We are pleased to announce that Amber Madison will be our host and emcee at the SPARK Summit at Hunter College on October 22, 2010. As an author, activist and TV personality, Amber graduated from Tufts University where she wrote a popular sex column and studied human sexuality through a double major in Community Health and American Studies. Shortly after graduating she published, Hooking Up: A Girl’s All-Out Guide to Sex and Sexuality, a book for high school and college aged young women about sexual health, sexuality, and relationships. Since then, she’s traveled around the country speaking with teens and adults about sex and relationships. In 2008 she won a sexual health communication award from Choice USA. Adams Media recently published her second book: Talking Sex With Your Kids: Keeping Them Safe, and You Sane—By Knowing What They’re Really Thinking.

Amber is frequently quoted in national publications such as: Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and USA Today, and has appeared on The Today Show, MTV News, NPR, and dozens of local TV and radio broadcasts. She has written about sex for Glamour Magazine, and is the sex expert for BettyConfidential.com. Her sex education efforts have been written about by Cosmopolitan, US News and World Report, the Boston Globe, USA Today and more.

Read more about Amber and her work at www.ambermadisononline.com or follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/ambermadi.