Calendar of Events

All events noted in Eastern Time


March 20-23 1:00-3:00 pm

Advocates for Youth

For a sex education champion who is looking to train and support educators.  These trainings consist of four, 120-minute virtual training sessions covering the following topics:

Openers/Closers/Energizers, Adult Learning Principles, Follow-up Support, Training Logistics (agendas, slides, materials, etc.), Adult Learning Styles, Challenging Participants, Partnering with Parents/Caregivers $200


March 21-25

LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time to bring attention to the devastating cycle of discrimination and health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.


March 23 - 6:30-8:00 pm


What if I told you there was more to LGBTQ inclusive curriculum writing than switching out a few pronouns/gendered names? What if I told you there's a way to teach about HIV/AIDS without insinuating it's a queer issue?

Join a real life queer sex educator and find out how to go beyond the basic! $33.33-$44.44


March 29 - 7:15-8:00 pm

Cardea Training Center

This workshop will explore the intersection of mental health education and sexual health education and will offer participants specific examples of how to incorporate mental health into their sexual health curricula.

Sex Ed Lectures

March 29 - 7:00-8:00 PM

Nishita Raghu Rao

Why don’t people run away or scream when they are being assaulted? Why are their memories often unclear, distorted and confusing? This webinar can explain how stress and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assaults and other traumatic experiences. This course educates us on trauma-informed practices one must employ when interacting with people who have been assaulted. $30


March 30 - 3:30-5:00 pm


90 minutes exploring the history of colonization/white supremacy on gender, particularly gender as we know it and how it was experienced in indigenous/BIPOC communities prior to colonization. $33.33-$44.44


March 31

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.



This STD Awareness Month, ASHA is drawing attention to the importance of STD testing. As part of this effort, we are promoting a new campaign—YES Means TEST. Having sex is a choice, and so is saying healthy. Saying yes to sex should mean saying yes to test!



SAAM is about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem.

Eyes open Iowa

April 4 - 1:00-1:30 PM

Eyes Open Iowa

Providing support to expectant and parenting teens goes hand-in-hand with sexual health education programming. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this subset of learners and their unique needs. You’ll leave this training feeling energized and better equipped to continue or begin work with young parents.

Sex Ed Lectures

April 5 - 7:00-8:00 PM

Aya Shigeto & Lawrence M. Scheier

This lecture focuses on the prevalence of sexuality education in higher education institutions in the US. We distinguish two focuses of sexuality education: sexual violence prevention and sexual health promotion. A majority of American colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention, resulting in lesser emphasis on sexual health promotion. $30

Maine Fam Planning

April 7

Maine Family Planning

Maine Family Planning will hold their 17th Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference in person on April 7, 2023 at the Augusta Civic Center.  More information will be posted soon. $60


STD Awareness Week, observed the second full week in April, provides an opportunity to raise awareness about STDs and how they impact our lives; reduce STD-related stigma, fear, and discrimination; and ensure people have the tools and knowledge to prevent, test for, and treat STDs.


April 11 - 7:00 pm

Cardea Training Center

Sexually Transmitted Infections are among the most stigmatized health concerns, but the research shows that stigma is not an effective prevention strategy. Shame and scare-tactics contribute to higher rates of negative health outcomes, especially for young people, so why do some educators continue to lean on fear-appeals to lessen the risk of STI transmission? Luckily, there are better strategies to support youth in navigating their sexual health. In this Let’s Talk Call, Cardea Training Managers will provide concrete tools for dismantling stigma and promoting practical STI prevention rooted in harm reduction, autonomy, and research. Free

Sex Ed Lectures

April 12 - 7:00-8:00 PM

Wesley Thomas

This session will provide participants an opportunity to learn strategies to make sexual health education accessible in K-5 settings. As sex ed, in general, continues to be taboo in many learning environments, participants will gain skills to use existing content areas to help students understand consent and bodily autonomy. $30 sliding scale available


April 12-13 1:30-3:00 pm

Nora Gelperin

This session will provide an overview of the developmental milestones and age-appropriate content for students in upper elementary school. Content will include teaching about boundaries, consent, puberty, sexual abuse prevention, healthy relationships and diverse families. Join us for an interactive training designed to increase your comfort and competence to teach about these vital issues to our students in the elementary grades. $100

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Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management, online conference.

Hosted by Massachusetts Society for a World Free of Sexual Harm and Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers


April 18-20 6:30-8:00 pm

Advocates for Youth

This training is appropriate for educators who are looking to enhance their sexual educator skills. $150

Educator trainings consist of three, 90-minute training sessions that cover the following topics:

  • Creating a safe learning environment
  • Answering sensitive questions
  • Boundaries & self-disclosure
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Connecting home: Communicating with caregivers

April 22, 1:00-2:00 pm

Power Up Education

We all have a body. It's ok to learn about it, talk about it, and ask questions about it. With fun, meaningful and hands-on activities, our children can learn to be open and confident with these sensitive topics. This workshop will be entertaining, engaging and informative. Be prepared to laugh!

