Call for Abstracts: Sex Tech 2011

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Sex::tech 2011

San Francisco, CA - April 1-2, 2011

Conference Goal: To bring health and technology professionals together with youth, parents and community leaders to advance sexual health for youth and young adults.

There are four Tracks for abstract submission:

Field Reports

New or continued work in the area of sexual health and new media, with lessons learned in the field, interactive examples, and any promising results.


Research data and analysis about effective programs in preventing HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancies, or unhealthy relationships among youth or young adults.


Learnings and how-to sessions for professionals around a particular form of technology, such as social networking, geo-location tools, mobile apps, etc. Submitters should showcase their expertise through examples of successful technology applications in the sexual health field.

I’m A…XYZ professional.

Submissions should be descriptions of your job or profession, along with examples of how you interact with professional in other fields, cross-discipline, and with youth, and why your role is key to program success. (Examples: Epidemiologist, Usability tester, Social marketing guru, etc.)

We welcome any submissions in the above tracks that relate to our conference goal, with particular interest in the following areas:

mHealth for youth
Policy and advocacy for sexual rights
Sex education: information delivery in schools
Youth-led innovations
New social technologies
Effective partnerships

Submission Guidelines:

Presentation format:

We are dedicated to creating the most opportunity for dialogue between presenters and attendees. We fully encourage interactive and non-traditional presentation formats. We also reserve the right to form panels where appropriate.

Submission deadline:

To be considered for the program, you must prepare and submit your abstract according to the instructions by November 15, 2010..

Evaluation criteria:

Abstracts should relate to the overall goal of the conference, fit within one of the track areas listed above, be of significant public health importance or be a tech tool that supports public health work. The purpose and objectives of your session must be clear and well described. Evaluation is completed by a Program Committee of professionals and youth in the field.

Submission method:

Abstracts must be submitted electronically, at, no later than November 15, 2010. An e-mail confirming receipt will be sent.


We will notify abstract submitters whether the abstract is accepted or rejected by December 15, 2010. We apologize, but we get so many submissions that we cannot accept every one. If your abstract is accepted, you will receive a request to confirm availability to attend the conference and make the presentation. Information will be included in these subsequent communications on the type of presentation format, date and time of presentation, technical assistance needs and potential edits to program abstract.

Presenter responsibilities:

Presenters are responsible for all expenses related to participation in the conference, including registration, transportation, lodging and non-included meals.


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