2022 Conference Theme

From Disruption to Direction: Stories of the Journey to Deeper Connections

What else can be said about the last several months that hasn’t already been named? We are navigating through a global pandemic, a surge in political consciousness, extreme weather events, and a continued fight against racial, economic, and environmental injustice. While the word disruption is an understatement, the theme for this year’s annual conference centers on the ways in which we continue to forge forward. Beyond our drive toward survival, we are wired for connection. Who better to look to for the wisdom of meaningful and pleasurable connection than sexuality professionals? Therapists, educators, and counselors, both professionals, and students, all bring a unique and necessary perspective of living through this upside-down, inside-out time. And what better way to share our experiences than through stories?

The theme of the 2022 AASECT Conference is From Disruption to Direction: Stories of the Journey to Deeper Connections. The tales that are born of this time are ultimately stories of change. Change is a necessary ingredient of all innovation; without a departure from the familiar, very few new possibilities emerge. We welcome stories from chaos and newness, from diversity and beauty and love and life and death as we come together to celebrate our connections and our capacity to grow.