This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual exploitation, and that a collaborative community response is critical.

Whether you are just getting started or have been working on the issue for years, we have something for everyone. Our training conference strives to provide intermediate or advanced presentations including core subjects as well as hot topics, criminal trends, and material rarely-seen at other events. With new speakers each year and an array of powerful new workshops, JuST 2020 will not only educate you, but also inspire action and expand your network. Join experts and professionals from across the nation to learn practical ways you and your agency can create sustainable changes and leverage your resources to tackle sex trafficking from all angles.

AGENDA

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2019 Agenda

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2019 Bios
NOVEMBER 3: 3:30pm – 7:00pm

Early Check-In

NOVEMBER 4 : 7:30am – 5:00pm

Breakfast
Plenary
AM Workshops
Networking Lunch
PM Workshops
Networking Happy Hour

NOVEMBER 5 : 7:30am – 5:00pm

Breakfast
AM Workshops
Networking Lunch
Plenary
PM Workshops

NOVEMBER 6 : 7:30am – 12:30pm

Breakfast
Workshops
Closing Plenary

Call for Presentations

The 2020 JuST Conference Call for Presentations applications is now available! We have updated the form so that you can complete it online! Please review ALL instructions carefully as we have made some changes to our policies.

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Applications are due Friday, February 28.

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.

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.

WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING

“(Attending the JuST Conference I was) delighted to be in the company of so many people from across the country who are making a difference and so willing to share.”

“Great conference. Resiliency happens and it is powerful.”

“The JuST conference has not disappointed.I truly appreciate the professionalism that allows for multiple agencies and non-profits and survivors to come together to find a solution.”

“The conference was an amazing opportunity for my self and my whole task force. I’m so excited to bring our new knowledge together for our community.”

Registration Coming
Spring 2020

Ticket Prices are listed below – Registration is scheduled to open in March! Be sure to sign up for updates so you are notified when registration officially opens.

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JuST Registration and Ticket Info

Please check back regularly for updates.

All attendees should plan to arrive on November 3 and depart at noon November 6.

Due to the sensitive, and sometimes graphic, nature of content provided during our workshops and presentations, we require that all attendees are 18+.

See our Terms and Conditions & Refund Policy.

General Admission
Early Bird $420
Regular Rate of $455 after May 1st
Entire Conference Program (Plenary presentations and Workshops)
Breakfasts and Lunches
Networking Happy Hour

Discounted rates will be available for survivors, students and Ambassadors of Hope.

Exhibitor TableTop only
$500
This ticket reserves an Exhibit table space, but DOES NOT include Conference Attendance.
(1) Table with (2) Chairs, electrical sold separately
(2) Exhibitor Admission Tickets
Breakfasts and Lunches

Networking Reception Tickets Sold Separately

Additional exhibitor admission tickets sold separately.

EXHIBITOR TABLETOP & CONFERENCE ADMISSION
$900
This ticket is for any individual who also wants to host an Exhibit table.
(1) General Admission Ticket
Breakfasts and Lunches
(1) Table with (2) Chairs, Electrical sold separately
(1) Additional Exhibitor Admission Ticket, meals included

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Washington, DC is one of the world’s leading destinations for travel and tourism. The city offers great air and public transportation options, unique venues, award-winning hotels, and hundreds of free attractions.

Explore the monuments along the National Mall and the city’s vibrant and character-rich neighborhoods. Outstanding shopping, free museums and can’t-miss theater make DC a must-see. Visit Washington.org.

Washington DC Official Visitors Guide

Omni Sheraton Hotel, Washington, DC

VENUE and ACCOMODATIONS

OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL
2500 Calvert Street Washington, DC

The JuST Conference team is coordinating room blocks at the Omni Shoreham

Links to room blocks will be posted Spring 2020.

OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL

Average room rate $179
2500 Calvert Street
Washington, DC 20008

Reservations for the Omni Shoreham hotel block will be available in early spring 2020.
Attendees are encouraged to book early before the blocks fill up.

