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Annual Diversity Conference 2016: Diversity Matters - the road to inclusivity

Conference

October
312016

10:30 - 17:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

This event has concluded but you can view some of the sessions below.

This year’s annual diversity conference will explore how inclusive environments can be created and maintained within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in order to maximise innovation, creativity, and career progression for all.

Panellists at the 2015 Royal Society Diversity Conference

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With the Royal Society’s strategic commitment to increase diversity in STEM, the need for inclusivity is all too evident.  The Society believes that it has a particular responsibility to ensure that diversity and inclusion are embedded across all of its activities and is part of the culture of the organisation.  Our annual diversity conference brings you organisations and individuals who are specialists in inclusive environments to give us the tips and tricks that we need to create and sustain our own inclusive environments.  They will guide us into a workshop on how you can create your own inclusive environment in order to build and develop a world in which studying and working in science are open to all.

Keynote speaker

Mr Andrew Parker, Director General of MI5

Motivational address

Bonnie Greer OBE, Chancellor of Kingston University is a distinguished writer and broadcaster, whose intellectual interests embrace the worlds of arts and science with equal fervour.

Attending this event

This conference has now concluded.

Please contact the diversity team at diversity@royalsociety.org if you have any queries.

Find out more about Diversity at the Royal Society on our website.

Schedule of talks

31 October

10:00-10:30

Registration and refreshments

10:30-10:40

Welcome address by Dr Julie Maxton

10:40-11:10

Keynote speaker

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10:40-11:10 Inclusive environments

Abstract

A Government Representative delivers keynote address on inclusive environments followed by Q&A

11:10-11:55

Panel discussion

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11:10-11:45 Panel I

Kevin Bowsher Network Rail
Alex Gwynne Stonewall
Maxine Hurley Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)
Dr Lesley Thompson Chair

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11:55-12:15

Refreshment break

12:15-13:00

Panel discussion

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12:15-13:00 Panel II

Paul Sesay National Diversity Awards
Sarah Dickinson Hyams Equality Challenge Unit
Paul Walton, University of York

Show speakers

13:00-13:15

Athena Prize Award

13:15-14:15

Lunch and networking

14:15-15:00

Workshop session

15:00-15:20

Refreshment break

15:25-15:55

Afternoon speaker

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15:25-15:55 Motivational address from Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer OBE, Chancellor of Kingston University

Show speakers

15:55-16:00

Closing remarks

16:00-17:00

Networking drinks reception

Annual Diversity Conference 2016: Diversity Matters - the road to inclusivity The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK