Annual Conference- Respond. Relate. Resonate.


You’re invited to EyesOpenIowa’s Annual Conference on November 1st and 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston, Iowa!

Our widely attended conference provides engaging sessions and cutting edge speakers on adolescent sexual health and overall well-being. It’s an excellent professional development opportunity for school districts and community organizations! Attendees receive rich information on the latest teen trends and medical research with resources and future support.

We are excited to announce that this year’s speakers include:

Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder– an award winning educator, trainer and author in the areas of sexuality education pedagogy, LGBTQ-affirming best practices, and working with adolescent boys.


Vanessa McNeal– an accomplished and acknowledged public speaker, film producer and storyteller.


Lisa Olcese–  has served as a leader, trainer, mentor, and network-builder in Colorado’s non-profit sector for over 25 years.


Check out the Conference Break Out Sessions!

Show us your creativity by entering out t-shirt design contest!

Submit your original design for a t-shirt promoting comprehensive sex education by 10/23/17  and email it to All submissions will be voted on online from 10/24/17 until 12pm on 11/2. Winner will be announced at the conference on 11/2. EOI will select the finalist designs to be voted for online. You need not be present to win!


Conference Fees:

  • $249/$239 before 9/1/17- 2 day Conference Fee
  • $154- 1 day Conference fee (November 1 or November 2)
  • $99- Student Conference Fee

Registration opens July 26th! Get the early bird special until September 1st.

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EyesOpenIowa hosts an annual conference focused on learning opportunities for the development of educators, nurses, social workers, and professionals working with youth around sensitive topics. This is the only conference of its kind in the state and among only a few in the Midwest with a sexual health focus for young people. This conference combines engaging sessions and cutting-edge speakers to provide attendees with a wide range of information on the latest trends, medically accurate facts, support, and resources on adolescent reproductive and sexual health as well as the many other non-sexual risk factors affecting young people. EOI’s conference is widely attended and seen as an excellent professional development opportunity for school districts and community organizations.

If you have any 2017 conference questions, please contact Emily Miller at 515.276.6788.


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