|The hubs team, Marc-Olivier Roux and Emilia Akulenko
Are you interested in keeping the AIDS 2010 momentum going after you return home? Bring the excitement of the conference to people in your community by organizing a hub event. You can use the archived webcasts, slide shows and other reports and documents to create your own mini-conference. For more information on how to organize a hub, click here.
Learn more about the online resources or watch a video on what other hub sites have done. The hubs team will be traveling to Moscow and Kiev next week to meet with participants of two of the official AIDS 2010 hub sites. Contact them at email@example.com for additional ideas!
From New York to Sydney and Taipei to Maputo, 45 organizations around the world are bringing AIDS 2010 conference content to their communities.
Targeting either scientists or community activists these organizations are using conference hubs to strengthen their HIV response locally, build professional capacities among local stakeholders and engage regional leaders.
If you are interested in learning more about hosting or attending an independent conference hub in your region, click here or contact the hubs team firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independent conference hubs are a great way to bring AIDS 2010 directly to your community and engage those unable to attend the conference in Vienna.
Conference hubs are “mini conferences” featuring screenings of selected conference sessions with moderated discussions on how session content can be used locally. They are an opportunity to strengthen the HIV response by engaging regional leadership and build new partnerships, while developing the visibility of the host organization.
A participant in an AIDS 2008 hub in Randburg, South Africa, noted, “I was really struck by the need for people from different organizations to communicate and dialogue. [The hub] is well placed to be able to do that, to extend the debate beyond people sitting together in one room.” Organized by Mindset Network, this hub brought together representatives of 11 organizations to focus on gender issues, effective prevention strategies and how best to work together going forward. More...