Diversity at the Meeting

The AAAS Annual Meeting offers many different kinds of opportunities to engage in productive and important conversations about diversity and inclusion in science. AAAS strongly encourages meeting attendees to participate in one or more of these special events, workshops, scientific sessions, or the topical lecture, to listen to the community — and share your views — on how to increase representation, acceptance, and equality for all people.

Friday, February 16

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  United in Our Variations Breakfast
SPECIAL EVENT

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Disability, Mental Health, and Navigating Your Scientific Research Career
CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Addressing Harassment in Science and Engineering: A Challenge to Disciplinary Societies
SPECIAL SESSION

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Leveraging Networking and Collaboration to Promote Diversity
AAAS FORCE FOR SCIENCE TOOLKIT WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 17

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Minority and Women Scientists and Engineers Networking Breakfast
SPECIAL EVENT, by invitation only

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Gender in Translation: How Speech Communicates Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexuality
SCIENTIFIC SESSION

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Austin Lounge: Y’all Means Y’all: Empowering the Underrepresented in ATX Science
EXPO EVENT

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Cultivating Your Voice and Banishing Your Inner Impostor: Workshop for Women in STEM
CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Business Meeting
BUSINESS MEETING, by invitation only

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ+ People in STEM
AAAS FORCE FOR SCIENCE TOOLKIT WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 18

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  LGBTQA Scientists Reception
SPECIAL EVENT

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Meg Urry: Sexual Harassment: What It Means and What We Can Do About It
TOPICAL LECTURE

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  LGBTQ+ In Academia and The Workplace: Your Rights and The Law
CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

SEMINAR: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Changing Expectations: The Future of Careers in STEM
SCIENTIFIC SESSION

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  A More Inclusive Science: Examples, Tools, and Strategies
SCIENTIFIC SESSION

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Communication Challenges and Opportunities for Women in STEM
SCIENTIFIC SESSION

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  LGBTQ+ Identities in STEM Fields: Research and Implications
SCIENTIFIC SESSION

Register at discounted advance registration rates by February 1. Advance Registration