Every year, hundreds of adolescents and young
adults affected by cancer gather at CancerCon
for a life-changing weekend.

Every year, hundreds of adolescents and young adults affected by cancer gather at CancerCon for a life-changing weekend.

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April 18 – 20, 2024 | Online

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August 15 – 18, 2024 | Hyatt Regency Austin

CancerCon is THE gathering for the adolescent and young adult cancer community. Each year, we bring together hundreds of patients, survivors, advocates and health professionals to learn, share, and build community.

Call for sessions is now OPEN!

We are seeking professional speakers and experts to conduct open, interactive, and age-appropriate sessions tailored to the unique and unmet needs of the adolescent and young adult cancer community.

This Call for Sessions will serve both Live and Digital CancerCon events and we welcome you to submit a proposal to be considered for both conferences or just one event.

Deadline to apply is February 26, 2024. 

Interested in being a CancerCon Keynote Speaker?

We invite proposals for dynamic Keynote Addresses, spanning educational insights, TED-talk-style presentations, or compelling personal narratives, each lasting up to 25 minutes. We embrace diverse presentation styles, from personal testimonials to one-person shows to interviews.

Proposals will be reviewed and decisions rendered on a rolling basis for both Live and Digital CancerCon events.

Exhibitor Registration is OPEN!

Be a part of this important for the AYA cancer community by having a booth at CancerCon Live, a weekend-long conference on August 17 – 20, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Interested in becoming a CancerCon Sponsor?

Partnering with Stupid Cancer puts you in front of thousands of young people deeply connected to our mission of making cancer suck less. Sponsorship at CancerCon gives you direct and meaningful exposure to our engaged audience at CancerCon Live and Digital CancerCon events, with customizable sponsor benefits.

Want to help someone have the life changing experience of attending CancerCon Live?

CancerCon is my home away from home. It is one place that I feel like me and don't have to pretend to be  something that I am not or worry about being judged by others. My CancerCon community is my second family.

- Jessica
I came by myself and was immediately embraced by this community. It's a safe space that's completely free of  judgement, made up of other people who get it. I've felt more myself in the past few days than I have since my  diagnosis- I didn't even realize how much I needed it! I'm so lucky that I've found my people.

-Christina
As soon as I arrived, I felt at home with no worries or shame. Without this I wouldn’t have been able to find a  strong community and build awesome friendships

-Jorge
"As a first-time attendee, it has definitely lived up to the hype. This has been a very meaningful, positive and uplifting experience."

-Joel
"Digital CancerCon literally changed my life. I'll be forever grateful. Love to all of you!"

-Rachel
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FAQs

So much! Access to 20+ breakout sessions on important topics, our exhibit hall with amazing resources from dozens of great AYA-supporting organizations, tons of social activities, 2 days of breakfast & lunch, 3 evening receptions with appetizers, attendee swag bag, and so much more. Plus, you’re likely to walk away with some new life-long friends!


Pre-conference activities start on Thursday, August 17th. The conference officially opens with General Session on Friday, August 18th and ends on Sunday, August 20th at 2:30pm ET.

CancerCon Live will take place at the Omin Atlanta Hotel at CNN Centers, located at 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA.

Should you require hotel accommodations, we have a block of rooms at a discounted rate at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center (where CancerCon will be hosted…how convenient!). We strongly encourage you to stay at the conference hotel so you don’t miss a thing! This limited block of rooms is offered at a very special discounted rate of $195 for single/double occupancy for reservations made by July 28, 2023. To get in on this deal, use our special link: stpdcn.cr/CCL23hotel.

We want to share the life-changing CancerCon experience with as many AYAs as we can. To help our community get there, we’re offering a limited number of need-based scholarships to help patients & survivors attend CancerCon Live 2022. See if you qualify at stpdcn.cr/CCL-Scholarship

Not at all! In fact, a lot of attendees come alone and every year, about 60% of CancerCon attendees are first-timers. This is an experience that will not only connect you to critical resources, but also to each other. So whether you’re planning to come solo or with a crew, you’re guaranteed to make meaningful connections or even leave with a new best friend.

We know that COVID is still a concern for many in our immunocompromised community. However, as the overall COVID landscape has improved considerably over the last year, we will not require documentation of vaccinations or a negative test to attend CancerCon Live 2023. Masks and tests will be widely available throughout the conference; attendees are encouraged but not required to test and mask as appropriate.

FAQs

This event is totally FREE! To register, click on the “Register” button above starting on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Digital CancerCon this year kicks off on Sunday, April 16th, but it will look a little different. Instead of being just one action-packed weekend of fun, education, and networking with your AYA friends and peers, join us on YOUR schedule over two weeks. 

The Digital CancerCon this year will remain open from April 16th – 30th. We’ll have a mix of recorded presentations and live discussions, so you can meet and learn your AYA cancer community on your own terms during those two weeks. 

Yes! All webinar presentations will be recorded and available to view on demand on Stupid Cancer’s website after the conference. For the privacy of participants, discussion sessions and social activities will NOT be recorded.

Yes! Please download the Zoom app to your computer and make sure it’s updated to the latest version.


For any of our webinar-style sessions, you may come and go as you please! However, you must join discussions sessions on time — latecomers will NOT be admitted into the session, so we recommend that you plan your schedule beforehand. 


Yes! During our live sessions, you’ll be able to talk and chat with your fellow attendees via Zoom. You can also hop into our new Digital CancerCon community chatroom at any time to interact with AYAs across the country using Slack, a free-to-join instant message platform. We’ll have special channels for you to meet other AYASs with shared backgrounds, and you can initiate private one-on-one or group chats anytime. 


Yes there is! CancerCon is a hybrid program, with Digital CancerCon in the spring and CancerCon Live in summer. The next CancerCon Live will be in Atlanta from August 17-20, 2023. Registration and scholarship applications will open on May 1.

Thank you to our generous
CancerCon Live 2023 sponsors:

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DANCE PARTY SPONSOR

EXHIBIT HALL SPONSORS

BREAK OUT SPONSORS

SOCIAL SPONSORS

WELCOME SPONSORS

Eisai
Adaptive CCL Sponsor

Interested in becoming a CancerCon Live sponsor? 

Check out our prospectus below: 

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Our CancerCon 2022 Exhibitors:

3thirty Cancer Connect
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Amgen
Ancora.ai
b-present
Beads of Courage
Bright Spot Network
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cactus Cancer Society
Camp May-A-Dream
Cancer Hope Network
Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
Colon Cancer Coalition
Daiichi Sankyo
Dempsey Center
Elephants & Tea
Epic Experience
First Descents
Foundation Medicine
Fuck Cancer

Genetech
Goodwin Foundation
I’m Not Done Yet Foundation
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Melanoma Research Foundation
Next Step
Novartis
Project Koru
Project REACH: Research Evaluation after Cancer Health
Rein in Sarcoma
Seagen
Servier
Smitten Kitten
Steven G. Cancer Foundation
Stupid Cancer
The Ruther Cheatham Foundation
Thyca
True North Treks
Ulman Foundation
Walgreens