Our vision is a positive and inspiring experience, filled with practical knowledge for

professionals, current students, and prospective students. This conference will allow participants

to envision the opportunities and potential for their own successes within the field of human


Workshops should offer valid and tangible information as well as an inspirational message. We

welcome a variety of approaches to your presentation. Special consideration will be given to

proposals that are interdisciplinary and interactive. We are particularly looking for workshops

that combine knowledge with tools for attendees to utilize in their careers. Students currently

enrolled in Widener’s Human Sexuality program are encouraged to apply.

This one day conference will consist of 9 workshops focusing on professional skills for the

educator or the clinician. Each workshop will be 75 minutes long. Submission deadline for

proposals is June 1, 2013. Conference is October 11, 2013.


Please include in your proposal:

1) Current CV

2) Brief synopsis of topic

3) Expected learning objectives

4) General outline of what your workshop will look like

5) Relevance to the novice, intermediate, or advanced participant (or open to all)

All proposals are welcome. Some possible subjects are:

Professional topics: academia;

advocacy for self and others; being a sexuality professional in non-sexuality focused settings; building a brand; building a professional identity with social media; creating a referral network; employing AASECT certification; ethics; mental health; networking; physical health; research; resume building; working with medical professionals


Education and Clinical topics:

addiction; crisis intervention; human rights; immigrant communities; legal considerations; policy; sex surrogacy; sexual body workers; trauma; veterans; therapeutic work with the following populations: BDSM, disability, interfaith relationships, minor attracted adults, sexual and gender minorities