Event Details


Convention Center Marriott:
859 Convention Center Blvd.

Discounted room rates ($99/night) available to conference attendees if reserved by 8/1/19


  • Registration 8-9a
  • Conference sessions 9a-3p
  • “Social” for PLWH 3p-4p

$10 at conference hotel

Social Work CEUs:
$10/CEU or $30/whole day
(4.0 total CEUs available)

Complimentary breakfast and lunch

Complimentary giveaways and information from vendors and sponsors

For more information:
Please contact conference co-chairs with questions or for additional information.

You may also call 504-821-2601 for more information.

August 23, 2019 | Convention Center Marriott

This year’s Empowerment Conference features plenary speaker Ms. Tiommi Luckett

2019 Empowerment Speaker Tiommi Luckett

Ms. Luckett is the Communications Assistant at Positive Women’s Network – USA. Identifying as a Black, binary trans woman living with HIV, Ms. Luckett’s advocacy has evolved from deeply personal conditions to include the greater struggle of dismantling racism, anti-blackness, anti-trans attitudes and policies, xenophobia, misogyny and socioeconomic and systemic oppression.

Topics Include:

  • HIV & Aging
  • Women’s Health
  • Communities of Color
  • Financial Planning and Goal Setting
  • Transgender Healthcare
  • Substance Use & Harm Reduction
  • Q&A with PLWH
  • Housing Rights
  • HIV & Faith

About Empowerment:

Empowerment is an annual one-day conference that provides current HIV treatment information with a focus on supporting individuals living with HIV in making evidence-informed treatment decisions. Empowerment also provides education appropriate for health care providers, case managers, health educators and navigators, and other allied health and behavioral health professionals. This year’s session topics will include adherence, transgender-affirming care, aging well with HIV, achieving financial goals, HIV & faith, women’s health, family planning, stigma and health disparities, research innovations…and more! There is no charge to attend the Empowerment Conference and 4.0 CEUs are available for social workers at a cost of $10 per CEU.