Become an IAS 2023 Young Leader
Are you registered for IAS 2023 and aged 26 or under? You can become an IAS 2023 Young Leader!
What is the Young Leaders Programme?
The Young Leaders Programme is offered at the International AIDS Conference and IAS Conference on HIV Science to ensure that the voices of young people living with HIV, young activists and young researchers are heard at international meetings. In addition, the dedicated programme provides young people with opportunities to strengthen their research and advocacy skills to support capacity building.
What are the benefits of being an IAS 2023 Young Leader?
Successful applicants will benefit from an exclusive four-day curriculum at IAS 2023, which will include the following opportunities:
- Meetings with leading scientists, researchers and advocates, including IAS 2023 plenary speakers and IAS leaders
- One-on-one career forum to discuss individual career pathways in the field of HIV
- Networking with other young people living with HIV, young activists and young researchers
What are the selection criteria?
- The IAS 2023 Young Leaders Programme is open to all registered delegates aged 26 or under at the time of the conference.
- Young Leaders must have a good working knowledge of English.
- Applicants will be selected based on the strength of their application while ensuring diversity of representation.
How many Young Leaders will be selected?
As for IAS 2021, we aim to select 25-30 Young Leaders for IAS 2023.
How will the IAS 2023 Young Leaders Programme adapt to the hybrid conference format?
We tailor each programme to the needs of participants. Shortly after the selection process, Young Leaders will be invited to a workshop to discuss how we can best accommodate preferences in both the virtual and in-person environments.
How do I apply for the IAS 2023 Young Leaders Programme?
Applications opened on Thursday, 6 April 2023, and can be made through your conference profile.
To apply, please ensure that you complete and submit the online application form available through your conference profile no later than Monday, 15 May 2023, at 23:59 CEST.
I applied to be an IAS 2023 Young Leader. When will I know the outcome of my application?
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by the beginning of June.
Will I receive any funding to be a Young Leader?
The IAS 2023 Young Leaders Programme is open to registered delegates only. Young Leaders are therefore expected to already be funding their own attendance of IAS 2023 or be in receipt of a scholarship.