Summer institute 2023

Exploring Optimal health for Adolescents

Charleston, South Carolina,

June 14-16, 2023

Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2023 is Exploring Optimal Health for Adolescents. 

Summer Institute is one of the top adolescent and sexual health conferences in the nationhundreds of professionals gather to learn new information, network, share ideas, and discuss successes and challenges. We're inviting all adolescent and sexual health professionals to join us in Charleston to explore how we can achieve optimal health for adolescents in our work.  

Join us as we learn from some of the leading voices in adolescent healthcare, addressing topics like preventing teen pregnancy, providing trauma-informed care, preventing STIs, recognizing unconscious biases, and adequately serving our LGBTQIA youth.

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Important Dates: 

  • Call for Proposals CLOSED
  • Early Bird Registration CLOSED
  • General Registration Closes 
    May 31, 2023
  • Conference 
    June 14-16, 2023

Conference Location: 

Book your hotel room using a group rate for Fact Forward's Summer Institute 2023! Exterior image of Charleston Marriott Hotel


Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC, 29403


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Keynote Speaker

Professor Loretta Ross

Reproductive Justice & Human Rights Activist and Professor at Smith College


Also Featuring


Justine Ang Fonte

Award-winning health educator, speaker, and consultant

Dr. James Wadley

Professor, licensed professional counselor, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor

Tanya Bass

Award-winning sexuality educator and subject-matter expert in reproductive health and health equality.

Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, June 14th

11am - 12:15pm Pre Conference Breakout Session

1:15 - 2:30pm Pre Conference Breakout Session

3 - 4:15pm Conference Opening Keynote

4:30 - 5:30pm General Session

5:45 - 8:00 Vince Ford Networking Reception

Thursday, June 15th

8 - 9am Breakfast Buffet

8:45 - 10am Breakout Sessions

10:10 - 11:15am Conference General Session

11:45am - 12:15pm Lunch

12:30 - 1:30pm Conference Keynote

2 - 2:30pm Wellness Break

2:30 - 3:45pm Breakout Sessions

4 - 5:15pm Breakout Sessions

Friday, June 16th

8 - 9am Breakfast Buffet

9 - 11am Conference Awards and Panel Discussion

11:15am Conference Closing