Bay Area Legacy Work

// Community Access & Engagement, Equity & Legacy
Monday, July 6, 2020

As AIDS2020 winds down, our work continues – the objectives of many of our working groups were to have a lasting impact on work here in the Bay impacting the HIV community. In light of this, if you’re interested in staying involved with the work of this group as it strives to leave a legacy of equity, please join us at Cross Bay Together.

Bay Area Event Guide

// Arts & Culture, Community Access & Engagement, Equity & Legacy, IAS, Policy & Politics, Scientific Leadership, Steering Committee
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 23rd International AIDS Conference will take place virtually from July 6 to July 10, 2020 with pre-conference events beginning June 30.  Throughout AIDS 2020 there will be free events that are open to everyone as well as events for those with conference registration.

This guide was compiled by San Francisco AIDS Foundation to highlight the work of scientists, service providers, artists, and advocates in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to add your event, please contact

Events in the Global Village are free and open to the public. No conference registration is required. However, you will be required to create a conference account to access the Global Village.  This includes providing a name and email address, using a verification code that will be sent to your email address, creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.  You only need to do all this once; on subsequent visits you will just need to enter your email address and password.  

To register for access to the Global Village, use this link:

For a full schedule of events in the Global Village: visit

Local Planning Group Led Sessions at AIDS2020

// Arts & Culture, Community Access & Engagement, Equity & Legacy, Scientific Leadership, Steering Committee

Local Planning Group Led Sessions at AIDS2020

Currently Scheduled Live Sessions

  • Monday, July 6, 8:30am
    • AIDS Quilt Unfolding at San Francisco and Oakland City Hall
    • Will be covered by local media
  • Tuesday, July 7, 1:00pm
    • LPG Networking Zone Live Session
    • AIDS Project East Bay Q&A
  • Wednesday, July 8, 1:00pm
    • LPG Networking Zone Live Session
    • UCSF-amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research Community Advisory Board Q&A


On Demand in the AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group Networking Zone

  • Art Exhibit
    • National AIDS Memorial Quilt Display and Unfolding
  • Art Exhibit/Photography
    • Title: Faces of AIDS 
  • Art Exhibit/Theater Performance
    • Title: The Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated Women/HIV Circle
  • Art Exhibit/Musical Performance
    • Title: Ragamenco
  • Art Exhibit/Musical Performance
    • Title: Peter Hunt and the Hard Bop Collective
  • Recorded Reading/Film Screening
    • Title: Four by Two


June 4th Town Hall Video

// Arts & Culture, Community Access & Engagement, Equity & Legacy, IAS, Scientific Leadership, Steering Committee
Monday, June 8, 2020

The Community Engagement and Access Working Group thanks all who participated in our final Town Hall event on June 4th.

Here is the video for those of you who could not be there with us live or wish to watch portions again.

Highlights include:

  • Updates from Local Planning Group Co-Chairs Dr. Larkin Callaghan and Rev. Rob Newells
  • Updates from IAS Local Secretariat Head of Local Office, Helga Ying and Senior Conference Project Manager, Global Village and Youth Programme, Gearóid Fitzmaurice
  • Information about our Local Scholarship Program
  • Updates on our Local Abstract Mentorship Program
  • Updates on our Bay Area Regional HIV Plan Legacy Project
  • Updates and Announcements from community members

and videos and live performances from these local artists:

Filos-of-Her, Preti Educat’d, Carlos Jose, Breanna Sinclairé, The Medea Project, Fantastic Negrito

Local Scholarships Now Open!

// Community Access & Engagement, Equity & Legacy, Steering Committee
Thursday, May 21, 2020

AIDS 2020 Scholarships Available for all California Residents!   

The AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group is pleased to announce that we have a number of scholarships available for people in California interested in the HIV/AIDS field who would like to attend the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) July 6-10, and who have not yet registered.  These scholarships are available for regular attendees, youths (aged 18-25 years), students and postdoctoral candidates through a competitive process.  The scholarships have been made possible due to the generosity of our Local Impact Partners—Gilead Sciences, Chevron, Walgreens, Magellan Cares Foundation, and Dignity Health—who are working with us to ensure our community members are represented and have access to the latest science, policy, and networking opportunities that will be shared at AIDS 2020. We gratefully acknowledge the support of these partners.

The scholarship application process ends on June 12, so, if you are interested, please complete the application as soon as possible. *please note that while the application specifies Bay Area Residents, these scholarships are now available for all Californians.

Virtual Town Hall June 4th!

// Community Access & Engagement, Steering Committee
Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Join the Local Planning Group for this virtual meeting where we will discuss Reimagining Resilience

Local Planning Group members will provide updates on our various activities leading up to the conference including:

-Local Abstract Mentoring Program (L-AMP)

-Local Scholarship Program

-Local Arts Program

-Virtual Global Village Presence

-Legacy Projects, including a Bay Area Regional HIV Plan

Your participation will ensure that our communities are informed and Bay Area HIV work is well represented at this international virtual gathering.

Featuring Performances by local artists

Filos-of-Her, Preti Educat’d, Carlos Jose, Breanna Sinclairé, The Medea Project, Fantastic Negrito

Local Abstract Mentoring Program

// Community Access & Engagement, Scientific Leadership, Steering Committee
Monday, December 2, 2019

The AIDS 2020 Local Abstract Mentoring Program (AIDS 2020 L-AMP) is a service offered by the AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group consisting of free interactive mentoring for local organizations and individuals who wish to submit an abstract and present their work at the conference.

Local professionals will be paired with local volunteer academic partners to help raise the voices and experiences of our community at the conference.

Accepted applicants will be paired with a local researcher and will receive free consultation, guidance, and abstract drafting tips for the opportunity to showcase your work on an international stage. Collaborate with other researchers for joint submittals. Engage in mutual learning with researcher collaborators.

Apply for the program by sending an email to:
by Friday, December 6th.  The L-AMP is open to all Bay Area organizations, CBOs, NGOs, government and/or clinic partners.

The Local Planning Group Steering Committee, Scientific Engagement Working Group, and the Community Access and Engagement Working Group.

Questions? Contact the L-AMP program OR APPLY by emailing

Town Hall Meetings

// Community Access & Engagement, Scientific Leadership, Steering Committee

Our second set of Town Halls will be taking place on Thursday, November 7th from 5PM to 7PM in San Francisco and Saturday, November 9th from 12PM to 2PM in Oakland.

The program will address how to support key populations in our communities in abstract submission, scholarship application and conference participation. We will also have a panel discussion on the current State of the Epidemic in the Bay Area followed by a Q&A session.

The AIDS2020 Town Halls are open to the public. They are an opportunity for anyone with questions or concerns about the 23rd International AIDS Conference taking place in San Francisco and Oakland in July 2020 to learn more about conference structure, history, and planning.

RSVP under the Events tab:

Local Planning Group Meeting

// Community Access & Engagement, Steering Committee
Monday, July 22, 2019

Our next meeting of the AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group will be held in Oakland on Friday, August 23rd at the City of Refuge in Oakland. We will share updates from the Steering Committee and all our working groups. Representatives from IAS will also be on hand to answer questions.

Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Bus #73 and #45 are the best public transport options.

RSVP here!