Also happening around town, relating to the conference:
• Transformer Gallery presents Mixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, more than 30 works by artists and designers that illustrate current feelings about HIV/AIDS. The July 24 opening reception and show will be next door at Fathom Gallery.
• The International AIDS Film Festival runs through July 28, with films screening at The Carnegie Institute of Science at 1530 P Street NW.
• Town Danceboutique is hosting a huge dance party to kick off the conference weekend Saturday. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a drag show at 10:30.
We will update this post as we hear of more related events.