Excellence and Gender Equity in Science and Technology (EGEST) Conference 2018

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Girls doing science projectGender diversity drives innovation, bolsters research, and strengthens the science and technology workforce.

The Excellence and Gender Equity in Science and Technology (EGEST) conference will showcase the research of social science and humanities scholars working in partnership with industry leaders, educators, and outside experts to foster gender diversity in a wide range of sectors.

EGEST will feature keynote presentations by world-class scholars on cutting-edge research. These speakers include Katherine Phillips, Andrei Cimpian, Amanda Diekman, Corinne Moss-Racusin, and Carla Fehr. Panels will engage leaders in industry and education to discuss strategies for fostering diversity within their organizations. Participants will come away with new knowledge and partnerships to strengthen gender equity in science and technology.

EGEST will take place in Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo on September 20, 2018.

EGEST will be followed by the annual researcher-partner meeting of the Engendering Success in STEM Consortium on September 21 and graduate student training on September 22, 2018.

EGEST is jointly hosted by the University of Waterloo and the Engendering Success in STEM Consortium.

Registration deadline extended to August 30, 2018.

Poster abstract submission deadline extended to August 10, 2018.

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Keynote speakers

Conference program

Transportation, accommodations, and parking


Graduate student workshop information and registration

Engendering Success in STEM September 21 Working Group Information

September 22 Graduate Student Training workshop (additional information)

Conference sponsors

Excellence and Gender Equity in Science and Technology could not have happened without the generous support of the following organizations. Thank you.

Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo

Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo

Engendering Success in STEM Consortium

Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University  

Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, University of Waterloo