The Networking & Career Development event for people from marginalised or underrepresented groups in STEM will be organised by, and for, members of STEM-focused Centres of Excellence. It is designed to be a kick-starter for a national network that would exist beyond this first event.
We are seeking volunteers to sit on our Steering, Program & Planning committees. Please express your interest by completing this form. You are welcome to nominate for more than one committee.
We would like to convene a virtual meeting of the Steering Committee in the second week of February, with meetings of the Program and Planning committees occurring in the third week of February. We propose that meetings of the Steering Committee would usually occur monthly until the event, while the Program and Planning committees would meet fortnightly. A few additional meetings may be required closer to the event.
Duration: 2–3 days
When: TBC, June/July 2022 during the mid-year break
Where: TBC, potentially Queensland
Venue: TBC, consider campus vs conference/event venue noting cost implications
Further scoping is required to determine the preferred program and logistics for the event that would most appeal to our Centre ECRs. Once these details have been agreed an estimated costing can be developed.
The Steering Committee may also consider attracting external sponsors to this event, perhaps through a careers fair or attracting potential suppliers, noting the requirement to provide beneﬁts and branding opportunities to those sponsors.