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.

Coming to Atlanta, GA!
August 17-20, 2023

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.

Exhibitor Registration is now closed!

If you’d like to purchase a booth, please send an email to [email protected] to find out if there are any spots left. 

Take a look at what’s in store!

It’s going to be a jam-packed day of fun, education and networking.

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.

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!
Register for CancerCon Live at stpdcn.cr/CCL2022Registration.
Pre-conference activities start on Thursday, June 9th at 1pm CT. The conference officially opens with General Session on Friday, June 10 at 2 pm and ends on Sunday, June 12th at 2:30pm CT.
CancerCon Live will take place at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, located at 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN.

Should you require hotel accommodations, we have a block of rooms at a discounted rate at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (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 $189 for single/double occupancy for reservations made by May 16, 2022. To get in on this deal, use our special link: stpdcn.cr/cc22hotel.

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/scholarship2022.
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’re hosting a virtual companion conference, Digital CancerCon, on November 19, 2022. This free, one-day event is accessible no matter where you are. Keep an eye out for more information in the fall.
Cancellations made by May 31, 2022 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after May 31, 2022 are non-refundable. If you must cancel, please contact Registration Services at [email protected] ASAP so that someone else may attend in your place.  If cancellation is due to a positive Covid test (within 48 hours of the conference) or other serious health issue and proper medical documentation is provided, Stupid Cancer will issue a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee.

FAQs

This event is totally FREE! To register, click on the “Register” button above starting on Wednesday, September 21st. 

Digital CancerCon will open at 9am ET for our live event day on Saturday, November 19th. The digital environment will stay open for on-demand access until December 19th.


Go to stupidcancer.vfairs.com and enter using the information you received in your registration confirmation email. You can leave the site and return any time to log back in.

The Digital CancerCon virtual environment will remain open for one month after the live conference day. So, even if you’re not able to join us, you’ll still be able to view recorded breakout sessions, download Stupid Cancer resources, visit the Exhibit Hall, and chat with other attendees online.

Yes! All webinar presentations will be recorded and available to view on demand on Stupid Cancer’s website after the conference, and in the virtual environment until December 19th. 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.

In case of technical difficulties prior to the event please email us at [email protected] In case you run into trouble during the event you can reach out to us directly via the tech support chatroom that’s located at the Info Desk.


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. 


Absolutely! Our agenda is full of opportunities to meet new friends, such as social activities like trivia; community mixers that are open all day; and breakout sessions. Through the virtual environment, you’re also be able to start 1:1 and group chats! In addition to instant messaging, there’s a video chat function that you can use to interact with fellow attendees. 


Yes there is! CancerCon is a hybrid program, with Digital CancerCon in the fall/winter and CancerCon Live in spring/summer. The next CancerCon Live will be in Atlanta from August 17-20, 2023. Registration opens next year but follow us on our social media to get the inside scoop before anyone else.

Thank you to our generous CancerCon Live 2022 sponsors:

LLS

Our in-kind sponsors:

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