Breakout Sessions

Each attendee can choose one Breakout track per day, which includes two sessions. You can select any two tracks that fit your interests when registering at EventBrite.

Friday Track: Impacting Demand

Presented byRichie Cruz

Founder Porn Scar
Friday 2PM
My Journey of Freedom

From porn to purity. Listen to Richie share his story of how “Getting Free, Staying Free, and Freeing Others” from the grip of porn and sex addiction became a process, a lifestyle, and a calling.


Friday 3PM
Abolitions, Injustice & Empathy

Abolitionists are responding to the injustice of sex trafficking on a global scale, but without empathy we won't achieve full societal impact. Learn about cultivating a heart of empathy towards "Johns," perpetrators, and other sex offenders in the face of injustice.

Friday Track: Victim Services

Presented byKezia Hatfield

Director of Restoration at Exodus Cry
Friday 2PM
Aftercare Necessities and the Power of Community

This session will provide an overview of practical needs and opportunities for strengthening relationships with individuals who have experienced exploitation and abuse. There is a potential for any person, regardless of background or training, to provide a safe and supportive relationship in the life of someone who has predominantly known only fearful relationships.


Presented byChristina Rangel

Founder and director of INTRNL ministries at Bethel Church
Friday 3PM
Practical Needs in Restoration

The needs of a victim coming out of sex trafficking can be overwhelming. In this session, Christina Rangel will discuss the many practical needs—spiritually, socially, educationally, physically, and emotionally—that the survivor will need to ensure success in her newly transformed life.

Friday Track: Intervention

Presented byMelissa Farley

Author and Researcher
Friday 2PM
Online Prostitution

Melissa Farley will describe how the Internet is used to traffic women and children into prostitution. Pornography and trafficking are synchronized online to sell women for sex. She’ll describe how the Internet is used for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally beginning with the development of social networking sites, discussion forums, message boards and online chats. She’ll talk about the risks of compartmentalizing arms of the sex trafficking industry – such as children vs adults or legal vs illegal – when these are tentacles of a multinational, constantly expanding, business of sexual exploitation. Audience participation is welcome.


Presented byBlaire Pilkington

Director of Intervention at Exodus Cry
Friday 3PM
Online Exploitation: Reaching the Unreached

With the dramatic increase in online prostitution in recent years, it is imperative that those in the anti-trafficking community shift their intervention strategies to better serve this growing and often unreached demographic of exploited persons in the United States. In recent years, Exodus Cry Intervention has pioneered a new approach to offering services and avenues of escape to those who are prostituted online.

Saturday Track: Models of Therapy

Presented byKezia Hatfield

Director of Restoration at Exodus Cry
Saturday 2PM
Emotion-Focused Therapy for Complex Trauma

This session provides an overview of Exodus Cry’s modality for providing clinical therapy, including experiential results and case studies that have informed the therapeutic process.


Presented byDon Brewster

Founder of Agape International Missions
Saturday 3PM
The Bible and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This session will offer an overview of the most successful therapeutic model in overcoming the multiple traumas suffered by the victims of sex trafficking. See how this secular therapy is supported by God’s Word.

Saturday Track: Mobilizing Abolition Initiatives

Presented byBlaire Pilkington

Director of Intervention at Exodus Cry
Saturday 2PM
Mobilizing a National Anti-trafficking Campaign

A concerted effort is needed across many disciplines to effectively address trafficking all over the world. In this session, we’ll look at effective strategies for mobilizing a national response to trafficking that is prayer-centered, sustainable, and marked by compassion.


Presented byLaila Mickelwait

Saturday 3PM
Mobilizing Reform

This session will cover strategies for mobilizing legal and cultural reform using practical examples and foundational principles.

Saturday Track: Impact of Pornography

Presented byLaila Mickelwait

Saturday 2PM
Pornography: Understanding Its Harm and Connection to Sex Trafficking

Gaining a deeper understanding of the pornography industry is a must for those committed to combating commercial sexual exploitation. In this session, we will dive into the research regarding the proliferation and ubiquity of pornography, its harms, and its intricate connection to sex trafficking. We will also discuss strategies for legal and cultural reform.


Presented byRichie Cruz

Founder Porn Scar
Saturday 3PM
Fuel for the Fire

Learn how porn fuels the demand for sex trafficking. Porn is at the foundation of the sex trade and serves as a training manual or a how-to-guide for those seeking to buy sex. Porn also serves to normalize the exploitation of men, women, and children. The supply and demand system that sustains the sex trade will begin to topple if we remove that foundation.