YEP Youth Sector Summit: Technosexual World. Call for Abstracts.

The YEP Project Sector Summit

Call for Expressions of Interest and Abstracts

Theme: Technosexual World

Title: WA Youth Sector Summit: Technosexual World

Date: November 12, 2019

Location: The Boulevard Centre, Floreat

Key dates

Abstract submissions open 30 July 2019
Abstract submissions close 1pm 14 Aug 2019
Notification of outcome 20 Aug 2019
Deadline to confirm/decline presentation 8.30am 29 Aug 2019

 

About the summit

The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project, as part of the Youth Affairs Council of WA is a peer based sexual health and blood borne virus (SHBBV) project. YEP aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexuality and SHBBV issues. We do this by working in partnership with the WA youth sector and building the capacity of youth workers.

In 2017, the YEP Project held their first sector summit on youth sexual health. This was attended by over 100 people from the WA youth sector. The YEP Project is now organising our second sector summit. The theme of this summit is Technosexual. This looks at the role of technology, online and digital media and online spaces, including social media on youth sexual health.

The YEP Project is looking for contributions to this summit of a variety of themes that relate to technology and its intersections with youth sexual area. This could include dating apps, navigating online spaces safely, social media, laws around online use of media, exploring sexuality online and more. We want to explore how these topics relate to young people from all backgrounds, with the aim of upskilling the sector on this very topical issue.

The YEP Project works in a sex positive and harm-minimisation approach and it is important that the summit content reflects this ethos.

Who is the summit for and who can submit an abstract?

The summit is for anyone interested in improving the sexual health and wellbeing of WA’s young people, but is especially relevant for:

  • Young people
  • Youth workers
  • Youth health promotion workers
  • Youth counsellors
  • Government representatives
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Youth and children’s legal support workers
  • Representatives from the media and communication spheres
  • Youth and community sector students and volunteers in health-related fields
  • Representatives from minority groups e.g. disability, CaLD, LGBTIQA+, ATSI

Why should you attend the summit?

  • Upskill yourself in the field of youth sexual health
  • Learn more about the role that technology plays in the sexual experiences of WA’s young people
  • Learn practical skills and knowledge that you can apply in your work
  • Hear personal and peer perspectives directly from young people
  • Share your ideas, expertise, successes and challenges with colleagues from across WA and beyond
  • Network and learn from other attendees with common interests

Why submit an abstract?

  • Young people who apply as individuals (i.e. not representing an organisation they are employed by) will receive free registration and a $50 gift voucher.
  • Successful applications will receive 1 free registration to the summit. (One free ticket per organisation). Other applicants presenting will receive reduced priced tickets.
  • Present your work to a large cohort of WA’s youth sector
  • Directly work towards improving the sexual health and well-being of WA’s young people\

 

Types of presentations

Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple formats.

Summit speaker – 15, 30 or 45 min

Present on a topic of your expertise, or significant experience, relating to technology and sexual health. We are interested to hear personal perspectives, successes and challenges in the youth sector, general presentations about technology and sexual health, or other areas you see as relevant to the topic.

Please allow for 5 minutes for a Q&A session following your presentation (included within the speaking time). The presentations will take place in a session area equipped with a podium, microphone(s), laser pointer, PC laptop computer, LCD projector and screen.

Interactive workshop – 90 minutes

Interactive workshops should be tailored for the youth sector on topics related to the role of technology and sexual health. These could include dating apps, navigating online spaces safely, social media and youth sexual health, laws around online use of media, exploring sexuality online and more. Workshops which provide tangible skills and knowledge that youth workers can apply in their place of work will be highly regarded.

The workshops will take place in a session area equipped with a PC laptop computer, LCD projector and screen. Please advise if you need a specific room configuration and/or have maximum participant numbers.

Professional panellist

The summit will include a Q&A panel session compiled of professionals who work with young people in the areas of technology and sexual health. Representatives from the youth sector, law enforcement agencies, legal support workers and young people are encouraged to apply to sit on this panel.

Youth panellist

The summit will include a young people’s panel Q&A session compiled of young people who are interested in sharing their personal or peers’ perspectives in the area of technology and sexual health. Young people between ages 16 to 25 and from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. Youth panellists will be provided with a $50 gift card.

Stall

Organisations involved in youth, technology or sexual health are encouraged to have a stall present at the summit. Stalls will be open during registration, morning tea and lunchtime. Applicants who also have submitted abstracts for a speaker or workshop content will be highly regarded.

 

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one format. Stall preference will be given to applicants who are presenting or running a workshop on the day. Please provide applications in MS Word or PDF format and send via email to yep@yacwa.org.au by 1pm on 14 August 2019 and subject line of ‘Technosexual Summit Abstract Application 2019’. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 5 working days please call (08) 9227 5440.

Summit speaker

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Summit Speaker’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) photo.
  • Name of organisation and position title, or advise personal perspective.
  • Requested time allocation.
  • Content overview and learning outcomes of your presentation.
  • Maximum 500 words.

Workshops

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Workshops’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) photo.
  • Name of organisation and position title.
  • Content overview and learning outcomes of your workshop.
  • Specifically outline if the sector will gain any tangible skills or knowledge that they can apply in their work.
  • Maximum 800 words.

Sector panellist

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Sector Panellist’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter
  • Presenter’s photo.
  • Name of organisation and position title.
  • Outline your areas of expertise and/or experience in the world of sexual health.
  • Maximum 200 words.
  • Only one panellist per organisation.

Youth panellist

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Youth Panellist’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter
  • Presenter’s photo.
  • Outline your areas of interest and/or experience in the world of sexual health.
  • Maximum 200 words.

 

Stall

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Stall’ above the following:
  • Overview of the service
  • Maximum 200 words.

 

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