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Announcing a global rotation of all IAS conferences

IAS - the International AIDS Society - convenes the world's largest conferences on HIV, uniting the HIV response.

 

To ensure equity and inclusion, we are announcing a global rotation of all IAS conferences.

Conference rotation map
  • IAS conferences will rotate among five world regions.
  • Munich, Germany, will host AIDS 2024.
  • For IAS 2025, we will seek bids from cities in Africa.
  • For AIDS 2026, we will seek bids from cities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

AIDS 2024 will welcome people living with, affected by and working on HIV from around the world to focus minds on accelerating an HIV response that puts people first.

Aside from examining the global state of HIV, Munich’s proximity to eastern Europe will allow AIDS 2024 to shed light on one of the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemics.

Community representatives play a central role in selecting the conference location.

The IAS Conference Committee is responsible for the strategic planning of IAS conferences.

Three of the seven seats are for representatives of civil society organizations.

 

Glory Alexander
Glory Alexander

Glory Alexander

ASHA Foundation
India
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Erika Castellanos
Erika Castellanos

Erika Castellanos

Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE)
Netherlands
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Beatriz Grinsztejn
Beatriz Grinsztejn

Beatriz Grinsztejn

President-Elect
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
Brazil
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Sharon Lewin
Sharon Lewin

Sharon Lewin

President
Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne
Australia
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Kenneth Ngure
Kenneth Ngure

Kenneth Ngure

School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya
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Birgit Poniatowski
Birgit Poniatowski

Birgit Poniatowski

IAS Executive Director
International AIDS Society
Switzerland
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When selecting a host city, we look for a location that will:

Safeguard your rights

Advance the local and global response

Meet your health needs

Meet your infrastructure and access needs

Remain independent from outside pressure

Ensure the long-term viability of the conference

What is the selection process for the host city?

Conference location selection process

How does the IAS improve inclusivity?

Making the conferences more accessible through:

Scholarships

Up to 18% of conference budget used to provide free access, travel and accommodation

Equitable fees

Offer registration rates for young people and people from lower-income countries up to 90% below the full registration fee

How does the IAS ensure that the knowledge shared at our conferences maximizes its reach?

We bring the science to you through:

Real-time virtual access

Free online access

All content available for free 2 months after the conference

Free in-person meetings across regions

Meetings sharing the latest conference science in local languages

The IAS promotes the use of non-stigmatizing, people-first language. The translations are all automated in the interest of making our content as widely accessible as possible. Regretfully, they may not always adhere to the people-first language of the original version.