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Poster Abstracts are being accepted through May 9, 2017.
Women in Astronomy IV: The Many Faces of Women Astronomers, a conference sponsored by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will take place June 9 - 11, 2017, following the 2017 AAS Summer Meeting in Austin, Texas. Through extensive use of workshops, panels, and small group discussions, WiA IV will focus on issues that affect a broad spectrum of women in astronomy. It will address the challenges specific to women and what institutions can do to create welcoming, equitable workplaces. Workshops and breakout sessions will be structured with the aim of producing policy white papers, tool kits, and resource lists. For more information, please visit the "Conference Rationale" tab above.
About Current EventsThe WiA IV Organizing Committee (OC) has considered the implications of the Texas Legislature’s proposed SB No. 6
(amongst other pending state and federal regulations and laws), and
ways in which we might mitigate the intended effects of these changes.
[SB-6, if passed, would restrict access to bathrooms by transgender
citizens and prevent local nondiscrimination ordinances]. We also
acknowledge that the current legal situation in the United States is
extremely fluid and unpredictable. In brief, we have decided to adopt
measures that maximize our ability to support Austin (an LGBTQ-friendly city), our transgender colleagues, and other marginalized colleagues
while minimizing the cascading effects of a boycott - repercussions that
often negatively affect members of local marginalized communities. We
are keeping apprised of the situation on the ground and hope you will
work with us to create this temporary community that will build tools to
create the workplace and world we want to see.To read more
about our considerations, and to see some of the mitigation ideas under
consideration, please see Conference Rationale.
Who Should Attend?
The WIA IV meeting is intended to be inclusive in both content and
participation. The meeting is open to all members of the astronomy
community with an interest in the issues and topics described below. The
astronomy community includes scientists, students, administrators, data
analysts, software engineers, educators, engineers, technicians, and
others who contribute to the field of astronomy.
J.W. Marriott Austin110 E 2nd StreetAustin, Texas 78701(512) 474-4777
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
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