The Summit


While the problem of sexual exploitation is as immense as ever, opportunities to take new ground abound. Now, more than ever, the burgeoning movement to end sexual exploitation needs to be energized, equipped, encouraged and inspired.


Your experience and leadership are vital to harnessing that energy, equipping emerging leaders, and inspiring the generation to dream of a world free from sexual exploitation. If you’re not already a leader in the movement, but you have passion for tackling all forms of sexual exploitation, there is no better time or place to network and learn. The movement’s premiere leaders and influencers will be together — all in one place!  You’ll be brought up to speed fast on the most pressing issues and research of the day, and make incredible connections.


Please join us for the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit April 4-7, 2018 and share your voice and vision with others. Go ahead, make a down payment on a future that fosters human dignity and sexual justice!

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Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation

Training on Exploitation Issues, Research & Messaging Strategies

Organization Training on Fundraising, Communications & More

Networking And Collaborating With The Leaders In The Movement

Influence Legislators & Government Officials with Day on the Hill Events

Build a Community of Allies and More Resources For YOUR Efforts

Creating a World Free From Sexual Exploitation Together!


More than 60 experts are expected to present at the 2018 CESE Summit. Check back regularly to see updated list.

Melissa Farley, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Prostitution Research & Education

We will fail to end paid-for sexual assaults of children and youth (called child prostitution) unless we also end paid sexual assaults of adults (called sex work or voluntary prostitution)


Mother of Jane Doe #3

Mary Mazzio

Founder and CEO

50 Eggs

I AM JANE DOE and Section 230

Marian Hatcher

Senior Project Manager and Human Trafficking Coordinator

Cook County Sheriff’s Office

"National Johns Suppression Initiative” A Collaborative Demand Deterrence and Disruption Tactic

Chyng Sun, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor

New York University

Naked Aggression: Pornography and Eroticized Violence

Sharon W. Cooper, MD FAAP


Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA

1) New Definition of Trafficking & The Role of Pornography; 2) The Lifelong Threat of Abusive Images: Groundbreaking New Research on Survivors

pastor jay dennis

Reverend Joseph Dennis

Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church at the Mall

Founder, One Million Men Porn Free

Reflections on Faith: The Role of Faith Communities in the Battle against Sexual Exploitation

Valiant Richey

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Addressing Demand as Solution to Sex Trafficking

Melinda Tankard Reist

Melinda Tankard Reist

How Pornography Fuels and Legitimises Violence Against Women; Why sex is not work: Stories from the sex trade. How should we respond?

Ernie Allen

Former President and CEO

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

Corroding Childhood: Protecting Children from Internet Pornography

Neal Harmon



Make Entertainment Good for Your Home - Lamp Lighters Banquet Speaker

Gail Dines, Ph.D.

President, Culture Reframed

Professor, Wheelock College

1. Building Resilience and Resistance to Porn Culture in our Children; 2. From Anti-Porn to Pro- Porn in one Generation: What Happened to Mainstream Feminism?

Jeanne L. Allert, M.Ed.

Founder and Executive Director

The Samaritan Women

Assumptions vs. Realities in Long-term Survivor Care

Matt Aujero

Campus Minister

Catholic Student Center at University of Maryland

Fight Club: An accountability recovery model for college men

Mary Bawden

Founder & Director

Soul to Sole Choreography & DA:NCE

Children’s Dance: Educational or Sexualized

Lacy Alajna Bentley

Founder & CEO

Women United Recovery Coalition

Female Dynamics of Pornography Prevention, Usage, and Exploitation

Sam Black

VP of Partnerships

Covenant Eyes

Ditching the Lonesome Blues: Data and Details About the Value of Accountability

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Leadership Institute

You Can’t Save the World if you Can’t Pay the Rent: Fundraising Strategy for Small Nonprofits 

Monique Antoinette Calderon



1) Panel Member 2) Strip Club Outreach

Amber Rose Carlson

PhD. Candidate in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Belief as a Precursor for Change

Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Ph.D., LMSW

Founder and Executive Director

Wichita State University, Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT)

Legislating Love, Not LockUp: A Look At Progress and Pitfalls of Anti-Trafficking Law

Leah Darrow

Speaker, Author, Former Contestant America’s Next Top Model

Worth More Than a Thousand Words: Battling Sexual Objectification

Ron DeHaas

President and Founder

Covenant Eyes

The Landscape of Technology in Pornography – Threats and Opportunities

pastor jay dennis

Reverend Joseph Dennis


Strategies 4 Life and Join 1 Million

Pornography In The Church: What Faith Communities Need to Know and Do

Rachel Denton

Masters Student

Reach 10

Millennials Connecting for Change

Katie Feifer

Founding Co-Chair

World Without Exploitation

Marketing a Movement

John D. Foubert, Ph.D., LLC

National President, One in Four

Senior Advisor for Prevention to the U.S. Army SHARP Program

Pornography and Sexual Assault: The Latest Research

Wendy Francis


Centre for Human Dignity

Panel Member

Ran Gavrieli


ELSE – Eye Level Sex Education

Math 6 – Love 0

Glendyne Gerrard, BBS


Defend Dignity

Panel Member

Daniel D. Gray LCSW, CSAT

Co-Founder and Clinical Director of LifeStar Network

LifeStar Network

Keeping the Helper Healthy: Self Care Strategies in Avoiding Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out

Haley Halverson

Director of Communications

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The New Normal: The Threat of Sexual Predation in Dating Relationships

Tina Harris


Holy Yoga

Holy Yoga Slow Flow

Dawn Hawkins

Sr. Vice President

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Making our Schools Exploitation-Free Zones

Rita Maria Hernandez

Executive Director, Comisión Unidos vs Trata and Vice Chair, CAP International

The Border Between Mexico and the USA: More Than a Migrant Problem

Jacob Hess, P.h.D.


