TRB Webinar: Developing Airport Programs to Combat Human Trafficking

This webinar was posted on 09/12/2023

October 25, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

Human traffickers often use local, state, and national infrastructure and transportation systems, including all types of airports, to undertake these activities. Trafficking is often difficult to detect, and responding to potential instances of trafficking in an airport setting remains challenging. TRB hosted a webinar on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern that presented guidance and key information that airport staff and other personnel may use to develop a process to identify and respond to possible human trafficking activity at their facilities. Presenters explored a comprehensive, yet scalable, process to help airports take action when identifying possible human trafficking activity in a sensitive, victim-centered manor and provided an overview of tools to establish or expand human trafficking prevention programs.

This webinar is based on ACRP Research Report 249: Developing an Airport Program to Address Human Trafficking: A Guide.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.

The slides and recording are available.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Human trafficking at airports – Hanni Stoklosa, HEAL Trafficking

  2. Overview of the guide – Damon Fordham, High Street Consulting

  3. Piloting the guidebook – Desiree Curtis, Port San Antonio

  4. Question and answer session moderated by Damon Fordham, High Street Consulting

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants cab:

  1. Understand the specific challenges of detecting and responding to human trafficking at airports

  2. Gain insight into survivors’ perspectives and potential indicators of trafficking activity

  3. Establish or expand an airport human trafficking program


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provided 1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attended this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB offered 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this webinar from the state board. Registered webinar attendees who signed in and viewed the entire webinar received a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity.