The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) will host the first IAU Symposium on “Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion -- a roadmap to action within the framework of IAU centennial anniversary” in Tokyo, Japan, from 12-15 November, 2019.
Given the relevance of this symposium to the community we would like to kindly ask you to disseminate this information through your networks and invite you to engage with the symposium by attending and/or sharing your work in the field. We also encourage you and your institution to actively participate in the draft of the future IAU Resolutions, to be presented in the IAU General Assembly in Busan 2021, by expressing your wish to contribute via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can find our second announcement below.
Wishing you all the best for 2019 and we hope we can count on your further support and hopefully your presence in Japan!
Lina Canas, on behalf of the IAU358 Symposium Organizing Committees
Symposium from the International Astronomical Union IAUS358 - 2nd Announcement:
Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Location: NAOJ Mitaka Campus, Tokyo, JAPAN
Date: November 12 - 15, 2019
Official Website: https://iau-oao.nao.ac.jp/iaus358/
Abstract Submission: https://iau-oao.nao.ac.jp/iaus358/abstract-submission/
In 2019, November 12 to 15, Japan will host the first IAU symposium on Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The symposium aims to be a roadmap to action, highlighting the role diversity and inclusion play in producing better science, contribute for competitiveness and innovation and to focus on specific steps leading to change on the field. This symposium is aimed at all astronomy professionals that wish to bring inclusiveness to their research and diversity to their teams, practices, work environments and institutions.
This first IAU symposium will lay grounds for future IAU Resolutions on Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies in Astronomy. The IAU Resolutions will outline a set of viewpoints and subsequent proposed actions, in alignment with the new IAU Strategic Plan 2020-2030 and will ultimately seek official endorsement by the Executive Committee and the IAU General Assembly in Busan, in 2021. A first presentation of the resolutions will be done during the meeting in Japan. With the same inclusive and open approach that permeates all dialogues of the symposium, the organization wishes to invite everyone to join the project and contribute in their own unique way.
Registration and Abstract submission are now open, and the organization welcomes contributions on the following topics:
Learning from Best Practices in Disabilities and Establishing a Framework to Address Equity and Equality in Astronomy Organizations, Facilities and Academic Institutions;
Identify and Address Barriers to Access: fostering a climate of inclusivity;
New Technologies for Accessibility: diversity and disability;
Astronomy for society ? Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Empathy in Communicating Astronomy;
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): gender equality and empowerment;
IAU100: Global Perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy;
Diversity in Research: identity, ethnicity and culture in research teams.
Find out more about each Key Topic here: https://iau-oao.nao.ac.jp/iaus358/keytopics/
Requests for IAU Financial Support can be submitted from January 15, 2019, until July 15, 2019. The IAU grants are meant to support qualified scientists to whom limited means of support are available, e.g., colleagues from economically less privileged communities or groups and young scientists.
For more information, please visit the website: https://iau-oao.nao.ac.jp/iaus358/
If you have any question concerning the Symposium, please contact email@example.com.
The IAUS358 Scientific and Local Organizing Committees are looking forward to warmly welcoming you in Tokyo, Japan.