Rockin’ Our Relationships—Reno 2018!

If you’re not excited or registered for Reno yet here are a few reasons why you should be! We’r all set and ready to be among the thousands of beautiful people that make the trek to experience The biggest little city in the world! With the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe as its picturesque backdrop, Reno is the perfect setting for fun and adventure.

Reno is known for its casinos, shopping venues, ski resorts and incredible nightlife, you will without a doubt, have an amazing selection of things to get into. Our host hotel is The Eldorado Casino and Resort and it offers 24-hour gaming, multiple dining/entertainment options & pool access. The hotel is close to various forms of ground transportation, and yet there is much to see within walking distance—from art galleries to an incredible farmer’s market, to make you feel right at home!

We are assembling an arsenal of guest speakers to challenge and engage our perspectives on a myriad of topics that will empower NABWMT to change the world, true to its agenda and mission. To date, we are in the process of securing pharmaceutical company funding for their support, and we’re planning a presentation with Democratic Senator Kelvin Atkinson—the first openly gay legislator to marry his partner in Nevada! There are so many surprises planned for us to enjoy. If you’re not in the number, you will miss all the fun we have in store for you! So, hurry up and register! If you haven’t already, what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to see you and explore The Biggest Little City in The World together!

Your NAWBMT Convention Planning Committee

2018 Convention Scholarships 

Due to the generosity of NABWMT contributors, limited funds are available to help those in need attend this year’s convention.  There are two types of assistance available:
The Michael John Smith Scholarship Fund (named in honor of NABWMT’s founder) helps individuals with demonstrated financial need attend the annual NABWMT convention, particularly so the recipient can take advantage of the educational programming at the core of convention’s purpose.  Applicants may apply to have some or all of the convention registration fee covered by this fund.
The Wendell Roberson Fund (named in memory of the late Wendell Roberson of Chicago) serves a purpose similar to the Michael John Smith Fund insofar as it helps individuals with demonstrated financial need to attend the NABWMT convention.  Whereas an award from the Michael John Smith scholarship fund covers some or all of the convention registration fee, an award from the Wendell Roberson Fund may be used to cover some portion of the key expenses normally incurred to attend the convention.  Examples include transportation, lodging and/or meals.  First priority for Wendell Roberson Fund awards is given to persons living with HIV who also have a demonstrated financial need.  Second priority is given to persons not living with HIV who nonetheless have a demonstrated financial need.  Wendell Roberson Funds are disbursed directly to the vendor (i.e. to the hotel or airline) or on a reimbursement basis for approved purposes (i.e. meals) upon furnishing valid receipts.