International Summit To End Internet Child Exploitation
November 9, 2019
The Hellenic Centre, 133 Southdale Road West, London, Ontario, Canada
Join many international men and women, and organizations who believe in this cause.
Believing in solidarity without borders for the
SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF ALL CHILDREN GLOBALLY.
All parents, grandparents, professionals, adult allies, religious leaders –
are strongly encouraged to attend.
If you require assistance with travel arrangements, please contact our travel agent, Ian Parkin, at
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Our most recent confirmed speaker – Holly Dowling – an acclaimed, award-winning, keynote, global speaker.
Please check out all bios – the takeaways from this summit are invaluable for all attendees. REGISTER ASAP!
Updated as they are confirmed – more to come!
Dr. ROSE A. DYSON Ed.D. (University of Toronto) is a Consultant in Media Education. She chairs Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment, co-founder of the International Cultural Environment Movement at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. in 1996, and served on the CEM Executive Committee until May, 2000. She is an external research associate at the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution at York University in Toronto and her expertise is widely sought by the media. Dr. Dyson served for 4 years on the executive board of the Center for Global Media Studies at the Edward Murrow School of Communications, Washington State University, Pulman, Wa. Dr. Dyson serves currently as the communications director for the Canadian Peace Research Association.
Dr. Dyson has provided consultations to both Industry and Government. These include the Governance and Institution Strengthening Project (GISP), Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission, Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Federal Dept. of Justice and the 9th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and the Treatment of Offenders. In September, 2001, she participated in a conflict resolution project in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a component of the GISP project. In 2003 she participated in the Canadian Voice of Women Delegation to the 47th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Economic and Social Council, United Nations, New York City. She has attended annually since 2008, as well.
Rose has spoken at countless national and international forums on media issues, youth education, crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders, was a candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 2000 and was on the planning committee for the third biannual interdisciplinary, international conference on The New World Order at Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto May 31-June 2, 2002.
Kevin Dixon, London, Ontario Kevin’s passionate concern for human dignity led to a decade of involvement in community development work in El Salvador (2004-2014). Kevin joined the staff of IJM (International Justice Mission) Canada in 2015 as VP of Programs and Operations. Currently, he is the acting Executive Director. Previously, Kevin served Anglican parishes in Ontario and British Columbia for over 25 years, most recently as dean at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario. Kevin has been a TEDx Talk speaker at Wilfred Laurier University, a frequent guest lecturer at Western University in London, Ontario, and has addressed large community gatherings such as the annual celebration of El Salvadoran culture in Los Angeles. Kevin has a Master of Divinity degree and is certified in Organizational Development. He holds the Certificat from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Kevin is convinced that truth is most often found at the bottom and edges, rather than the top or centre, of most groups, organizations, and institutions. He and Jennifer have two boys, ages 8 & 10.
Heidi Olson (RN, BSN, CPN, SANE-P) is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and a Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). She works as the SANE Program Coordinator at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Heidi has a wide range of experience in pediatric and forensic nursing and her role includes performing forensic exams on children who have been victims of sexual assault, following up with victims and their families after discharge, communicating with law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, the FBI and educating the healthcare staff on topics regarding children and sexual exploitation. Heidi also serves an expert witness for the prosecution during trials for victims of sexual assault. In the last two years, Heidi has performed or reviewed over 900 pediatric sexual assault cases. Heidi has presented over 100 times in the last two years about recognizing human trafficking, the harms of pornography, sexual assault and sexual exploitation, from nursing schools to national conferences in Washington D.C. Most recently, Heidi testified in favor of a bill to the Kansas Legislation about needed resources for youth with problematic sexual behaviors and the bill was just signed into law. Heidi is currently getting her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on public health.
Charlene Doak-Gebauer is an acclaimed, award winning global speaker, qualified secondary school educator, and a specialist in Computer Science in education, and network management. She has researched, written her Theory of Digital Supervision, is considered an expert in her subject, travels globally to share her expertise, and leads audiences toward digital child and family protection. She has been key note speaker for several conferences including Crime Stoppers, schools, teacher conferences, corporate conferences, international conferences and others; been featured on international radio and television shows, presented in Canada (including Parliament Hill), the United States, Iceland, Europe, and India. Charlene is an author, and published the book “Digital Sexual Victims: True Cases”, which was nominated for an international award by the Delta Gamma Kappa society of educators. She is writing her second book, which will include Digital Supervision in greater depth. Charlene is Founder and Chair of the Canadian Federal charity Internet Sense First, a member of the International Internet Society, the Canada Peace Research Association, the BPW Canada, London Chapter; and Digital Ambassador for the Children’s Mental Health Organization. She has received the Bishop Townshend Award of Teaching Excellence and the 2018 Women of Excellence Award.
