Catch me in the ATL for

August 3-6, 2023 • Atlanta, GA

Book your hotel stay for the conference: Special Rate ends on July 21st!

To educate and empower.

The Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS) is an annual conference designed to educate and empower the Black LGBTQ+ community in the South. In 2019, Southern AIDS Coalition became home to SOS. 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. 

Be a part of the action.

Register to attend.

Registration for this year’s SOS Conference in Atlanta is officially live! We’re looking forward to another great year of education, empowerment, and community.

Become a sponsor.

By sponsoring the 2023 SOS Conference you’re helping us on our mission to advocate and empower the Black LGBTQIA+ community.

Become an exhibitor.

Increase awareness, visibility, and familiarity of your products or services among conference attendees.

SOS 2023 Agenda at a Glance

Agenda subject to change.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

  • 8am-5pm: Registration Open
  • 10am-3pm: Exhibit Hall Set-Up
  • 10am -3pm: Pre-Conference
  • 5pm-6pm: Welcome Networking Reception
  • 6pm-8pm: Fireside Chat

Friday, August 4th, 2023

  • 8am-5pm: Registration Open
  • 8:30am-10:15am: Morning Plenary
  • 10:30am-11:45am: Morning Breakout Sessions
  • 12pm-1:15pm: Lunch Plenary
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • 3:30pm-5pm: Welcome to the A: Say It Loud Celebration
  • 6pm-8pm: Affinity Sessions
  • 10pm-Midnight: Late Night Social

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

  • 8am-1:30pm: Registration Open
  • 8:30am-10:15am: Morning Plenary
  • 10:30am-11:45am: Morning Breakout Sessions
  • 12pm-1:15pm: Lunch Plenary
  • 2pm-4:30pm: Day of Service
  • 7pm-10pm: SOS Gala

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

  • 10am-12:30pm: Queer Soul Brunch
  • 12:30pm-1pm: Conference Closing

Welcome to Atlanta.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center for SOS. Nightly conference rates are $165 through August 1, 2023 – August 6, 2023. Book by July 21 to secure the conference group rate! 

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

2450 Galleria Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30339

tel: 770-953-4500

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