Keynote: Diversity and Inclusion Work within Professional Societies and Conferences (Panel) -WIE ILC 2021

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Moderator: Jennifer M. Blain Christen

Panelists:
Jofish Kaye, Ph.D, is Senior Director of Interaction Design & Artificial Intelligence at anthem.ai

Geetika Tandon, Senior Drector, Booz Allen Hamilton

Hai Ah Nam, Ph.D.,  Scientist, Computational Physics & Methods Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ming Lin, IEEE Computer Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee 

Kelly Gaither, Supercomputing Inclusion Chair 2020, WIE ILC Inclusion Chair 2022

Professional societies and conferences can wield a large influence on people’s careers between publishing papers, appointing people to committees, and increasing visibility of the members.  Many professional societies and conferences mimic the broader issues of historically excluded people in engineering, though.  Recently, many conferences and professional societies have included diversity, equity and inclusion chairs within their scope to increase the participation of a diverse group of individuals.  In this talk, panelists will discuss their work increasing representation within their communities.

Moderator: Jennifer M. Blain Christen

Panelists:
Jofish Kaye, Ph.D, is Senior Director of Interaction Design & Artificial Intelligence at anthem.ai

Geetika Tandon, Senior Drector, Booz Allen Hamilton

Hai Ah Nam, Ph.D.,  Scientist, Computational Physics & Methods Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ming Lin, IEEE Computer Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee 

Kelly Gaither, Supercomputing Inclusion Chair 2020, WIE ILC Inclusion Chair 2022

Professional societies and conferences can wield a large influence on people’s careers between publishing papers, appointing people to committees, and increasing visibility of the members.  Many professional societies and conferences mimic the broader issues of historically excluded people in engineering, though.  Recently, many conferences and professional societies have included diversity, equity and inclusion chairs within their scope to increase the participation of a diverse group of individuals...

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