Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

Thank you for joining us in Salt Lake City!

The 2024 conference focused on the specialized approach to serving survivors with varying needs and identities. Sessions for the 2024 conference highlighted underserved populations, for example, men and boys, older survivors, survivors with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ survivors, and labor trafficking, among others. Workshops and sessions highlighted practical and specialized approaches to anti-trafficking work.

Please note: conference attendees will have access to conference materials on the Whova app until August 2024.


Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award

The Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award recognizes individuals who have made a unique contribution to the anti-trafficking field or demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication in working to combat human trafficking in the United States. This award is named in honor of US Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, both champions of human rights and justice.

This year we honor the work of Maria Jose Fletcher. You can learn more about this award and her incredible work below.

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The Pembrook Award for Survivor Inclusion


The Pembrook Award for Survivor Inclusion recognizes those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to survivor inclusion in anti-trafficking work. This award is named in honor of Deborah Pembrook, a zealous advocate for survivor voice and inclusion who passed away suddenly in April 2022. This award is generously funded by FNUSA founder, Florrie Burke.

This year’s Pembrook Award winner is Youth Collaboratory.

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