Join us Sunday, July 22nd at ITPC’s Community Activist Summit at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


What is the Community Activist Summit?

In 2003, more than 120 treatment activists from 67 countries gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the first International Treatment Preparedness Summit (ITPS). It was convened at a time when HIV treatment access was very poor, and activists were still grappling with the brunt of the epidemic. Today, we have an opportunity to share stories of our journey and ask salient questions. Fifteen years later, how far have we come? Where are we now? What is the state of our activism today? And, how do we set a radical agenda for what is left to do? These are the questions we as activists will try to answer.

To this end, ITPC will host a Community Activist Summit on Sunday, July 22, 2018, ahead of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Using innovative tech-powered panel discussions and interactive dialogue sessions, activists will strategize approaches and develop concrete next steps needed to effectively advocate for the right to health for ALL. Make sure YOUR voice is heard!

When and where is it?

The Summit is on Sunday, 22 July 2018. As an official AIDS 2018 pre-conference event, the Summit will be held at the RAI Convention Centre in Room G106-107. The official programme will run from 10:00 - 16:45.

What is on the programme?

Our official programme is now available! Check it out below or view it here (PDF).

Who can attend the Community Activist Summit?

The Summit is intended for PLHIV and key population activists, civil society and community advocates, program implementers, government officials, and all stakeholders interested in and seeking to influence a global, community-led HIV advocacy agenda.

How can I register for the Community Activist Summit?

The Community Activist Summit is open to everyone, but interested participants must register in order to guarantee entry.

Our online registration is now CLOSED. You can register in-person at the event starting 9:30AM at Room G106-107 (subject to room availability).

Join the Conversation

Throughout the Summit, you can share your thoughts and join the conversation online via Twitter using #ActivistSummit. We'll be live-tweeting the whole thing!