About AIDS 2020

The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) will take place 6-10 July in Oakland and San Francisco. The International AIDS Conference is the world’s largest gathering on HIV and AIDS. The biennial conference serves as a unique forum at the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen HIV science, programmes, policy, and advocate for an effective response. Find out more information about AIDS 2020.

About the AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group

The AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group acts as a central point in planning and coordinating local activities in the lead up to and during the AIDS 2020 Conference. The objective of these activities is to bring local/regional voices, issues, perspectives as well as solutions to the conference, in a systematic and effective way. Specifically, the key tasks and functions of the group are to:

  • Advise on and contribute to the planning and implementation of outreach activities to engage San Francisco and Oakland communities;
  • Organize cultural activities and other events before and during the conference;
  • Ensure that the full range of local communities and sectors affected by HIV and AIDS are aware of and have the opportunity to participate in AIDS 2020 programming;
  • Promote the AIDS 2020 conference and the United States as a host country. This includes providing information regarding the conference’s main focus, key dates, location and the main benefits of attending.

The Local Planning Group also has the goal of creating long-lasting community impact by promoting collaboration and equity between San Francisco and Oakland.