Greetings, AASECT members! The Annual Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work crafting an exciting program for the 50th annual conference that will take place on June 14-18, 2018 in Denver, CO. This year’s theme is Bridging the Divide: Shedding Light on the Taboos and Pleasures of Sexuality. Before we share some of the recent highlights, let us introduce you to the additional committee members who have already contributed many hours to this conference planning process. Lexx Brown-James, Ph.D. Tanya Bass, MS Neil Cannon, Ph.D.
As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to thank you all for your support throughout the year and take this opportunity to let you know that AASECT Membership is due for renewal. Please be aware that all 2017 annual memberships expire on December 31, 2017. If you have not already done so, renew today! Renewal Instructions
AASECT Contemporary Sexuality Outreach Steering Committee Updates As I began my role as the Chair of AASECT’s Outreach Steering Committee this year, I had the honor of stepping into a space left rich with excitement by the former Chair, and current Conference Committee Co-Chair, Jayleen Galarza. In the role of Chair, I have the pleasure of supporting AASECT’s robust mentorship efforts, international outreach, and the dynamic work of the newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee.
Apply for an AASECT Scholarship for the 2018 Annual Conference! AASECT is excited to announce the scholarships available this year to help offset the cost of attending the 2018 Annual Conference: AASECT Creating Community Scholarship, The Bill T. Jones Scholarship and The John Sughrue, Jr., MD, Scholarship. Application deadline is February 16, 2018. For more information on applying, please visit the conference website.
As we prepare for changing the guard at AASECT, I want to congratulate and thank these three people for accepting invitations from the AASECT board to appointed positions of service, starting July 1, 2018: Eli Green, PhD, CSE; Margie Nichols, PhD, CST; and James Wadley, PhD, CST. There will be further appointments later and, of course, our election in March will take us into a new two-year cycle of volunteer leadership for AASECT. I am looking forward to my own AASECT Presidency and to results of our selection of a new President-Elect and Treasurer.
Happy Holidays from all of us at AASECT! We hope you enjoy this special time of year with family and friends. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, make your gifts reach a little further by shopping online with Amazon Smile. It's simple, click on the link below (and bookmark it for the future) and a portion of everything you buy on Amazon will be donated to the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Have a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year!