Talk is Cheap: Saving Lives, Ending AIDS, and Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

November 21, 2013
New York, NY, New York

On November 21, The Atlantic and the MAC AIDS Fund presented the inaugural Talk is Cheap: Saving Lives, Ending AIDS, and Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is, a Digital Town Hall convening experts from around the world for honest conversation to galvanize a complacent American public and corporate establishment to pay attention to this disease. Through a curated panel of experts and keynote interviews, we discussed these key issues in front of live and online audiences.

We hope you'll watch the video from the event below and encourage you to continue the conversation by following @Atlantic_LIVE and @MACAIDSFund as well as #EndAIDSNow on Twitter

Presented by

Atlantic Live


  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large The Atlantic
  • Wafaa El-Sadr
    Wafaa El-Sadr Director, ICAP; University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine Columbia University
  • Anthony Fauci
    Anthony Fauci Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health
  • Stephen Lewis
    Stephen Lewis Co-founder and Co-director AIDS-Free World
  • Nancy Mahon
    Nancy Mahon Executive Director MAC AIDS Fund
  • Deborah Persaud
    Deborah Persaud Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • Danny Resnic
    Danny Resnic Founder Origami Condoms
  • Jeffrey Sachs
    Jeffrey Sachs Director, The Earth Institute; Professor of Health Policy and Management Columbia University
  • Gabriel Snyder
    Gabriel Snyder Editor The Atlantic Wire
  • Peter Staley
    Peter Staley Founder Treatment Action Group,
  • Derek Thompson
    Derek Thompson Senior Editor The Atlantic
  • Phill Wilson
    Phill Wilson President and Chief Executive Officer The Black AIDS Institute


Our full event agenda is available by clicking here.

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