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.
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Online

UNSW Webinar - 'Inferior', Caroline Ford in conversation with Angela Saini

From 08 Mar 2021 to 08 Mar 2021

UNSW is presenting a free webinar featuring STEMMinist Book Club's Caroline Ford in conversation with Angela Saini, author of 'Inferior'. The webinar will cover gender bias in science and medicine, the public understanding of gender and how to more accurately frame human differences.

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National

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Until 09 Mar 2021

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science award Australian scientists and innovators for their outstanding achievements in science and research-based innovation. We encourage you to nominate groundbreaking and inspiring scientists who are on your radar. Nominations close 9 March.

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Online

STEM Women Café - collaboration

From 02 Mar 2021 to 04 Mar 2021

Please join us for the first in our new STEM Women Café conversation series, where we'll be exploring ways for the STEM Women network of members and supporters to connect and collaborate in 2021. We hope that you can join one of the three sessions we have planned.

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ACT, Canberra

IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast “Empowering Diversity in Science”

On 09 Feb 2021

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), ACT, is organising a networking event as part of the 2021 Global Women’s Breakfast - GWB2021 lead by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Designed to assist women chemists to expand their network of contacts, both locally and internationally, the theme of this year’s GWB2021 is “Empowering Diversity in Science”.

RACI ACT invites you to participate and hear the inspiring stories of Australian Women in Science at an informal setup to mark this global event. The morning breakfast will take place in a COVID safe environment on Tuesday 9 February 2021, 10:30 am, at the Ann Harding Conference Centre (building 24), University of Canberra.

Registration is free and open to general public.

This is the third year of this global networking event that was first held in February 2019.

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Online

Millennial Leadership Program

Until 26 Feb 2020

The Millennial Leadership Program is a 12 month course designed to develop the core skills you need to get ahead as a Millennial Leader. Delivered through a three day bootcamp and fortnightly webinars, participants get to embed leadership habits, refine their communication through leadership coaching, and surround themselves with a supportive mentoring peer group of fellow aspiring leaders.

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Online

Franklin Women Impact Report

From 10 Dec 2020 to 10 Dec 2020

Franklin Women is launching their 5-year impact report via a mixed online and in-person event. You are invited to join Franklin Women in celebrating their successes and be inspired by the progress made throughout the journey.

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Online

BiasWatchNeuro

The goal of BiasWatchNeuro is to track the speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience, particularly with respect to gender representation.

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Online

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.

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Online

Could the COVID-19 lockdown solve one of the persistent barriers to gender equity in research?

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly and A/Prof Caroline Ford provide comment on a potential silver lining of COVID19 for women and carers in STEM, changes to conference travel.

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Online

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.