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STANDING STRONG & KEEPING YOUTH AT THE CENTER

OCTOBER 22-24, 2018 | SAN DIEGO, CA

Mind-boggling. Distracting. Exhausting. Disheartening. Do these words strike a chord for you? You are not alone. Healthy Teen Network and the broader field of adolescent reproductive and sexual health, among other concerned citizens, fear that our hard work to improve the health and well-being of young people through innovative and evidence-based research, practice, and policy will continue to be eroded and twisted. To maintain our progress, we must stand strong and keep youth at the center of our work.

Are you ready to join us? Registration is now open!

Learn more information about registration rates and guidelines.

Do You Want a Chance to Win $1,000?

Check out the Design Challenge!

Innovation is a critical component of a comprehensive strategy to respond to the dynamic lives of adolescents and young adults. But innovation can be hard…it can be expensive and time intensive, not to mention a daunting task to take on. Yet, we must develop solutions for today’s youth, to meet their unique needs and for today’s changing world. 

Against the backdrop of continued attacks on sex education, Healthy Teen Network, in partnership with youth + tech + health (YTH), calls for a new commitment to sex positivity. We’re challenging all creators and practitioners, educators and students, advocates and youth alike to answer the following question: How might we center pleasure in adolescent sex education? 

Keynote & Plenary Sessions

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ForePlay with the UCLA Sex Squad: Using the Arts for Inclusive Sex-Education

The opening keynote performance by the UCLA Sex Squad will be an introduction to an arts-based, youth-driven approach to sexual health education that uses humor, storytelling, and theater to facilitate dialogue with adolescents. This presentation will include live theatrical pieces as well as interactive engagement with the audience.

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UnMasking Successful Youth-Adult Relationships

The final plenary of the 2018 conference will be a highly experiential session for individuals and teams to engage in an uncommonly open, honest dialogue within a safe space. Recognizing that each person has a set of shared human needs—support, expression, recognition, meaning, and connection—you will learn why it is essential to close the gap between who we are on the inside and who we show up as at work.

Schedule of Events

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1REGISTRATION DESK OPEN7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2BREAKFAST7:00 AM - 8:00 AMTBA
3EXHIBIT HALL OPEN7:30 AM - 5:00 PMREGATTA PAVILION
4OPENING KEYNOTE8:00 AM - 9:15 AMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
5BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL9:15 AM - 9:30 AMREGATTA PAVILION
6#HealthyTeen18 DESIGN CHALLENGE WORKSHOP9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
7SESSION 1: ROUNDTABLES9:30 AM - 10:30 AMBREAKOUT ROOMS
8BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL10:30 AM - 10:45 AMREGATTA PAVILION
9SESSION 2: POSTERS10:45 AM - 11:45 PMREGATTA PAVILION
10AWARDS LUNCH11:45 PM - 1:30 PMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
11BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL1:30 PM - 1:45 PMREGATTA PAVILION
12SESSION 3: WORKSHOPS1:45 PM - 3:15 PMBREAKOUT ROOMS
13BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL3:15 PM - 3:30 PMREGATTA PAVILION
14SESSION 4: WORKSHOPS3:30 PM - 5:00 PMBREAKOUT ROOMS
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1BREAKFAST07:00 AM - 08:00 AMTBA
2Healthy Teen Network TA Office Hours07:00 AM - 08:00 AMTBA
3REGISTRATION DESK OPEN07:30 AM - 05:00 PMTBA
4EXHIBIT HALL OPEN07:30 AM - 03:00 PMREGATTA PAVILION
5OPENING SESSION08:00 AM - 8:45 AMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
6BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL8:45 AM - 9:00 AMREGATTA PAVILION
7SESSION 5: WORKSHOPS9:00 AM - 10:30 AMBREAKOUT ROOMS
8BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL10:30 AM - 10:45 AMREGATTA PAVILION
9#HealthyTeen18 Design Challenge: Pitches, Judging, Award10:45 AM - 12:00 PMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
10LUNCH ON YOUR OWN12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
11SESSION 6: WORKSHOPS1:15 PM - 2:45 PMBREAKOUT ROOMS
12AFTERNOON BREAK2:45 PM - 3:00 PMTBA
13UnMasking Successful Youth-Adult RelationshipsAshanti Branch 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMBAYVIEW BALLROOM

Networking & Opportunities

TA Office Hours

Stay tuned for details on
Healthy Teen Network Technical Assistance Office Hours.

Pre-Conference Institutes

Space is limited for full- and half-day
Pre-Conference Institutes. Learn more and secure your spot.

Networking Reception

Don’t miss the Networking Reception,
Monday, 10/22 at 6:00 pm. Come eat and drink and get to know your fellow conference attendees!

#healthyteen2018

Follow along with the hashtag #healthyteen2018
whether you are here or not!

Reserve Your Exhibit Table at Standing Strong

Reach decision makers from around the country!

Healthy Teen Network offers your company or organization the opportunity to advertise in conference materials, sponsor an event, display your product at our take-one table, and interact one-on-one with attendees in our exhibit hall. All the details you need are in the Sponsorship, Exhibiting, & Advertising Guide.

The audience for this conference includes those who develop and implement programs nationwide for adolescent reproductive and sexual health, pregnant/parenting teens, and pregnancy prevention. These conference attendees are in unique positions to recommend products and services to thousands of teens across the country as well as to the agencies they represent. Registration is now open! If you have any questions, please contact Shanise Taylor.

Travel Information

Venue

Hyatt Mission Bay Spa & Marina
1411 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Reserve Your Room Today!

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina represents what Southern California is all about. Located right along the waterfront, guest will enjoy 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach, and the downtown San Diego skyline. The hotel offers waterfront dining, a contemporary poolside lounge, full-service marina, and eco-friendly spa. This room block will be available until October 1.

Nearby Restaurants

Start planning your culinary adventures for evenings and lunch on your own on Wednesday. The area offers a huge variety of excellent choices. Check out some recommendations on Yelp.

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