Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

Transforming Anti-Trafficking Work

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference is going virtual! Given the public health restrictions, we are planning a four-day virtual event for March 22 – 25, 2021. Sessions are scheduled from 12:00 p.m. EST – 4:00 p.m. EST each day. You can expect the same great content and built-in opportunities to engage with other attendees.

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Registration includes admission to all live sessions and access to recordings and materials until April 9, 2021. Each attendee must register individually to access content. See fee schedule below.

All attendees who qualify will earn continuing education credits for this event. This program has been approved for 11 credit hours from the National Association for Social Workers (NASW). Program staff will seek approval from at least two State Bar Associations. Not all attendees will qualify. Please denote your interest and what state you are licensed in to receive credit.

$275 (general)/$150 (member)
Early-bird pricing until January 15, 2021

$325 (general)/$175 (member)
General Admission pricing from January 15, 2021 – March 14, 2021

$350 (general)/$200 (member)
Late Registration pricing after March 15, 2021

Intro to Human Trafficking Training- $30

As in years past, we will be offering our introduction to human trafficking services training for those who are new to the field. See below for more information.

Refunds will NOT be granted for this event. If attendees are unable to attend, they may transfer their registration to a colleague or view the content at a later date. If you have questions, please email Please note, we are unable to accept physical checks for payment. However, the payment processor does allow e-checks.

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The United States looks much different than it did one year ago. A global public health crisis has left vulnerable communities on the brink of collapse. Black and brown communities are fighting for their lives in the streets. Communities that were vulnerable to human trafficking find themselves in even more precarious situations while survivors who have found safety and economic stability are at risk of losing that ground. Anti-trafficking professionals face new challenges in supporting clients and helping them seek justice. The old approach of anti-trafficking work is no longer enough. Join us to unlearn the strategies of the past and learn innovative solutions to combat human trafficking now and for a better future.

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New to Anti-Trafficking Work?

Introduction to Human Trafficking: Theory & Practice

March 12th, 2021 1pm – 3:30pm EST, $30


The Introduction to Human Trafficking is a 2.5-hour session designed for new professionals in the field. It will give participants a foundation of human trafficking theory and practice. Participants will learn what human trafficking is, what legal services and social services are available to survivors, and practice points within those professions. The training will explore case studies and give practical tools for service provision. The session will be delivered by practitioners in the field who will share best practices in the anti-trafficking field. To register add “pre-conference” to your conference ticket. 

Not attending the conference? No problem. You can still attend the training separately by purchasing a ticket below. 

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2021 Sponsors and 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. Our team is happy to curate a special package to suit your needs. Email Melinda Smith at to inquire.

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.

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