15th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference

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15th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference

Join us for a 1-Day Conference as we share information and strategies on combating human trafficking in our communities & collaboration.

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Valencia College School of Public Safety 8600 Valencia College Lane Orlando, FL 32825

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About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

8:30 a.m. – Registration

9:15 a.m.- 9:55 a.m. – Opening General Session

  • Welcome to the 15th Annual HTAD Tomas J. Lares, United Abolitionists
  • Invocation - Pastor Derrick L. McRae, The Experience Christian Center in Orlando
  • Welcome - Dr. Jeff Goltz , Executive Dean, School of Public Safety at Valencia College
  • Orange County H.T. Proclamation - Mayor Jerry Demings, Orange County, FL
  • Lived Experience - Dr. Marianne Thomas, My Name My Voice
  • Overview of the day - Tomas J. Lares, United Abolitionists

Session 1 Panels:

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Main Auditorium

Panel 1: Human Trafficking Laws and Policies: Where do we go from here?

Moderator -Jan Edwards, Paving The Way Foundation

Panelists - Brent Woody, Dr. Marianne Thomas, Eleanor Gaetan, Lisa Haba, RET. Cpl. Alan Wilkett

Classroom 136

Panel 2: The Importance of Counter-Trafficking Operations & Collaboration (CLOSED SESSION for ONLY Law enforcement, Vice Units and Investigators. Credentials will be verified).

Moderator: Sgt. Brad Bakeman, Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation

Panelists - SA Andrew Mroczkowski (HSI), Det. William Vaughan (PBSO), Det. Chad Goodling (MBI),Maurice Edwards (NCMEC)(Zoom), SA Danny Warren (FDLE), SA Michelle Langer (FBI)

Lunch – 11:30-12:45 p.m. (Food Truck - El Cubanito Subs)

Session 2 Panels:

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Main Auditorium

Panel 1: Human Trafficking & the Impact On the Hospitality, Tourism & Sports Industry

Moderator: Diego Bufquin, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality

Panelists - Gustavo Costa, Michael Bartel (Zoom) & Tomas J. Lares

Classroom 136

Panel 2: Tech & Vice Applications to Combat Human Trafficking

(CLOSED SESSION for ONLY Technology workers, Law enforcement, Vice Units, Investigators, Cyber Security. Credentials will be verified).

Moderator: Maurice Edwards, National Center For Missing & Exploited Children

Panelists - Brad Dennis, Noel Thomas, Matt Richardson, NCMEC

Break: 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Session 3 Panel:

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Main Auditorium

Panel 1: Leadership Panel : Survivors & Allies

Moderator: Dr. Marianne Thomas, My Name My Voice

Panelists - Connie Rose, Dee Colman, Kim Figueroa, Mikala Klein & Sue Abol-Hosn

Session 4 General: Closing

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Main Auditorium

ALL: Call To Action 2023

Participating Organizations & Tri-County Alliance Members:

  • Air Marshal National Council
  • Aspire Health Partners HT Center
  • Called2Rescue
  • Central Florida Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI)
  • Florida Department of Children & Families
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Florida Highway Patrol
  • F.R.E.E. International
  • Haba Law Firm
  • Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Human Trafficking Foundation
  • International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators
  • Justice Restoration Center
  • Love Missions
  • LYNX
  • Lake-Sumter County Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation
  • More Too Life
  • My Name My Voice
  • National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
  • National Center On Sexual Exploitation
  • One More Child
  • One Purse
  • Orange County Government
  • Orange County Sheriff's Office
  • Osceola County Corrections
  • Paving The Way Foundation
  • Samaritan Village
  • Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • State Attorney's Office Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Sunrail
  • Transporation Security Administration (TSA)
  • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality
  • United Abolitionists
  • University of Central Florida
  • Valencia College, School of Public Safety
  • Voices For Florida
  • Zero Trafficking

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