#USCA2015 Highlights

USCA (United States Conference on HIV/AIDS) is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together thousands of workers representing all sectors and every front of the war against this disease—from case managers and  physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with  HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers. Check out some of my favorite moments below! 

I was honored to have been asked by Gilead Sciences to give a TED Talk styled Talk regarding my Social Media activism. I honestly had no IDEA I was even on their radar. If I'm honest, I was absolutely terrified to speak in front of hundreds of my colleagues from ALL over the world. The process was intense but being in front of so many people I admire in this work and having them affirm me, was such an invaluable experience for me. To see the video, head over to my dear friend Mark S. King's website to check out his coverage of #2015USCA 

I was honored to have been asked by Gilead Sciences to give a TED Talk styled Talk regarding my Social Media activism. I honestly had no IDEA I was even on their radar. If I'm honest, I was absolutely terrified to speak in front of hundreds of my colleagues from ALL over the world. The process was intense but being in front of so many people I admire in this work and having them affirm me, was such an invaluable experience for me. To see the video, head over to my dear friend Mark S. King's website to check out his coverage of #2015USCA 

 I attended the Gilead Sciences sponsored opening reception Wednesday night at the Newseum and caught up with my lovely AIDS.Gov family. Check out the campaign we worked on together at Positivespin.HIV.Gov!  

 I attended the Gilead Sciences sponsored opening reception Wednesday night at the Newseum and caught up with my lovely AIDS.Gov family. Check out the campaign we worked on together at Positivespin.HIV.Gov!  

NMAC Director, Terrence Calhoun, welcoming us to USCA 2015!  

NMAC Director, Terrence Calhoun, welcoming us to USCA 2015!  

My little brother Martez Smith during the #BLACKLIVESMATTER plenary.  

My little brother Martez Smith during the #BLACKLIVESMATTER plenary.  

TRANS women disrupting the conference to ensure all Trans individuals are included and represented during the conference.  I must say, I was almost moved to tears. It was such a powerful experience. #TRANSLIVESMATTER  

TRANS women disrupting the conference to ensure all Trans individuals are included and represented during the conference.  I must say, I was almost moved to tears. It was such a powerful experience. #TRANSLIVESMATTER  

My dear friend, Noel Gordon, of HRC presenting during the Gilead Sciences Plenary, Mind The Gap: From Vision to Reality. He's SUCH an eloquent speaker. 

My dear friend, Noel Gordon, of HRC presenting during the Gilead Sciences Plenary, Mind The Gap: From Vision to Reality. He's SUCH an eloquent speaker. 

I'm not exactly sure what I was saying but what isn't the set absolutely breath-taking?  

I'm not exactly sure what I was saying but what isn't the set absolutely breath-taking?  

Here's another shot of me giving my "TED Talk".

Here's another shot of me giving my "TED Talk".

My lovely co-presenters. These are some of the BEST in the HIV/AIDS social media realm. I was honored to share space with them.  

My lovely co-presenters. These are some of the BEST in the HIV/AIDS social media realm. I was honored to share space with them.  

Our Ellen-inspired "Selfie" with the audience was a perfect end to a productive and inspiring USCA!    Until Next year,  Guy  

Our Ellen-inspired "Selfie" with the audience was a perfect end to a productive and inspiring USCA! 

 

Until Next year, 

Guy