- Dates: 24 September 2017 - 26 September 2017
- Venue: The University of South Australia
- Categories: Conferences, Higher Education events
- Tags: WIMSIG, women in maths
- Website: http://www.austms.org.au/WIMSIG-conference-2017
This conference will showcase the research of women in Australian mathematical sciences — the first such conference in Australia. The conference welcomes people of any gender, but all the research presentations will be given by women.
“Mathematical sciences” is broadly interpreted to include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematics in industry, etc.
There will be special sessions, plenary speakers, a poster session, a conference dinner, a panel on gender equity in the mathematical sciences and beyond, and a professional development workshop. Childcare will be available.
WIMSIG believes this conference will play a really important role in advancing gender equity in Australian mathematical sciences. Both female researchers and senior leaders (of any gender) in our discipline will find it eye-opening and inspiring to be in a majority-female research environment, even for a few days; not to mention the development of potential research collaborations, networking, exposure to potential candidates for hiring, etc.