U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking 2023 Conference

September 28-30, 2023


Doubletree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Conference Center

9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077


Registration and Hotel Reservation questions should be directed to:

Nix Conference & Meeting Management





Please note: The hotel is currently sold out the evening of September 29, 2023. Submitting a hotel request will place you on a waiting list. We will be in contact with you as soon as a room becomes available.

You will request a hotel reservation at the DoubleTree Chicago North Shore Conference Center during the registration process.  You do not need to make an additional hotel reservation if you are already a confirmed attendee of the conference.  Please contact Nix Conference & Meeting Management with Hotel Reservation questions.  Do not contact the hotel directly.

Hotel Information:

  • Check In- 3:00PM
  • Check Out- 12:00PM
  • Complimentary On-Site Parking
  • Complimentary Guest Room Wi-Fi

The rate for a double/single occupancy room is $159.00 plus tax. Taxes are subject to change. The Doubletree Chicago North Shore Conference Center requires a credit card to hold your room, but will not charge your card until check in.

Please note the hotel does not provide an airport shuttle. It is recommended to use a ride share service to/from the hotel for the airport (Uber or Lyft) or taxi/cab service.

Conference Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Thursday, September 28

10:00am                        Registration Opens/Exhibits Open

12:00 pm                       Lunch (Pick-up)

1:15 pm                          Welcome and Opening Prayer

1:30 pm                        Keynote Address- Angela Reed, RSM

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm    Session One

  • Public Policy with Alex Delgado of ECPAT, USA
  • Child Sex Abuse Material and Human Trafficking with Judith Gomez of ECPAT, USA

3:45 pm                          Break

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm   Session Two

  • Trauma Informed Care with Kristi Mouncey of the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking
  • Public Health and Human Trafficking with Laura Krausa of CommonSpirit Health

5:15 pm                         Exhibits Open

6:00 pm                       Optional Dinner Tour



Friday, September 29

7:30 am – 8:45 am      Continental Breakfast

8:00 am                         Activity/Morning Meditation/Exhibits Open

  • Morning Meditation with Ramaa Krishnan

9:30 am                         Opening Prayer                        

11:00 am                       Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Session Three

  • Legal Panel with Martina Vandenberg of the Human Trafficking Legal Center, Lisa Haba of Haba Law Firm, and Erika Asgeirsson of the National Immigrant Justice Center

12:30 – 1:30 pm         Lunch

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm    Session Four

  • Human Trafficking and Child Labor with Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD
  • Human Trafficking Advocacy Training with Ann Scholz, SSND, formerly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and Fran Eskin-Royer of the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

3:15 pm                         Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  Session Five

  • Charlie Tebow (LGBTQIA+ and Human Trafficking)
  • Immigration, the Law, & Human Trafficking with Mary Meg McCarthy of the National Immigrant Justice Center and Terry Coonan of Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights

5:30 pm                         Happy Hour

6:30 pm                         Awards Dinner                             

8:00 pm                        Exhibits Close for the Conference


Saturday, September 30

7:30 am – 8:45 am      Continental Breakfast

9:15 am – 10:15 am     Session Six - Keynote

  • Chris Thompson: Collaborating to End Human Trafficking. We are confident that together we  can indeed end human trafficking. But what does it mean and what does it take to collaborate at a level that will allow us to accomplish this ambitious goal? Chris, president of Civic Collaboration Consultants, will share lessons from more than 15 years of supporting a wide variety of collaboratives that have generated enduring, positive change related to infant mortality, education, economic development, and human trafficking.  

10:15 am                          Check-out

11:00 am                          Closing Ritual and Missioning

11:45 am                          Conference ends