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I’ll be there Friday night to speak after the screening of It Was Rape and Saturday afternoon I’ll be on a panel about what one can do to combat slut shaming and rape culture in society. If you’re in the NYC area, please consider coming! It’s free or just $10 and I would love to see/meet you!

Gender Summit 3 and the Fall Meeting of SMSNA

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Each week, The CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, or other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Gender Summit 3 and the Fall Meeting of SMSNA.

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Who: Professionals and any other stakeholder in a STEM field.
What: Gender Summit 3, in North America
When: November 13-15, 2013
Where: Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton
Why: Those involved in STEM fields all over are invited to be part of the Gender Summit, which will discuss what it means to be gender neutral, and how to incorporate the gender dimension in STEM structures, research methods, and peer review groups to make STEM fields a more all-inclusive area. Visit the Gender Summit site for registration info, directions, a program, and other info.

Who: Clinicians involved in sexual medicine.
What: The 19th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
When: November 21-24, 2013
Where: New Orleans, LA
Why: This conference is an opportunity for sexual health clinicians to learn more about important issues in their chosen field, such as updated diagnostic guidelines and treatment options for sex-related conditions. For registration and a complete list of what topics will be discussed, visit the event page at SMSNA’s official website.

The 12th International Symposium on NeuroVirology and 2013 Conference on HIV in the Nervous System & The 4th International Workshop on HIV & Women, From Adolescence Through Menopause

Each week, The CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, or other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring the 12th International Symposium on NeuroVirology and 2013 Conference on HIV in the Nervous System 

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and the 4th International Workshop on HIV & Women, From Adolescence Through Menopause.

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The National Sexual Assault Conference 2013 & “What Will it Take to Acheive an AIDS-free World?”

Each week, The CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, or other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring the conference “What Will it Take to Acheive an AIDS-free World?” and The 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference.


Who: The editors of Cell and The Lancet, two specialty medical journals
What: What Will it Take to Acheive an AIDS-free World?
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: November 3-5, 2013
Why: This conference, geared toward physicians and medical researchers, provides an opportunity to discuss, debate, and share ideas on how to manage, prevent, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS.


Who: The National Sexual Violence Resource Center
What: The National Sexual Assault Conference 2013
Where: Hollywood, CA
When: August 28-30, 2013
Why: This advocacy-based conference is for teachers, law enforcement officers, survivors, healthcare providers, and anyone whose occupation involves dealing with matters related to sexual assault. Through this conference, the NSVRC hopes to educate public officials on how to recognize and prevent sexual assault.

The National Sex Ed Conference & Beyond the Bedroom

Each week, The CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, or other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring the CFLE’s National Sex Ed Conference and the Beyond the Bedroom: Weekend Relationship and Sexuality Conference.


Sex educators all over meet and learn different techniques, ideas, and approaches for teaching people everywhere how to get the most out of their sex life.

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Because of a lack of resources, many adults get their information about sex from watching pornography. Beyond the Bedroom realizes that While pornography is fine for entertainment, it’s rarely a realistic portrayal of how sex and relationships actually work. Through this sex-positive conference, they hope to counteract the misinformation perpetuated by porn and similar sources by providing workshops, lectures, and live demonstrations.

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Upcoming conferences! Connections: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Sexuality & BUTCH Voices 3rd National Conference


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Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, or other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring the 2013 SSSS Conference and the BUTCH Voices 3rd Biennial National Conference.

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Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit 2013 & the 5th Annual Desiree Alliance Conference

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Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit and Desiree Alliance’s Fifth Annual Conference.

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Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit
Who: For everyone interested in sexual freedom, professionals and non-professionals alike.
What: A four-day conference where guests can attend workshops and lectures regarding the fundamental right of sexual freedom. Registration covers the conference, but not your hotel lodging, so be sure to also make arrangements at the Sheraton independent of purchasing your ticket.
Where: The Sheraton Silver Spring in Washington, DC
When: September 19-22, 2013
Why: The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance believes that sexual freedom is a fundamental human right, and that everyone should be able to freely express their sexuality without societal, governmental, or personal persecution.

