Sex::Tech 2009 Speakers Announced

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Sex::Tech 2009 - Focus on Youth is all about marketing to youth to engage them in making change around sexual health - how to educate, inform and inspire youth to make good decisions about their own lives.

Distributive Networks and Buckworld One are two of the powerful acts planned to present at Sex::Tech 2009 (http://www.sxtechconference.org). Hosted by Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS) (http://www.isis-inc.org), Sex::Tech 2009 will bring together researchers, academicians, healthcare professionals, technology companies and youth and youth advocate groups, for a two-day event packed with new research and insights on sexual health and technology.

Distributive Networks, creator of the text message initiative that anchored President Obama's historical campaign, will present case studies addressing the use of technology for social change. Buckworld One, an electrifying theatre production group from Southern California, will bring together hip hop, spoken word, the use of digital media and krump dancing, to offer a provocative view into the world of the African American "exburb" youth community.

Sexually transmitted diseases are among the most common infectious diseases in the U.S. today, especially among our youth, escalating the need for innovative education and prevention solutions. The theme of Sex::Tech 2009 is Focus on Youth. Viral marketing, use of mobile tech, and pop culture/media influence are a few of the topics planned for discussion at this year's event.

Additional featured speakers at Sex::Tech 2009 include:

  •     John Santelli, Columbia University
  •     Sheana Bull, University of Colorado
  •     Mitchell Tepper, Morehouse School of Medicine
  •     Philip Massey, UCLA School of Public Health
  •     Marion Howard and Melissa Kottke, Emory University

To register for the event, visit: http://www.sxtechconference.org/register.html. For information on sponsorships, contact Gabriela Aranda at (877) 665-2250 or gabriela (at) isis-inc (dot) org.

About ISIS
ISIS, Inc., based in Oakland, CA, is a nonprofit organization working locally, nationally, and internationally to develop innovative sexual health resources through technology and effective collaboration among corporate, public, and nonprofit sector partners for awareness, education and prevention programs that improve people's lives. For more information visit: http://www.isis-inc.org/.

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