All of Life

Proposing a New Way to Help People Recognize Porn-Science Propaganda When They See It

Melissa Holland

Founder & Executive Director


Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in Nevada

Robert Houston


Praesidium Partners

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Illicit Massage Industry in the United States

Donna M. Hughes, Ph.D.

Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Professor Gender and Women’s Studies and Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs, University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

Details Coming

Mahri Irvine, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

American University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Women’s Entry into Prostitution

Robert Jensen


University of Texas at Austin

What’s Patriarchy Got to Do with It and Why Should Men Care?

Kristen Jenson, MA

Founder and Author

Protect Young Minds

1) 10 Proactive Ways to Protect Young Minds from Pornography 2) Why Do Kids Hire Porn? Borrowing a Business Theory to Get to Root Cause of Why Kids Seek Out and Use Pornography

Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Chair of Sociology Programs

Virginia Commonwealth University

Current Research on Economics and Usage Patterns by College-aged Men and Women

Tom Jones


The H.O.P.E. Project

Life After Trauma: Perspectives from Survivor Advocates - Panel Member

Kimberly Jones

Restoration Foster Care Program Director

Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Restoration Foster Care: Filling the Gap for Commercially Sex Trafficked Children

Anne Kerr

Founder & CEO

TrueNorth Freedom Project

Porn and Christians: Our Response, Our Hope, and Our Future

Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.

Director - Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program Center for Cognitive Therapy

Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania

1) Changing the Movie and the Message: Moving Beliefs from Toxic to Healthy and 2) PANEL: Put Your Mask On First: Taking Care of the Caregivers

Mary G. Leary


The Catholic University of America

Digital Sexual Exploitation: The Third Dimension of Victimization

Laura Lederer

President, Global Centurion

DoD subject matter expert on Combatting Trafficking in Persons

John Lemp

Founder and CEO


PANEL: Worth a Thousand Words: Battling Sexual Objectification

Melody Lovvorn

Life and Relationship Coach

Undone, Redone

Out of the Shadows: How Toxic Shame Fuels Sexual Exploitation

Kevin Malone

President of the Board

U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking

Building a World Championship Team to End Human Trafficking

Holly-ann Martin

Managing Director


Whole of Community Approach to Child Abuse Prevention Education in Indigenous Communities

Dorothy Maryon

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor


"What Doesn't Kill You." Posttraumatic Growth in an Age of Betrayal Trauma.

Natale McAneney

Executive Director

Fight the New Drug

Ready or Not, Porn is Influencing the Way Teens Think About Sex and Intimacy

Shamere McKenzie

Anti-trafficking Program Director, Salvation Army of Central Maryland

CEO, Sun Gate Foundation

Best Practices for Working with Survivors Leaders of Human Trafficking

Darryl Mead, PhD


The Reward Foundation

Update Presentation

Errol Naidoo

Founder & CEO

Family Policy Institute – South Africa

Why the Battle Against Sexual Exploitation in South Africa and Africa is Critical

Susan Norris

Founder and Executive Director

Rescuing Hope

Walking Life with Survivors Who Won’t Choose Long Term Residential Recovery Programs

Dan O’Bryant

Board Member

Shared Hope International

Inextricably Bound - Strip Clubs, Prostitution and Trafficking

Kelly Oliver

W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy

Vanderbilt University

Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape

Clay Olsen

Founder and CEO

Fight the New Drug

Details Coming

Heidi Olson, RN, BSN, CPN

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator

Children’s Mercy Hospital

The Rise of Child Sexual Assault and Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Look at the Role of Pornography

Creed Orme


Reach 10

Millennials Connecting for Change

Dave Paisley

Executive Director

Over 18 Documentary

Invitation to attend screening of Over 18 & Over 18 Documentary Screening

Morgan Perry

Film Producer

Exodus Cry

The Power of Creative Media to Abolish Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Cabot Phillips

Media Director

Campus Reform, Leadership Institute

1)Online Activism: Techniques to Seek Out, Engage, and Activate Your Online Following and 2)Workshop on Online Activism

Shyam Kumar Pokharel


Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE)

Global Update - Nepal

Joseph Prud’homme, Ph.D


Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, Washington College

PANEL: Worth Thousand Words: Battling Sexual Objectification

Peter Qualliotine

Co-Founder/Director of Men’s Accountability

Organization for Prostitution Survivors

1) Review Boards, Male Bonding and Commercial Sexual Exploitation; 2) Engaging Men and Boys to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Christine Raino

Senior Director of Public Policy

Shared Hope International

Safe Harbor Laws

Andrea Requenes

Texas Regional Director

Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Restoration Foster Care: Filling the Gap for Commercially Sex Trafficked Children

Malissa Richardson


Reach 10

Rally - Courage is Contagious