Summer Institute 2018

Impact Systems: Collaborating for Change

Summer Institute is one of the top teen pregnancy prevention conferences in the nation.  Each year, nearly 300 teen pregnancy prevention professionals gather to learn new information, network, share ideas, and discuss successes and challenges. Our 2018 event will be packed with innovative sessions, interactive presentations, and engaging speakers.

Save the date!

JUNE 5–7, 2018 — The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will host its 19th annual teen pregnancy prevention conference at the Marriott downtown Columbia.


Early bird registration will open in February 2018.

What will participants learn?

Participants will gain new tools and insights on topics such as:

  • Teen pregnancy and STI/HIV prevention
  • Implementing community programs
  • Engaging and empowering youth
  • Supporting pregnant and parenting teens
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Collaborating across communities
  • Leadership and sustainability

Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available.

Keynote Speaker

Anton Gunn will join us as keynote speaker for Summer Institute 2018. A dynamic speaker and healthcare guru, Anton teaches leaders how to embrace change, improve engagement and overcome adversity. As keynote speaker, he will provide an inspiring message focused on sustainability, collaboration, and creative ways to reach young people, their families and communities as it relates to teen pregnancy prevention.

Learn more about Anton Gunn at

Who should attend?

Health professionals, social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, youth-serving professionals, and students studying related fields.


Summer Institute 2018 will be held at the Columbia Marriott located at 1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. A special room rate of $139+tax per night is available for conference participants through Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Exhibiting & Advertising

Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity to share your services and products with over 300 youth-serving professionals. Download our exhibiting and advertising overview sheet and contact us at to sign up.

Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award

The SC Campaign will begin accepting nominations for the 2018 Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award in spring 2018. 


Call for Presentations

The call for presentation proposals for Summer Institute 2018 is now closed. If you are interested in presenting at a future conference, please review proposal requirements.


Questions? Email for more information.