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2022 CESE Summit Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


When is the CESE Online Global Summit?

September 13 – 17, 2022
*All-Access Passes will receive lifetime access to all content

How can I attend this year’s CESE Summit?

You can register to attend virtually
The CESE Global Summit is 100% virtual again this year. While meeting in-person would be amazing, (and we hope to meet in-person again very soon!) we are thrilled at the scope of training, networking, and collaborating that this special conference will facilitate.
Our online summit proved to be a huge success in 2020 and 2021, and we are so excited about the opportunities it brings again this year in helping to build a more united global abolitionist movement!

What time does the conference start?

The CESE Summit will begin every day at 7:00AM EST (New York Time) each day.
Convert to your local time
Most events will be available to watch on-demand for 24 hours to all attendees.

What if I can’t attend during the days/times the conference is going on?

Free Access Passes will have 24-hours access to the sessions (not including networking and round table discussions). Sessions will be released each day at 7:00AM EST and will be available on demand for 24-hours.
All-Access Passes (paid) will receive lifetime access to all content. Even after September 13-17, you will have access to all Summit presentations on demand with no expiration date!

Will you have translation available?

With over 60+ countries participating in this conference, we apologize that English will be our only presentation language, and we cannot facilitate translation at this time. However, we still want our allies around the world to benefit from these amazing sessions. Machine translation technology may be an option to assist with your translation needs.
Here are some free resources we have found that may assist in translating the speakers and workshops of the conference. (Select videos may be offered with translated closed captioning depending on speaker preference.)
Open the video or workshop window in your browser; then open a new window to select original language (English) on the left side of the screen.
Then select the language of choice on the right side of the screen. Click on the microphone icon to turn on the voice input. The input will be transcribed on the left and translated on the right side of the screen.
Note: occasionally, you will have to clear the screen as it only has a 5000 character limit. There will be some delay and loss of content for a few seconds.
Download the Microsoft Translator app on a mobile device.
Open app and touch mic icon.
You can select English as original language on left and choose your preferred translation language on the right.
Tap the mic again to begin the translation of video sound.
You will have to tap the mic frequently to keep the translation running.

Will you be providing CEU’s or Certificates?

We are not able to provide CEU's, but we can provide a certificate of completion to attendees upon request.
We hope to launch a CEU program in the near future. NCOSE is able to offer certificates with proof of attendance upon request.

How long will I have access to the sessions?

Most presentations will be opened at 7:00AM EST on the day they are scheduled and will remain open for 24-hours so you can watch at any time that day.
If you to an All-Access Pass (lifetime ticket) you will have access after the Summit ends to watch the presentations.
Films and organizational training will be available for the rest of the Summit after they first are released.
The content in the Whova app, including lists of allies for networking, the exhibit booths, or comments on the forums, will only be available to all attendees during the Summit.


How can I upgrade my pass?

If you have a Free Access Pass, and would like to upgrade to All-Access:
to purchase the Individual or Team All-Access pass.
Please notify us at and we will get you all-access as soon as possible.

If you have an Individual All-Access Pass, and want to upgrade to the Team All-Access Pass:
Please email us at Our team will assist you in upgrading.

I purchased a Team Pass. How can my colleagues access their pass?

Once you are registered for the Team Pass, you will receive a promo code for up to 19 other team members to register themselves.
Each team member will need to register themselves
Select one (1) “Team All-Access Pass”.
Go through the registration process and enter the promo code you received.
At checkout, the total will show as $0.
Team members will be able to access presentations on the Whova platform within 24-hours of completing registration.

Can I get a refund if I can’t attend?

No refunds will be offered for #CESESummit.
All-Access Passes are considered a lifetime pass, with no expiration date for the video content. If an attendee cannot view the sessions on the day they air, or within the Summit duration dates of September 13-17, they will be able to view them at any time afterwards.

I registered or upgraded during the event. When will I get access to Whova?

All attendees who pre-register will have access up to 2 days prior to the summit.
If you register or upgrade your ticket during the summit dates, please allow 24-hours before you have full access to Whova. You will be able to view the daily pre-recorded sessions immediately.

Are there any live events?

There will be a live session on the first day and last day of the summit - September 13 and 17 at 1:00PM EST.


How can I become a Summit Sponsor?

Please see submit a , or email us at

How does your Affiliate Program work?

Help us promote the Summit, and you will receive 50% of proceeds from ticket sales from your promotion. We do the heavy lifting! NCOSE will provide you with graphics, copy, and other promotional content to make sharing your unique link and news of the CESE Summit simple and effective. You will receive monthly reports on number of tickets sold through your affiliate link. Not only will you be making money, you will also be helping to unify and build the movement!
If you’d like an affiliate link, please contact .

What is a virtual exhibit booth?

The Virtual Exhibit Hall is a full customizable site to draw attention to your organization and offerings. The Whova platform is easy to set up and attendees will be able to interact with you through both the desktop and mobile app.
Benefits of Exhibiting include:
Market your product and services to thousands of attendees
Enhance engagement and traffic with promotions or giveaways (build your list of supporters!)
Capture leads with names and email addresses that come directly to you
Customizable online booth
Upload videos, brochures, and product photos
Live video chat and 1-on-1 messaging with those interested in learning about your organization

Rate: $50 per booth
To become an exhibitor, email us at


What technology/programs do I need to participate?

You will need Internet connection.
You will need access to , either on your desktop computer in a web browser, or by downloading the app on your mobile device or tablet. You can download Whova in your device app store (the app is free!):
Google Play
Apple App Store
In order to participate in the certain live networking/chat events, you will need to have a free
There will be options available to attendees who do not wish to use Whova. Details will be made available during the Summit.

What is Whova?

is the online platform we are using for all of this year’s CESE Summit content. Whova is a networking platform where you can join discussions, network with other attendees, and view announcements.
If you are a registered attendee, you will have access to the and mobile application. You’ll also be able to see details on the program and speakers and contribute to group polls and provide feedback using the app.
If you registered after September 13, it may take up to 24 hours for you to get added to Whova; however, you will be able to view that day’s presentations elsewhere. In order to gain access to Whova you must complete the registration and checkout *even if you only want free access.

I’m having trouble accessing the Whova App

After registering for the CESE Summit at, look for the email with the subject “Ready for Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit? Download the Whova App”.
Click on that link and make sure to use the same email for your Whova profile that you used to register. *
Please note you must be fully registered, with all questions answered in order to access the Whova app. Registrations that are incomplete will not be granted access.
If you register for the summit between September 13-17, please allow 24 hours for access to Whova app.
If you’re used Whova at a previous event, you should use the same login you used for other events (given you registered with the same email address).

Will I ever need to be on camera or or use my microphone?

If you want to join any of the live networking and chat events, then yes. If you do not have your camera turned on during these sessions, you may be removed from the session. The goal here is to help people make more personal connections with one another and facilitate discussion and relationship-building. These sessions will be capped at 1,000 participants though.

I’m still having technical issues! Who do I contact?

The best way is to ask the Summit organizers through the Whova App in the Community Section.
You can also email and we will respond as quickly as possible!

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