2020 JuST Conference Presenter Applications

Thank you for considering presenting at the 2020 JuST Conference, November 4-6, 2020 in Washington, D.C.! We look forward to reviewing your application. Please follow the instructions below carefully, as some things have changed from previous years.

In response to attendee feedback, this year we will be employing fewer workshops with more advanced level content. The 2020 JuST Conference will be seeking applications from individuals with deep experience in unique topics related to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).

To ensure that SHI conferences stay on the cutting edge, this year, we will be enlisting field experts to review applications of each area represented.

There are two forms:

  • Main Presenter Application: The Main Presenter is the point of contact for a session. If you are the only presenter for your session or if you are the primary contact for your session, please complete this form. A session will NOT be considered without this form.
  • Co-Presenter Application: The Co-Presenter application is for sessions that have more than one presenter. The second, third, fouth, etc. presenters each need to complete this form. A session will NOT be considered unless all of the co-presenters have completed this form in addition to the Main Presenter application. NOTE: Registration fees are waived for up to two (2) presenters per presentation. Additional presenters will receive a discounted registration rate.

Please be sure to review the form in FULL before you start. You will have the option to save the form and return to it once you are ready to submit.

IMPORTANT – Please review all of the application instructions, terms & conditions below carefully as some of our presenter policies have changed. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO AGREE to the Terms & Conditions in the application in order to submit your application.

Application Instructions

Each individual who wants to apply as a presenter for the Shared Hope International 2020 JuST Conference in Washington, D.C. is required to complete an application in full before submission, following instructions as directed. You will be able to return to the form if you close the page before submitting. The application will not allow you to submit without completing all of the required fields.

Space is limited in the conference program; therefore, we ask that your submissions meet the criteria listed below.

For presentations involving more than one professional: one presenter must complete the Main Application form while each co-presenter must complete the Co-presenter Application. The Main Presenter will be the point of contact for the team and is responsible for ensuring that all individuals submit the required documentation together.

Registration fees are waived for up to two (2) presenters per presentation. Additional presenters will receive a discounted registration rate.

Speaker Reimbursements & Travel Expenses: Shared Hope will give preference to advanced workshop topics, as well as presenters who are able to cover some or all travel expenses. This conference is not supported by grants. 100% of ticket fees go towards covering the event costs. With the exception of survivor presenters*, Shared Hope is unable to pay honorariums, speaker fees, per diem, or miscellaneous costs for any presenter at our annual conference. Requests for assistance with airfare and hotel expenses (only) will be evaluated individually.  If you do not check the box requesting assistance, we will assume you are able to cover expenses.

*Survivor Presenter Policy, please click here.

Registration fees are waived for up to two presenters per presentation. Additional presenters will receive a discounted registration rate.

 Due DateFebruary 28, 2020. Late applications will be considered if space is still available.

Please note that Shared Hope International reserves the right to adjust titles, bios and session descriptions.

Application Required Information

Presentation Title – The title should be kept short, preferably no more than 12 words. The conference organizers may ask you to modify the title if necessary.

 Presentation Description – (140 word limit) The presentation description should be concise, but accurate.  Keep in mind that attendees will use this description to determine which presentations to attend.  Be clear on what content is covered. In creating your presentation outline, consider the target audience, content level (basic, intermediate, or advanced), and time constraints. Most presentations will be granted 75-90 minutes max. NOTE: the application will limit your description to 800 characters, so please be sure to review your description before you submit so that it’s not incomplete.

You must include three objectives separate from your description that we can submit in our applications for accreditation.

Photo – The photo you submit will be printed in our conference program and utilized on the website. We must have a high-resolution headshot and prefer photos that compliment your face (no sunglasses, hats, etc.). If you are unable to provide a headshot, you may provide your agency’s logo instead. You must attach the photo as a separate file in jpeg, tiff or png format, saved as your name. If the photo resolution does not meet our standards, we may request a new photo.

Bio – Due to space limitations in our program materials, we ask that you please limit your bio to 140 words.

Resume – All presenters must submit a current CV or resume with their application, to include any/all degrees (with the institution and year) and relevant certifications, trainings, etc. This is purely for applications to national accreditation agencies such as NASW, NBCC, and state bar associations for CLE credit.

Additional Info – Applicants may apply to present as many workshops as they like by resubmitting the presenter application for each workshop title.  An applicant will not be selected for more than two titles. All workshops must pertain or connect to the subject of juvenile sex trafficking within U.S. borders (citizen or non-resident) – through prevention, intervention, investigation, prosecution, therapeutic services, etc. Workshops that do not make the connection to this subject will not be considered.

To ensure that SHI conferences stay on the cutting edge, this year, we will be enlisting field experts to review applications of each area represented.

Questions? Contact Brittany@sharedhope.org or call 703-351-8062

Why present?

Present on thought-provoking and innovative topics that directly impact the work you do with today’s leading professionals in the movement
Share your expertise and network with professionals from across the country; making connections that expand into communities you aren’t reaching
Receive up to two complimentary presenter registrations per session and a discounted registration rate for additional presenters
Expand your portfolio
Receive recognition and feedback in your area of expertise

Who will be your audience?

JuST Conference attendees are leaders in their communities, many with over 10 years of experience. They have diverse professional backgrounds including, but not limited to survivor leadership, law enforcement, social services, criminal justice, policy, social work, healthcare, community activism and education. They are interested in specialized and advanced presentations including core subjects as well as hot topics and criminal trends.

Workshops on HT 101 will not be considered in our field expert review. All workshops must pertain or connect to the subject of juvenile sex trafficking within U.S. borders (citizen or non-resident) – through prevention, intervention, investigation, prosecution, therapeutic services, etc. Workshops that do not make the connection to this subject will not be considered.