Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

Calling In: Centering Survivors & Impacted Communities

Join us in Washington, D.C., April 17-18, 2023. The conference will take place at the Washington Hilton located at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.

The anti-trafficking field has long struggled with creating spaces that meaningfully center survivors and impacted communities. Organizations in the field are passionate but sometimes disconnected from the communities most impacted. The call for equity by those with lived expertise and within marginalized communities has been heard. As a field, we have the responsibility and opportunity to call-in survivors and impacted communities by centering them in every aspect of the work. We are responsible for collaborating with our partners and prioritize accountability when their work is causing harm. And we are responsible for accepting the call ourselves in reviewing, reflecting, and transforming our work to be equitable in practice. This intentional shift is a critical step in becoming a movement that creates long-lasting change for those most impacted.



Registration includes access to all on-site events for both event days. Some meals will be provided as part of admission. Check back for more information.


$425 (general)/ $275 (member)
Early-bird pricing until December 12, 2022

$475 (general)/ $275 (member)
Admission pricing from December 13, 2022 – January 31, 2023

$525 (general)/$325 (member)
Admission pricing from February 1, 2023  –  April 7, 2023

Registration extended!

$550 (general)/$350 (member)
Late Registration pricing after April 7, 2023


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Refund Policy: We understand the current situation with the pandemic continues to cast uncertainty for many. We are happy to grant full refunds for in-person tickets until February 1, 2023. After February 1st, no refunds will be issued.

Event Restrictions: In the rare case that new restrictions are enforced that limit the number of attendees, all attendees who register before February 1st will be entered into a lottery to keep their in-person spot at the conference. Those not offered an in-person spot will be refunded their full registration fee.


Partner with Us

Is your brand committed to addressing human trafficking? Do you sell products that help nonprofits focus on their mission? Are you an anti-trafficking organization that wants to educate the field on your services? Consider partnering with Freedom Network USA for this event! We have a whole host of options for companies and organizations to get their products and services in front of decision-makers in the field. Check out our partnership brief below. If you are interested in discussing a customized package, please reach out to Erika Palacios at


2023 Partnership Brief

Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to welcome Loretta J. Ross as our keynote speaker this year. Ross is an award-winning, nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women’s rights, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how intersectionality can fuel transformation. Ross is a visiting associate professor at Smith College (Northampton, MA) in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender, teaching courses on white supremacy, race and culture in America, human rights, and calling in the calling out culture. Loretta Ross will discuss calling in as an approach to further the anti-trafficking movement to embrace equity and progress. Visit her website to learn more about her groundbreaking work.


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 Amy Fleischauer. You can learn more about this award and her incredible work below. Please join us for a reception in her honor at the conference hotel on Monday, April 17th at 5:30 pm. The event is open to the public.

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