Take Care and Take Action

Save the Date for #HealthyTeen23

October 2-4, 2023

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Take Care and Take Action

43rd Annual National Conference

October 2-4, 2023 | Portland, OR

This one is for you—the caregivers, teachers, and changemakers who give it all for today’s youth and the generations yet to come.

Care for yourself. Cultivate healing of the mind, body, and soul. Your resilience fuels resistance. When long-standing precedents fall and deep-rooted oppressions persist, you are the light that shines through the darkness.

At #HealthyTeen23, we will look to each other for inspiration and renewal. The stories we share will feed our hearts and grip our spirits. The wisdom we gain will guide our actions.

Together, we can transform what is heavy into more grounding. We can draw on the quiet strength that comes from a thousand yesterdays of strife and striving to remake the world today. For ourselves. For each other. For youth.

Take care and take action at #HealthyTeen23.

You’ve Got What We Need


We invite you to submit a proposal for a skills-building workshop presentation or a roundtable session. And as always, we especially encourage you to collaborate with young people to prepare your proposal and join you to present.

How are you cultivating healing of the mind, body, and soul?

How do you foster resilience and fuel resistance?

How are you drawing on the strength of what has come before us, to remake the world today?

How are you taking care and taking action?

We know you’ve been doing amazing work, and we can’t wait to connect and share with you. Submit your session proposal by March 15, 2023.

Workshop or roundtable not your thing? No worries! Maybe you’d like to consider creating an installation or one of our exhibiting and advertising sponsorship opportunities?

Help us spread the word! We’ve prepared this social media kit that includes sample posts and graphics to make it easy to share. Feel free to adapt the content for your audience!

Sponsor #HealthyTeen23

The “Must-Attend” Conference

Each year, the Healthy Teen Network Conference is the go-to network for connecting youth-supporting professionals with the opportunities, training, and tools they need to empower the next generation to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our vast membership network of more than 5,600 affiliates is made up of diverse adolescent sexual and reproductive health professionals.

At Healthy Teen Network, we know youth-supporting professionals do their best when they’re connected to great opportunities and resources—and with others working in sexual and reproductive health. And when they are well-supported, we see more positive outcomes for the youth they serve.

As a conference sponsor, you can join us in doing this important work.

Sponsorship opportunities include Premier Sponsorships and Boost Your Brand Sponsorships.

What We Have Heard

Don't just take our word for it, here are what some of our attendees have to say about past conferences.

Premier Opportunities

Sponsorship is win-win for everyone. You get exposure to conference attendees; they get the capacity-building sessions and networking opportunities they need to provide the very best sexual health education and services. Learn more.

Boost Your Brand

Grab the spotlight with these exhibiting and advertising sponsorship opportunities. Attend the conference and showcase your services and resources by hosting an exhibit table, with our all access pass. Can't make it to Portland? Send us your content and we'll share it out on our social media platforms. Learn more.

Join us in Portland

We have secured a special rate for a limited number of rooms. Online reservations are coming soon.

Portland—Oregon’s largest city—sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood.

It’s known for its parks, bridges, and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its coffehouses, 105 microbreweries and over 500 food carts.

Rich in culture and a creative spirit, Portland serves as a breath of fresh air in the U.S.’s Northwest Region.

The Hilton Downtown Portland places guests in the heart of downtown Portland and serves as a gateway to the Oregon Coast and Mt. Hood.

The hotel is walking distance to Pioneer Courthouse Square, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, and Pioneer Place shopping mall.

Light rail links connect to the Moda Center, Convention Center, and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. 

Room Type
Guest Room
Guest Room:
Federal Government*

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

Join Us

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

*Students must provide proof of full-time enrollment for the Fall 2023 semester.

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:

  • Free basic wireless internet throughout the hotel
  • Light hors d’oeuvres at the Networking Event
  • Beverages (coffee, tea, water) during breaks
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • SWAG
  • Online access to presentations and materials

Pre-Conference Institutes

Pre-Conference Institutes have limited capacity, and your spot is secured upon registration and payment. Without a paid registration, Healthy Teen Network cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend your preferred session. If we are unable to fulfill your request, you may choose another session (if available), or we will refund your money.

Payment Deadlines

All payments made by check or purchase order must be received by 9/15/2023. 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 Jenna Ayres if you have a question about conference registration. For hotel-related questions, please call the Hilton Portland Downtown at 503-226-1611. For more information about Portland, please visit www.travelportland.com.

Recommended Travel Times

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

  • Arrive in Portland on Sunday, October 1, if you plan to participate in a Pre-Conference (please note the start time for your registered session).
  • Arrive in Portland by 1:00 PM PT on Monday, October 2 for the conference welcome and opening session at 4:00 PM PT.
  • Schedule departure flights for 6:30 PM PT or later on Wednesday, October 4 (the final session ends at 4:00 PM PT).

*Times and conent are subject to change.

Student Registrations

To receive the student registration rate, Healthy Teen Network requires that student registrants provide some type of verification that they are enrolled, full-time, in a secondary, undergraduate, or graduate degree program for the Fall 2023 semester. A letter from the department chair, enrollment verification letter, or any documentation with the school’s official seal/emblem is acceptable. Email documentation to Jenna Ayres.

Lead Presenter Discount

Lead 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.

Refund Policies

General Refunds

All requests for refunds must be made in writing (email is sufficient) and dated on or before 9/8/2023. 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 9/22/23.

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 9/8/2023. 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 9/22/2023.

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

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