Join us at Now & Next 2020: The World Without Exploitation 2nd Annual National Convening May 27-28, 2020

Ending exploitation and engaging our movement during Election Year 2020.

World Without Exploitation, the national coalition committed to ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation, is laser focused on creating an exploitation free world. Our coalition believes that those who are sexually exploited should be treated as victims of a crime, while those who exploit should be held accountable for the devastating harm they cause.

WorldWE is at the forefront, working to make sweeping changes across the country related to Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

As a new decade begins, we’re advocating for the adoption of The Equality Model, a survivor-focused response to sexual exploitation. We’re connecting with political candidates from across the political spectrum and at all levels of government. And we’re continuing to educate the public on the impact that human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation have on victims, families and communities.

We’re doing more work, in more ways and places, than ever before.  And at the heart of each of these efforts lies a simple belief: When we work together, we can create measurable, lasting change.

That’s where you come in.

We invite you to join us and 300 other movement leaders, activists, opinion shapers, and policymakers at Now & Next 2020, the 2nd Annual World Without Exploitation Convening. Over two days of robust and respectful dialogue, we will explore what is NOW and what is NEXT as far as best practices and smart strategies to end exploitation. With interactive programming focused on such topics as direct service, legal advocacy, public policy, and communications & storytelling - and an inspiring roster of panelists and speakers - Now & Next will be both practical and purposeful. Our end goal? Making the movement to end exploitation more effective and sustainable, while making meaningful connections with one another.

Now & Next 2020 will build on the energy and action from last year’s inaugural event, which drew a motivated, high-level audience of 200. Here is what some of last year’s attendees told us:

“This was one of the best organized, most powerful conferences I have attended.”

“It was a beautifully conceived and executed conference and I believe I left it better equipped to do effective work in the movement.”

“I left with so much ACTIONABLE material …”

“This was a deep dive…This [conference] particularly helped with framing our thoughts around fighting the legalization of prostitution.””

Read more about last year’s convening, Now & Next 2019

Our Goals Are

Fostering Collaboration

Our Convening will foster and further collaboration between WorldWE members and new allies.

Encouraging New Approaches

Now & Next will encourage new approaches to seemingly intractable movement challenges.

Creating Change

Our gathering will be a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment for participants seeking to create change while in community with one another.

Meet Some Of Our Speakers

Registration

The non-refundable registration fee for Now & Next 2020 is $175 for World Without Exploitation members and $225 for non-members.*

Your registration fee includes:

- Continental breakfasts May 27th and 28th
- Lunches May 27th and 28th
- Awards cocktail reception May 27th

Location
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 737-2200
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* To inquire about becoming a member, email Lauren@worldwe.org

Accommodations

Special rates have been arranged at the Washington Marriott Metro Center to accommodate your overnight stay May 26 and 27 for the following day's convening. The Washington Marriott is now accepting hotel reservations for the event when you reserve your room following the prompt below.

Reserve Your Room

Schedule

|>Wednesday, May 27|
|8:00 – 9:00 am|NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST|
|9:00 - 9:15 am|OPENING PERFORMANCE: Imagining a world without exploitation|
|9:15 – 9:30 am|WELCOME PLENARY|
||Speaker: Lauren Hersh (World Without Exploitation National Director)|
|9:30 – 10:00 am|KEYNOTE ADDRESS|
||Speaker: Summer Stephan (San Diego County District Attorney)|
|10:00 – 10:45 am|PLENARY: From exploitation to equality - A roadmap for change|
|10:45 – 11:00 am|TRANSITION|
|11:00 – 12:00 pm|FIRST BREAKOUT SESSION:  Happening now - Issues impacting our movement in this moment|
||1. LGBTQ+ community: The dire need to expand services & options|
||2. Equal, not exploited: Promoting the Equality Model in a legalization-focused world|
||3. Ending online exploitation in the post-FOSTA/SESTA era|
||4. Meeting young people where they are: Supporting vulnerable youth|
||5. Taking care: Creating a more effective and trauma-informed movement|
||6. Real accountability in a virtual world: pornhub, sugaring, and social media sexploitation|
|12:00 – 1:00 pm|LUNCH|
|1:00 – 1:45 pm|PLENARY:  Making the case - Prostitution as a public health crisis|
|1:45 – 2:00 pm|TRANSITION|
|2:00 – 3:00 pm|SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION (continuation from the first breakout sessions)|
||1. LGBTQ+ community: The dire need to expand services & options|
||2. Equal, not exploited: Promoting the Equality Model in a legalization-focused world|
||3. Ending online exploitation in the post-FOSTA/SESTA era|
||4. Meeting young people where they are: Supporting vulnerable youth|
||5. Taking care: Creating a more effective and trauma-informed movement|
||6. Real accountability in a virtual world: pornhub, sugaring, and social media sexploitation|
|3:00 – 3:15 pm|COFFEE BREAK & TRANSITION|
|3:15 – 3:45 pm|PLENARY: Just the facts - Utilizing unassailable data and statistics|
|3:45 – 4:45 pm|PLENARY: Making it matter - Engaging men to end exploitation|
|4:45 – 5:30 pm|PLENARY: Let’s get real - Life in the legal sex trade|
|5:30 – 5:45 pm|TRANSITION TO AWARDS COCKTAIL RECEPTION|
|5:45 – 7:00 pm|AWARDS COCKTAIL RECEPTION|
||Honoring: Tina Frundt (Courtney's House Founder & Executive Director), Ambassador Swanee Hunt (Demand Abolition Chair)|
|7:00 pm and later|DINNER ON YOUR OWN|


|>Thursday, May 28|
|7:30 – 9:00 am|NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST|
|9:00 – 9:15 am|RefuSHE Voices (A spoken word performance featuring the stories of exploited or trafficked refugee girls.)|
|9:15 - 9:45 am|KEYNOTE|
|9:45 - 10:00 am |TRANSITION|
|10:00 – 11:00 am|BREAK-OUT SESSIONS: What’s on the horizon - Innovations and inspiration to propel the movement|
||1. Coming together: Strengthening survivor and ally relationships|
||2. Promoting Policy Change: Impactful advocacy with lawmakers|
||3. Lasting legal change that moves the needle: vacatur, Safe Harbor, and civil litigation|
||4. Private sector, public good: Engaging corporate America in the fight to end exploitation|
||5. Innovative exit strategies and economic empowerment: Providing survivors with options and opportunities|
||6. The oldest oppression: prostitution as the intersection of racial, gender, and income inequality|
|11:00 – 11:15 am|TRANSITION|
|11:15 – 12:00 pm|PLENARY: Keeping the “move” in movement - Strategies to accelerate impact|
|12:00 – 1:00 pm|LUNCH|
|1:00 – 1:30 pm|PLENARY: One state at a time - small steps, big impact|
|1:30 – 1:45 pm|TRANSITION|
|1:45 - 3:00 pm |WORKSHOPS|
||1. Bring the Equality Model to your state|
||2. Diminishing demand: Proven tactics to stop sex buyers|
||3. Marketing a movement:  Using marketing, media and messaging to end sexual exploitation|
||4. The Stories We Tell:  Using writing, speaking and testimony to create change|
||5. Class act: Students transforming culture|
||6. Getting social: Using digital and social media in a strategic way|
|3:00 - 3:15pm |TRANSITION|
|3:15 - 3:45 pm|PLENARY: Power of youth - The end exploitation generation|
|3:45 – 4:00 pm|CLOSING PLENARY: Now, what’s next?|
||Speaker: Lauren Hersh (World Without Exploitation)|

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Questions?

Please email Lauren@worldwe.org.