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Upcoming Conferences

12th Annual Freedom Network Conference
When: April 1-2, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by: Freedom Network
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Past Events / Conference Highlights

Trafficking in America Conference
When: May 23-25, 2013
Where: Nashville, TN
Sponsored by: Trafficking in America Task Force
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Annual Meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
When: May 17, 2013
Where: White House, Washington, D.C.
Hosted by: Secretary of State, John Kerry
Transcript and video

Freedom Network Annual Conference
When: April 17-18, 2013
Where: Washington, DC
Sponsored by: Freedom Network
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Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking: Research Needs, Policy Gaps, Institutional Changes
When: January 31-February 1, 2013
Where: Lawrence, KS
Sponsored by: University of Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research
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Freedom Summit: Building the Bay Area Response to Human Trafficking
When: January 25-26, 2013
Where: Fremont, CA
Sponsored by: Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition 
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The Summit 2 End It: Ending Human Trafficking in Colorado
When: January 7, 2013
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
Sponsored by: The Klein Frank Foundation 
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Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and Government Contracts: Is the Goverment Doing Enough to Protect Vulnerable Workers?

When: March 27, 2012
Where: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Held by: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Testimony and video.

Annual Meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
When: March 15, 2012
Where: White House, Washington, D.C.
Hosted by: Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton
Transcript and video.

Are Government Contractors Exploiting Workers Overseas? Examining Enforcement of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
When: November 2, 2011
Where: 2157 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Held by: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Testimony and video.

CTIP Workshop
The purpose of the workshop was to provide information regarding: COCOM CTIP initiatives, trafficking in persons (TIP) evaluations-past and future, TIP mobile conversion, TIP and the UCMJ, and CTIP scenario simulation. Additionally the workshop was to provide DoD representatives with tools and information to improve their CTIP program.
When: August 30-31, 2011
Hosted by: DHRA and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Office

CTIP Conference -- August 2009 [Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA]
The purpose of the conference was to provide current information on TIP relative to DoD. The goals of the conference was to insure Service, Agency and Command TIP POCs are current on the broad U.S. Government TIP program and have the opportunity to present issues and concerns of their parent organizations; to review and make recommendations on revisions to the DoD TIP instruction and to have the best possible TIP training curriculum by increasing awareness, understanding and appropriate actions necessary to combat TIP within DoD. 

Presentations:
DoD IG Announcement of IG Inspection - Stephen V. Chiusano (.ppt file)
Keynote Speaker: DOS Ambassador Luis C.de Baca (.ppt file)
TVPRA, 2008 - Laurence E. Rothenberg (.ppt file)
PROTECT Act - Alecia Riewerts Wolak (.ppt file)
DoD OGC Discussion MEJA/UCMJ - Bob Reed (.ppt file)
Polaris Project Domestic US Focus - Kathleen Davis (.ppt file)
Crimes against children as it relates to TIP - Russ Strand (.ppt file)
TIP Task Forces - Duren Banks (.ppt file)
Actors, Operations and Trends: Trafficking Research for Law Enforcement - John Picarelli (.ppt file)
DOL Wage and Hour Division - Libby Hendrix (.doc file)
The International Labor Rights Forum - Brian Campbell (.doc file)
Football Report - Brian Campbell (.pdf file)
DHS-Blue Blindfold Campaign - Roy Hall (.pdf file)
GSA- TIP in the FAR - Ernest Woodson (.ppt file)
• DARC-TIP and the DFAR – Margaret Patterson (.ppt file)

DoD CTIP Conference – July 2008
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Dr. David S. C. Chu held an annual conference, co-sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency, to provide information on combating trafficking in persons July 15 and 16, 2008. Dr. Chu was the keynote speaker. Presentation