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February 2019

Code 8.7: Using Computational Science and AI to End Modern Slavery

February 19 @ 12:00 am - February 20 @ 12:00 am

Code 8.7 will bring the computational research and artificial intelligence (AI) communities together with those working to achieve Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals. With Target 8.7, 193 countries agreed to take immediate and effective measures to end forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030, and the worst forms of child labour by 2025. Computational science, AI and machine learning can accelerate our understanding of these problems and help us determine “effective measures” to address them. Code 8.7…

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Asia Region Anti-Trafficking Conference

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Ambassador Hotel, 171 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
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The conference is structured to create a learning community where participants can actively engage with and learn from one another. We aim to create a space for connections and partnership to occur organically and intentionally. The main topics for the conference have been developed through your feedback upon registration. The topics cover areas in which you wished to learn and dialogue with others and share your experiences and learning. This will be facilitated in breakout sessions of the conference. In…

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March 2019

Ensure Justice 2019 — When Home Isn’t Safe

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm
Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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Ensure Justice is a two-day conference focused on equipping teachers, law enforcement, students, and community members to protect and intervene for women and children at high-risk of exploitation and violence. Understanding the contributing factors of human trafficking that run deep will inform innovative strategies for future prevention.

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Freedom Network Conference — Grounding & Growing: Tools for a Powerful Anti-Trafficking Movement

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 4:30 pm
Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22311 United States
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This annual 2-day conference also offers two pre-conference sessions on March 19th. One is a training (registration seperate) aimed at participants who are new to working with survivors of human trafficking and/or the human rights-based approach. It will provide participants with an introduction to the anti-trafficking field and lay a great foundation to help you make the most of the conference program. This training is designed for direct legal and social service providers. The other half-day training is for law…

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April 2019

The Nexus of Exploitation: The Global Economy, Human Trafficking and the Marginalized

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Cooper Center, ?South Texas College, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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This year’s symposium will explore the nexus between the global economy and human trafficking. Governments are complicit in perpetuating trafficking through legal, political, economic, and social systems, that create situations which enable work conditions similar to slavery and trafficking. Global supply chains favor corporations, and businesses regulate the economy in their own interests. In their efforts to drive down costs, corporations subcontract and outsource production to manufacturers in the developing nations. Neoliberal policies exacerbate vulnerability to trafficking as they displace…

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University of Southern Mississippi Human Rights Conference 2019

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm
University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 United States
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This conference is a platform for faculty, university undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers from all disciplines to share original research on human trafficking, both awareness and action. Presentations are also welcome on other forms of human rights noted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The conference is co-sponsored by the USM College of Arts and Sciences, the USM Honors College and the USM School of Social Work. Our conference keynote speaker is Rachel Moran. Her talk, which…

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Beyond Discourse: Clinical & Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, 900 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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Beyond Discourse is an interdisciplinary conference examining critical research methods on human trafficking and related social problems. This conference will offer scholars the opportunity to discuss the challenges and rewards of conducting empirical work on human trafficking, including the ways we work with affected communities, collaborate with intervention organizations, and represent our conclusions to the public. The conference will be held April 4-5 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. It will…

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2019 Conference on Crimes Against Women

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Downtown Dallas, 400 N. Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women.   The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who…

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International Conference on Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Increasing Access

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm
Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Our annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities. With three full days of training offering 6 general session, a choice of 67 workshops…

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Human Trafficking Response Strategies

April 27 @ 8:50 am - 4:15 pm

Please join us for a special interdisciplinary conference: Human Trafficking Response Strategies (for nurses, other healthcare providers, public safety officials and mental health clinicians)  Saturday April 27th at Northeastern University 8:50am-4:15pm (registration 8:15am – 8:50am) 5.5 nursing contact hours Conference Fee: includes continental breakfast and lunch Northeastern University Students $10 per person, Northeastern University Faculty/Staff/Alumni $99 per person Non-Northeastern Healthcare Providers, Public Safety and Mental Health Providers $139 per person Click here for more information and registration!  

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Innovation Forum: How business can tackle modern slavery, forced labor and human trafficking

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 601 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022 United States
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This forum will equip business delegates with the guidance to develop and implement robust modern slavery strategies, whilst remaining compliant with all emerging legislation. Throughout the two days, we’ll provide an overview of current and emerging modern slavery risks prevalent in business operations and supply chains. We’ll also break down the practical steps a business can take to mitigate this risk and tackle modern slavery at its root.

