GS11 Program at a glance

DAY 1 – MONDAY – November 6th, 2017

8:30 – 9:10

Opening Ceremonies and Indigenous Salute

9:10 – 9:25 Keynote #1 : Gender Equity and diversity as powerful policy drivers

9:25 – 9:45

Keynote #2 :  The Countless benefits of pluralism

9:45 – 11:00

Plenary Session #1 – Diversity as a catalyst for innovation: Considering how LGBTQ2 perspectives strengthen research and innovation

11:00 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:45

Plenary Session #2 – Perspectives on Gender Equity and Diversity within the Industrial Sector

12:45 – 14:30

Lunch – Testimonies from women who reached leadership position in politics

14:30 – 15:45

Plenary Session #3 – Concrete measures for structural change: towards gender equality and diversity within academia

15:45 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 17:30

Plenary Session #4 – Advancing research by and with indigenous peoples: a step toward reconciliation

17:30 – 17:50

Keynote #3 – Pluralism and inclusion: perspectives and challenges in the digital era

DAY 2 – TUESDAY November 7th, 2017

8 :30 – 8 :45

Keynote #4- Pluralism and inclusion from the perspective of the French communities in Canada and around the world

8 :45 – 10 :00

Plenary Panel #5 - Including diverse perspectives through intersectionality-informed R&D policy

10 :00 – 11 :15

Plenary Panel #6 - Shifting power: creating diverse and inclusive senior leadership teams and boards

11:15 – 11:45

Break

11:45 – 13:00

Parallel Sessions - block #1

  • Diversifying the STEM community of tomorrow: educational, extracurricular, and community influences
  • UN sustainable development goals in practice: the role of women and gender in Science
  • Addressing gender stereotypes of non-traditional roles of men and women in Industry
  • Best practices: Global perspectives on equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch – Gender in the Global Research Landscape, presented by Elsevier

14:30 – 15:45

Plenary Session #7 - How diversity can spark innovation locally

15:45 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions - block #2

  • Diversity, Sex and Gender-based analysis in biodiversity, climate change, global safety & cyber-security and big data
  • Sex and gender-based considerations in science policies: carrots and sticks
  • New analysis and insights for economics, management, business and finance
  • Establishing a framework to address gender in organizations

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY November 8th, 2017

8 :30 – 8 :45

Keynote #5 – Perspectives from the European Commission

8 :45 – 10 :00

Parallel Sessions - block #3

  • On the ground: learning from successful initiatives (NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, NSF's Advance Program)
  • Strategies, tools and metrics for gender in science (Gender-based analysis Plus)
  • Using gender-based analysis Plus to enhance policy and program outcomes within the Canadian Government
  • Gender-specific medicine

10 :00 – 10 :30

Break

10 :30 – 11 :45

Plenary Session #8 – Synthesis of GS11 and the way forward

11 :45 – 13 :30

Conclusion of the Conference – networking lunch