2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Slavery in the 21st Century: What Role Do You Play?

Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St

Modern Slavery is big business. Consider your iPhone or wardrobe, ever wonder who was involved in the process of making them? Both elusive and resilient, modern slavery traverses a number of sectors and has emerged as the fastest growing illicit industry, generating an estimated $150 billion in profits each year. Between 21 and 36 million individuals worldwide are now considered to be “modern slaves.” How did we get here, and what is being done to help the millions affected? To advance progress, a collective and multifaceted effort has to be undertaken by the entire “Freedom Ecosystem” – what role do you play?

Hashtags: #sxsw #endslavery


Maurice Middleberg at SXSW

Maurice Middleberg

Exec Dir

Free the Slaves

Maurice Middleberg is the Executive Director of Free the Slaves, a global leader in the fight to eradicate modern day slavery. The mission of Free the Slaves is to liberate slaves and change the co...

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Nes Parker at SXSW

Nes Parker

Strategy Mgr

Monitor Deloitte

Anesa “Nes” Parker is Manager in the Public Sector Strategy Practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. During her consulting tenure, Nes has led engagements for government, philanthropic and nonprofit cl...

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