SMS scnews item created by Daniel Hauer at Fri 21 Jul 2017 1002
Type: Seminar
Modified: Fri 21 Jul 2017 1002
Distribution: World
Expiry: 26 Sep 2017
Calendar1: 24 Sep 2017 0800
CalLoc1: University of South Australia, City West Campus, Adelaide
CalTitle1: Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences
Auth: dhauer@p635m.pc (assumed)

WIMSIG Conference 2017 -- Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences

Dear friends and colleagues, 

on behalf of Lesley Ward, I am very happy to announce the upcoming 

WIMSIG Conference 2017: Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences 

from 24 - 26 September 2017 

Location: University of South Australia, City West Campus, Adelaide 

Conference website: http://www.austms.org.au/WIMSIG-conference-2017 

The Women in Mathematics group of the Australian Mathematical Society is organizing
Australia’s first research conference showcasing the research of women in the
mathematical sciences.  The conference welcomes people of any gender.  All the research
talks will be given by women. "Mathematical sciences" will be broadly interpreted to
include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, applied
statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics,
mathematics in industry, etc.  



Confirmed plenary speakers: 

Professor Kerrie Mengersen (QUT) 

Dr Christine O’Keefe (CSIRO) 

Professor Malabika Pramanik (University of British Columbia, Canada) 

Professor Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College, USA, and President of the US Association for
Women in Mathematics (AWM)).  



We are planning 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.  We hope to offer some
travel support, primarily for students and early-career researchers.  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.  



If you’re considering participating or would just like to be kept informed, please
take a moment to fill out the brief Expression of Interest form on the conference
website: http://www.austms.org.au/WIMSIG-conference-2017 .  That will help us with our
planning.  



There are 91 registrations so far.  

We warmly invite you to join us for this unique and exciting conference, which offers
opportunities to hear Australia’s upcoming female mathematicians present their
research, to build and extend research collaborations, to develop one’s professional
skills, to consider how gender affects the development of mathematical careers, and to
network with women in the Australian mathematical sciences.  



Be part of this landmark event! 



Best regards, 

Lesley Ward, for the WIMSIG Conference Steering Committee 

Lynn Batten (former member), Catherine Greenhill, Giang Nguyen, Sue Tyerman, Lesley Ward


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