2020 HT Summit Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Annual Human Trafficking Summit?

Florida’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking (Council) was created through legislation in 2014. This 15-member Council, chaired by Attorney General Moody, builds on existing state and local partnerships working to combat human trafficking. Members of the Council include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legislators, as well as experts in the fields of health, education, and social services.

One of the duties of the Council is to hold an annual statewide policy summit with an institution of higher learning. Leaders in our state are committed to making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking. Learning opportunities created at the Summit will allow Florida to continue working to protect victims, prevent trafficking, and prosecute traffickers.

The Summit brings together local, state, and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. Breakout sessions include recent updates and developments in the following areas:

  • legal and law enforcement
  • service delivery
  • policy and research
  • medical and healthcare
Why is the Summit virtual this year?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety concerns, the decision was made to change the Summit from a physical attendance format at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, to a webinar format.

What is the cost?

The virtual Summit is free of charge.

Who should attend?

Concerned citizens and professionals from law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, victim services, educational institutions, local governments, religious and social services, and labor and employment relations should attend the Summit.

Due to the delicate nature of the subject matter, it is highly recommended that participants be over the age of 18 years old.

Why should you attend?

The Summit offers many opportunities including: learning from experts, identifying successful programs for all citizens, professional and personal development, and more.

How do I register and access the Summit?

Registration will open on June 1, 2020 and can be accessed by utilizing a registration link posted on HumanTraffickingSummit.com.

An email reminder equipped with a link will be sent prior to October 6, 2020 to those who register. On October 6, 2020, the launch of the Summit, registrants will have access to pre-recorded video presentations after logging in. Access to this content will remain available for an 18-month period. Registrants will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to view the Summit.

The Summit is open to the public; however, due to the delicate nature of the subject matter, it is highly recommended that participants be over the age of 18 years old.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

On the registration form, please check the box next to "Send me a copy of my responses" and enter the email in which you would like to receive the confirmation email. Upon completion of these steps and once the registration form is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent.

What is the length of the Summit?

In previous years, the program was a one-day event held in person which took place from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

This year, registrants will have a unique opportunity to participate in more than twelve hours of presentations from subject matter experts without having to travel! Each presentation will not exceed 50 minutes in length.

Will a Certificate of Attendance be provided?

A certificate of attendance will be emailed to the registrant at the email address provided upon registering once the required hours have been completed. The required hours will be determined once the Summit content has been reviewed.

Can I use the Summit in my recertification or re-designation process?

For retraining credit hours, please contact the program that oversees your certification or designation process.

Will I be able to acquire CLE credit this year?

The CLE course number and number of credits will be determined once the Florida Bar has reviewed the course materials. Once the review process is complete and the course materials are deemed to qualify for CLE credits, the CLE course number and number of credits will be included on the summit page or emailed to registrants.

Will there be awards this year?

Yes. Please see the Award Nomination Form under Summit Resources for details.

Nominations are due by August 24, 2020 to the address on the bottom of the nomination form. Award recipients will receive their awards in the mail after October 6, 2020.

How do I become a speaker? What if I know someone who would be a good speaker?

Please see the Speaker Proposal Form under Summit Resources for details.

Speaker proposals are due by June 15, 2020. Email the completed Speaker Proposal Form, a short speaker bio (100 words or less), and speaker photo (JPG format) to Lynn.Guyton@myfloridalegal.com by the due date to be considered as a speaker for the Summit. Please share the link to the speaker proposal form with any interested speakers. Selected speakers will be notified by the Office of the Attorney General.

If you have additional questions, please email OAGHT.Summit@myfloridalegal.com.

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