Annual Careers in Sexuality Conference
Human sexuality students annually host the Careers in Sexuality Conference at Widener. Open to students and faculty from any university, as well as professionals, the conference offers workshops that provide information concerning a variety of careers within the human sexuality field.
The conference helps attendees explore various career options and network with a diverse body of attendees, from those with an interest in entering the field of human sexuality to those with established professional careers.
In 2008, Widener students at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies (CHSS) created a conference to prepare their peers with practical skills to enter the workforce. Thus, the Careers in Sexuality Conference was born, and has become an enriching annual opportunity for sexuality graduate students to learn directly from successful professionals in the field. We now have roughly 200 sexuality-related professionals who join us each year and this number is continuously growing.
Our vision is for a positive and inspiring conference experience, filled with practical knowledge for professionals, current students, and prospective students of human sexuality. This student-run event will allow participants to envision the opportunities and potential for their own successes within the field of human sexuality.
Careers in Sexuality Conference 2017
The Planning Board is proud to present Widener University's 10th Annual Careers in Sexuality Conference 2017:
Securing Your Seat at The Table: Tools For The Emerging Sexuality Professional
November 3, 2017
The theme of the 10th Annual Careers in Sexuality Conference was inspired by the culturally relevant message of Grammy Award-winning artist Solange's third debut album, "A Seat at the Table." This year's conference is intended to create space for learning, professional development, and community for emerging sexuality professionals that builds upon a charge for change within the field of human sexuality.
The term "A Seat at the Table" stems from the notion of the metaphorical "table" as a symbol of power and influence. Having a "seat at the table" symbolizes the reservation of space, opportunity, and influence to be heard and make an impact.
We recognize that the field of human sexuality is often at the mercy of political agendas and conflicting worldviews. This often presents opportunity for misinformation, oppression, and violence. We also acknowledge that within this context, certain voices and experiences are uplifted while others are not equally recognized and validated.
We celebrate the diversity of experience and interests of the students in our program and want to create space for the cultivation of those interests into a meaningful and impactful career that will positively shape human sexuality studies.
This space is for us and by us. We see you. Pull up a seat. And may you rise.
The conference will be held on Widener University's Main Campus in the University Center. There is a parking lot next to the building on 14th Street and another located on 13th Street near Walnut Street. Street parking is also available on Walnut Street. View a map of Widener's campus.