Because ‘Addressing Gender in Academic Employment’ is a hybrid between a traditional symposium and an unconference, much the agenda will be decided during the first session.
Our confirmed speakers include:
- Mary Vincent, Royal Historical Society
- Susan Grey, UH Lead on Research Integrity
- Katerina Finnis, Athena Swan Office, University of Hertfordshire
The breakout sessions will be less formal and the schedule will be decided by you, the participants. We call this an ‘unconference’. To borrow the description from popular unconference THATCamp‘,
An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory.
Anyone attending can propose a session, and everyone in the room gets to vote on which sessions will go ahead, and we arrange the schedule based on popular demand. Then participants breakout into the sessions they most want to attend, where they discuss their concerns, bring ideas to the table, and do their best to come up with practical steps for addressing a real problem. Not every session will necessarily go ahead as planned, but the day only works if lots of people are willing to propose and lead a session. If you’ve got an idea, but you’re not sure, send us an email to discuss it.