Annual Conference Special Events!
In addition to the educational program we have in store, a series of special events are scheduled to help make your time in Las Vegas as engaging as possible.
Students’ and First Timers’ Meet & Greet
Thursday, June 15, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Students and first time attendees are encouraged to join us for a meet and greet to kick off the conference!
Meet & Greet for Attendees Seeking AASECT Certification Supervisors
Thursday, June 15, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you looking for a supervisor for AASECT Certification? Are you a supervisor interested in taking on more supervisees? Are you just looking to meet more people in AASECT in a social setting? If so, come to our meet ‘n’ mingle, and get linked up!
Brainstorming Session – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Thursday, June 15, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What is your vision for a diverse and inclusive AASECT? This brainstorming session is designed to offer space for members to lend their voices to the ongoing efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive organization. Come together with other members to discuss your experiences, concerns, and share ideas.
Welcome Reception & Poster Session - Sponsored by Adam & Eve
Thursday, June 15, 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Meet and mingle with conference attendees, exhibitors and poster presenters during our Welcome Reception and Poster Session Sponsored by Adam & Eve! Light hors d'oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar.
Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17, 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Friday’s session will include a guided Chakra meditation that will assist in clearing and opening the energy centers, followed by tantric practices of eye gazing, breath work and heart connection.
Saturday’s session will be an active, dynamic meditation inspired by Osho. Join us as we
free our busy minds with shaking, dancing and dropping into a deep sense of calm, release and relaxation.
AASECT 50th Anniversary Event
Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for hors d’oeuvres, music, trivia and a cash bar to celebrate 50 years of AASECT! Additional fee required. If you would like to purchase a ticket for yourself or a guest, please visit the registration desk.
Mentor Meet & Greet
Saturday, June 17, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Are you interested in getting involved with AASECT’s Mentoring Program? Join us for a meet & greet and get connected with a mentor or mentee! For more information on the mentoring program, please visit the AASECT Mentors page on our website.
Film Screening: The Year We Thought About Love
Saturday, June 17, 7:00 - 8:30pm
The Year We Thought About a Love is an award-winning documentary which has played at over 50 film festivals around the world. The film celebrates the wit, candor and activism of the troupe members of True Colors: OUT Youth Theater as they create a play about love. The youth in the film are predominantly LGBTQ youth of color, and their work helps audiences reconsider the power of living a life honestly and out loud. The film follows the troupe members for a year – both in the rehearsal space and out in their world. Watch the trailer.
Exploring the Spirituality of Sex
Sunday, June 18, 8:00 – 8:30am
For many people sexuality is closely linked to the sacred and, for some religions, sacred sexuality is part of the religious worldview as well as the religious practice. This is a time to share those resources with the wider group. Bring your sacred writings, body-centered poetry, or different forms of music that focus on sacred sexuality to draw attention to the connection between the body and the spirit.
You are invited to bring copies of any shared material for your colleagues. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who wish to participate. Observers are welcome.