Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend this conference?

The Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Awareness Conference is free to attend, thanks to our Sponsors and Donors!

If the conference is free, why do I need to register?

We would like to welcome everyone to our conference, however we are limited in space. Each year, we have reached capacity. We also close registration before the event, to ensure we have an accurate count for the meal and space. We want to make sure that we can offer the most comfortable experience possible.

Do I need to bring a printed ticket to the conference for registration?

No, you don’t. We will keep track of those who have registered online and will provide name tags for all registered participants. You will check in at the registration table to pick up your name tag before the conference begins.

What if I forget to register, can I just show up?

No! Please do not show up without registering first. We do not want to turn people away due to space, but you may be asked to wait until the check in process is finalized before allowed to enter the conference. We cannot exceed the capacity allowed for our space. Please be certain to register!

What do you do with my information?

The information you provide will not be shared with any other source or entity. We use this information to provide conference updates (via email) and for grant-related purposes. All information is shared in aggregate data and no identifying information will be disbursed.

What if I can only attend part of the conference?

Please join us for the parts you can attend! Register for sessions you can attend and post in the comments section if you only plan to attend part of the conference.

I have registered for the conference but now I need to change my breakout session, what do I do?

We get it. This happens all the time. In general, one or two people changing rooms won’t create too much trouble. You can contact us at to let us know that you want to switch breakout session, or you can let us know when you check in. Please note that this may create a tighter experience in certain breakout sessions.

I have registered for the conference but I cannot attend now. Should I tell someone?

Yes! Please let us know! Please contact us at to let us know that you need to cancel your registration. We can then offer your space to someone on the waitlist. We appreciate it and so does the person who is able to take your seat! We hope that you will be able to attend the conference next year!

Registration is closed, but I really want to attend! What can I do?

Please contact us at to ask to be added to the waitlist. You will be added in the order that your email is received. We cannot guarantee all individuals will be added from the waitlist, but we try hard to include as many people as possible.

The conference is this week and I just found out. Can I still attend?

Please do not show up without registering! Please contact us at to see if there is still a possibility of attending. Depending on the time of your email, you may receive a reply from us letting you know. Emails after 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8th may not receive a response as we will be preparing for the conference.

Is food included in my registration?

Your registration includes light refreshments and a lunch. Please know that we attempt to take into consideration dietary restrictions, but may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs. You are welcome to bring your own meal or purchase a different option from IU Southeast, if you would like. There is a $5 minimum purchase when using credit cards in The Commons cafeteria. Options include a deli bar, hot grill, salad bar and Papa John’s Pizza. The Coffee Shop is also available for purchase. Subway is in the Library Building, only a brief walk away. Please speak with any Conference Support to help with directions or questions.

I don’t work in the field of human trafficking, can I still attend? Who should attend this conference?

This conference is open to the public and there are so many professions that will benefit from the content provided. The intended audience include law enforcement, medical personnel, direct care workers (social workers, therapists, youth case workers, CASA and family support workers), academics (teachers, professors, students over the age of 18), clergy and the public.

I want to help with human trafficking. What can I do?

Wonderful! There are so many ways to help with human trafficking! Depending on your level of time and investment, here are a few options:

  • Join the Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition. We meet once a month and explore our level of involvement in the community, provide educational programming and support current efforts in our region.
  • Consider a financial donation to our regional providers. If you would like to consider a donation at the conference, please speak to the SIHTC Chair.
  • Attend this conference with a co-worker, supervisor or friend.
  • Some of our local agencies need concrete items (such as toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, clothing, appliances and other common household items, etc.) while others may need assistance in skill or labor (such as painting, plumbing, or other household repairs, etc.). Meet our speakers and discuss ways that you might be able to support their efforts in the community
  • Share the information you learn from this web site and our conference with others. Create a goal to give back to a survivor (or program) in some way, this year!

If you are unable to find the answers to your questions here, please email us at

For general questions about the Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition, please contact us at

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