Summer Institute 2018

Impact Systems: Collaborating for Success

JUNE 5–7, 2018 — We're hosting our 19th annual teen pregnancy prevention conference at the Marriott downtown Columbia, SC. Summer Institute is one of the top teen pregnancy prevention conferences in the nation.  Each year, nearly 300 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. Attendees will be eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).

Registration NOW OPEN

Register by March 30, 2018 and save 15% off registration!

  • General = $350
  • Presenter = $150
  • Student = $100

IMPORTANT—If you are an SC Campaign grantee, you will be contacted directly by a member of our staff to register via a different link.


Schedule and CEUs

View the conference schedule and list of available continuing education units.

What will participants learn?

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

  • Teen pregnancy and STI/HIV prevention
  • Engaging and empowering youth
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Providing teen-friendly health services
  • Innovative approaches in teen sexual health
  • Sustaining community programs
  • Collaborating across communities
  • Organizational leadership

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. Book your room today and save!

Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award

The SC Campaign is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award. Nominate a colleague! Submissions are due by Friday, May 11.


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.


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.