Participants will be sent a zoom link, via email, the day before the workshop. Parents are encouraged to attend. $20

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A month focused on providing young people with the sexual health information and access to resources they need and deserve in order to make healthy decisions for themselves.

Eyes open Iowa

May 2 - 1:00-1:30 PM

Eyes Open Iowa

As the online teenage landscape rapidly changes, the term “sexting” has become ambiguous and has come to mean different things to students and to educators. Join us as we define sexting and discuss prevention and intervention tactics.

Sex Ed Lectures

May 3 - 7:00-8:00 PM

Stacey Rose -$30

Sexual violence prevention and Title IX education are more than necessary, but the execution of mandatory programs leaves students without necessary skills to create change. This session will give you tools to rethink how to translate mandates, research, and statistics into sex positive action using the Circles of Sexuality.


May 9-10 2:00-3:00 pm

Lauren Barineau

This two-day training will highlight key strategies to effectively respond to and communicate with parents/caregivers regarding sex education. This essential skills training will prioritize a transfer of content on day one and an opportunity to practice with low stakes virtual professional development software on day two. Practicing with the full support of a content expert will allow attendees the ability to practice the skills as they make progress on communicating in difficult times. $100


May 9 - 7:00 pm

Cardea Training Center

Join us to share your sexual health education successes lessons learned and to hear from your colleagues about what has worked well and what they have learned teaching sexual health education this year.

Sex Ed Lectures

May 10 - 7:00-8:00 PM

Evelyn Resh -$30

Contraceptive methods fall into two categories: hormonal and non-hormonal. Sex educators who are fully informed about the mechanism of action for pregnancy prevention of all method are best poised to help people decide what would be best for them to use to prevent an unintended pregnancy. This course will up-date participants on all available methods and their side-effects profile.


May 10-11


Promoting interdisciplinary coordination among members of advocacy, clinical care, education, human/social services and research, to share innovative approaches, best practices and practical applications for the enhancement of sexual health across the lifespan in North Carolina.

NC SEXCON is targeted towards individuals working in and across the sexual health field, including clinical care, education, reproductive health and justice, HIV/ STDs, LGBTQ healthcare, advocacy, policy development, and overall sexuality from birth to death.


May 15

National Sex Ed Conference

Please fill out the information below to submit a webinar or in-person workshop proposal for the 2023 National Sex Ed Conference. If you have any questions or for support in filling out the form, please contact

Submissions are due by May 15, 2023.


May 16-18 2:00-3:30 pm

Advocates for Youth
This training is appropriate for educators who are looking to enhance their sexual educator skills. $150
Educator trainings consist of three, 90-minute training sessions that cover the following topics:

  • Creating a safe learning environment
  • Answering sensitive questions
  • Boundaries & self-disclosure
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Connecting home: Communicating with caregivers

May 17

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.


May 18

This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

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May 24

If you identify as panromantic or pansexual – enjoy the 24th of May. If you know someone who does, let them know you’re thinking of them. Validation and acceptance makes the human experience all that more wonderous. If you neither identify or know someone – but you’ve learned something new about the wonderful variety that human beings come in, share on social media, have a conversation, do some reading. The more connected we are, the happier we are.


May 25-26 - 3:30-5:00 pm


In this session Steph offers a historical timeline of youth-driven disruptions, organizations and movement spaces, while offering space to unpack our learned adultism/authority complex over young people. $33.33-$44.44

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May 28

Today, millions of women and girls* around the world are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate. In 2022, it’s no longer acceptable that a natural bodily function prevents women and girls from getting an education, earning an income and fully and equally participating in everyday life.



Pride events are held around the world during June as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. June is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969.


June, 2023

Valuable learning and social networking for anyone with an interest in sexual health education, therapy, counseling, or sexology!

Get ready for 3 days of valuable programming plus pre-conference workshops and opportunities to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and virtual exhibitors.

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June ?, 2023 9:30-4:00

This one-day event brings together nationally recognized speakers focusing on preventing first time perpetration of sexual misconduct as well as the variety of responses to a report of sexual misconduct.

Over the course of the day, we will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the students who engage in sexually problematic and abusive behaviors from multiple perspectives.


June 5-8 1:00-3:00 pm

Advocates for Youth -$200

This training is appropriate for a sex education champion who is looking to train and support educators.

Eyes open Iowa

June 6 - 1:00-1:30 PM

Eyes Open Iowa

Educators don’t just appear from thin air, we’re whole people with lived experiences (and lots of them!). Experiences and opinions shape the education we provide, even when we try to do so from an unbiased lens. By managing our “hot buttons”, the topics that make us feel activated, we can ensure better outcomes for learners and better enforcement of classroom boundaries. Grab a coworker and join us for a hearty lunch break.


