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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June 9-12, 2022
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, MN

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.

If you can’t join us in person at CancerCon Live this June – don’t worry! We’re also hosting Digital CancerCon on November 19…a free, virtual conference with more great sessions and social opportunities. 

Exhibitor Registration is now open!

Exhibitors not only support the conference itself and add to the attendee experience, but they also benefit from the exposure of being at the largest, most visible, and influential event of its kind.

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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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 registration@cancercon.org 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.

Thank you to our generous CancerCon Live 2022 sponsors:

Our in-kind sponsors:

Our CancerCon Live 2022 Exhibitors:

13thirty Cancer Connect
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Amgen
Ancora.ai
Beads of Courage
Bright Spot Network
Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
Colon Cancer Coalition
Dempsey Center
Epic Experience
First Descents
Genentech
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Melanoma Research Foundation
Novartis
Project Koru
Rein in Sarcoma
Seagen
Servier
Smitten Kitten
Steven G. Cancer Foundation
Stupid Cancer
True North Treks
Ulman Foundation
Walgreens