• The Center for Sex Education is pleased to announce the Chairs for this year’s National Sex Ed Conference, Lorena Olvera Moreno and Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski.

    Lorena OlveraLorena Olvera Moreno, MEd, MPsT, is a sexuality educator and a psychosexual therapist from Chiapas, Mexico. She has worked as a host on educational radio and television shows about sexuality in Mexico and Philadelphia and is completing her PhD at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. She returns after serving as Associate Chair at last year’s conference, and having previously served on the conference planning team. “I am thrilled to be Co-Chair this year and work with an amazing team! As a queer Latina, my mission is to bring the voice of people of color into the dialogue  and contribute to the inclusion of these individuals in the field of sexuality education.” said Lorena.


    Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, EdD, is the Director of the Washington Health System Teen Outreach and President and Founder of the Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc., both based in Washington, PA. She is the author of 15 books on sexuality education. “I am honored to be asked to co-chair and hope I can bring some ‘seasoned’ experience to the conference. What an excellent group of people! I believe each person is a person of worth; the conference is an outstanding example of respect for all. I’m excited to be co-chair because I love the field of sexuality education – it is my turn to give back! ” said Mary Jo.


    The co-chairs presented their vision for this year’s conference:

    “The National Sex Ed Conference is an amazing opportunity for growth and revitalization. Our vision for the 2016 conference is to gather together excellent, unique individuals teaching  sexuality education across the lifespan, with a goal of learning and sharing many perspectives and inspiring collaboration.

    We recognize that sexuality professionals are a diverse group and we embrace the value of diversity of all of our attendees, facilitators, and keynote speakers. We are committed to the inclusion and recognition of diverse sexuality professionals and all of their intersectional identities.”


    The conference will be held in New Jersey December 7-10 in New Jersey. Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements about the program and venue.





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    We are currently in the planning stages for #NSEC2016 and will be releasing more information as our conference season approaches!


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