Better than TED

Join a friendly and inclusive chat on bold ideas about HIV research: treatment, care, policy, theory, and artistic representation.  BTT is held (nearly) every month from 6 to 7:30 at different chill venues. MO? We take one provocative academic manuscript and bring it to life through conversation with the author or expert.

Light snacks and drinks are provided to tide you over until dinner!

Click here to see where and when the next BTT will be, near you, soon, pronto!

BTTs we have had…

  1. November Wed 6 PM EST · Tranzac Club, Toronto. Register here.
  2. October 30, 2019, “Trans Issues: Sexual Healthcare in Ontario”. Joel Xavier (Health And Wellness Coordinator. MAX Ottawa, ) and Tatiana Ferguson (METRAC, Metropolitan Toronto Council in the City of Toronto to address public violence against women and children,
  3. September 11, 2019, “Indigenous Thunder Strengths and HIV Research” Speaker: Dr. Randy Jackson (Social Work, McMaster University).
  4. July 31st, 2019. “Becoming a POZ Daddy!” Speaker: Dr. David Brennan (Social Work, U of Toronto). Read the evaluation here.
  5. June 27th, 2019. “What is the T on PnP?” Speakers: Mr. Gavin Bejaimal (ACT) & Jordan Bond-Gorr. See the evaluation here.
  6. March 30th, 2019. “Because She Cares: HIV Stigma in ACB Communities”. Speaker:  the “Because She Cares” crew & Dr. Lori Chambers.
  7. March 25th, 2019. “What’s Stigma Got to do with It?” Speaker: Dr. Laura Sikstrom.
  8. November 14th, 2018. HIV Stigma in Health Care. Speaker: Dr. Anne Wagner


BTTs 2019 are sponsored by the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) and the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)


This event is brilliantly coordinated by James Tavares (Critical Disability Studies, York University)