The International AIDS Economics Network Pre-Conference brought together policymakers and researchers from around the globe to present and discuss the most recent developments in the field of HIV and economics. RUSH was a co-sponsor, providing 10 scholarships and additional support. The principal objective of the IAEN pre-conference was to assist AIDS economists and policymakers in developing countries to interact more effectively with global colleagues to promote compassionate, cost-effective responses to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. While developing country specialists seek to leverage one another's efforts and disseminate best practices, they seldom have ready access to international forums in which to collaborate. The IAEN provides developing country policymakers with such a forum.