Resources and Opportunities - Conferences and Events
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Conferences and events
Conferences and events can positively contribute to career progression in STEM and the advancement of scientific discovery. It is essential that these events enable and support the attendance and involvement of a diverse range of participants. STEM Women has built a collection of resources, tools, policies, examples and opportunities to assist you and your conference or event on its gender equity journey.This collection aligns with strategic recommendation 4.1 of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan. Learn more about the decadal plan.
From 12 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2020
Spark Festival 2020: We Are Agents of Change is offering a livestream pass for access to two weeks of inspirational content about entrepreneurship, innovation and skills for success. Spark Festival asks that you pay what you can for the livestream pass, with no minimum donation required.
In Conversation: The Future Leaders Edition
From 29 Sep 2020 to 29 Sep 2020
Franklin Women is presenting a panel discussion featuring three Homeward Bound program alumnae discussing leadership aspirations for women in science, and the qualities of a good leader.
Registration for this event also gives you advance access to watch The Leadership online at your leisure before its theatrical release.
The Future of Meetings Symposium
From 15 Sep 2020 to 17 Sep 2020
We have a goal to set out and discuss the available tools for virtual collaboration, discuss questions like accommodating time zones, and explore how we can make virtual conferences, meetings and collaboration inclusive. Registration is free and upon registration, you can start joining in the discussions.
ASTRO 3D Guide for Inclusive Meetings
The ASTRO 3D EDI Committee compiled a best-practice Guide for Inclusive Meetings. It includes suggestions for organisers of ASTRO 3D (and other) events that will help make the event equitable for gender and other forms of diversity, accessible for those with a disability, and inclusionary for all. It includes suggestions before the event (planning), during the event and after the event.
Women in BrainStim database
This database provides the details of female scientists working in the brain stimulation field, including their research interests and achievements. The database can be used to help conference organizers, journal editors, universities and other institutions to identify appropriately qualified female scientists to speak at conferences, join editorial boards, participate in advisory groups and on committees.
Speaking out about gender imbalance in invited speakers improves diversity
Omissions of qualified women scientists from major meeting programs continue to occur despite a surge in articles indicating persistent gender-discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion, and calls for gender balance in conference organizing committees.