Freedom Network USA

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

Holding Space: Innovation and Values in Anti-Trafficking Work

The 2020 FNUSA Conference will take place on March 18-19 in Miami, FL. This year we will explore how anti-trafficking work has grown and evolved since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000. Twenty years later, survivors are receiving more compassionate and effective services and advocates have forged pathways to influence policy. Community leaders across the country are developing new approaches, tools, and partnerships to address human trafficking. These innovations are changing the way we work together and our collective impact.

However, some challenges linger. Survivors still fight for a seat at the table, collaboration remains difficult, and entire populations are overlooked and underserved. As awareness of human trafficking increases, prosecutions are down and human rights protections are being stripped away. Using conference sessions, networking time, and physical space, we will confront these challenges and build solutions that are intersectional, representative, and rooted in human rights.

Registration 

Registration includes admission to the two-day conference and the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award Ceremony. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on March 18th and lunch on March 19th. Breakfast is not provided on March 19th. See fee schedule below.

$375 – Early-bird pricing until Dec. 1, 2019

$425 – General Admission pricing from Dec. 2, 2019 – Mar. 4, 2020

$475 – Late Registration pricing from Mar. 5, 2020 – Mar.13, 2020

$550 – All registrations after Mar. 13, 2020 will have to take place on-site at the event

Refunds are granted upon request until Mar. 1, 2020 less any associated fees. Please email billing@freedomnetworkusa.org to request a refund. Please note, we are unable to accept physical checks for payment. However, the payment processor does allow e-checks.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our conference offers the best opportunity to connect with decision-makers in the anti-trafficking movement. If your organization provides services to nonprofits or has a strong passion for supporting anti-trafficking efforts, this event is the best place to get your brand noticed. Check out the fantastic opportunities available to our sponsors and exhibitors and contact us today! Space is limited.

Pre-Conference Training

New to working with survivors of human trafficking and/or the human rights-based approach? If yes, consider joining us for this pre-conference training which will lay a foundation for participants so they can make the most of the conference program. This training is designed for direct legal and social service providers.

There is an additional cost of $75 to attend. The training will take place on March 17th from 12:00-5:00pm at the conference hotel. There are several lunch options at the hotel. We ask that you plan accordingly and eat prior to the training or bring your lunch along. We will offer a generous afternoon snack break that will include a variety of cuban-inspired goodies! If you have any questions, reach out to our Training Coordinator, Avantika at avantika@freedomnetworkusa.org.

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Law Enforcement Pre-Conference

We are thrilled to offer a half-day pre-conference training for law enforcement again this year. This training will focus on victim-centered investigation and collaboration with other anti-trafficking professionals. More details about the curriculum will be released in the coming weeks.

There is an additional cost of $75 to attend. The training will take place on March 17th from 12:00-5:00pm at the conference hotel. There are several lunch options on-site and many more within walking distance. We ask that you plan accordingly and eat prior to the training or bring your lunch along. We will offer a generous afternoon snack break that will include a variety of cuban-inspired goodies! If you have any questions, contact Melinda Smith at melinda@freedomnetworkusa.org.

Continuing Education

Freedom Network will pursue continuing education credits for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers. This approval process should cover social workers in every state except Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia.

We will also pursue Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs) for attorneys. Because each state board is different, we may only apply for select states. Many states do have reciprocity and recognize approvals from other states. More information on which states have been approved will be available on-site.

A $25 fee will be collected to receive credit.

Accommodations & Transportation

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami in downtown Miami. All conference events will take place on site. Freedom Network USA has negotiated a special rate starting at $209 for all conference attendees with a room block that closes on February 24, 2020. We cannot guarantee this rate after the deadline or if the block sells out.

Ground Transportation

The conference hotel is located at Southeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL and is only 9 miles from Miami International Airport. Valet parking is available for $19 per day or $48 overnight.

You can access more information about location and transportation by visiting the hotel website.