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.
August 17 – 20, 2023 | Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
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 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?
Register for CancerCon Live at https://stpdcn.cr/CCL23-attendee-registration
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
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.
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:
Our in-kind sponsors:
Our CancerCon 2022 Exhibitors:
3thirty Cancer Connect
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
Beads of Courage
Bright Spot Network
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cactus Cancer Society
Cancer Hope Network
Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
Colon Cancer Coalition
Elephants & Tea
I’m Not Done Yet Foundation
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Melanoma Research Foundation
Project REACH: Research Evaluation after Cancer Health
Rein in Sarcoma
Steven G. Cancer Foundation
The Ruther Cheatham Foundation
True North Treks