I’m honored that The Center for Family Life Education and Planned Parenthood of Central & Greater Northern NJ have invited me to teach social media and branding skills as part of 2012’s National Sex Ed Conference’s “Growing Your Sex Ed Business” tract. AND, I get to co-teach with the amazing, Kiceise Drew of YouTube! (Insert Sex Geek “Squeeeeeeee!”)
As if that weren’t enough, I’m going to be rubbing elbows with some of the best sex educators in the business, among them, the legendary, 15th United States Surgeon General, Dr. Joycelyn Elders!
What is the National Sex Ed Conference, you ask?
From the official SexEdConference.com site: The CFLE’s award-winning National Sex Ed Conference is the PREMIER place for sexuality educators to network and learn! Open to health educators, community educators, teachers, professors, nurses, social workers, counselors, therapists, scholars…if you teach sex ed, this is the conference for YOU!
This year’s conference features more than 100 speakers sharing their expertise addressing a spectrum of topics for students of all ages. Sessions include 4 half-day pre-conference workshops; more than 50 concurrent workshops; poster sessions highlighting innovative research and programmatic approaches; and a screening of the award-winning film TRANS. Keynotes speeches and panels will feature a number of expert leaders, movers, and shakers in the field of sexuality education, including the 15th U.S. Surgeon General, M. Joycelyn Elders.
What will Reid and Kicesie be talking about?
Transmedia Storytelling, Social Networking and Sex Education: “Mainstreaming” Sex Education with Interactive Socialmedia and Digital Capture and Publishing Technologies with Reid Mihalko and Kicesie Drew
Transmedia Storytelling is the technique of engaging audiences and permeating their daily lives by telling a single story across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. With the popularity of social media and the ease and affordability of digital capture and publishing technologies, now, more than ever, sex positive professionals have opportunities to reach larger audiences than ever before. But how?
Join Reid Mihalko and YouTube’s Kicesie Drew to learn ways you can get your message and services out of the “sex ghetto” and into the minds and lives of mainstream audiences through an understanding, integration and application of transmedia storytelling, social media, digital capture and publishing technologies.
Presentation Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Conference Dates: Nov 28-30, 2012
Location: Imperia Conference Center, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
Find more info and to register for the conference HERE.
Having worked with the CDC, MTV, and many state public health departments, Kicesie gives talks on using social media to reach massive, global audiences with accurate, reliable and interesting information. It is her goal to show people that sex education can be FUN, interactive, informative, and empowering!
Nearly 350 million YouTube views, and a global exposure that has reached all but 4 countries to date, Kicesie uses her unique talents and personality to facilitate conversations: Conversations between herself and the viewers, and, by extension, conversations her viewers have with their partners, friends, parents and children!
Kicesie believes it is through education and learning that we bring tolerance and awareness to our lives. In doing so, we evolve into better people. She believes the world can be made remarkably better through dialogue on all things sexual.
ABOUT REID: Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults learn how to understand their lovers’ bodies and be better communicators so they can create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives, no matter what their self-expression of those happen to be.
From his rated-PG/PG-13 workshops (Cuddle Party, Speed-Flirting) to the rated-R (Iron Slut Sex Educator Showdown) to his explicit, NC-17 rated, Show-N-Tell sex education workshops (where audiences get to watch, take notes, and ask questions), Reid’s workshops have been attended by close to 40,000 individuals from myriad walks of life, orientations, relationship styles, countries and religions. Known for his charisma, wit and emphasis on integrity, Reid travels the country teaching, coaching, consulting and collaborating on fulfilling his mission: Create more self-esteem, self-confidence and health for adults in and out of the bedroom.
Reid has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive stores across the country.
Reid has been a writer and producer on a number of films and television projects about sex and relationships, and appears regularly in the media. He has also appeared on the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, Bravo’s Miss Advised, VH1’s Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, Canada’s The Sex Files and SexTV, and the short-lived Life & Style, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in Marie Claire, GQ, Details, People, Newsweek and The National Enquirer, as well as media across the globe in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.
Follow Reid twittering as @ReidAboutSex.