Barcelona International Conference, July 7-12, 2002: Time to Start Planning
October 19, 2001
The XIV International AIDS Conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain, July 7-12, 2002; this conference meets in different countries every even-numbered year. While not difficult to get into, the International Conference is expensive except for the media (due to frills which developed early and have resisted protests since -- protests especially strong last time, in Durban, South Africa). It helps to register early in order to get housing closer to the meeting and minimize the daily travel time to get to one's hotel room and back. And early registration costs less: $850 before February 1, $950 after February 1 and before May 1, and $1050 starting May 1, with a much lower rate for students. Note that international airfares typically go on sale early in the year.
For information about this conference see http://www.aids2002.com.
CommentWhile we certainly agree that the cost of the international AIDS conferences needs to be lowered, we think that what is most important is to improve the use of online communication throughout the year -- allowing education and collaboration around the world at far less expense than attending any international conference. Then the conferences could focus more on facilitating working groups, and less on lectures in auditoriums.
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