The Desiree Alliance is pleased to announce that our upcoming National Sex Worker Conference will be in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, July 25th – 30th, 2010.
The process for choosing Las Vegas as our next conference site was a lengthy one, that first involved a broadly distributed community survey that revealed the top three location sites for the next conference: Washington DC, Las Vegas and Tucson. Next, the Desiree Alliance Board of Directors, a working group of sex workers and allies, assessed all three cities for viability by conducting interviews with various sex worker community members (stakeholders) in each of the three cities, and another survey that specifically measured “people power” and volunteer commitment to manage all conference logistics. After 6 months of this process, Las Vegas was chosen for both its affordability and on-the-ground commitment from volunteers.
For those of you who have attended the Desiree Alliance conference in the past, you will be pleased to know that next year’s conference in Las Vegas will include pre-planning preparations for the next (2011 or 2012) Desiree Alliance National Sex Worker conference to be held in the dynamic town of Washington DC.
On behalf of the Desiree Alliance Board of Directors, we would like to thank all of you who contributed to this process and for your patience. We are thrilled and excited about another hot and stimulating conference where we can learn, share and network with all of you. More than ever, we are eager to meet new community members.
See you next year in Las Vegas!