November 18-20, 2024
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rise, reimagine, and reinvent

44th Annual National Conference
November 18-20, 2024 | Phoenix, AZ

Today’s adolescent experience unfolds with breathtaking speed.

Embrace it. Time, tech, and trends wait for no one.  

Stay curious. There is power in trying new things, in asking bold questions. 

Keep listening. Take it all in. What young people need is ever-changing.  

Do something—anything. It won’t be perfect, but it will be something.  

At #HealthyTeen24, we’ll extend a hand to the willing and wavering­—to the dreamers and doers cheering on change and to those imploring, “steady as we go.” We’ll forge connections with new colleagues under the desert stars. We’ll reflect on what sets today’s young people apart. And we’ll strain, stretch, and shift our understanding of innovation until it colors our everyday work. 

Low-budget, low-tech, no matter. Sometimes, it’s the tiny acts that make the greatest change.  

Our work is a journey, not a destination. Today’s trends may be tomorrow’s tropes, but with the right mindsets, we’ll be ready for what(ever) the future may hold. 

Like a phoenix, we’ll rise, reimagine, and reinvent.  

Be part of the magic at #HealthyTeen24.  

Purchase your tickets for #HealthyTeen24

Please remember to check out the fine print for information about payment and refund deadlines, what is included with registration, and recommended travel times.

step into the spotlight

We want to celebrate you and all of the great work you are doing! We know you’re out there, every day, providing honest, affirming care and education, and empowering the next generation to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

So tell us about it!

Each year, Healthy Teen Network recognizes individuals and organizations for their achievements in adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

We are now accepting nominations for the #HealthyTeen24 Awards. Submissions are due by July 18, 2024, 11:59 PM ET.

And please don’t be shy! You can nominate someone you know, but you can also nominate yourself!

meet our 2024 featured speakers

Our staff has been working hard to find people who will not only cultivate healing but inspire and renew us in our work. We can’t wait to share a taste of what #HealthyTeen24 has in store.

We are pleased to announce that Rising Youth Theatre, a youth leadership organization working at the intersection of art and social justice, will kick off #HealthyTeen24 on Monday, November 18. Through presentation, discussion, and performance using improv and storytelling, Rising Youth Theatre will spotlight successes, challenges, and transformations from their intergenerational work.

On Tuesday, November 19 we will gather to learn from Dr. Lexx Brown-James on how to use a trauma-informed lens to examine systemic, societal, and personal biases about young people to raise awareness of how those perceptions impact the work that young people do.

Join us for the closing session on Wednesday, November 20 to hear from colleagues who have started reimagining the world of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and discover what they have learned from other models, practices, and industries. You will leave #HealthyTeen24 ready to rethink what innovation is and what it means for your innovation journey.

We are excited to host 4 different Learning Ad-Ons (formerly called Pre-Conference Institutes) before the main conference begins. Learning Add-On topics include trauma-informed care, youth engagement, applied improvisation, and community advocacy. These intensive, skill-building training sessions are an additional cost to the general conference ticket and have limited capacity, so reserve your spot quickly.

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rising youth theatre ensemble

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lexx brown-james, phd, lmft, cse, cses

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terrinieka w. powell, phd

Thrivology Research Alliance Chair
Bloomberg Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

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mackenzie piper, mph, ches

Thrivology TA Provider
Manager of Training and Instructional Design, Healthy Teen Network

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lisa aslan, mph

Senior Director of Capacity Building Assistance, Health Resources in Action (HRiA)
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lola akintobi, mph

Senior Consultant, JSI
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lauren bard, ms, lsw

Senior Training Manager, Health Resources in Action (HRiA)
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anthony betori, mph

Director of Curriculum and Innovation, Healthy Futures of Texas
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sophia montemayor

Program Manager, Healthy Futures of Texas
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jesse greenfield, mph, ches

Founder, Director of Programming, and Facilitator in Chief at Kaleidoscope Training Center
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miranda estes

State Policy and Action Manager, SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change


All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).
***Times and content subject to change***

Monday, November 18

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Full-Day Learning Add-On
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Half-Day Learning Add-On
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
General Session
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception

Tuesday, November 19

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
General Session
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Awards Lunch
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BIPOC Connect
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Queer Connect

Wednesday, November 20

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
General Session

Join us in Phoenix

Set in the beautiful Phoenix North Mountain Preserve, the Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort is a 20-minute drive north of downtown Phoenix.

