This unforgettable conference will feature 75 of the nation’s leading experts providing 48 workshops on today’s most pressing issues facing professionals and advocates in the anti-trafficking field. Sessions will focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, task force development, case studies and lessons learned.
Learn from and network with hundreds of individuals with backgrounds in service delivery, investigation, prosecution, outreach and community mobilization.
2015 Keynote Speakers
This year we are offering pre-conference sessions on November 11 for registered attendees. Registration for pre-conference workshops is now closed due to capacity.
- Technical and professional development seminar: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Sold Out!
- Six workshop options: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Sold Out!
- Survivor-only workshops: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our goal is to ensure you have the space to access the workshops you want! This year we require registrants to pre-select their workshops to assist us in the planning process. View the session descriptions before registering. Please note that some workshops are restricted to sworn law enforcement and prosecutors only.
Full refunds are available until October 28 (minus $20 administrative fee). Partial refunds (50%) are available until November 6 (minus $20 administrative fee). Refunds will not be issued after November 6. Refunds will be issued in the form of a check to the billing address on file within 30 days of notification. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make your request.
Ambassadors of Hope
Shared Hope is hosting a special pre-conference program for trained Ambassador of Hope community advocates at the Gaylord on November 11 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other Ambassadors and discuss critical topics regarding your role as a Shared Hope advocate. Registration is now closed. Click here for additional details. If you’d like more information on becoming one of our special community advocates, be sure to visit our Ambassador of Hope information page.
For additional questions or concerns, contact Shared Hope’s Director of Training at Elizabeth@sharedhope.org. We look forward to seeing you in November at the 2015 JuST Conference!
CEUs and Credit Hours
Banner Consulting has been approved by National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6561. Programs that qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified (**). Attendees may receive up to 13.75 credit hours for a fee of $50. Banner Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886539647- 3092) for 13.50 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
The conference registration fee provides access to all pre-conference workshops (lunch on your own), attendance at the main conference, lunch on November 12-13 and access to the networking reception the evening of November 12. Breakfast will not be provided. Attendees must arrange their own transportation to/from the hotel.
Host an Exhibit Table
Don’t miss your chance to promote your product or company to over 600 law enforcement agents, service providers, prosecutors, and other professionals at the JuST Conference! Please note that the hotel will allow access into the Ballroom for Exhibitor setup at 4:00pm on November 11, allowing you to host the table for the main conference only. Exhibitors will be notified if earlier access is granted by the Gaylord.
Join us at the beautiful Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center located in National Harbor, only minutes from D.C. Attendees will enjoy an enhanced conference experience at a larger venue with a four-star hotel package. The Gaylord is situated along the Potomac River, providing gorgeous views of the harbor, access to restaurants, nightlife and shopping areas. Take advantage of special conference pricing of $144/night (+$18 resort fee) and a daily discount on parking.
Rooms are available Tuesday, November 10 through Friday, November 13, with extremely limited availability Tuesday and Friday nights. If you plan to attend pre-conference activities, please review the pre-conference workshops before making travel plans. The agenda was designed to allow attendees the option of traveling the morning of November 11. The Gaylord will honor the special rate (based on availability) for two days following the conference if you would like to stay the weekend in D.C.
There are a variety of transportation options between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and the Gaylord Resort including Uber, taxis and shuttle services. The Gaylord Resort offers departures to/from the airport every 20 minutes through Super Shuttle. You may purchase one-way or roundtrip transportation in advance. Attendees who drive are eligible for a small discount on daily parking at the Gaylord.
Book with the Shared Hope room block here
**Tuesday night rooms are sold out but there are plenty of rooms for Wednesday- Saturday. You are encouraged to book via the discounted rate at the Gaylord and seek a Tuesday night room elsewhere if needed, or extend your stay at a later date if/when a room opens up. Deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. For a full refund, you must notify the hotel three days prior to your arrival.
What people are saying about the JuST Conference:
I am not a conference person- been to too many, spoken at so many—usually the same old same old. In my opinion, yours is the only one worth going to and a ‘don’t miss’ event. – Derri Smith, End Slavery Tennessee
Other comments from 2014 Conference Attendees:
This was far better than I expected. I learned a great deal and was able to network with so many more people than I imagined. This was an incredible conference which I was extremely impressed by. Everyone was great and the passion for our cause was felt in every one. Excellent!!! Thank you!!
Breakouts were also diverse, very well done, and knowledgeable. The variety of options has been mind blowing. Thank you.