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2021 Digital Lupus Advocacy Summit

Digital. Memorable. Impactful.

The nation's largest lupus advocacy event is going digital again in 2021! Join us from March 2-4, 2021 as thousands from the lupus community come together virtually for two days of educational and networking opportunities focused on lupus advocacy, research, and drug development. Finally, meet virtually with your members of Congress to advocate for policies to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by this disease.

Sign up as an advocate to receive registration details as soon as they are announced!
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There is nothing more important to us at the Lupus Foundation of American than the health and safety of our community. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, that means we won’t be able to come together in Washington, DC this March for the annual National Lupus Advocacy Summit.

But we know that advocating for people with lupus is more important now than ever, and that’s why we are so excited to announce the second-ever Digital Lupus Advocacy Summit!

From March 2-4, 2021, join thousands of your fellow lupus advocates in an immersive, experiential online environment to make an enormous difference in the fight against lupus.

During the first two days of the Summit, you'll hear from the leading lupus researchers about the latest breakthroughs (and those soon to come!), as well as interact with experts in the field about lupus advocacy, care, and support. On the final day, you'll participate in virtual meetings with your members of Congress to tell the lupus story and urge them to support policies to improve the lives of everyone affected by lupus.

We were one of the first organizations to hold an entirely digital advocacy event in 2020, bringing together nearly 3,000 lupus advocates on less than one week’s notice. And in 2021, we have even bigger plans - we hope you’ll join us for this monumental event.

Registration for the 2021 Summit is free and opens on December 16!

The strength of the Summit comes from those who participate - so we hope you'll join us in March to share your ideas, your passion, and your energy. The 2021 Summit will be offered completely free of charge. Sign up as an advocate to receive registration details in December.

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Youth Programming

For lupus advocates under 21 and their families, the 2021 Summit will once again feature a youth track focusing on topics specific to growing up with lupus. There will also be networking spaces available to youth affected by lupus to connect with, and learn from, their peers.

Summit Questions

If you have any questions about the 2021 Digital Lupus Advocacy Summit, please contact Travis Smith, Director of Government Relations, at or 202-212-6778. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Corporate Engagement team.

2020 Digital Lupus Advocacy Summit

If you weren't able to participate in the 2020 Digital Lupus Advocacy Summit, the first event of its kind, read about our transition to an entirely digital event and the incredible impact we were able to make.

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