The resort offers spacious all-suite accommodations, sun-drenched pools, cabanas, waterfalls, a water slide, fine dining, world-class golf, a full-service spa, mountain views, surrounding hiking trails, and is a central location to many nearby Phoenix attractions.

We have secured a special rate for a limited number of rooms. The discounted room block is expected to sell out, so we highly recommend reserving your room as soon as possible. Book your online reservation below.

Room Type
Guest Room
Guest Room:
Federal Government*

*Rate is dependent on the prevailing Federal Government Per Diem and is subject to change.

boost your brand

Grab the spotlight with these exhibiting and advertising sponsorship opportunities.
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All Access Pass


Attend the conference and showcase your services and resources by hosting an exhibit table with our all access pass. You'll enjoy a space in a high-traffic area frequented by conference attendees for the duration of the conference.

Benefits include:

  • Enjoy 1 full main conference registration for the exhibitor
  • Host an exhibit table, featured in a high-traffic location with exposure to all attendees
  • Feature your logo on the conference website and app, linked to your website
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Social Butterfly

Social Media Posts

Expand your reach by sharing up to 3 posts on Healthy Teen Network’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter/X) before, during, or after #HealthyTeen24. We will help you identify the appropriate social media channels and time your posts.

Benefits include:

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Highlight Reel

Conference App Advertiser

Without a printed program, the conference app is the place to be. Ads are a dynamic space in the app with prominent placement. Feature an upcoming event, promote a session at the conference, share a resource, sell an item, or highlight a call to action.

Benefits include:

  • Share a graphic, with a link to your website, to be featured conference app throughout the conference
  • Feature your logo on the conference website and app, linked to your website, and in the slideshow featured in general sessions

get your tickets now

Registration is now open! Purchase your tickets now to take advantage of our early bird rates! Don't forget to check out our Learning Add-Ons which are limited-capcity training sessions happening before the start of the conference.

Excited yet? We are!

Don’t forget to check out the fine print for information about payment and refund deadlines, what is included with registration, and recommended travel times.
Full-Day Learning Add-On, Early Bird: $215, Standard: $255
Half-Day Learning Add-On, Early Bird: $99, Standard: $145
General Attendee, Early Bird: $755, Standard: $945
Student Attendee, Early Bird: $389, *Students must provide proof of full-time enrollment for the Fall 2024 semester.
All Access Pass<br />
Nonprofit Exhibitor, Early Bird: $955, Standard: $1145
All Access Pass<br />
For-Profit Exhibitor, Early Bird: $1405, Standard: $1595
Social Butterfly<br />
Social Media Posts, Nonprofit: $499, For-Profit: $699
Highlight Reel<br />
Conference App Adds, Nonprofit: $299, For-Profit: $499

the fine print

You've got questions. We've got answers.

What's Included?

As part of your experience, you will also receive the following:

  • Access to general sessions Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and workshop and roundtable sessions Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Access to the networking reception, with light hors d’oeuvres
  • Access to presentation materials online
  • Free basic wireless internet in the hotel
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Beverages (coffee, tea, water) during breaks
  • SWAG (a.k.a., stuff we all get)

Please note that the main registration does NOT include access to Learning Add-Ons.

Learning Add-ons

Learning Add-Ons occur Monday before the conference begins and are an ADDITIONAL cost. These full- or half-day training sessions have limited capacity; your spot is only secured upon payment. If we cannot fulfill your request, you may choose another session (if available), or a refund.