June 9

Sex educators are fun, passionate and highly qualified professionals, often with advanced degrees, who make the world a better, happier, safer place, and save lives. But it is a misunderstood profession. From abstinence only funding, to censorship, community backlash and harassment, an overarching cultural shame of sexuality that makes our students hard to reach, and a profound society-wide misconception about what sexuality educators even do and why it's important, sex educators are up against a lot when they go to work every day.  On June 9, thank a sex educator for the important but often underpaid and unappreciated work they do.


June 19

Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.


June 28

The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.


July 14

International Non-Binary People's Day is observed each year on 14 July and is aimed at raising awareness and organizing around the issues faced by non-binary people around the world. The day was first celebrated in 2012. The date was chosen for being precisely between International Men's Day and International Women's Day. (Wikipedia)


July 15-16

At Clitical Hits sex educators and game designers team up to create new sex ed lessons that are playful to their core.

  • Learn from industry-leading speakers
  • Practice new skills through design challenges
  • Create and share bold, immersive edu-games

July 18- 3:30-5:00 pm


The first half of this session seeks to define and connect to Sonya Renee Taylor's concepts of body terrorism and default bodies/identities. Then we will move through events cataloged in the reproductive justice timeline, focusing on how to integrate bodily autonomy into our understanding and facilitation of sexuality education.  $33.33-$44.44


July 25- 3:30-5:00 pm


Exploring the manifestations of past & present colonization in Puerto Rico through a sexual/reproductive lens. $33.33-$44.44


August 29-31


Have you been using the same “comprehensive” sex ed curriculum for eons Do you work with or parent youth? How prepared are you for “THE TALK?” Need help making your sex ed more engaging, inclusive and liberatory? This 2-day online sexuality education conference brings together sex educators, therapists, teachers, counselors, parents & caregivers to challenge and demand better of traditional Sex Ed. At S.L.A.M. we believe that our young people, our children, students, and siblings deserve Sex Ed that centers and affirms them. $75-$250

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September 4

The World Association for Sexual Health has invited many audiences to celebrate World Sexual Health and join this initiative to promote sexual health, well-being and rights for all. This year’s theme is sexual health in a digital world and the motto is: Turn it on: Sexual health in a digital world”


September 18-22


5 evenings of innovative sex education workshops created and facilitated by young people. $30.33-$140.44

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September 18-24

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

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Let’s Talk Month emphasizes the importance of young people and the adults they trust talking about sex. The Let’s Talk Month activities implemented in your community or state this year can make a huge difference to teens and their families and can also offer a good basis from which to build more inclusive and multi-faceted initiatives in the years to come. Download the guidebook for ideas!


A month long event founded by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Download student activity kit here. Unity Day is October 19th

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October 2-4

Each year, the Healthy Teen Network Conference is the go-to network for connecting youth-supporting professionals with the opportunities, training, and tools they need to empower the next generation to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.


October 3-4


On October 3rd, 2023- Join us for a special one-day virtual summit centering BDSM and Kink understanding, theory, strategy and practices! BIPOC Sexperts will be presenting tips, tricks, and shifts for more intentional, inclusive and liberating creation through BDSM play. This one-day convening will include 5-6 hours of workshops. $75-$125

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV on the Latinx community in the United States.

October 18

The purpose of World Menopause Day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing. We encourage professionals and women to participate in this global awareness raising campaign by printing and sharing these materials, organising events to engage their communities, and sharing World Menopause Day social media posts.

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October 26

Intersex Awareness Day marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America. It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


October 27-28, 2022

S.L.A.M. is an unparalleled, first of its kind BIPOC centered virtual professional development sexuality conference. One of the few conferences that actually pays its presenters.

The Sexuality Liberators And Movers conference highlights the lived experiences of BIPOC communities who have historically been denied access to bodily autonomy, safety, and pleasure

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November 8

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account.

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November 16

Power to Decide 

99% of US women have used it. And it allows people to plan for a family on their own terms and gives them the power to decide their own destinies. By saying #ThxBirthControl we hope to remove the controversy and acknowledge how much contraception makes possible for everyone.


November 16- 3:30-5:00pm



November 13-19 and Sunday Nov 20

Transgender Awareness Week to raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)  commemorates all transgender people lost to violence.


December 1

World AIDS Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.



The National Sex Ed Conference is the largest conference in the United States designed exclusively for sexuality educators. Sessions address sexuality education for all ages, in all types of settings, and are highly interactive and give participants materials they can replicate. The conference is hosted by The Center for Sex Education.

January 27-28, 2023

The Sexuality Liberators And Movers virtual symposium is for parents, teachers, sexuality educators and direct service adults who work with and care for young people.

S.L.A.M.'s focus is shifting and moving sex education forward by centering the contributions, experiences, and expertise of Educators of Color, while challenging isms and institutions that keep sex education white-washed, fear based, and ineffective.



Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.

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February 2

Sex Education Alliance

Talking to kids about sex and relationships can change their futures — and the world. Sex education, at home, in school, and even at the doctor’s office can improve self-esteem and self-image, reduce at-risk sexual behavior, reduce teenage pregnancy, and improve grades, test scores, and educational outcomes.