The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) will host its 49th Annual Conference June 15 – 18, 2017 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. At this year’s conference we will celebrate AASECT’s 50th Anniversary!
This year’s conference theme, Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Present and Envisioning Our Future, seeks to reflect on and honor the roots of our organization’s family tree, while also nurturing our collective and continued development.
Founded in 1967, AASECT is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling and education. AASECT's mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists. The AASECT Annual Conference averages 600+ conference attendees from around the world in disciplines such as sexuality education, counseling, therapy, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, medicine and more. The conference attracts physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in various relevant professional disciplines – all sharing an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior. The latest clinical techniques, research applications and educational approaches in the field of sexual science are featured each year.
As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we reflect on our bold and important history while simultaneously moving forward together to collectively shape the future directions of AASECT. We continue to shed light on today’s taboos, working together toward meaningful change and a broader, more inclusive organization. We look forward to celebrating our 49th Annual Conference with you!