Your registration for your chosen Learning Add-On entitles you to a spot in that session only and is not transferable on the day of the event. If you want to change your Learning Add-On choice before 11/01/24, please contact Monique Davis.

Payment Deadlines

All payments made by check or purchase order must be received by 11/1/2024. After that date, you must pay by check or credit card on-site to gain admittance to the conference. Attendees with outstanding balances will be refused admission. Our new mailing address is PO Box 741, Churchville, MD 21028.


Please contact Arianna de la Mancha if you have a question about our sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Please contact Monique Davis if you have a question about conference registration.

For hotel-related questions, please call the Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort at 602-866-7500.

For more information about Phoenix, please visit www.visitphoenix.com.

Guiding Principles

All sessions, exhibits, and advertisements shared at the Healthy Teen Network conference must be aligned with our Guiding Principles.

This requirement means that all content (e.g., curricula, programs, activities, etc.) must be:

  • Youth-friendly;
  • Inclusive and affirming of all young people; and
  • Comprehensive, including when age-appropriate, information and/or services about sexual and reproductive health—including the full range of birth control methods and all pregnancy options (to be clear: abortion, adoption, and parenting).

For example, information/services promoting sexual risk avoidance education, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, crisis pregnancy centers, or anti-abortion campaigns are not in alignment with our Guiding Principles and are not eligible to be shared or promoted at the Healthy Teen Network conference.

We reserve the right to reject any session proposal or sponsorship, at our discretion.

Advertising Sponsors and Social Media Ads

Only social media posts designed for a youth audience will be shared on our Instagram account. Appropriate placement decisions for sponsor advertisements will be made at Healthy Teen Network's discretion.

Recommended Travel Times

We often get asked when the activities begin and end, so participants can plan their travel.*

We recommend:

  • If you plan to participate in a Learning Add-On, formerly called pre-conference institutes, on Monday, November 18, arrive in Phoenix on Sunday, November 17.
  • Arrive in Phoenix by 1:00 PM MST** on Monday, November 18 (the conference welcome and first general session begins at 4:00 PM MST).
  • Schedule departure flights for 6:30 PM MST or later on Wednesday, November 20 (the final general session ends at 4:00 PM MST).

*Times and content are subject to change.

**Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time (except the Navajo Nation) and remains on Mountain Standard Time all year.

Student Registrations

Students must provide verification (e.g., department chair letter, enrollment letter, or official school documentation with a seal/emblem) they are enrolled full-time in a secondary, undergraduate, or graduate degree program for the Fall 2024 semester. Email documentation to Monique Davis.

Lead Presenter & Trainer Discounts

Lead workshop and roundtable session presenters (one per session) receive a 15% discount on the main conference registration fee and will receive a unique discount code to use when registering. Co-presenters do not receive this discount.

Learning Add-On lead trainers receive a 100% full conference registration, as part of their support and compensation for this more intensive training session.





Scholarships or Other Discounts

We are unfortunately limited in the discounts we can provide. We aim to compensate presenters fairly and make this opportunity as affordable as possible, while ensuring we can continue to host the event. If available, scholarship opportunities are posted on this website.

Refund Policies

General Refunds

All requests for refunds must be made in writing (email is sufficient) and dated on or before 10/25/2024. An eligible request will entitle the registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. In lieu of requesting a refund, an organization may send someone else in the place of the registrant if the initial registrant is unable to attend, and if they notify Healthy Teen Network in writing by 11/1/2024.

Sponsor Refund Policy

The acceptance and confirmed assignment of space shall be subject to the regulations outlined on the website. All requests for refunds must be made in writing (email is sufficient) and dated on or before 10/25/2024. An eligible request will entitle the registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. In lieu of requesting a refund, an organization may send someone else in the place of the initial registrant if that registrant is unable to attend and if they notify Healthy Teen Network in writing by 11/1/2024.

We reserve the right to reject any registration, at our discretion.

Health & Safety Measures

We encourage attendees to follow the practical recommendations from the latest CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance. To help people lower risk from a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, flu, and RSV.

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