 2017 Program of the Year Nomination

IATDP 2017 Jimmie Thacker Person of the Year Award





The Executive Committee of the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director for the Association.  The successful candidate should be a member in good standing of the association and be willing and possess the skills to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the office as shown below:

Office of the Executive Director The term of the Executive Director shall be three years. Recommendation for filling this position shall be made by the Executive Committee with the approval of the membership at the Annual Business Meeting. The Executive Director:

1. Shall work within the boundaries of the IATDP Constitution and act only as an advisor and assistant to the Executive Committee in conducting IATDP financial and policy related business as approved by the Executive Committee.

2. Shall be responsible for obtaining the site for the IATDP Annual Conference at least two years in advance. All sites to be approved by the IATDP Executive Board.

3. Shall serve as the sub-chairman of the IATDP Membership Committee in order to maintain and promote membership in the Association.

4. Shall be responsible for the orientation, welcome, and hospitality of the members to the Association and new delegates attending the Annual Conference.

5. Shall promote public understanding and public relations for the purpose and function in the education of IATDP members.

6. Shall initiate the development of national and international programs in keeping with the philosophy and purpose of IATDP.

7. Shall co-chair the Conference Committee with the President-Elect.

8. Shall have Executive Committee or Board of Directors voting power if serving as Executive Director in a volunteer capacity.


Interested applicants should forward resumes to:

IATDP Executive Committee

c/o Mr. Jackie L. Williams

6 Birkhall Circle

Greenville, SC 29605


Deadline for submission of resumes is March 1, 2017.  The selection process will begin with the Executive Committee’s review applications during the IATDP Spring Meeting, March 4, 2017, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown, 110 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204. Applicant(s) chosen for interview will be notifies at a date TBA.



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