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Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

For more on technology and how it can be used in prevention, join Myself and Rachel Kachur for a webinar on an overview of technology-based sex seeking. It will be held on July 27, 2015. For more info and to register, click here

For over 10 years, the internet has been recognized as a venue where sex seeking occurs and sexual encounters are negotiated and planned. More recently, mobile apps have emerged as venues where the same sex seeking behaviors occur but with more efficiency and speed.

The Coordinators for the National Internet Partner Services Workgroup, Frank Strona and Rachel Kachur, both long time specialists in social networks and Internet-based sexual health solutions,  will provide an overview of technology-based sex seeking including popular sex seeking websites and mobile apps, how they work, the populations using them and how the public health community can use these sites/apps for disease control and prevention. They will also highlight common features of several smart-device applications as well as introduce strategies and experiences for considering the use of geo-locating apps, such as Grindr, as a way to better reach populations of men who have sex with men.

Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the various populations that are using technology for sex seeking
  • Describe the basic features of popular sex seeking websites and mobile apps
  • Explain the differences between the types of sites that are used for sex seeking (Social networking vs. dating vs. sex seeking)
  • Identify the ways in which CDC can provide technical assistance for technology-based prevention programs

We will end with a Question & Answer session along with an overview of how your health department can get free assistance on building capacity in high impact HIV prevention. We encourage everyone to follow along and ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #TechTalkSF.

IAEVG International Conference; Restructuring Careers Over Unexpected Powerful Forces
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day

IAEVG International Conference

Restructuring Careers Over Unexpected Powerful Forces

Tsukuba, Japan

Welcome to the 2015 IAEVG International Conference in Japan held in Tsukuba, Japan on September 18-21, 2015!.  The conference theme is “Restructuring Careers Over Unexpected Powerful Forces.”.

Online proposal submission form opens:   October 15, 2014

Deadline for proposal submission:  January 31, 2015

Acceptance notice of the proposal:  March 31, 2015

– See more at:

It Starts with You: LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education Webinar @SOPHE
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Webinar alert! It Starts with You: LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education. Wednesday, May 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

Although the LGBT community has come a long way in the fight for equality, education still hasn’t caught up. Sex Education programs need to be LGBT inclusive so that LGBT youth can be in a learning environment where they feel safe and supported by their peers and teachers. Implementing comprehensive and inclusive sex education has been proven to positively impact the attitudes and sexual behaviors of both LGBT and heterosexual students.

The Future of Work; A Conversation with Clair Brown and Y-Vonne Hutchinson hosted by CIIS & The Kapor Center for Social Impact @ Kapor Center for Social Impact
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Future of Work; A Conversation with Clair Brown and Y-Vonne Hutchinson hosted by CIIS & The Kapor Center for Social Impact

May 9, 2018, starts at 7:00pm

Presented in partnership with The Kapor Center for Social Impact and 

The nature of work is changing more than ever before and it’s time to take a hard look at what we want work to look like in our near and distant future. Automation and computer learning will drastically change jobs, making many obsolete. How do we prepare today’s workers for the challenges that lie ahead?

Perhaps it’s time to restructure and re-balance the nature of American work. While the changes technology brings to labor can be frightening, it also offers the opportunity to rethink jobs and how our society can create meaningful work with a better work/life balance.

Join Clair Brown and Y-Vonne Hutchinson as they explore the positive and negative impacts of technology on our work, our society, and ourselves in the near and distant future.

Tickets: here


Kapor Center for Social Impact
2148 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612


An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of Eat, Pray, Love @ Nourse Theater
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert

Nourse Theater | December 1

Hosted by

CIIS Public Programs

Author Elizabeth Gilbert has inspired millions through her writing. Her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love famously chronicled the year she spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce and has sold over ten million copies worldwide. A persistent longing to understand the world and her place in it has colored her work from the beginning and made her not merely a writer but an explorer.

In the decade since Eat, Pray, Love, people around the world have sought her advice on how to lead a bold and inspired life, and she has dedicated herself to exploring the mysteries of courage and creativity. Thanks to her trademark humor and intimate voice, Gilbert’s books are the kind of writing that people keep on their nightstands for years, pages flagged and passages highlighted.

Join Liz for an inspiring conversation about her life and work, and leave with new insights on living a more creative and courageous life.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” and has been translated into more than 30 languages. In 2010, it was made into a feature film starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. Gilbert’s works include  Committed: A Love Story, The Signature of All Things, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Stern Men, Pilgrims, The Last American Man, and At Home on The Range. Gilbert lives in New York, where she is at work on a new novel.

For more details visit: Tickets or CIIS Public Programs
Meet Elizabeth Gilbert! For just $70, add a Pre-Show Reception ticket to your order. Meet Ms. Gilbert from 5:45 – 6:45 pm in the intimate CIIS gallery, located at 1453 Mission Street. Attendance very limited. (Pre-Show Reception tickets will be offered after adding performance tickets to your shopping cart.)

The Nourse Theater does not have an elevator to the Loge or Balcony. For assistance with accessible seating, please contact City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.

This is not a MentorSF produced event
A Night Of Ideas; One Theme, 120 Cities, 70 Events, 65 countries; Feb 2 2019 @ San Francisco Main Library
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 2:00 am

Facing our Time: The City of the Future

A Night Of Ideas; One Theme, 120 Cities, 70 Events, 65 countries; Feb 2 2019

This year, Night of Ideas will take place in five U.S. cities culminating in San Francisco at the San Francisco Public Library – Feb 2. A 7-hour marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings & music

I happened across this event announcement in my monthly issue of The Library and it stimulated my thinking.

According to the website for NIGHTSOFIDEASSF

With keynotes, panels and presentations by diverse voices including artist JR, Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Tristan Harris, Co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology, Mayor London Breed, Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States, John Law, Founder of Burning Man, architect Nicola Delon, designer of the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale,Dominique Alba, director of the Paris Urbanism Agency,Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s Forum program,  and Alison Arieff of SPUR, the San Francisco edition of Night of Ideas expects thousands to participate in the evening’s exchange of ideas and creative dialogue. 

Note: Night of Ideas is free to the public event but guests should register online here to guarantee a spot.

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The Gay Coaches Alliance, 8th Annual Spring conference is May 2-5,2019. @ Easton Mountain Retreat
May 2 – May 5 all-day

Everyone’s a Coach: Bringing MORE Diversity in Coaching to All Professions

Registration is now open and they are still taking inquiries on participation options. This year’s conference is hosted at Easton Mountain Retreat in Greenwich, NY. The theme this year is “Gay MEN – Everyone’s a Coach: Bringing MORE Coaching to All Professions”.

For details visit

If you are a Gay or Bisexual Coach, check out the facebook page at

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