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Sex Tech Revolution: Join NYT Best Selling Author Dr. Ian Kerner

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Technology is rapidly evolving and changing every facet of our lives, including our sex lives! Join us for a conversation about what's happening at the intersection of sex & tech, its impact on our lives, and where it could go from here. This is an interesting panel discussion you won't want to miss! Join our discuss with Bryony Cole, global SexTech speaker, Janet Lieberman, Co-Founder and CTO of Dame Products and Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, nationally recognized sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author.

Learn about sex tech's hottest new pocket sized products, some new ways technology can impact your health and what's on the horizon in the sexual health tech space.

Panel discussion starts at 7:00pm sharp, Make sure to get there early to confirm seating!

6:30-7:00pm: Mix and Mingle

7:00-8:30pm: Panel discussion

Panel Discussion:

Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues. He approaches psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, which seeks to explain human behavior by bringing together physiological, affective, cognitive-behavioral, neurobiological and systemic approaches as they apply to the natural stages of human development and the wide range of human functioning.1 (http://www.iankerner.com/#fn1) Ian endeavors to create an atmosphere of inquisitive reflection, along with a sense of safety and commitment to the therapist-patient bond.

Ian is regularly quoted (http://www.salon.com/2015/04/16/i_feel_like_i_die_more_every_day_the_bed_death_of_sexless_marriage_is_real_and_its_heartbreaking/) as an expert in various media, with recent appearances on The Today Show (http://www.today.com/video/new-drugs-aim-to-increase-female-desire-31158339743), The Dr. Oz Show (http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/can-porn-cause-erectile-dysfunction-pt-1), and NPR (http://www.npr.org/2016/04/24/475473677/porn-public-health). He also writes a bi-monthly sexual health column for Prevention Magazine (http://www.prevention.com/sex/clearly-communicating-your-desires-can-bring-you-and-your-partner-closer-heres-how-to-say-what) and contributes regularly to CNN Health (http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/health/robot-sex-future-technosexuality/index.html). He lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent appearances at New York University, Yale, Princeton, the Ackerman Institute (http://www.ackerman.org/living-in-a-pornified-world/), the inaugural Sex and Attachment (http://www.sexandattachment.com/speakers.html)conference in NYC, the International Congress on Sexuality and Relationships (http://www.sexuality-relationships.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/XCongresso-Roma-APRILE-2017-Sessualit%C3%A0-ENG.pdf) and the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books (http://www.goodinbed.com/ian-kerner-info/index.php), including She Comes First (http://www.amazon.com/She-Comes-First-Thinking-Pleasuring/dp/0060538260) (Harper Collins) which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. http://www.iankerner.com/

Bryony Cole, is a sex futurist who speaks globally about the impact technology is having on intimacy. Her podcast, Future of Sex, is part of the Walkley Foundation & Google Media Incubator program reaching thousands each month to explore the merging worlds of sex and tech. The project has been dubbed by Mashable as “the podcast helping women to build the future of sextech” and covered in global media such as HuffPost, Vice and Thrillist. She is producing the first US Sextech Hackathon in New York this summer, bringing together leaders from femtech across fertility, hormones, birth control, sexuality and education to design a better future for women’s health. Bryony is based in New York and hails from Melbourne, Australia.

Janet Lieberman, Co-Founder and CTO of Dame Products

GIVE AWAY: Two lucky attendees will win a Eva & a Fin product. https://www.dameproducts.com/products/eva (https://www.dameproducts.com/products/eva)

Refreshments and snacks provided by our Sponsor- Nixon Peabody!

Hosted by Byte Academy

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