We've Got a FULL Conference!

You can still get tickets for the Queerful Soul Brunch on Sunday, August 21! When you join us in Atlanta this August, you can expect workshops and lectures on a variety of topics created by and for Black LGBTQIA+ folx! You’ll see Black people from all over the South sharing their thoughts, knowledge, and calls to action celebrating the culture and creativity of the Black LGBTQIA+ community.

Check out our speakers and a letter from Marvell L. Terry II, the founder of Saving Ourselves Symposium.

COVID-19 Statement:

All conference attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test up to 48 hours before the start of the conference.

When: Thursday, August 18, 2022–Sunday, August 21, 2022

Saving Ourselves Symposium

The Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS) is an annual conference designed to educate and empower the Black LGBTQ+ community in the South. Established in 2013 by founder Marvell L. Terry II and the Red Door Foundation, SOS is a one-of-a-kind conference that provides first-hand information to individuals and organizations with an emphasis on HIV to the Black LGBTQ+ community. 

Sessions provide cutting-edge research, share promising health practices and strategies, and celebrate the culture and creativity of the Black LGBTQ+ community. This convening takes a dual approach of not only prioritizing those who provide services but also those who identify as LGBTQ+. It is a unique and intentional space for the community to share with, learn from, and celebrate one another.

SAC is honored to be the home of SOS.

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The Virtual Black Print Series

Check out discussions we brought you during the pandemic with the “Virtual Black Print Series”. Watch each session & subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

 

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303, US


$145/night

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Sunday, August 21, 2022

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Agenda At-A-Glance

View the full agenda here

Thursday, August 18

  • Check-In/Registration | Opens
  • Pre-Conference Sessions (Invitation Only)
  • AIDS Memorial Quilt | Each Day
  • Pre-Conference Programming | 5 PM
  • Networking Reception | 8 PM

Friday, August 19

  • Breakfast Plenary | 8:30 AM 
  • Workshops | 10:15 AM  
  • Lunch Plenary | 12:00 PM 
  • Workshop/Breakout Session | 1:30 PM 
  • Official Opening Celebration | 3:15 PM 
  • Welcome Reception | 6 PM 
  • Social Event | 10 PM

Saturday, August 20

  • Breakfast Plenary | 8:30 AM 
  • Workshops | 10:15 AM 
  • Lunch Plenary | 12:00 PM 
  • SOS Day of Service | 1:30 PM 
  • Annual Gala | 7 PM 
  • Gala After Party | 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 21

  • Soulful Queer Sunday Brunch | 10:00 AM
  • Closing | 12:30 PM
  • Exhibitor Breakdown | 8:00 AM

 

Sponsors


Premiere

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Silver

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Gold

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Partnership

Elton John AIDS Foundation logo HPTN 096 logo
Human Rights Campaign logo

Scholarship

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