Masculinity Matters Conference

Join Kiss & Tell Magazine for our Masculinity Matters Conference!


Exploring Healthy Masculinity

This year we put our focus into exploring healthy masculinity in today’s world. Whether you’re a mental health professional seeking deeper insights, a concerned member of the public looking for guidance, or a student exploring important gender topics – the Masculinity Matters Conference provides a vital forum to have your most pressing questions and concerns addressed.

Get Expert Guidance

Do you need advice on understanding male sexuality? Are you seeking strategies to prevent gender-based stereotypes? Are you looking to build more positive relationships? Our speakers are prepared to provide professional guidance.

Renowned Speaker Lineup

Our lineup of speakers includes renowned sexual and mental health professionals, acclaimed researchers, authors, and advocates who have dedicated their careers to understanding and promoting healthy modern masculinity.

Attendees will gain access to credible, scientifically-backed perspectives from those working at the forefront of this critical issue. In addition to illuminating keynotes and panels, you’ll have the chance to interact directly with these experts during live Q&A sessions.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity

Don’t miss this opportunity to cut through the noise and misinformation. Get the facts and proven best practices from those with extensive experience and training in human sexuality, counseling, therapy, sex education, and more.

Register now to equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate modern masculinity in a productive, healthy manner. We look forward to answering your questions and addressing your concerns at this important event.

Who Should Attend?

The Masculinity Matters Conference is ideal for anyone interested in or working on issues related to masculinity, including:

  • Male advocates and allies promoting healthy masculinity
  • Professional counselors, therapists, and social workers
  • Educators and youth workers
  • Diversity/equity officers and gender studies professionals
  • Human resources/organizational development professionals
  • Community organizations serving men and boys
  • Authors, researchers, and academics in gender studies
  • Concerned fathers, partners, and family members

Insightful Dialogue on Modern Masculinity

Whether you are looking to build awareness, find resources, or network with others – this conference offers vital insights into the complex topics of modern masculinity.

No matter your background, the Masculinity Matters Conference aims to bring together a community for insightful dialogue and practical strategies to encourage healthier perspectives around modern manhood.

With a growing call to address outdated masculine norms and promote positive masculinity, we anticipate this year’s attendance reaching 100 or more.

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November 7th Topics
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Unpacking and untangling the conundrum of masculinity and sexual stereotypes of Black men –James Wadley, PhD

12:20-1:20 pm

Strong: A Way Forward for Men and Couples…–Kristal DeSantis, LMFT


The existential importance of the penis needs to be considered when helping men find this new meaning in their lives and develop a new sense of their self sexually Daniel Watter, PhD

2:30-3:30 pm –Q&A Panel-Talk Live with James, Kristal, Daniel

Meet November 7th Masculinity Matters Speakers

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November 8th Topics
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

College Men’s Sexuality: More Conflicted, Confused, and Caring than The Media Portrays Laurie Mintz, PhD

12:20-1:20 pm

Men as Allies to Women: Facilitators, Obstacles, and StrategiesChris Kilmartin, PhD

1:25-2:25 pm

Is Male Sexuality Porn Sexuality?Marty Klein, PhD

2:30-3:30 pm-Q&A Panel- Talk Live with Laurie, Chris, Marty

Meet November 8th Masculinity Matters Speakers

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November 9th Topics
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Healing Men’s Wounds and Celebrating Men’s SexualityEric Fitzmedrud, PhD

12:20-1:20 pm

Secrets of Men’s Sexual Pleasure & Honoring His Sexual Expression –Andrea Bertoli, CSE

1:25-2:25 pm

The Myths and Realities of Masculine EroticismChristopher Brown,

2:30-3:30 pm-Q&A Panel- Talk Live with Eric, Andrea, Christopher

Meet November 9th Masculinity Matters Speakers

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Whether you are looking to gain new perspectives, have important conversations, or connect with a community promoting positive masculinity – this conference is for you.

Event Details

Date: November 7-9, 2024

Location: Online

Early Bird Pricing

May 31st -July 26th

$300 for professionals (awaiting approval for 12 AASECT CEs)***Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact***

$200 for the general public

$100 for college students (need a copy of your most recent semester schedule)


Ready to join us? Click here to reserve your spot today! Early bird pricing ends July 26th.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

**Please note that if you are unable to attend the three-day event, don’t worry! We will provide a recording of the Masculinity Matters Conference, and you will have a 14-day window to access and watch it at your convenience.

**Be on the lookout for a Zoom link in your inbox on Wednesday, November 6th, allowing you to access the Masculinity Matters Conference. **Please note that partial CEs are not available.

2024 Masculinity Matters Conference Organizers

Jennifer McBlaine PhD

Jennifer McBlaine, PhD, LMHC

Dr. Jenny is thrilled K&T is hosting another groundbreaking conference. Last year’s Cliteracy Conference was engaging along with educating. It was only fair that this year’s conference addressed Masculinity Matters.

Health Goltz

Heather Goltz, PhD, LCSW, MEd, MPH

Planning and attending the Cliteracy Conference was truly an amazing experience and greatly exceeded my expectations. The diverse range of topics and courageous conversations were unlike anything I’ve experienced in recent years – stimulating, educational, and immediately applicable to my research and client populations.

Lisa Speidel

Lisa Speidel, PhD, CSE

As a committee member for last year’s Cliteracy Conference, I was thrilled to contribute again this year. The experience has been invaluable, especially as I complete my book on bisexuality. K&T’s commitment to diverse, cutting-edge topics in sexual health aligns perfectly with my research. It’s been inspiring to see how the conference fosters open dialogue and advances understanding in our field.