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The IAS is welcoming letters of intent to host AIDS 2026, the 26th International AIDS Conference

How to submit a letter of intent

For details on letter of intent requirements and submission, please download the official invitation to submit a letter of intent.


Key information

  • Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that will host AIDS 2026.
  • A detailed bid proposal and budget are required only from shortlisted cities. Detailed bid proposals will not be considered at this stage.
  • The submission deadline for letters of intent is 15 July 2023.

Timeline of the bidding process

STEP 1: Letters of intent (LoIs) to host the conference


  • 15 July 2023
    Deadline for submission of letter of intent
  • August-September 2023
    Shortlisting process. The IAS Conference Committee will propose a shortlist of 2-3 destinations to be approved by the IAS Executive Board.

STEP 2: Detailed proposals by shortlisted candidate cities


  • September 2023
    The IAS sends a detailed request for proposal (RFP) to each shortlisted candidate.
  • 31 December 2023
    Deadline for submission of bids
  • January-February 2024
    Detailed technical analysis of bids
    Site visits
    Review and analysis of the bids by the IAS Conference Committee
  • Second quarter of 2024
    Confirmation of the successful host city for AIDS 2026 by the IAS Executive Board
  • Third quarter of 2024
    Announcement of the successful host city for AIDS 2026