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May 2019

International Conference on Human Trafficking Research (ICHTR)

May 28 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Harper Center, Creighton University, 602 N 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102
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The Inaugural Conference of The International Conference on Human Trafficking Research (ICHTR) will be held in the Harper Center on the campus of Creighton University The mission of ICHTR is to establish an academic conference to serve as a forum for outstanding cross-disciplinary research in human trafficking, with the long-term goal that the conference will lay the basis for the emergence of a professional association dedicated to the study of human trafficking. Register Now Submit Proposals and Papers – April 30th Deadline The keynote speaker will be Fabrizio…

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June 2019


June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm

Controversial and contested estimates indicate that up to 40 million people worldwide are enslaved today.   This modern re-emergence of slavery into public view, following legal abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade over two hundred years ago, is said to be linked to the deepening interconnectedness of countries in the global economy, overpopulation, and the economic and other vulnerabilities of individual victims and communities. The varieties of contemporary forms of exploitation appear to be endless. This interdisciplinary conference will facilitate…

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Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma; A Public Health Response

June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Instructional Centre, University of Torono Mississagua Campus, 3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6 Canada
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The “Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma: A Public Health Response”, is a two-day conference organized by Family Services of Peel – Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, HEAL Trafficking, and the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. This event will take place on June 24th and 25th, 2019 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The conference will take place at the University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus in the Instructional Centre.

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July 2019

CCARHT’s 4th Summer Symposium 2019

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 5 @ 5:00 pm

The several Rs of Trafficking: its Risks and Rewards Refugees, Rights, Religion, Revenues, Routes, Reduction, Recovery, Removal, Responsibilities. HELD IN THE HEART OF CAMBRIDGE WITH EXPERTS FROM Italy   / Romania  / Spain  / Canada  / Sweden  / India  / Nigeria / Morocco / USA  / the United Kingdom The fourth in the series of five symposia building on the #2020 vision set out at the first CCARHT Summer Symposium in 2015. This year we shall be welcoming scholars, professors, counter…

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33rd Annual Conference, hosted by the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) – formerly Foster Family-based Treatment Association

July 28 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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Join more than 700 child welfare professionals at the only international conference on family focused treatment services. Workshops are designed for advanced-level professionals who implement treatment family care models and interventions in family settings, including treatment foster, kinship, bio or adoptive families. The conference will offer over 90 sessions over the course of 4 days covering a variety of topics. Early Registration Rates: Member: $495 Nonmember: $585 Foster Parent: $300 Foster Parent Couple: $450 Full-time Student and Professor: $375 Conference…

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August 2019

Crimes Against Children Conference 2019

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Downtown Dallas, 400 N. Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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$530 – $650

Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. There were more than 5,000 professionals from around the world in 2018! The conference is presented annually by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective…

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STRAPWA National Sex Trafficking Conference: Combating Sex Trafficking Through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm
Greater Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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$285 – $325

To respond to the demand for professional training and development of a multi-disciplinary team approach to commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking around the county, Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County's Sex Trafficking Response & Awareness Program of Washington will be hosting it's second annual national sex trafficking conference event for professionals who work with children, youths and adults who experience sex trafficking. The conference will provide top-level training across multiple tracks in order to meet the educational needs of…

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September 2019

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
The University of Toledo Lancelot Thompson Student Union, 3154 North Towerview Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43606 United States
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Uniting the global community to learn, connect, and collaborate to combat human trafficking and promote social justice. Over the past 16 years, we have welcomed thousands of attendees from 42 states and 30 countries. Registration will open on June 3rd. We hope that you join us at our International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference on September 19 & 20, 2019. Please stay tuned for updated registration pricing for one day, two day, group, and college student rates. Additionally, in…

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October 2019

JuST Conference 2019

October 15 @ 7:30 am - October 17 @ 12:30 pm
Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual exploitation, and that a collaborative community response is critical. Whether you are just getting started or have been working on the issue for years, we have something for everyone. Our…

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November 2019

Trust Conference 2019

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm

Trust Conference is an annual human rights forum committed to finding real solutions to fight slavery, empower women, and advance human rights worldwide. The annual event convenes 600 delegates from the worlds of activism, civil society, law, government and business in the heart of London for two full days of inspiration, networking, and action.

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