Preliminary Event Schedule
Saving Lives
Reducing Stigma
Increasing Awareness
Conference Schedule
October 25-27, 2018
St. Luke’s UMC, Indianapolis, IN
A Gathering of United Methodists Working for an AIDS free World!
Sponsored by the UMC Global AIDS Committee in partnership with the Council of Bishops, Division on Ministries with Young People (General Board of Discipleship), General Board of Church & Society, General Board of Global Ministries, General Commission on Communication, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference and United Methodist Women
Co-Sponsors: Center for Health & Hope, Christian Theological Seminary, Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area, East Ohio Annual Conference, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Garrett-Evangelical Theological School, Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, Indiana Annual Conference, Indiana University Health, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Michigan Area Annual Conference, Northern Illinois Annual Conference, RESULTS, UMC Abundant Health, United Theological Seminary, University of Indianapolis, West Ohio Annual Conference, Wisconsin Annual Conference
Thursday, October 25
1:00 – 4 p.m.           Pre-Conference Visits to Indiana AIDS Ministries and Exhibits
                                         Step-Up, Inc
                                         Conversations with ​local AIDS Experts
                                         Indianapolis Children’s Museum – Ryan White Exhibit 
 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.       Registration  
6:00 p.m.                  Opening Video
              Welcome  & Greetings
              Bishop Julius Trimble, Chair, UMC Global AIDS Committee
              Greetings from Rev. Rob Fuquay,  St Luke's UMC
              Dinner – Great Hall
7:15 p.m.                  Panel Presentation“HIV and AIDS – Abundant Health and the Church:                                                      Breaking Barriers”
8:30 p.m.                  Closing Worship Preacher: Bishop Minerva Carcaño
Friday, October 26
                                   Breakfast on your own
8:00 a.m.                   Opening Devotions – Music and Readings - Robertson Chapel
8:15 a.m.                   Introduction of Bible Study LeaderBishop Julius Trimble
                                    Bible Study Philippians 2: 1-11 -  Bishop Tracy Smith Malone                                              
9:30 a.m.                    Panel Presentation - "Responding to the Call - A Human Rights Challenge:                                                     Eliminating Stigma” 
10:30 a.m.                  Break
10:45-12:15 p.m.       Breaking Barriers Workshops #1
  1. Aging and HIV
  2. Global Perspectives and Trends
  3. HIV and AIDS 101
  4. Opioid Epidemic and HIV  
  5. What's Happening with HIV & AIDS in the Southern United States
  6. HIV and TB – What’s Happening and What can we do? 
12:30 p.m.                  Gathering Music –  Great Hall
                                     Introduction of Keynote Speaker
                                    Keynote Address -  Ms. Hydeia Broadbent, AIDS Activist 
2:00-3:30 p.m.           Breaking Barriers Workshops #2
  1. Pediatric AIDS – Realities and Treatment 
  2. Living with HIV and Taking Care of Yourself
  3. What’s Happening with HIV & AIDS in the Southern United States
  4. Breaking Barriers in Indiana on HIV & AIDS 
  5. HIV Retreats/Healing Weekends
  6. Q&A with the Indiana Department of Health HIV/STD Division
4:00 -5:30 p.m.          Panel Presentation: “Youth and HIV”
6:00 p.m.                    Dinner – Great Hall
7 p.m.                          Introduction of Keynote Speaker  
                Keynote Address:  Jeanne White-Ginder, Mother of Ryan White
      2018 Leadership Awards CeremonyRev. Dr. Kent Millard, President, United              Theological Seminary
8:45 p.m.                    Evening Vespers
Saturday, October 27
8:00 a.m.                     Gathering Music – Robertson Chapel
8:15 a.m.                     Breaking Barrier Workshops #3
  1. HIV retreats/healing weekends 
  2. Transgender Issues and HIV
  3. Human Sexuality and HIV
  4. Latest Research on HIV & AIDS
  5. Women and HIV
  6. Seminary Education and Healing the Sick (Especially those with HIV or AIDS)
9:45 a.m.                     Panel Presentation “People of Color and HIV” - Great Hall
11:00 a.m.                   Break
11:30 a.m.                   Working Lunch and Taking the Message Back Home - Great Hall
1:00 p.m.                    Responding to God’s Call to Commitment - Worship of                                                                                   Word and Table - Preacher:  Bishop Julius Trimble
2 p.m.                          Adjournment