The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is proud to host The Second Annual Interdisciplinary
Conference on Human Trafficking. We welcome researchers from non-governmental organizations,
academia, and governmental agencies. This is a conference run along traditional
academic paper-presentation lines, intended to spread knowledge, provide a forum
for the presentation and discussion of research and professional work, and provide
an opportunity to network with and learn from each other.
This conference is made possible through the collaboration of faculty in the College
of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Journalism,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, College of Law, College of Education and
Human Sciences, and the office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research at UNL.
For more information on the UNL Human Trafficking Team please
download the UNL Human Trafficking Team information.
The Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking is an intense
and interactive conference formatted for those who have research results or ideas,
who wish to inform their peers of the work of their non-governmental or governmental
organization, or who wish to fund anti-trafficking efforts and research:
- Scholars with an interest in providing knowledge and methodologies to study the
problems surrounding human trafficking,
- Law enforcement, social service agencies, and others who see the effects of trafficking
in their work, and can speak about the amount, nature, and causes of trafficking
and the efficacy of methods to combat, prevent, and alleviate the effects of trafficking,
- Government agencies, foundations, and others who will fund knowledge-creation, programs
and program evaluation, and methodology-creation work in anti-trafficking efforts,
and who wish to speak about their work and their priorities.
Anyone who has academic or professional work to present should submit an abstract
of up to 300 words (no more) on our
submission website. The presentations will normally be 20 minutes with some
time for discussion. The organizing committee is willing to consider other formats,
such as panel presentations. We are not seeking workshops, however, but presentations
of facts, knowledge, ideas, theories, on-the-ground approaches, methods, program
evaluations, research agendas, and research needs.
The deadline for submission of papers and presentations is May 28, 2010. Submitters
who submit by April 15 can expect notification of acceptance or rejection by May
25th, 2010. Later submitters can expect notification by the end of June, 2010. The
committee will expect a commitment to attend by at least one of the accepted presenters,
with a non-refundable deposit of $50, by July 15, 2010, for presenters to remain
on the program.
Authors will be expected to agree to a release of copyright, and allow the materials
they present (in written, video, audio, or graphic form) to be made available on
the conference website after the conference. No paper proceedings will be published,
but the presented materials will be available on Digital Commons (the web host for
the proceedings) for a considerable time.
If you have questions about presentations, please contact
Dr. Dwayne Ball.