THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT CONFERENCE

Our recent conference in St. George was a wonderful day of learning and sharing.  We enjoyed hearing from the speakers, and interacting with conference attendees.  Check back here in November for video recordings of presentations from the conference.

And don’t forget: we’ll see you for our next conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Opening Keynote Speaker:

Spencer J. Cox

Utah Lt. Governor

Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox connected with the audience at our conference in Salt Lake earlier this year, when he discussed our need to approach the topic of pornography with empathy and understanding, instead of shame.  His vulnerability and passion made us eager to hear from him again in St. George.

Wholesome, Fearless Relationships: Recovering from Addiction

Hope is the ultimate vehicle for recovery, and hope can only be established by fostering relationships that permit and encourage honest conversations. Relationships where you feel safe acknowledging and embracing vulnerability are critical to building trust. Recovery is not a solitary journey – families, spouses, friends, communities, and state government all play a role in addressing and strategically responding to this health crisis.

Lt. Governor Cox and his family enjoy spending time in Utah’s amazing back country.  He also plays the bass guitar with his brother in a local rock band.

Closing Keynote Speaker:

Collin Kartcher

Save the Kids

The #1 way kids today are first being exposed to pornography is not on pornography websites– but on social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and video games. Recent research done by Collin shows these apps target porn to kids to hook the next generations of users. Still, parents continue to hand their children untethered access to smart phones at a younger and younger age. Handing children smart phones is like handing them a venomous snake. How then are parents getting mad when their kid gets bit? Our culture of shaming must end, and parents need to wake up to the long-term damage unmonitored smart phone access will have on their children.

Collin Kartchner created a popular parody Instagram account simply to poke fun at social media, and used that account to raise awareness of the harmful effects social media can have on our self-esteem and self-worth. Instead of using his large following to earn paid sponsorship dollars, he used his platform to raise $100,000 for hurricane victims, cancer kids, and now has become a social activist raising awareness of social media’s effect on teen mental health. He travels the country speaking to kids, parents, educators and more on the connection between social media and screen addiction, and the epidemic rise in teen anxiety, depression, and suicidality. This past year, Collin has presented to 300,000+ individuals at over 500 speaking engagements. His movement to #SavetheKids has gained national attention, earning him a spot on Utah Valley’s Top 40 Under 40, an audience at the NIKE and Adidas Headquarters, and a spot on the TEDx stage in September 2018. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said that “Collin is a WARRIOR for our kids.” He and his high school crush Elizabeth live in Pleasant Grove, UT, with their 4 amazing un-plugged kids.

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Who is the UCAP Conference for?

Leaders

Community leaders making decisions that create respectful, family-friendly communities. Church leaders inspiring people to rise above their challenges. Educators ensuring safe schools and teaching smart Internet use. Health professionals helping people heal from the damaging impact of pornography. Law enforcement connecting the dots between pornography and crime in our communities.

Families

Parents preparing children to safely turn away from pornography when they see it. Family members committed to support each other as they face the challenges of today’s media. Fighters determined to find recovery for themselves and their loved ones. Families using technology to restrict the reach of harmful content. Grandparents teaching positive values to keep their families safe and happy.

Advocates

Teens standing for freedom from distorted and damaging sexualized media. Young adults taking charge of the influence of media on their relationships and their life. Friends helping friends live happier lives free from pornography. Citizens raising awareness of the public health crisis of pornography in our society and leading community actions that make a difference.

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