Chicago, USA
Sun, 2nd - Wed, 5th Sep 2018
Venue Details launch

SAFE 2018: Third Annual Global Conference on Human Trafficking: Innovative Response to Migration, Conflict, and War springboards from the tremendous enthusiasm and collaborative success of SAFE 2016. Brought to the global community once more, the goals of SAFE 2018 are to widen the global collaborative from 25 countries to 50 countries, address transnational trafficking in the age of wars and transient migrations, place emphasis on implementation of technology and research models within the execution of the 4Ps, and gather together advocates, activists, scientists, technologists, clinicians, law enforcement, NGOs, governmental entities, transportation and hospitality communities to foster global collaborative systems of delivery from trafficking.

Proposals are invited from experts, innovative leaders on topics such as:

  • Corruption and Poverty: What are the maintenance factors such as corruption in the ongoing exploitation of individuals in human trafficking? How have we combated slave labor and slave trade?
  • Transnational Trafficking: What are the factors that have supported the transnational trafficking of minors and adults in labor and sex trafficking? What are the current and best practices available to combat it?
  • Community Engagement and Jobs: How do we engage businesses, universities, and organizations to provide job security and training for survivors of human trafficking? What models are available and how were they implemented?
  • Volunteer Management: How do NGOs successfully employ team-building and management of volunteers and participate in wrap around services within local and national task forces on human trafficking?.
  • Rehabilitation: How do we overcome the challenges of building and sustaining Safe Houses for victims of human trafficking?
  • Technology: What are the tools available from technologists in terms of tracking, identifying, intervening, protecting and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking?
  • Legislative Efforts: We have laws against human trafficking. Where are we and what do we need to be pushing for?
  • Identification: We have tools to identify victims of human trafficking. What is the follow-up and success rate of these tools and what improvements are suggested?
  • Foster Care/Adoption: 80% of victims of HT reported they were once in foster care. How are states combating human trafficking? What else is needed?
  • Homelessness: One in five homeless people are recruited into human trafficking. What mechanisms and systems are needed or have been implemented to protect homeless youth and adults?
  • Systems of Care: Treatment models presented at SAFE 2016 have been researched and new findings as well as cutting edge treatments are invited.

Additional proposals will also be reviewed by the SAFE 2018 panel of reviewers for authenticity, substance, creativity, and innovation. Proposals will be kept private by the committee until accepted.

Important Dates:

NOTE: Proposals will remain hidden until approved.

Proposal Deadline: November 20, 2017

  • Review Dates: December 7, 2017-January 7, 2017
  • Acceptance Dates: February 1-10, 2017
  • Acceptance deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Program Availability: March 10, 2018
  • Conference Dates: September 2-5, 2018

Hotel Accommodations: Special Conference Rates for SAFE 2018.

Airline Partners: United