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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.

2021 AGENDA

A preliminary draft of the 2021 JuST Conference program is now available, below.

You can also view the 2020 JuST LIVE! free webinar series on the right.

Click here to download the 2021 Workshop Agenda.

2021 Program

See the 2020 JuST LIVE! free webinar series.

JuST LIVE! 2020

Nov 16: 3:30 – 7PM

Early Bird Check-In

Nov 17: 7:30AM – 5PM

  • Breakfast
  • Plenary
  • AM Workshops
  • Networking Lunch
  • PM Workshops
  • Networking Happy Hour

Nov 18: 7:30AM – 5PM

  • Breakfast
  • AM Workshops
  • Networking Lunch
  • Plenary
  • PM Workshops

Nov 19: 7:30AM- 12:30PM

  • Breakfast
  • Workshops
  • Closing Plenary

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.”

JuST Registration and Ticket Info

Registration for the IN-PERSON JuST Conference is Now Closed.

However you can still register for the Virtual Conference!

An abbreviated Virtual Conference is now available with a smaller program offering. Virtual Attendees will have access to all live plenary sessions and up to 7 pre-selected workshops.
Virtual Agenda Draft

CEUs pending approval.

Virtual tickets are $150.00 per person.

Register for Virtual

All attendees should plan to arrive on November 16 and depart at noon on November 19.

See our Terms and Conditions & Refund Policy.

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

COVID-19

Shared Hope is working alongside the host hotel, Omni Shoreham, and the District of Columbia to ensure the JuST Conference is a healthy and safe event this November 17 – 19. With the hotel’s help, we will ensure sanitation procedures and precautionary measures are in place. Safety measures including mask requirements and social distancing will be dictated by the Government of the District of Columbia.

Shared Hope will not be administering COVID-19 temperature checks or testing unless otherwise specified by the Government of the District of Columbia for the duration of the 2021 JuST Conference taking place November 17 – 19 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. As per the 7/29 situational update from Mayor Bowser, all people over the age of two must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice.

For regular updates from the Government of the District of Columbia, please visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

For information on the Omni Shoreham Safe and Clean Standards, please visit: https://www.omnihotels.com/-/media/files/omni-safe-and-clean-standards-march-2021.pdf?la=en

CDC Guidelines on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

Washington DC COVID-19 Travel Guidance and FAQs: https://www.washington.org/dc-information/coronavirus-travel-update-washington-dc

As we get closer to the JuST Conference dates, we will provide regular updates to registered attendees on any changes in our precautionary measures.

In 2020, Shared Hope hit “pause” on our regular JuST Conference content to bring you a special series from the Shared Hope Institute for Justice and Advocacy – JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change. webinar series.

The series of free webinars introduced 6 key issue areas that form the advanced legislative framework for the Reports Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking, which the Institute for Justice & Advocacy released in November 2020.

The JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change. webinar series tracked these issue areas with two presentations keyed to critical aspects of advancing protections for child victims under each issue area.

JuST LIVE WEBINARS View Report Cards

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 ACCOMMODATIONS

OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL
2500 Calvert Street Washington, DC

Average Room Rate $195

Book Your Reservation

The hotel block expires Friday, October 22, but don’t wait as limited space is available!

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.

COVID-19 Updates:

For COVID-19 Travel Status Updates, please click here.

For a regularly updated list of open DC attractions please click here.

EXHIBITING

Whether you’re attending or not, an exhibit table at the JuST Conference is an excellent way to promote your organization and resources to hundreds of professionals. Exhibitor tickets include a 6’ space with one 6’x30” covered table, two chairs, and your organization displayed in conference materials. See below for an Exhibitor Kit (updated regularly).  Floorplan coming soon! Breakfasts and lunches are included in the ticket price for up to two individuals. Any exhibitor or vendor who wishes to attend the Networking Happy Hour must purchase a ticket before October 25. For more information about how to become an Exhibitor, please email Brittany@sharedhope.org.

 

Exhibitor Kit

Tabletop Trivia

Interested in engaging with attendees and building your contacts? Participate in Tabletop Trivia! Each Exhibitor/Vendor that participates will provide us with an organization related “trivia question.” A list of the participating tabletop questions will be given to attendees with their badge at registration. They are not required to participate, but if they do, they will be visiting your booth to answer your question. Completed trivia cards will be turned in to Event Management and two winners will be chosen to receive prizes during the Closing Plenary session. Participating Exhibitors/Vendors will be listed in the conference program in the Tabletop Trivia instructions. Limited Spaces available. The additional fee of $50 for Tabletop Trivia can be added in the registration form.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds available until November 1, 2021 for Just Conference 2021

Partial refunds (50%) available until November 8, 2021 for Just Conference 2021

No refunds after November 8, 2021 for Just Conference 2021.

In the event that you find yourself experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you can cancel and request a refund up until November 17, 2021.

**To request a refund, you must email refunds@sharedhope.org and provide the attendee’s name, the purchaser’s name, the ticket order number and an address to send the check. If your billing address has changed since the time of purchase, please provide your updated address. All refunds will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Refunds will be issued by check within 30 days of request.

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?

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 under the age of 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 with the online registration form.

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.

Will there be Internet access?

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

Virtual Conference Transfer Refunds

In the event that you find yourself experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and you would like to transfer your in-person registration to a Virtual Conference registration, we will refund you the difference and waive the $20 administrative fee.

All other in-person registrations transferred to a Virtual Conference registration will be refunded the difference of their registrations less the $20 administrative fee.

What is included in the Virtual Conference?

One registration for the Virtual Conference provides admission to: virtual access to live plenary sessions and up to 7 pre-selected workshops (workshops to be published at a later date, with CEU credits pending approval). Webinar recordings will be available to virtual attendees post conference for up to one month. Networking opportunities with tabletops and in-person attendees will also be available.

Can I share Virtual Conference Access?

Virtual registrations are one per person. Registrations that are “shared” will not be acknowledged as such with any general certificates of attendance or continuing education credits.

What precautions are in place to address COVID-19?

Shared Hope is working alongside the host hotel, Omni Shoreham, and the District of Columbia to ensure the JuST Conference is a healthy and safe event this November 17 – 19. With the hotel’s help, we will ensure sanitation procedures and precautionary measures are in place. Safety measures including mask requirements and social distancing will be dictated by the Government of the District of Columbia. Shared Hope will not be administering COVID-19 temperature checks, testing or mask mandates, unless otherwise specified by the Government of the District of Columbia for the duration of the 2021 JuST Conference taking place November 17 – 19 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. By completing your registration, you assume the risks related to attending a public event and agree to not hold Shared Hope International and/or affiliate’s liable for illness or injury.

For regular updates from the Government of the District of Columbia, please visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

For information on the Omni Shoreham Safe and Clean Standards, please visit: https://www.omnihotels.com/-/media/files/omni-safe-and-clean-standards-march-2021.pdf?la=en

CDC Guidelines on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

As we get closer to the JuST Conference dates, we will provide regular updates to registered attendees on any changes in our precautionary measures.

In the unlikely event we must cancel the conference due to COVID-19, attendees will be given the option to request a refund or transfer their registration to a virtual conference option or to the 2022 JuST Conference.

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