Call for Abstracts

The Conference Committee invites submissions of abstracts for presentation at the 4th National Conference on Prostitution, Sex Work, and the Commercial Sex Industry. Researchers, educators, practitioners, managers, administrators, students, and those engaged or who have been engaged in the sex industry are encouraged to submit abstracts that address issues related to the commercial sex industry.

 Abstracts, which will be reviewed by members of the Conference Committee, must include the following items:

  • Proposed title of presentation (not to exceed 15 words)
  • Abstract a maximum 300-500 words.
  • Telephone number for one of the authors
  • Please include all contact information for presenters and a 50 word bio of each presenter.
  • Full names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of authors
Important Dates
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: June 29th, 2007.
  •  Please email abstracts as a MS Word attachment to Celia Williamson, Ph.D. at [email protected]
    All submissions will be acknowledged via email within 7 days of receipt. Please do not send duplicate emails
  •   All submissions will be acknowledged via email within 7 days of receipt.
    Please do not send duplicate emails. If you have not received confirmation of your submission within 7 days, please contact Celia Williamson at (419) 530-4084. Notification of acceptance of abstract will be sent by July 30, 2007, at which time you will be asked to prepare a manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings (optional).
    All presenters must register for the Conference by
  •  August 1, 2006.
  • All presenters are asked to submit their PowerPoint presentations by September 25, 2006 to Celia Williamson so they can be uploaded to the computers prior to the conference.

Areas OF Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Violence and the Sex Trade

  • Adolescents in the Sex Trade

  • International Trafficking

  • HIV & other Health Related Risks

  • Funding Programs

  • Personal Experiences in the Sex Trade

  • Drug Addiction and the Sex Trade

  • Men & Boys in the Sex Trade
  • Children of Women in the Sex Industry

  • Neighborhood & Community Responses

  • Emotional Health

  • Target Assessment & Effective Intervention

  • Paradigms, Perspectives & Policies

  • Advocacy & Social Action



Send e-mail to Celia with questions.
Last modified: 06/27/07