Within the Communications Committee we are up to some pretty exciting projects! For one, we have created a committee dedicated to the Listserve with the objective of making it a more productive and appealing platform for colleagues from all walks of life. Our goal is to have more and more of our members use this platform to share their news, wisdom and information. We are in the process of on-boarding these colleagues for the next office term (starting in June).
A big southern Ohio hello colleagues! Public Relations, Media & Advocacy Steering Committee (PRMA) committee chair here, and I’m stoked to share that we, our AASECT community members, have been connecting with media from coast to coast! Since I took on this role in July 2014, our members’ sex/ual/ity expertise has been cited in the Chicago Tribune, several parenting magazines, Consumer’s Digest, NY Magazine, Greatist.com, Sporting News, California Sunday Magazine, CNN, More Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and NPR Boston! These are on-line, on-air, as well as print sources. Many of these med
AASECT’s 2016 Winter Institute took place at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, January 11 through January 14, 2016. Co-directing the Winter Institute were Barry McCarthy, PHD; Susan Stiritz, MBA, MSW, PHD, and Jessica Naslund, MSW.
Sally Valentine, PhD, FAACS, LCSW, CST, CSTS - Vice President of Membership, gives us an in depth look at the Membership Services Steering Committee. 1. Since you have taken over as VP of Membership, can you tell us what the Membership Services Steering Committee has been up to?
AASECT recently created the Creating Community Scholarship Fund which was developed with the goal of building a more inclusive environment for promoting sexual health and advancing the field of sexuality.
While visiting Puerto Rico for the AASECT 48th Annual Conference, make the most of your trip and take a tour of the island! From the wonders of the Bioluminescent Bay and El Yunque National Rainforest, to shopping and more than 500 years of history, Puerto Rico has it all. Whether you gather a group of friends/colleagues or tour the island solo, you are just one click away from experiencing the best of Puerto Rico!
The 48th Annual AASECT Conference is June 8-12, 2016 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our 2016 conference theme is Putting the Pieces Together: Inclusivity in Practice, and as part of this, the conference planning team has been focused on cultivating a program that explores the various pieces in the mosaic of human sexuality, with an eye towards expanding our understanding of the utmost importance and significance of practicing inclusivity and impact-awareness in the field of sexuality.
As many of us know, gathering together at AASECT's Annual Conference and Summer/Winter Institute is not only a chance to learn and grow in our knowledge of the field of sexuality but also a chance for us to network, socialize and expand our AASECT community. As a new professional or student, these experiences can be invaluable opportunities for growth and advancement, but there are often financial obstacles that may prevent many from attending.
We are excited to announce the line-up for the Pre-conference workshops which will take place on June 8 and 9, 2016: