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Diversity Matters - The road to inclusivity
Mon 31 October 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
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This event is now fully booked. To watch the event live please tune in to our event page from 11.10am, on Monday 31 October: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2016/10/diversity-conference-2016/
This year’s annual diversity conference will look beyond diversity and explore how inclusive environments can be created and maintained within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in order to maximise innovation, creativity, and career progression for all.
With the Royal Society’s strategic commitment to increase diversity in STEM, the need for inclusivity is all too evident. The Society believes that it has a particular responsibility to ensure that diversity and inclusion are embedded across all of its activities and is part of the culture of the organisation. Our annual diversity conference brings you organisations and individuals who are specialists in inclusive environments to give us the tips and tricks that we need to create and sustain our own inclusive environments. They will guide us into a workshop on how you can create your own inclusive environment in order to build and develop a world in which studying and working in science are open to all.
A representative from a government department will discuss their strategy in creating an inclusive environment.
Bonnie Greer OBE, Chancellor of Kingston University is a distinguished writer and broadcaster, whose intellectual interests embrace the worlds of arts and science with equal fervour.
Attending this event
This conference is open to all and free to attend. Registration is required.
More information on the programme can be found here: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2016/10/diversity-conference-2016/
It will be of particular interest to policy makers, the broad research community in both academia and industry, scientists and researchers, diversity practitioners, other academies and learned societies/professional bodies, research councils, leaders and managers.
British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation and Speech-To-Text Transcription will be provided at this event. If you will be using either of these services please contact the diversity team (email@example.com) so we can cater for the right number.
If you have any other specific access requirements, please let us know in advance to enable us to make the necessary arrangements in advance of the day. Further information about accessibility is available.
Registering for this event will mean that your name and organisation will be included on the delegate list provided on the day, if you do not wish to be included, you can opt out by contacting the Diveristy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the Diversity Team at email@example.com if you have any queries.