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Below is information for Desiree Alliance's 2016 conference held in New Orleans, LA on July 10th - 15th, 2016.

If you're interested in volunteering for this conference, please email us at volunteer[at]desireealliance[dot]org.

General Info



Accessibility-(coming soon}

Scholarship Applications

Contact us if you have further questions.

General Info

The conference will take place at a hotel here in New Orleans. We have plenty of meeting space and the hotel is very nice and well located in the French Quarter



(Local bus fare and instructions coming soon.)

Getting to New Orleans by:

Air: Check out flights by comparison at Kayak.

Train: See Amtrak

Bus: See Greyhound.

Other: We are collecting names for ride shares if people from nearby cities and states are interested in road-tripping it. Contact info@desireealliance.org



We have reserved a limited number of rooms at an exceptional rate, and upon registration for the conference you will receive the contact information for the hotel in order to reserve your room. Rooms will go very fast at the rate we have been given, so reserve yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and a higher rate. You will need to reserve your room on your own unless you are the recipient of a scholarship. Make sure to mention Desiree Alliance to receive a discounted rate!

Hotel policies- please read before contacting hotel. (Upon registration, you will be provided with the name of the hotel):


Individual reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to forty-eight (48) hours prior to scheduled arrival. Penalty charge in the amount equal to first night room and tax will apply to cancellations received after the forty-eight (48) hour deadline.


Scholarship applications opening in January 2016

Child Care

We are very fortunate this year to have a fabulous child care team all lined up. Kirsten will be caring for the children this year, and Kirsten has a completed a certificate in infant and child CPR and first aid. We have a room near the meeting space so that it will be just a short walk down a hall and easy to get to. Please inform us of your child care needs on your registration form.

If you would like to volunteer to assist childcare please contact info@desireealliance.org



Past conferences

"Working Sex: Power, Practice, and Politics"
July 25th to 30th, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference 2010 :: CFP 2010
Schedule 2010 :: Speakers' List 2010

Logistics 2010

"Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work, and Social Justice"
July 16-20, Chicago
Conference 2008 :: CFP 2008
Schedule 2008 :: Speakers' List 2008

Logistics 2008

"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits; Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
July 14-27, San Francisco
Convergence 2007 :: CFP 2007
Schedule 2007 :: Speakers' List 2007

Logistics 2007

"Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization"
July 9-12, Las Vegas
Conference 2006 :: CFP 2006
Schedule 2006 :: Speakers' List 2006
Logistics 2006

Conference Feedback
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The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities, and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy, and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labour, and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

*Donations: Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please make checks payable to SEE/Desiree Alliance. If you are donating by credit card, please note that Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE, will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible.

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