The Global Village is a diverse and vibrant space where communities from all over the world gather virtually to connect, share and learn from each other. The free virtual Global Village is open to members of the public, as well as conference delegates, intersecting with the main virtual conference programme, featuring 220 activities from live workshops to on-demand sessions, cultural performances, networking zones, NGO booths, and art exhibits.
Here, communities can demonstrate the application of science and good leadership, and conference participants are invited to see how science translates into community action and intervention.
The AIDS 2020: Virtual Global Village and Youth Programme features 220 activities including:
Networking zones are spaces on the virtual conference platform where local and international groups can focus on thematic areas with a focus on live chat and content. Networking zones will be available for participants to join at varying times across any given 24-hour period from 6 – 10 July. Captioning and translation services will be available to allow for greater accessibility for all participants.
Global Village and Youth Programme sessions include workshops, panel discussions, debates, presentations with Q&A, and meet the experts sessions. The 30 – 45 minute sessions will be pre-recorded and published at specific times during the conference week. Timeslots will be allocated to allow viewers to ask questions in real time. Sessions will all be hosted on-demand following their release so you can access the content at whatever time suits your schedule. Translation services will be available to allow for greater accessibility for participants.
Cultural performances will be showcased as part of the Global Village programme. On-demand 30 – 45 minute performances will be available to enjoy throughout the conference and captioning will be offered as a service for all.
Art exhibits will be placed within an online e-gallery where people can browse through different exhibits, while listening to a 2-3 minute audio guide recorded by the artist sharing an overview of the artwork.
A dedicated channel will house all films in the programme, available to be watched on-demand throughout the week.