Affinity Groups

How can we achieve a balance of speakers at a scientific event? Finding speakers outside one’s network can be accomplished by contacting affinity groups that are organized around specific identities to seek eligible individuals with the relevant expertise on a given topic. This will entail including speakers from underrepresented backgrounds and geographical locations as well as considering gender, ethnicity, and career levels when choosing co-presenters. We compiled a list of affinity groups https://docs.


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Resources for Women in Academia