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.
- 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
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