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Desiree Alliance’s Fifth Annual Conference
Who: People involved in sex work, as well as their allies.
What: A six-day conference dedicated to making the world a safer place for those who make sex work a career. Registration info can be found here.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: July 14-19, 2013
Why: The Desiree Alliance’s main stance is that sex workers are just ordinary people, and their rights deserve to be protected. This conference focuses on creating a safe space for sex workers and their allies all over the nation to come together in support of their chosen professions.

Swellcon & TISHE 2013

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Each week, The CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Swellcon and TISHE 2013.

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Who: Founded by online sex toy retailer Smitten Kitten in honor of their tenth anniversary, this conference is for anyone interested in learning more about erotic and sex-positive media
What: Originally planned as an in-person conference in Minneapolis, Swellcon is now a totally free online video summit that allows people from all over to share opinions and information regarding erotic media
Where: Anyone with a computer and internet access can enjoy Swellcon
When: Videos from various presenters will start being showcased on August 2nd, 2013 at Swellcon’s official website
Why: To open channels of communication between those who help create erotic entertainment and those who consume it

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TISHE 2013
Who: Teachers and other youth-serving professionals
What: A five-day training retreat for teaching sex education to youth
Where: The Pearlstone Center, in Baltimore, MD
When: August 4 through 9, 2013
Why: To help professionals learn better methods to educate youth about sex, ensuring that they live healthier and safer sex lives. Visit their site to apply!

Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future

Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future!

Who: National Women’s Studies Association

What: Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future

Where: Oakland Mariott City Center, Oakland, CA

When: November 8th-11th, 2012

Why:The only event in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship. This event is the best way to reach a rising number of women’s and gender studies researchers, educators, students, and community/cultural activists. Attendees will be able to reach over 1,500 established and emerging feminist scholars.

Faithful Conversations: Building Support for LGBTQ People and Allies in Religious Communities

Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Faithful Conversations: Building Support for LGBTQ People and Allies in Religious Communities!

What: Faithful Conversations: Building Support for LGBTQ People and Allies in Religious Communities

Where: Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver, CO

When: April 22nd, 2012

Why: The conference is a gathering for LBGTQ people of faith, goodwill, and allies to build relationships, engage in challenging conversations, enhance and build skills for advocacy, and empower faith communities to support LGBTQ inclusion.

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5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights!

Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring the 5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights!

Who: hosted by the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association

What: 5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

Where: Windhoek, Namibia

When: September 19th through 22nd, 2012

Why: The conference theme is “Sexual Health and Rights in Africa: Where are We?” The conference will offer a unique opportunity to further seek ways of mobilizing actions for improved understanding of sexuality and promotion of sexual health and well-being of all peoples on the African continent.

Our Journey From Novice to Expert: Celebrating 25 Years of HIV Nursing

Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Our Journey From Novice to Expert: Celebrating 25 Years of HIV Nursing!

Who: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 25th Anniversary Annual Conference

What: Our Journey From Novice to Expert: Celebrating 25 Years of HIV Nursing

Where: Tuscon, Arizona

When: November 15-17th, 2012

Why: “The conference will address international and domestic issues related to HIV and AIDS for nurses new to the specialty as well as experienced clinicians and researchers. Various learning activities, expert speakers, symposia, roundtable discussions, and presentations (practice, education/administration, and research) will address HIV nursing issues related to the conference objectives.”

Abstract Submission Deadline is April 23rd.

Call for Papers! Queer (In)Security Conference

Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring a call for papers for the Queer (In)Security Conference!

What: Queer (In)Security Conference, Call for Papers

Who: The Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster and the DHI Militarizaion Research Cluster of UC Davis

Where: University of California, Davis

When: Conference is May 3rd through 4th, 2012

Why: This conference aims to interrogate the intersections between Queer Studies/queer theory, policing, and surveillance. Areas of inquiry include the policing of differently gendered bodies, the (in)security of Queer Studies within the academy, and the role of the police on a university campus. They invite scholarship from a broad range of disciplines, especially interdisciplinary work in queer theory and transgender theory that critically engages mutually constitutive articulations of race, class, sexuality, ability, gender, citizenship, religion, and nationality. They invite proposals for papers, workshops, or performances. Undergraduate submissions are also encouraged.

Deadlines: Call for papers submission deadline is March 15th