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Gender Summit 3 – North America

Title: Gender Summit 3 – North America
Date: November 13 – 15 2013
Theme: Diversity Fueling Excellence in Research & Innovation Location: Washington D.C.
Partners: NSF, NSERC, CONACYT, NIH, CIHR, Portia Ltd
Download the flyer here: Follow: @gendersummit #GS3NA

Established in 2011, the Gender Summit has become the foremost annual forum for engaging top-level researchers, policy makers, science and innovation leaders, and other actors and stakeholders in STEM, to address gender issues in research and innovation where they impact on efficacy, quality and success of these sectors.

The aim of the 3rd Gender Summit, which is focused on North America, is to interconnect all relevant stakeholders in a Call to Action to achieve positive change towards greater diversity in the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and leadership, and greater inclusion of sex and gender considerations (the “gender dimension”) in research content and process.

Join the Summit to: hear the latest research evidence from global experts; network with a wide range of stakeholders from across the world; learn from best practice examples of how to positively promote gender equity and gender considerations in STEM; and have your say on future changes in the field.

Program at a glance

Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8am – 7:30pm :
o Plenary Panel: Develop a collective commitment to strengthen human capital development, research and innovation through diversity
o Plenary Panel: Develop joint policies and criteria for gender-responsive research and innovation
o Plenary Panel: Demonstrate evidence of how incorporating sex and gender consideration into STEM research and innovation informs policy o Networking event

Thursday November 14, 2013, 9am – 6:15pm
o Plenary Panel: Harnessing Gender Dimensions to Address Global Scientific and Societal Challenges o Parallel Sessions: Stream 1 – Diversity in participation
o Plenary Session: Gender roadmap for research and innovation systems. Addressing the needs of different stakeholders

Friday November 15, 2013, 9am – 1:10pm
o Parallel Sessions: Stream 2 – The Gender Dimension in the Research Continuum (Basic -> Applied -> Innovation -> Markets) o Parallel Sessions: Best Practice Training Workshops
o Networking Lunch

Call for abstracts for the European Gender Summit 2014, Brussels, May 2014 is now open. Find out more at


Henrietta Dale
Operations Manager
Portia Ltd
Effective strategies for gender equality in science
tel: (UK) +44 207 367 5348
mob: (UK) +44 7737 095 365

Open letter/petition “Con I+d+i sí hay futuro”

Initiative “Con I+d+i sí hay futuro”

ANICT received a request to advertise a Spanish initiative entitled “Con I+d+i sí hay futuro” promoted by the collective “Carta por la Ciencia” composed by Confederación Española de Sociedades Cientificas (COSCE), Conferencia de Rectores de Universidad de España (CRUE), Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO.), Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT), Plataforma de Investigación Digna (PDI), Federación de Jóvenes Investigadores (FJI), Asociación Nacional de Investigadores Ramón y Cajal (ANIRC) and Federación Española de Biotecnólogos (FEBiotec). For more details on this initiative see

A related petition directed to to the Spanish Government entitled “Aumentar la inversión en I+D+i evitando así el éxodo masivo de nuestro capital humano” is currently receiving signatures. If you are interested in reading more about and signing this petition please do it at:

João Lopes
President of ANICT