Join our Live Youth Champion event on July 21

July 20, 2020

We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy in your respective homes. It certainly has been a wild ride since postponing the International SBCC Summit to September, 2021. We are writing to share information about upcoming virtual events and updates from the Organizing Committee.

Youth Champions Instagram Live Session: 
"COVID-19 & Sex" with Innocent Grant and Dr. Paula Baraitser
July 21, 11:30 a.m. EDT 

In preparation for the SBCC Summit, the event organizers identified rising stars in SBCC from around the world to set the youth agenda. While awaiting the September 2021 event, this group of Youth Champions remain engaged. Joining global efforts to spread accurate health information amidst COVID-19, and leveraging one of the channels most-used by young people worldwide – social media – the team is organizing a series of Instagram Live events to take place over the next weeks. Each event will address a different aspect of young people's health and seek to answer youth's questions about safeguarding themselves during the pandemic.

Youth Champion Innocent Grant will host the virtual event on his Instagram page with special guest and reproductive health expert Dr. Paula Baraitser from SH:24. Join the discussion!

Updates to the FAQ and Refund Process 

While we hope to see you in September 2021, we understand that it is not always possible to plan that far ahead. As previously shared, we have identified four options regarding your registration:

  1. Roll Over your Current Registration Fee to 2021: We hope many, if not all, of you will still be able to join us in Marrakech in 2021. In this event, we simply ask you to keep your registration fee with us which we will apply to your participation in 2021. The registration fee will remain the same.
  2. Designate a Substitute: If you are personally unable to attend, you can designate a substitute to attend using your existing registration fee. The registration fee will remain the same. You can transfer the name up until July 31, 2021. Please submit your request here.
  3. Contribute your Registration Fee to Support the Youth Scholarship Fund: As you know, we are eager to ensure our younger colleagues have the opportunity to join us at the Summit. We would be very grateful if you are able to contribute your registration fees so that we can help support more of the next generation of SBCC professionals to join us in Morocco. Please use this form to reach out if you are interested in supporting young people to attend the Summit.
  4. Request a Refund: If, for personal or institutional reasons, you are not able to roll over your registration for yourself or someone else, we will provide a refund less a 15% processing payment. We regret that we cannot provide a 100% refund. The processing fee is covering un-recoupable costs for the planned event in 2020, including upfront expenses and processing fees. All refund requests must be received by September 30, 2020. No refunds will be granted after this date for any reason. For a refund, please complete the following form. Refunds will be made in the form of a check. 

The Summit FAQs have been updated to reflect the most recent information on refunds for both registration and hotels.

Please note that registration for the SBCC Summit will re-open at the end of October. More information will follow closer to the date.

As always, we look forward to seeing you in 2021. Stay well!