Satellite Sessions

Host a Satellite at HIVR4P 2018

Satellite Submission Period 31 January – 17 May 2018
Dispositions 6 July 2018

A satellite session at HIVR4P 2018 provides the perfect opportunity to dive deep into the issues that most concern your organization, shine a light on new prevention strategies, highlight the needs of key populations or address any other aspects of the epidemic that deserve extra attention.

Satellite sessions at HIVR4P are held on 21 and 22 October, immediately before the main program, and take place in the conference venue – guaranteeing you access to more than 1,400 researchers, policy makers, funders and advocates from around the world attending HIVR4P.

Satellite sessions are fully organized and coordinated by the organization hosting the satellite. Scheduling is at the discretion of the conference organizers and is based on content, session requirements and the availability of space. Therefore, satellite session organizers are encouraged to carefully examine the submission and review process below.

Review Criteria

Criteria for approval include the following:

  • Satellites should not compete or conflict with the official HIVR4P 2018 program
  • Satellites should reflect and/or support the vision and goals of the conference
  • Satellites must be consistent with conference policies and goals of diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to satellites that include institutional, geographic and gender diversity in their program.

How to Apply

Satellite Submissions are no longer accepted

Procedures and Guidelines

Application Terms and Conditions

Satellite dispositions will be sent on 6 July 2018 and fees must be paid by 3 August 2018. Once the satellite session is confirmed, guidelines for preparing a satellite session including the description for publication in conference materials will be provided to the satellite organizer.


The satellite organizer is liable for injuries or accidents to people or property caused by the malfeasance or nonfeasance of the satellite organizer.

Satellite Promotion

A schedule of accepted satellite sessions will be included on the conference website, in conference emails and the conference mobile app.

The conference organizers will not distribute individual email invitations to satellites. Satellite organizers are encouraged to conduct their own promotion for their programs.

HIVR4P 2018 will provide logistical signage and a sign outside each satellite room. Additional signage is not permitted.

Use of the HIVR4P Logo

You may use the following HIVR4P logo specific to satellites. Click here to download the logo. 

Satellite Size and Fees

Satellite session rooms are available for 90 to 350 guests and are held for 2 or 3 hours. Satellite fees includes the following setup:

  • Theater style seating
  • Riser with head table for two and podium
  • Projector Package: projector, screen, HDMI & VGA cable, wireless mouse
  • One podium microphone
  • One tabletop microphone on the head table
  • One cordless handheld audience microphone

Satellite fees are based on room size, please note that VAT of 21% will be added to the fee below:

90 participants: US$ 2,500
140-160 participants: US$ 3,500
300-350 participants: US$ 5,000

Catering & Additional A/V


Refreshments may be served in conjunction with a satellite. All food and beverage must be purchased through the conference venue.  

Please contact Ms Vega Cabrera at for additional requirements or questions. 

Additional AV

To inquire about costs for additional A/V equipment or dedicated technical staff, email Mr Gustavo Guerra at

Webcast of Satellite Sessions

The option to webcast your satellite session is available at extra cost for your organization.

Please contact Mr Tom LaLonde at for additional requirements or questions. 


Satellite session organizers must comply with all HIVR4P conference venue policies. Policy violations may result in the cancellation of the satellite session, and/or denial of admission or the ability to host a satellite session at current or future HIVR4P conferences.


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