We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 15th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference held on September 20-21, 2018.


Are you a thriver, would you like to share your experience? Have you completed research on topics of human trafficking or social justice? Do you have experience working in the field of social justice or human trafficking? If so, we want to hear from you!

Please submit an abstract of no longer than 250 words which includes objectives to be achieved in the session. This will provide the conference planning committee with all required information for evaluating and selecting this year's presenters. Abstracts that do not contain objectives will not be considered. Please make sure your abstract is clear, interesting and based on lived experience and/or credible research. If your abstract is selected, you will have a one-hour time slot for your presentation at the conference.

We also request that you submit a brief professional bio of 50 words or less for each presenter. Please include your educational background (if relevant), your experience, and any other information that demonstrates your expertise in the area of which you are presenting. Your bio will be used to secure continuing educational credits for professionals attending the conference and to introduce you in your conference session. Please be aware, if your abstract is selected we may ask for a current resume.


Submission Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018
All presenters will be notified by: April 27, 2018


Below are a few examples of possible presentation topics:


Human Trafficking Topics:

  • Advocacy & Social Action

  • Children and Teen Victims of Trafficking

  • Children of Women in the Sex Industry
  • Coalition Building and Consciousness
  • Domestic Trafficking
  • Drug Addiction and the Sex Trade Emotional Health
  • HIV & other Health Related Risks
  • International Trafficking Intervention
  • Law Enforcement Perspectives
  • LGBTQ Experience
  • Men & Boys in the Sex Trade
  • Neighborhood & Community Responses
  • Paradigms, Perspectives & Policies
  • Personal Experiences in the Sex Trade
  • Programming Models and Funding
  • Raising
  • Social Justice
  • Survivor Experiences and Stories
  • Target Assessment & Effective
  • Violence and the Sex Trade
  • and more…

Social Justice Topics:

  • Access to Healthcare

  • Ageism

  • Children’s Rights
  • Civil Rights
  • Corporate Oppression
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Justice
  • Empowerment
  • Exploitation in the Media
  • Fair Wages/Fair Trade
  • Feminism
  • Food Justice
  • Global Warming
  • Homophobia
  • Human Rights
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Medical Experimentation
  • Pipeline to Prison
  • Police Brutality
  • Poverty
  • Race
  • Sexuality
  • Socio Economic Status
  • and more…


Open Call for Art - Survivor Artist

Are you a survivor of some sort of injustice? Do you use art to express yourself?

CLICK HERE to complete the survivor artist application!

If you are a survivor artist, please consider submitting artwork that speaks to the personal and universal themes of resiliency and hope in social justice. The following is the quote inspiring all of the art in the conference: 

"I am a fragment of a mirror whose whole design and shape I do not know. Nevertheless, with what I have I can reflect light into the dark places of this world -- into the black places in the hearts of men -- and change some things in some people. Perhaps others may see and do likewise. This is what I am about. This is the meaning of my life." Alexander Papaderos