We are pleased Nerds On Site and ADAMnetworks – will be presenting technology related to child protection online. Charlene Doak-Gebauer, Nerds On Site, and ADAMnetworks promote Digital Supervision and a computer filter as interdependent for protection.
David Redekop – Founder – ADAMNETWORKS, Co- Founder – Nerds On Site – In order to protect his own family and people he cares about, David went on a 12-year journey implementing the best technology the industry had to offer. He finally became convinced that the only way to effectively protect people was to completely re-think the philosophy on which this technology was based. Out of this was born ADAMnetworks. David and the team he leads has a passion for protecting people online.
Francois Driessen – Creative Visionary and UX Warrior – ADAMnetworks – Francois has a deep inner calling to protect the vulnerable. He has dedicated much of his career to protecting human hearts from exploitation and the slavery of online addiction. His heart is to communicate truth that will set people free and to apply technology for good. He fights for the user to have technology serve people, and not the other way around.
Marilyn Evans, Founder and CEO of Parents Aware (parents aware.info), an organization dedicated to helping families develop healthy methods of communication on the subject of pornography. What do you do when you realize your child has viewed pornography in error? Too many children have this experience. The articles and information found at Parents Aware are designed to encourage parents to communicate openly and honestly with their children. The aim is to help families safely navigate in a world where media is saturated with emotionally harmful sexual content. Marilyn has a BA majoring in Family, Home, and Social Sciences, and has gained great experience as a mother of five sons in the digital age. Her education and experiences have provided her with the opportunity to write, speak, and coach individuals on how to discuss pornography, sex, and intimacy.
Shevelle McPherson, Esq began her career as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court, District Court of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Tax Court.
After serving for several years as an Assistant District Attorney, Shevelle McPherson opened her own law practice, McPherson Law, and quickly expanded to 3 locations in North Jersey, South Jersey, and Philadelphia. Shevelle has been featured in the Super Lawyer Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, and South Jersey Magazine. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” Attorney by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a National Trial Lawyer – Top 100, A National Black Trial Lawyer – Top 100, a 10 Best Female Criminal Defense Attorney, Pennsylvania and a Lawyer of Distinction-Criminal Defense, Top 10% USA.
Shevelle represents clients charged with serious offenses ranging from murder, rape, pornography, arson, burglary, narcotics, drug trafficking and weapons. She represents both Adult and Juvenile Offenders, and has defended juvenile offenders on “sextortion”, a growing crime with children and youth. Shevelle will also be discussing the liabilities of professional allies when they have a minor in their care using digital device applications without parent or guardians present.
Shevelle is also an award-winning International Speaker, a #1 Best Selling Author and the founder of Shevelle McPherson LLC where she serves as Business and Legal Strategist to entrepreneurs.
Much of where she’s been, influences where she is today. Starting her career as a cruise director in Tahiti, she gained valuable experience and training in entertaining, connecting, and inspiring diverse audiences. While that experience fueled her love of international travel, she was able to travel domestically, representing Lee jeans as their national spokesmodel and went on to represent other brands in television and print advertising.
Holly is engaging and approachable—and entrepreneurial— building a business using her gifts to train and inspire corporate audiences to achieve higher levels of performance through hands-on and interactive learning experiences. It was a winning combination….. or so she thought.
A client of hers convinced her to join their international brokerage firm—and with a bit of hesitation—she decided to take the leap and served as Vice-President. Although successful in achieving Presidents Club in less than half the time of her peers, and allowing her financial rewards and other accolades, she knew this career path was not her calling. Through sheer courage and a desire to honor her passions, she approached them about returning to their prior arrangement where they were her client, allowing her to focus, again, on building her own business. They agreed, and the rest is history!
Today, she is called upon repeatedly to deliver Keynote experiences, to serve as a facilitator and consultant, and to partner with organizations who are interested in achieving greater results through investing in people as unique individuals. Her loyal client base is a “who’s who” of well-known global companies, including: IBM, Microsoft, Hilton, Deloitte, Cisco, GAP, Mercedes-Benz, Facebook, The United Nations Foundation, The Marcus Buckingham Company, Wells Fargo, Santander Bank, Accenture, Disney, ESPN, and many other amazing partners.