Thursday, April 4, 2019

Cross-post: Guide to Organizing Inclusive Scientific Meetings

Credit: Benjamin Couprie, Institut International de
Physique de Solvay. Featured in Nature.
"Scientific meetings can be invigorating, promote the exchange of ideas, foster new collaborations, and provide opportunities to reconnect with existing colleagues.

However, not all scientists have positive experiences when they attend scientific meetings. Some members of our scientific communities are left out (intentionally or otherwise)...."

This thoughtful and thorough meeting guide from 500 Women Scientists addresses a number of issues to consider when planning a meeting. It includes discussion of guiding principles and planning goals for organizers.

Read the guide at:

The meeting guide was also highlighted this week in Nature: