2020 International Conference on Stigma

November 16-20, 2020, Virtual Event

The 11th annual Howard University International Conference on Stigma was held as a virtual event for the first time ever. Using the Whova app, our one-day event was successfully expanded to a five-day event. The event included research plenary sessions, panels, and workshops, a town hall, entertainment, artwork, and a lively international session with nine nations represented. The conference had 1571 registrants, with at least 1100 people attending at least one session. Participants logged in from at least 14 countries and territories. read more

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From our 2019 attendees:

“Saxophone player was awesome!”

“Performances helped me see that I’m the way I am and will not let others put me down because of it”

“There is some denial concerning progress in educating the public about stigma. This conference is proof of progress”

“It gets better every year”

“Young panelists were fierce for being open, honest, and well informed”

“Glorious passion around stigma reduction”

“I liked the combination of scientific research and personal stories, because the former provided evidence to change policy while the latter was the human element that changes hearts” read more

From our 2018 International Conference on Stigma

“I enjoyed the dialogue between the moderator and panelists-it was open, honest and informative.”

“Information coupled with personal experiences”

“The movie was great – 90 Days”

“Great variety of flow”

“Approach of addressing stigma from an empowerment perspective”

“The posters were fantastic. So much great content and wonderful presentations”

“Speaking truth”

“Very real!”

“ Yay for bringing disability into the conversation. Also great diversity with age, gender and experiences” read more

From our 2017 Conference on Stigma

Comments from International Conference on Stigma 2017! Stay tuned as we will be adding more:

  • "Phill is inspiring!"
  • "I enjoyed the information on PrEP Stigma"
  • "There was a real connection and intersectionality"
  • "Wonderful panel with concrete evidence of research findings"

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