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NOV 13-15: Gender Summit – North America

Gender Summit – North America: Diversity Fueling Excellence in Research and Innovation, the third summit of its kind and the first to be held in North America. It will take place between November 13 and 15, 2013, in Washington D.C.  The previous two events in Europe brought together hundreds of delegates from around the world.

The aim of the 3rd Gender Summit, focused on North America, is to interconnect all relevant stakeholders in a Call to Action to achieve positive change towards greater diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and leadership, and greater inclusion of biological sex and gender considerations or the “gender dimension” in research content and process.

Established in 2011, the Gender Summit is a forum for engaging top-level researchers, policy makers, science and innovation leaders, and other and stakeholders in STEM, to address gender issues in research and innovation. The 2013 forum aims to leverage the international capacity in advancing the knowledge base about the influence of gender considerations on the efficacy, quality and success of various sectors in promoting discovery and innovation in the scientific enterprise.

This event is open to the general public and registration can be done online through the conference website.  For more information, please visit www.gendersummit.com.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is one of the organizing partners of this event.  If you have any questions, please contact NSERC at gendersummit@nserc-crsng.gc.ca or call 613-995-5521.

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