Speaking Engagements

“In recent years a number of survivors of the sex trade have emerged as spokespersons and leaders.  Kate’s perspective has always been unique for the thoughtfulness and depth at which she examines the broad societal concepts that underpin child sexual exploitation…I have seen Kate present on this issue, demonstrating a very mature ability to discuss this difficult issue sensitively and intelligently.  She was a speaker at the Hilton Humanitarian Prize annual award dinner in 2013 where she was gracious and compelling despite the difficulty of the subject.  She is an excellent communicator.” – Carol Smolenski, director and co-founder, End Child Prostitution and Trafficking-USA (ECPAT-USA)

“Kate brings a warmth with her to presentations that is rare in speakers.  She is a driven, well-spoken researcher and advocate for victims and survivors, but she is able to connect with audiences of varying awareness levels.  Kate is a powerful voice for exploitation awareness and I commend her for her ability to empower individuals to be a part of the solution, versus a bystander turning a blind-eye.We are grateful for the 300+ lives she impacted as our keynote speaker at UTC’s Take Back the Night 2014.” – Cassandra Nice, Assistant Director, Women’s Center, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

“Kate Price had a fascinating story to tell and her sheer instinct to survive and thrive was evident in her story and her life today.  Our students, staff and community members really felt comfortable with Kate as she was very willing to share her story and answer any questions that they had.  Kate was a great speaker and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a thought provoking lecture.” – Kristie McNamara, Associate Director, Student Activities, Worcester State University

Upcoming appearances, events, and workshops

All currently scheduled speaking engagements are closed to the public. Please check back soon for additional events.

Select past appearances

Safety and Self-Awareness Amongst Violence Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.  Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Passavant Domestic Violence Advisory Council, 9/20/16

29th Annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, September 8-11, 2016. (My panel is on Friday, September 9), Cape Cod Conference Center, Hyannis, MA, 9/10/16

Human Trafficking in America’s Schools, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 6/11/16. For more info visit: www.impactinamericanschools.net/

A Call to See, Sermon for Hidden in Plain Sight service, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Brewster, MA, 7/12/15

Finding Answers: A Journey Toward Truth and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Wellesley Centers for Women, Lunchtime Seminar Series, with The Boston Globe BetaBoston.com Editor Janelle Nanos, Thursday, 4/2/15. In this presentation, Kate Price, M.A. and Janelle Nanos, M.A. talk about their amazing journey together while investigating Price’s history as a child sex trafficking survivor. Nanos, a Boston Globe journalist and fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, asked Price if she could write a story about her after Price’s lecture to 200 nuns and clergy at the 2012  Sisters of St. Joseph Ant-Trafficking Task Force conference. Since then, this simple inquiry has transformed into a solid partnership.  Together they have unearthed pieces of Price’s history that had remained a mystery for decades and continue to work toward telling Price’s story on a national level. Listen to the audio.

Longing to Belong: Relational Risks and Resilience of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in the U.S., See the Girl Summit, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Jacksonville, FL, 10/24/14

Take Back the Night, Survivor Speaker for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, 4/28/14

Combating Human Trafficking Through the Eyes of the Survivor, Protecting Survivors: Mental Health Considerations and Ensuring Social Services Meet the Unique Needs of Human Trafficking Survivors panels (audio files), University of New Hampshire Law School, 3/28/14

“Collapsing This Hushed House” My Escape from Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation, Worcester State University Diversity Lecture Series, 3/4/14

Buying Power: How Consumerism and the Sexualization of Children Puts All Kids at Risk, presented with Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., Wellesley Centers for Women, 5/2/13

Human Trafficking Awareness panel, Dover, MA Public Library, 4/10/13

Longing to Belong: Relational Risks and Resilience of U.S. Commercially Exploited Children, Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar lecture, 5/12/12 (audio file)

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Anti-trafficking Coalition, Boston Unit, Sisters of St. Joseph, Brighton, MA, 5/2/12

8th Annual International Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work, University of Toledo, 9/29/11


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