July 18, 2018

SUFB 508: We Need To Talk About What Happened At A Recent Conference

SUFB 508: We Need To Talk About What Happened At A Recent Conference

Conferences in the Marine Science and Conservation fields are super important in sharing information, establishing collaborations, networking for your career and your work; however, conferences for some have been a nightmare that included sexual...


Conferences in the Marine Science and Conservation fields are super important in sharing information, establishing collaborations, networking for your career and your work; however, conferences for some have been a nightmare that included sexual harassment, being passed up for talks and feeling isolated within a conference. 

Many societies that put on conferences are trying to become better at attracting great scientists who would normally not attend due to the negative aspects I mention above. Establishing a Code of Conduct, Hiring a Safety Officer, ensuring there is more diversity in the keynote and plenary speakers.

The system is far from perfect and we are reminded of that every once and a while after someone does what happened recently at a Conference. 

Take a listen to find out what they did and never do it!!!

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