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.


Click here to download the 2019 agenda.

2019 Agenda

Click here to download the 2019 speaker bios.

2019 Bios
NOVEMBER 4 : 7:30am – 5:00pm

AM Workshops
Networking Lunch
PM Workshops
Networking Happy Hour

NOBEMBER 5 : 7:30am – 5:00pm

AM Workshops
Networking Lunch
PM Workshops

NOVEMBER 6 : 7:30am – 12:30pm

Closing Plenary

Call for Presentations

The 2020 JuST Conference Call for Presentations will open on Wednesday, January 1! 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. Click here to review the 2019 Conference Program.

View Application

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.


“This conference was one of the best conferences. It was well organized, well planned, and quality.”

“This was my first time at JuST and the intimacy of the mix of attendees, the passion and the comradery was phenomenal.”

“I had so many educational, beautiful, networking, self-care, and huge ideas as take-a-ways!”

“Truthfully, I didn’t know what to expect, but every part made a great impact in my perception, understanding and most importantly, my hope.”

Please check back regularly as we make updates to this registration section. Registration will open in early spring.

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JuST Registration and Ticket Info

Registration Coming Spring 2020

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.

Omni Sheraton Hotel, Washington, DC


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.


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.

Washington DC Official Visitors Guide

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






Kristina Kavanau

Laura Gelber

Dorothy J. Myers

Roberta Godbe-Tipp

Kristi Cornwell