October 28-30, 2019

Shame, fear, and stigma in sexual health education, programs, policies, and services won’t magically disappear. It’s going to take a revolution!

We need to change the way we think about adolescents and their sexual and reproductive health. That also means we need to change the ways in which we, youth-supporting professionals, do our work. We need sex-positive attitudes, language, and actions that will create a sex-positive culture—not only for young people but for all people.

A revolution doesn’t happen overnight, but it can happen. Don’t think you are the “revolution-type”? Does “revolution” seem too radical to you? Or too impossible?

If you are intrigued by sex-positivity and all the ways it can improve the lives of young people, you are the “revolution-type”! Join others who believe that we cannot wait to move forward!

The 40th annual national Healthy Teen Network conference is a capacity-building, professional development, and networking opportunity for professionals who work with youth. Specifically, we will address the need to ensure access to high quality and youth-friendly evidence-based and innovative sexuality education and services, and to shore-up and expand policies and practices that respect and meet the needs of youth and young adults, including those who are pregnant and parenting.

We are excited to announce the featured sessions for the 2019 conference! Erin Basler and Kira Manser are kicking off the conference on Monday by getting us into the “sex-positive mindset.” Immediately following Erin and Kira will be hosting trivia at the Networking Reception, so come test your knowledge and win prizes!

Then we’ll open Tuesday with our keynote speaker, Dr. Donna Oriowo, who will remind us that when it comes to sex ed, the one size fits all technique is about as old as a black and white television in a world where melanin is poppin’ and wants to be seen in its full color.

On Wednesday, facilitator Jennifer Driver, and panelists Tanya Bass, Brittany Broaddus-Smith, and Shawn Kelly will challenge us on how to work together with groups who are consistently left out of the sex-positive discussion.


Healthy Teen Network is excited to host several Pre-Conference Institute options at the 2019 Conference, including a one-and-a-half day (1.5 day) ASSECT-certified Sexual Attitude Reassessment Seminar (SAR), several intensive full-day sessions, and a half-day session on different topics in the field.

Registration for the 2019 conference is now open. Register by August 30th to take advantage of Early Bird savings! 

Before registering read the registration guidelines. They include information about discounts, payment and refund deadlines, what is included with registration, and recommended travel times. 

#HealthyTeen19 Design Challenge

Welcome to the cyborg era. With dating apps, sexting, user-generated explicit media, and sex toys powered by artificial intelligence, technology today is baked into sexuality itself. How might we equip young people to develop healthy sexualities and have pleasurable sexual lives in the cyborg era?


Exhibiting Opportunities

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.

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