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
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.
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.
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
|1||REGISTRATION DESK OPEN||3:30 PM - 5:30 PM||Bayview Foyer|
|1||REGISTRATION DESK OPEN||8:30 AM - 6:00 PM||Bayview Foyer|
|2||Foundations Training: Core Skills in Sex Ed||Jeffery M. Gould||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||PALM II|
|3||Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Preventing and responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse||Virginia Duplessis||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||PALM I|
|4||#HealthyTeen18 Design Challenge Workshop||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM||BELMONT|
|5||Professional Gaming: Using Games in Professional Development||Alexandra Eisler||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM||MARINER POINT|
|6||ForePlay with the UCLA Sex Squad: Using the Arts for Inclusive Sex-Education||Bobby Gordon , Veline Mojarro , UCLA Sex Squad||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||BAYVIEW BALLROOM|
|7||Networking Reception||6:00 PM||BANYAN COURT & LAWN|
|1||REGISTRATION DESK OPEN||7:00 AM - 5:30 PM||Bayview Foyer|
|2||BREAKFAST||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM||BAYVIEW TERRACE|
|3||EXHIBIT HALL OPEN||7:30 AM - 5:00 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|4||Youth-Centered Health Design: Harnessing the Power of Community Creativity and Wisdom||Bhupendra Sheoran||8:00 AM - 9:15 AM||BAYVIEW BALLROOM|
|5||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||9:15 AM - 9:30 AM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|6||#HealthyTeen18 DESIGN CHALLENGE WORKSHOP||9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||BELMONT|
|7||SESSION 1: ROUNDTABLES||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||BREAKOUT ROOMS|
|8||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||10:30 AM - 10:45 AM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|9||SESSION 2: POSTERS||10:45 AM - 11:45 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|10||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||11:45 AM - 12:00 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|11||AWARDS LUNCH||Nelly Vianna , Shirley Nash Weber , Karin Coyle , Miki Rutledge , Tara Beeston , Rachel Miller , Chrissy Cmorik||12:00 PM - 1:30 PM||BAYVIEW BALLROOM|
|12||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||1:30 PM - 1:45 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|13||SESSION 3: WORKSHOPS||1:45 PM - 3:15 PM||BREAKOUT ROOMS|
|14||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||3:15 PM - 3:30 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|15||SESSION 4: WORKSHOPS||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||BREAKOUT ROOMS|
|1||BREAKFAST||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||BAYVIEW TERRACE|
|2||Healthy Teen Network TA Office Hours||07:00 AM - 08:00 AM||BAYVIEW BALLROOM|
|3||REGISTRATION DESK OPEN||07:30 AM - 05:00 PM||BAYVIEW FOYER|
|4||EXHIBIT HALL OPEN||07:30 AM - 03:00 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|5||Morning Sex: Waking Up to a New Day in Sex Ed||08:00 AM - 8:45 AM||BAYVIEW BALLROOM|
|6||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||8:45 AM - 9:00 AM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|7||SESSION 5: WORKSHOPS||9:00 AM - 10:30 AM||BREAKOUT ROOMS|
|8||BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||10:30 AM - 10:45 AM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|9||#HealthyTeen18 Design Challenge: Pitches, Judging, Award||10:45 AM - 12:00 PM||BAYVIEW BALLROOM|
|10||LUNCH ON YOUR OWN||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
|11||SESSION 6: WORKSHOPS||1:15 PM - 2:45 PM||BREAKOUT ROOMS|
|12||AFTERNOON BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL||2:45 PM - 3:00 PM||REGATTA PAVILION|
|13||UnMasking Successful Youth-Adult Relationships||Ashanti Branch||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||BAYVIEW 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.
Don’t miss the Networking Reception,
Monday, 10/22 at 6:00 pm. Come eat, drink, and get to know your fellow conference attendees!
Follow along with the hashtag #healthyteen18
whether you are here or not!
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.
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.