Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2024 conference has closed.

The theme for the 2024 conference is “Positive Sexuality Promotes Open and Honest Communication.”

Check the schedule and meet our presenters for more information about what is being offered at the conference.

Presentations should focus on the most interesting and dynamic portion of your work (think TED Talk!). Both academic and non-academic submissions are encouraged. We welcome proposals from everyone, and will prioritize submissions by and about individuals from marginalized communities including but not limited to BIPOC, disabled, and formerly incarcerated folks. We are also particularly interested in research on marginalized sexualities, sex/genders, and relationships, including LGB+, queer, ace spectrum, intersex, trans and non-binary, polyamorous and non-monogamous, kink/BDSM, and sex worker identities and communities.

Submissions must include 3-5 learning objectives. Academic submissions must also include a reference list of at least 10 references.

The Center’s position on the “Positive Sexuality Promotes Open and Honest Communication” theme is summarized below:

“Being sex positive means going beyond basic reproductive biology and being free to discuss a full spectrum of sexual attitudes and behaviors. Not only does this include communicating one’s needs and wants from a sexual perspective, but also recognizing that communication and negotiation are essential to positive sexual interactions and outcomes” (Williams, Thomas, Prior, & Walters, 2015).

For more information about the theme, we recommend reading this brief article: “Introducing a Multidisciplinary Framework of Positive Sexuality,” available here:

The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2023.

Presenters will need to register for the conference, price to be determined. A limited number of scholarships are available; please contact for more information and to apply.