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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.

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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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Youth-Centered Health Design: Harnessing the Power of Community Creativity and Wisdom

Innovation is a critical component of a comprehensive strategy to respond to the dynamic lives of adolescents and young adults. But how do we do it? And how do we do it well? And center youth? Come to the Tuesday opening session to learn about youth-centered health design and why it is an incredible tool with much potential to improve adolescent reproductive health.

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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

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1REGISTRATION DESK OPEN3:30 PM - 5:30 PMBayview Foyer
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1REGISTRATION DESK OPEN8:30 AM - 6:00 PMBayview Foyer
2Foundations Training: Core Skills in Sex EdJeffery M. Gould 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMPALM II
3Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Preventing and responding to Adolescent Relationship AbuseVirginia Duplessis 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMPALM I
4#HealthyTeen18 Design Challenge Workshop1:00 PM - 4:00 PMBELMONT
5Professional Gaming: Using Games in Professional DevelopmentAlexandra Eisler 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMMARINER POINT
6ForePlay with the UCLA Sex Squad: Using the Arts for Inclusive Sex-EducationBobby Gordon , Veline Mojarro , UCLA Sex Squad 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
7Networking Reception6:00 PMBANYAN COURT & LAWN
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1REGISTRATION DESK OPEN7:00 AM - 5:30 PMBayview Foyer
2BREAKFAST7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBAYVIEW TERRACE
3EXHIBIT HALL OPEN7:30 AM - 5:00 PMREGATTA PAVILION
4Youth-Centered Health Design: Harnessing the Power of Community Creativity and WisdomBhupendra Sheoran 8:00 AM - 9:15 AMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
5BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL9:15 AM - 9:30 AMREGATTA PAVILION
6#HealthyTeen18 DESIGN CHALLENGE WORKSHOP9:30 AM - 11:30 AMBELMONT
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
10BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL11:45 AM - 12:00 PMREGATTA PAVILION
11AWARDS LUNCHNelly Vianna , Shirley Nash Weber , Karin Coyle , Miki Rutledge , Tara Beeston , Rachel Miller , Chrissy Cmorik 12:00 PM - 1:30 PMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
12BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL1:30 PM - 1:45 PMREGATTA PAVILION
13SESSION 3: WORKSHOPS1:45 PM - 3:15 PMBREAKOUT ROOMS
14BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL3:15 PM - 3:30 PMREGATTA PAVILION
15SESSION 4: WORKSHOPS3:30 PM - 5:00 PMBREAKOUT ROOMS
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1BREAKFAST07:00 AM - 08:00 AMBAYVIEW TERRACE
2Healthy Teen Network TA Office Hours07:00 AM - 08:00 AMBAYVIEW BALLROOM
3REGISTRATION DESK OPEN07:30 AM - 05:00 PMBAYVIEW FOYER
4EXHIBIT HALL OPEN07:30 AM - 03:00 PMREGATTA PAVILION
5Morning Sex: Waking Up to a New Day in Sex Ed08:00 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 BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL2:45 PM - 3:00 PMREGATTA PAVILION
13UnMasking Successful Youth-Adult RelationshipsAshanti Branch 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMBAYVIEW BALLROOM

Networking & Opportunities

TA Office Hours

Healthy Teen Network is offering group technical assistance sessions, designed to lend our experience and expertise to support your work. These sessions are intended to be informal and will include time for questions and individualized assistance. Grab your breakfast Wednesday and look for reserved tables by department in the Bayview Ballroom. Space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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, drink, and get to know your fellow conference attendees!

#healthyteen18

Follow along with the hashtag #healthyteen18
whether you are here or not!

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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