The location of the 2019 annual conference is Philadelphia! It is an amazing place that offers AASECT a multitude of diverse experiences and we are hoping to integrate as much local talent and participation as possible. We are already at work reviewing the feedback of 2018 conference attendees, putting together a conference committee, and choosing a theme that reflects our desire to further integrate the fields of education, counseling, and therapy. The conference venue (selected years in advance by staff) is the same size as the Denver hotel, so chances are that we will sell out well in advance. We promise to be in touch with the new theme, deadline for proposals, and other details as soon as they are decided.
As Spring begins, I am more and more looking forward to our 50th annual AASECT conference. Co-chairs Jayleen Galarza and Juan Camarena have put together a stellar program. Following the footsteps of recent co-chairs, they and their conference committee have looked for engaging thought leaders and have also valued diversity and inclusion throughout the plenary and workshops. I’ve checked the program multiple times already to start making my own selections about the workshops I most wish to attend.
Save the Date for the AASECT 2018 Summer Institute Decentering the Norm: Social Justice Transformations in Sex Therapy, Counseling and Education WHEN: July 26-29, 2018 (from 8am Thursday through 1pm Sunday) WHERE: the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis HOTEL: Clayton Plaza
Happy 2018 from the Outreach Committee! I hope that this year has been a dynamic one for you thus far. To AASECT’s ongoing members, great to have you with us! For our new AASECT members – welcome!
From sex robots to desire discrepancy to public masturbation, AASECT continues to receive national media inquiries on a weekly basis via our press & media hub. While there is still work ahead to establish AASECT as the go-to authority on matters related to sexuality, we are increasingly part of the national conversation. As the Director of PRMA, the feedback I receive from media professionals about AASECT contributors is extremely positive: our members are known for providing timely, scientifically-accurate, context relevant information to the Media.