20-21 November 2014
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone
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Equity policies

The Australian Synchrotron strives to achieve equity of opportunity in all aspects of conferences and meetings held under their auspices.

As the organiser of the User Meeting, the User Advisory Committee endeavours to achieve this balance by representation that reflects the balance of our research community in the organising committee members, session chairs and speakers.  We also aim to achieve a balance across gender, geography and experience.

To assist us in this goal, we ask attendees to indicate their gender, career status and cultural origin as part of the abstract submission and registration processes.  Providing this information is entirely optional and is used for the purposes of equity evaluation only.  

Gender balance statistics for 2013 User Meeting* 

  Female Male Total*
  n % n % n
Delegates 48 28 125 72 173
Plenary 0 0 3 100 3
Oral presenters 13 22 45 78 58
Poster presenters 15 21 57 79 72
Chairs 4 24 13 76 17
Organising committee 3 50 3 50 6
Program and User Advisory Committee 3 16 16 84 19

* Gender data was not collected directly from delegates in 2013, and was not readily available for 37/210 delegates (18%).