The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is proud to host the 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 is an interdisciplinary conference made possible through the collaboration of faculty in the College
of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Journalism,
College of Law, the College of Education and Human Sciences,
the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service,
the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Department
of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and the Department of Economics at Doane College.
We are grateful for support from the offices of the Vice-Chancellor
for Research at UNL and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, as well
as the Colleges of Business Administration, Journalism and Mass Communication,
Law, Education and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, the
Nebraska Family Alliance, and Tom Tidball Photography.
For more information on the UNL Human Trafficking Team please reference the
UNL Human Trafficking Team information.
The 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.
- Students seeking to present thesis or dissertation
work or proposed work in human trafficking on which they wish feedback.
The deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2015.
Submissions made afterwards will be judged for acceptance on a space available basis.
Anyone who has academic or professional work to present should submit an abstract
of up to 300 words (no more), plus answer additional questions, on our
submission website. The presentations will normally be 25 minutes with 15
minutes for discussion. The organizing committee is willing to consider other formats,
such as panel presentations. We are not seeking workshops or discussions of single trafficking cases, however, but presentations
of facts, knowledge, ideas, theories, on-the-ground approaches, methods, program
evaluations, research agendas, and research needs.
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, 2015, for presenters
to remain on the program. The deposit may be paid at the registration website. This $50 will constitute the first $50 of your registration fee.
Sending an abstract and/or any other materials will constitute a release of copyright, which allow the materials
you present (in written, video, audio, or graphic form) to be made available on
the conference Digital Commons 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 the indefinite future.
The deadline for submission of materials, other than the abstract and printed materials,
to be placed on the Digital Commons website
is November 15 to Dr. Dwayne Ball. Conference presenters may place a formal paper, PowerPoint
slides, film, or anything arising from their presented work, on Digital Commons.
If nothing is submitted, their abstract will be placed on the web site.
The Conference will provide, in each meeting room, an Internet-connected laptop with projector, screen, and a microphone.
Presenters need only bring their presentations in Power Point on a USB thumb drive.
It is recommended that presenters have their presentations available from the Internet for backup.
If you have questions about presentations, please contact
Dr. Dwayne Ball.