Summer Institute 2017

Be accountable: We all have a role to play in teen pregnancy prevention

Summer Institute is one of the premiere teen pregnancy prevention conferences in the nation.  Each year, over 300 teen pregnancy prevention professionals from around the state gather to learn new information, network, share ideas, and discuss successes and challenges. The three-day event will be packed with innovative sessions, interactive presentations, and engaging speakers. Attendees will be eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).

Registration NOW OPEN!

JUNE 6-8, 2017 — The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will return to Columbia, SC to host its 18th annual teen pregnancy prevention conference at the Marriott downtown. Register by May 29th! There will be no onsite registration at the conference.

Registration rates:

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


NOTE TO SC CAMPAIGN GRANTEES: Please do not register using the link above. SC Campaign grantees will receive an email from an SC Campaign staff member to register via a special link. Questions? Email


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Download the Conference App

The Summer Institute 2017 app can be found in the Google Play and Apple Store.

  1. Download the app from the Google Play or Apple Store by searching "Summer Institute."
  2. Enter your first and last name.
  3. A code will be sent to the email you used to register for Summer Institite.
  4. Enter the code to verify your account.
  5. Log into the app, upload your photo and edit your profile.

Why attend Summer Institute?

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

Who should attend?

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


Summer Institute 2017 will be held at the Columbia Marriott located at 1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. A special room rate of $135+tax/night is available through May 20, 2017. Reserve your room today!

Keynote Speaker – Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin will be the keynote speaker for Summer Institute 2017. Sunny is the Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News and co-host on The View. As keynote speaker, Sunny will highlight our roles in supporting young men and present solutions to help them become productive community members and engaged fathers when the time is right.

Exhibiting & Advertising

Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity to share your services and products with over 300 youth-serving professionals. Download the flyer to learn more.


  • Premier (open to all) – $625
  • Large Business (>75 employees) – $425
  • Nonprofit/State Agency/Small Business (<75 employees) – $275


  • Outside Back Cover – $525
  • Inside Back Cover – $425
  • Full Page – $275
  • 1/2 Page – $200
  • 1/4 Page – $150

Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award

The SC Campaign is no longer accepting nominations for the 2017 Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award. 


Call for Presentations

The call for presentation proposals for Summer Institute 2017 is now closed. 

Questions? Email for more information.