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The Voices of Non-Profits: AIDS.gov at the National Technology Conference

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We attended the 2010 National Technology Conference (NTC) sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) last week, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations from across the country. We heard from a diverse group of presenters and attendees, ranging from Andrew Sullivan’s keynote presentation about blogging for the Atlantic, to Impact Games’ Asi Burak’s talk about…

Lessons Learned from SXSW 2010

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Austin is a town with a distinct vibe. Where cowboy boots would be expected, nose rings are present instead. We saw more mohawks than crew cuts, more ironic t-shirts then suit coat jackets. It’s a town that thrives on individuality, and in this setting, the interactive community convenes for their flagship gathering, the South by…

New Avenues for Expression and Engagement with Youth around Sexual Health Information

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Sex::Tech 2010

The Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS) hosts an annual conference on using technology to increase access to sexual health information among youth — and Sex::Tech is less than two weeks away! As ISIS’ Margaret Lucas told us, "Sex::Tech brings together leaders in the fields of STD/HIV prevention, education, unplanned pregnancy prevention, government and technology…

Highlights from the 2009 U.S. Conference on AIDS

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson, Josie Halpern-Finnerty, and Michelle Samplin-Salgado JoAnne Keatley , UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention delivers the opening plenary remarks at USCA We just got back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) , sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , and are feeling very energized. There…

New Media Institutes, Usability Testing, A Photo Booth, and More: Preview of AIDS.gov’s Activities at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

New Media at USCA

What do new media institutes, usability, and a BIG RED photo booth have in common? They are some of activities we’re planning for later this month at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) . This annual conference, hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , will take place October 29-31st in San Francisco and…

Highlights (and a Wordle) from Health 2.0

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By Jennie Anderson I’ve just returned from this year’s Health 2.0 conference feeling energized by all of the new ways technology can help us to communicate important health information. While Health 2.0 is not HIV-specific, it brings together critical information and resources for us. I was amazed to see that the tools and technology, along…

New Media Extends Reach of IAS 2009 Conference

IAS 2009

Co-authored by Scott Sanders, Consultant, IAS Communications Two days before the opening of the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2009) the number of fans on the conference Facebook fan page jumped by almost 20% within a 24-hour period. Momentum was building and we began to fully recognize…

Experimenting in the Social Media Lab at the CDC HIV Prevention Conference

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Last week we shared updates from the 2009 CDC HIV Prevention Conference. While at the conference, we had the opportunity to co-host a Social Media Lab with our CDC colleagues. The Lab was open throughout the conference, and participants were invited to come, sit down in front of a computer, and talk one-on-one or in…