GS11 Program at a glance

SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 5th
Pre-Event at the Montréal Science Centre: Promotion and Discussion on STEM careers for parents, children and teachers.

DAY 1 – MONDAY – November 6th, 2017

8 :30 – 8 :45

Opening Ceremonies and Indigenous Salute

8 :50 – 9 :00

Keynote #2 :  The Countless benefits of pluralism

9 :00 – 10 :15

Plenary Session #1 – The inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited (LGBTQ2) communities in research and innovation

10:15 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 12:00

Plenary Panel #2– Perspectives on gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the STEM private sector

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch – Testimonies from women in political leadership positions

14:00 – 15:15

Plenary Panel #3 – Concrete measures for structural change: towards gender equality and diversity within academia

15:15 – 15:45

Break

15:45 – 17:00

Plenary Panel #4 – Advancing research by and with indigenous peoples: a step toward reconciliation

17:00 – 17:15

Keynote #3 – Pluralism and inclusion: perspectives and challenges in the digital era

DAY 2 – TUESDAY November 7th, 2017

8 :30 – 8 :45

Keynote #4- Pluralism and inclusion from the perspective of the French communities in Canada and around the world

8 :45 – 10 :00

Plenary Panel #5 - Including diverse perspectives through intersectionality-informed R&D policy

10 :00 – 11 :15

Plenary Panel #6 - Shifting power: creating diverse and inclusive senior leadership teams and boards

11:15 – 11:45

Break

11:45 – 13:00

Parallel Sessions - block #1

  • Diversifying the STEM community of tomorrow: educational, extracurricular, and community influences
  • UN sustainable development goals in practice: the role of women and gender in Science
  • Addressing gender stereotypes of non-traditional roles of men and women in Industry
  • Best practices: Global perspectives on equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch –

14:30 – 15:45

Plenary Session #7 - How diversity can spark innovation locally and globally

15:45 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions - block #2

  • Diversity, Sex and Gender-based analysis in biodiversity, climate change, global safety & cyber-security and big data
  • Sex and gender-based considerations in science policies: methods and incentives
  • New analysis and insights for economics, management, business and finance
  • Establishing a framework to address gender in scholarly communications

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY November 8th, 2017

8 :30 – 8 :45

Keynote #5 – Perspectives from the European Commission

8 :45 – 10 :00

Parallel Sessions - block #3

  • On the ground: learning from successful initiatives (NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, NSF's Advance Program)
  • Strategies, tools and metrics for gender in science (Gender-based analysis+)
  • Using gender-based analysis + to enhance policy and program outcomes within the Canadian Government
  • Gender-specific medicine

10 :00 – 10 :30

Break

10 :30 – 11 :45

Plenary Session #8 – Synthesis of GS11 and the way forward

11 :45 – 13 :30

Conclusion of the Conference – networking lunch