GETTING HERE

By Car – If you choose to drive into the Washington DC, The Omni Shoreham is offering discounted valet overnight parking for $45 per night for JuST Conference guests. Near the Shoreham and throughout DC we encourage you to find discounted parking through apps like SpotHero and ParkWhiz

By Air  – There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily. The Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to DC proper, just a 10-minute drive from city lines. For more information on transportation to and from DCA, click here.

By BusClick here for a list of options for traveling to/from DC via bus.

By Train – To take the train to DC, book an Amtrak to DC’s Union Station.

Once you are in town, there are many transportation options for navigating DC. Visit the Washington.org for detailed information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Wear?

We want you to be comfortable. Casual or business casual attire is perfect, consider dressing in layers as convention centers can have varying temperatures in different rooms. Be sure to bring your walking shoes. The workshop rooms will be on two levels of the Omni Shoreham. Fall weather in Washington D.C. is mild, High 50s/Low 30s, during the day and a little chilly at night. Be sure to check the forecast before you arrive!

What if I have special dietary restrictions?

You may indicate on your registration form if you are vegetarian or require a gluten-free diet. We’ll work with the venue to address any and all food allergies, but we are limited to what they can provide. Our lunch selections have always included vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options and we’ll strive to make sure this year’s menu will, too. We appreciate your patience with this. Be sure to notify us of more severe allergies.

How do I register for workshops?

i. With the exception of an occasional private class, there is no pre-registration for workshops. All seats are a first-come first-serve basis. Once a class has reached its capacity, facilitators will close the doors and direct attendees elsewhere.

Can I bring someone who is under 18?

Due to the sensitive, and sometimes graphic, nature of content provided during our workshops and presentations, we require that all attendees are 18+.

What’s happening at the Networking Happy Hour?

You, your new friends, and Shared Hope staff will have the chance to connect over beverages and light local faire. Access is complimentary for General Admission ticket holder, but attendance is optional. Any Exhibitor, Vendor, family member or friend of our attendees is welcome to join the fun, but they must purchase a Happy Hour ticket (available March 1).

What should I do if I’m an attendee and have grievances or concerns to address?

If there are any concerns, frustrations, or grievances you experience leading up to or during our event, we want to hear about it. You can always include that in your conference evaluation, which is read by our staff each year. If there’s something you’d like to address directly with our staff, contact the conference organizer at brittany@sharedhope.org. Include your full name, agency, and whether you are a recipient of contact or continuing education credit hours. You may also reach us in other ways: visit our website for more information, contact Shared Hope International headquarters by calling 360-693-8100, or send us a note via snail mail: P.O. Box 65337, Vancouver, WA. 98665.

Will I be able to download conference materials and handouts in advance?

Yes! Presenters have been asked to make their materials available to attendees a week before the conference. Look for an announcement with a special passcode for downloading resources a few weeks before the event.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds available until October 21, 2020 for JustConference 2020.

Partial refunds (50%) available until October 28, 2020 for JustConference 2020.

No refunds after October 28, 2020 for JustConference 2020.

**To request a refund, you must email refunds@sharedhope.org and provide the attendee’s name, the purchaser’s name, and the ticket order number. All refunds will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Refunds will be issued by check to the billing address on file within 30 days of request.

Will there be Internet access?

Yes! This year there will be internet access available in the meeting rooms.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The JuST Conference has unique opportunities for you to share your resources with our national audience. For more information about event sponsorship at any level, brand recognition (such as promotion at the annual Networking Happy Hour or other social events), and an easy way to connect with attendees contact our conference coordinator. We would love to talk with you further about these options and how we may be able to customize them for you.

We also have another unique way to give back. Each year, we receive many requests for scholarships from our survivor network, which are funded by generous donors around the US. All donations contributed towards registration scholarships are utilized for conference tickets.

Our survivors are an amazing group of leaders with an unparalleled perspective and valuable contributions to the anti-trafficking movement. We’d be thrilled if you partnered with us in supporting their attendance! If you or your organization would like to sponsor survivor scholarships for JuST Conference attendance, you may do so with a donation of any amount at this link by directing the gift to Where Needed Most and listing “JuST Conference Scholarship” in the feedback section.

Thank You to Our 2019 JuST Conference
Sponsors

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DONORS

Kristina Kavanau
Laura Gelber
Dorothy J. Myers
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