The Center for Sex Education (CSE) is pleased to announce the chair and associate chairs for this year’s National Sex Ed Conference, which will be held December 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ. Karen Rayne, PhD, will be returning as the chair; she will be joined by Jennifer A. Hart, MPH, and Lorena Olvera-Moreno, MEd, who will serve as associate chairs.
Jennifer A. Hart, MPH
Lorena Olvera-Moreno, MEd
Karen Rayne, PhD
Dr. Rayne is a trainer, curriculum writer, and educator with her company, Unhushed (www.unhushed.net). This will be Karen’s third year organizing the conference. Jennifer is the Director of Youth and Professional Education at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and has worked in the field for more than 15 years. Lorena is a PhD student in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University, originally came to the US from Mexico on a Fulbright Scholarship, and volunteers her time providing sexuality education for individuals in high-need Latino communities. Jennifer and Lorena both served on the planning team for the 2014 conference.
“We are so excited to have these dynamic leaders visioning this year’s National Sex Ed Conference,” said Bill Taverner, Executive Director of the CSE.
“Excellent conference, great information, great educators, wonderful interaction!”
David M. HallAuthor, Allies at Work
“This conference cannot be missed. The presenters are brilliant, the research and curriculum are cutting edge, and the community something you will cherish throughout your career.”
Paul JoannidesAuthor, Guide to Getting It On
“Conferences that are memorable and unfold without a hitch don’t just happen. The CFLE put in countless hours — and an obvious measure of love –into making the conference work so well. They made it look effortless.”
Mary GreenfieldSexuality Education Consultant
“You guys were awesome – seeming to be everywhere you were needed, tireless, full of good cheer and feedback. Thanks for a thoughtful, fun, challenging, and idea-filled conference.”
Rebecca ChalkerPace University
“An outstanding and informative conference!”
Justine FonteMPH Student, Columbia University
“Thank you for a wonderful conference. I feel so privileged to have been a part of it and be surrounded by such inspiring individuals.”
Alie Kriofske MainellaIndependence First
“I thought the conference was AMAZING! It was my first one and I’m so excited to have been surrounded by so many sex-positive professionals.”
Ashley GauntPlanned Parenthood community educator
“The CFLE National Sex Ed Conference is where my dreams, my career, and my life began. My professor suggested that I volunteer at this conference. I could speak forever about what I learned at the conference and how wonderful I feel it is for the development of my career in sexual health.”
“Kudos for an extraordinary conference! I know that countless hours went into the planning and implementation of the event. The conference team was a delight to work with–organized, professional, and friendly.”
Shira Cahn-LipmanPlanned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
“A really fabulous three days!”
Steve BrownAuthor, Streetwise to Sex-Wise
“A heartfelt thanks for a terrific conference. I’m so glad I decided to go. It was great to meet many of you from this list and put faces to names. My head was exploding on the way home from all the ideas I was exposed to.”
Ryan McKee, MS, MEdCo-Editor of Taking Sides:Clashing Views in Human Sexuality
The CFLE Conference has become THE conference for sexuality educators of all grades and ranks. More and more college instructors I've spoken to are seeing it as the premier Sex Ed event in the country. And it gets stronger every year!