Conference

Light 2020: A Multistate Educational Conference on Human Trafficking

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is proud to host Light 2020: A Multistate Educational Conference on Human Trafficking on April 1-2, 2020 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino in East Peoria, Illinois.

Light 2020 aims to bring together experts, service providers, educators, and stakeholders in Illinois and surrounding states to shine a light on human trafficking in the United States and share best practices, innovative campaigns and technology, preventative efforts and measures, and survivor care and strategies to help prevent, combat, and respond to the human trafficking crisis.

Light 2020 is now accepting proposal submissions for presenters, exhibitors/vendors, and event sponsors. Please check the below corresponding sections for details. Registration is now open!

Meet the Light 2020 Keynote & General Session Speakers

Keynote April 1, 2020

Brad Myles
Chief Executive Officer, Polaris Project

Read Brad's Bio

General Session April 1, 2020

Hanni Stoklosa
MD, MPH, Co-Founder and Executive Director,
HEAL Trafficking

Read Hanni's Bio

Keynote April 2, 2020

Jean Bruggeman, Esq.
Executive Director, Freedom Network USA

Read Jean's Bio

General Session April 2, 2020

Lockey Maisonneuve
Author and Advocate, A Girl Raised by Wolves: Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking

Read Lockey's Bio

Present

CFPA warmly welcomes proposal submissions from experts in the field who work toward the prevention, intervention, and response to human trafficking. All proposals are welcome, but priority will be given to innovation sessions that focus on healthcare, social work, law enforcement, education, legislative efforts, prevention, and criminal justice.

Click here to download the proposal request and for submission guidelines. Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. on 10/1/19.

Register

Registration for the two-day conference on April 1-2, 2020 is now open! Early bird pricing is $325 until February 1, 2020. Final registration price is $400. Group discounts and student discounts available. To inquire, please email conference@centerforpreventionofabuse.org.

Registration for the free community event on March 31, 2020 is now open! Learn about the basics of human trafficking, its impact locally, services for survivors, and more. This event is free to the public and takes place 5-6:30 p.m. Limited space available.

Now accepting sponsorships! If your company or business is interested in sponsoring Light 2020, click here.

Exhibit

Now accepting exhibitor applications! If your company or business is interested in exhibiting at Light 2020, click here.

Schedule

The schedule for Light 2020 is available here. Please check back for updates on sessions, keynote topics, and more.

Venue

Light 2020 will take place at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino at 11 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611. For room accommodations, please call Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino at 1-800-547-0711 and provide code 0401CEN to receive the $99/night rate + tax.  Or, visit  https://www.paradicecasino.com/groups and enter code 0401CEN.

Free parking is available at Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino.

For questions, please email conference@centerforpreventionofabuse.org.

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