august 2023

fri18augAll Daysun205 Years of Gilead COMPASS Initiative(All Day) CST

Event Details

Join us in Nashville, TN from August 18th to 20th, 2023 for a 3-day event commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative.

As a valued community partner, you’ll have exclusive access to activities designed to deepen your understanding of the impact of the COMPASS Initiative in its first 5 years. Learn about new program development and partner projects while increasing your visibility through various media avenues. Connect with other HIV service providers and build future partnerships, all while staying informed about upcoming HIV-related policies and issues.

But that’s not all! Our anniversary event is jam-packed with inspiring and engaging activities. You’ll have the chance to engage with artists, advocates, and community partners who have helped make COMPASS a success. Immerse yourself in the Artists Showcase, the release day of our special journal, and cap it all off with a celebratory brunch on Sunday. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Apply Now for 5th Year Anniversary Celebration Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships to support COMPASS partners in attending the 5th Year Anniversary events. These scholarships cover hotel costs and travel to and from Nashville, TN. To be eligible for a scholarship, please note the following criteria:

  • Must be a funded COMPASS partner or associated with COMPASS over the past 5 years.
  • Scholarship recipients must be in good standing with their COMPASS-funded project, with no outstanding reports or obligations.
  • Priority will be given to scholarship recipients who actively engage with and promote COMPASS-supported initiatives.
  • Scholarship recipients and organizations are required to actively promote the anniversary activities on social media, sharing updates throughout the events and acknowledging Gilead and the coordinating center’s support in communications.

Deadline to apply is Monday, June 19, 2023. Follow this link to apply for a 5th Anniversary Celebration Scholarship. 

Stay Tuned for More Details

This is just a sneak peek of what’s to come at the 5th Anniversary of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®. Registration is currently unavailable and will open soon. Sign-up for our mailing list and follow COMPASS on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedIn) to get the latest updates about this event and COMPASS.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect: 

Friday, August 18th
Artist Showcase
Come experience the artistic expression of COMPASS partners who have helped change the public perception of HIV in the South. Join panel discussions with artists and filmmakers. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Be a part of our Artist Showcase! Learn more and apply! 

Saturday, August 19th
Journal Release Day

Be there for the unveiling ceremony of our journal and breakout sessions featuring the CBOs accepted into the journal. You’ll also have the chance to hear from guest speakers and highlight select authors and their work. A plated lunch will be served.

Evening Gala
Also on Saturday, August 19th, dress to impress for the evening gala and awards ceremony. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from a keynote speaker and honor those who have made a significant impact on HIV prevention and care efforts in the South.

Sunday, August 20th
Inspirational Brunch

Join us for an interfaith service with a gospel artist and guest speaker, followed by a celebratory brunch. Engage with faith leaders and learn how they can play an active role in supporting HIV prevention and care efforts in the South.


august 18 (Friday) - 20 (Sunday) CST


Nashville, TN

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