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Local Scholarships Now Open!

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

AIDS 2020 Scholarships Available for Bay Area Residents!   

The AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group is pleased to announce that we have a number of scholarships available for people from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area working 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 Bay Area 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. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T2ZQG5S

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

Brands Show Up Big To Support Local Impact of the AIDS 2020 Conference

// Steering Committee
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Brands Show Up Big To Support Local Impact of the AIDS 2020 Conference
// STEERING COMMITTEE
May 28, 2020
Press Release

Brands Show Up Big to Support Local Impact of the AIDS 2020 Conference

The AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group today announced support from several national and Bay Area companies to support a local scholarship fund, arts and cultural programming and more, to drive local engagement and participation in the International AIDS Conference happening virtually July 6-10, 2020. Read more Brands Show Up Big To Support Local Impact of the AIDS 2020 Conference

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.

WHAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
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.

HOW TO APPLY
Apply for the program by sending an email to: AIDS2020.LocalAMP@gmail.com
by Friday, December 6th.  The L-AMP is open to all Bay Area organizations, CBOs, NGOs, government and/or clinic partners.

SPONSORED BY
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 AIDS2020.LocalAMP@gmail.com

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: https://aids2020local.org/events/

OPEN POSITION

// Steering Committee
Thursday, September 12, 2019

We are currently seeking to hire a Project Associate to help support and coordinate all our activities. The ideal candidate has experience working across multiple timelines and tight deadlines, has a background in public health, political and/or social advocacy and event planning experience. This would be a part-time contract position that transitions from 25 hours per week to 35 hours in the weeks leading up to AIDS 2020. Click on the link below to read the full job description.

AIDS2020 LPG Project Associate JD

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!

Town Hall Meetings

// Community Access & Engagement, Steering Committee
Friday, May 24, 2019

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.

There will also be information on ways one can get involved in local conference related activities. Two additional town halls in each city will be hosted in the year leading up to the conference.

The first Oakland Town Hall is taking place on Wednesday, July 10th, and the first San Francisco Town Hall is taking place on Saturday, July 13th.

RSVP under the Events tab: https://aids2020local.org/events/

Local Planning Group Meeting

// Community Access & Engagement
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Our next meeting of the AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group will be held in San Francisco on Friday, May 17th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. At this meeting we will share updates from the Steering Committee and all our working groups.

This meeting will be held in the Google Community Space on the Embarcadero. *Please note that the entrance to the space is on Steuart Street.

Please RSVP here if you plan to come and invite your colleagues as well.