Praise from Organizations

American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

Healthy Teen Network (HTN)

The Kinsey Institute

Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ)

The National Campaign To Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy

Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)

The Center was awarded the APPLE Orchard Award by the Association for Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (APPLE) for our efforts putting together the National Sex Ed Conference. The award recognizes The Center as a “model of excellence.” Read about the conference in Psychology Today, The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine cover story, “Teaching Good Sex.”

Praise from Conference Attendees

“Excellent conference, great information, great educators, wonderful interaction!”
~ Joycelyn Elders, MD, 15th US Surgeon General

“An interesting conference, with some really provocative ideas and thoughts, mixed with exciting and fun new activities and training.
~Maggi Boyer, Sexuality Education Consultant

“A really fabulous three days!”
~ Shira Cahn-Lipman, MEd, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

“An outstanding and informative conference!”
~Rebecca Chalker, Professor, Pace University

“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.”
~ Terri Clark, ActionAIDS

“Thank you for a wonderful conference. I feel so privileged to have been a part of it and be surrounded by such inspiring individuals.”
~ Justine Fonte, MPH Student, Columbia University

“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.”
~Mary Greenfield, Sexuality Education Consultant

“This conference cannot be missed. The presenters are brilliant, the research and curriculum cutting edge, and the community something you will cherish throughout your career.”
~ David M. Hall, Author, Allies at Work

“Conferences that are memorable and unfold without a hitch don’t just happen. The Center put in countless hours — and an obvious measure of love –into making the conference work so well. They made it look effortless.”
~Paul Joannides, author, The Guide to Getting It On

“Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to volunteer and moderate at the National Sex Ed Conference. My head is still spinning, being able to attend workshops by leaders in the field and speak with pioneers of sexuality education. It was an incredible experience to work with you all. Thank you again.”
~ Jennifer Karwoski, Volunteer, Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University

“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.”
~ Alie Kriofske Mainella, Independence First

“It really was a wonderful conference…It was so amazing to be with so much talent, wisdom and inspiration and always feel completely humbled and honored to be amongst you. It is so refreshing to be with people who just get it, who are so accepting and open. The staff are such a talented and cohesive team.”
~Heather Simonson, Sex Therapist, Sexuality Education and Counseling Services

“This was my first visit to the National Sex Ed Conference, but it won’t be my last! I felt entirely welcomed and well cared for. The pace wasn’t at all frenetic, but neither did you feel any time was being wasted. The programmed time was filled with wonderful options – a true feast of ideas.”
~Al Vernacchio, author, For Goodness Sex

“A landmark event!”
~Leslie Walker Hirsch, author, The Facts of Life and More

“A heartfelt thanks for a terrific 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.”
~ Anonymous

“The National Sex Ed Conference is where my dreams, my career, and my life began two years ago. I was finishing up my undergraduate degree when my professor suggested that I volunteer at this conference. It was all pretty new to me, and I was just starting to figure out that I would be able to potentially have a career in Sex Ed. I feel I could speak forever about what I have learned at the conference and how wonderful I feel it is for the development of my career in sexual health!”
~ Anonymous