This talk is tailored to professional and medical educators who want to enter and last in the online media spaces, though it is applicable to anyone in a genre who wants to make a widely-distributed, solid and lasting web presence.
Sex educators comprise a wide spectrum of intention, qualifications and strengths: the common ground we're all treading is navigating evolving technologies and various communication channels. What's right for you, and how do you use it? Whether it's spreading the word about events, creating an online presence, forging a career, crafting a persona (intentional or otherwise), establishing community around a cause, raising awareness, or casting as wide a net as possible to achieve your goals, tech and social media are now essential, useful and our most nimble tools.
With years of experience, nearly ten million downloads of her sex ed podcast and what Forbes calls "omnipresence on the Web", Violet Blue has taken sex education further into mainstream media and culture than anyone thought possible: all while using hacks, sex-positive ethics and friendly guerrilla marketing tactics. In this class, Blue illustrates guidelines and outlines practical planning. Talk includes best practices and theory for sex educators to make sex ed viral, how to create and stay on message, which outlets are best for educators and how to use them effectively and easily, how to spot and take advantage of sex-negative opportunities, reaching teens and earning their attention, and much more.