STEM Diversity Conferences in 2022


this page will be updated regularly as travel scholarships and registration information become available.

 

2022 NATIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Dates: May 16-19, 2022
Location: Virtual

FREE!!

https://ncwit.org/summit/2022/

 

 

 

Latina in Tech Summit
Dates: May 18-20, 2022
Location: Virtual

Since 2017, the Latinas in Tech Summit has hosted an annual conference to bring together influential Latinas working in tech. In addition to networking with other Latinas in Tech attendees have the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition. Got a start up idea?  Pitch your idea no later than April 22nd. https://latinasintechsummit.org/startup-competition-2022/

JUNE
IEE WIE ILC Logo
Dates: June  September 7 to 10, 2022
Location: San Diego, CA
Launched in 2014, the mission of the cis to inspire, engage, and advance women in technology, whether in industry, academia, or government. The vision for the conference is to provide attendees with the opportunity to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.  https://ieee-wie-ilc.org/
SEPTEMBER

CMD-IT LogoCMD-IT/ACM Richard tapia celebration of diversity in computing Conference
Dates: September 7 to 10, 2022
Location:  Washington, D.C
The goal of the Tapia Conferences is for undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to celebrate diversity in computing.
Registration opens June 2022
https://tapiaconference.cmd-it.org

 

 

gEGEM LogoM
September 8-10, 2022 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
“The
GEM Annual Conference provides a wealth of resources for everyone – Networking opportunities, career options and coaching, information on innovations and advancements in STEM, and the many benefits of being a part of the GEM Family.”

ISLAND
Inclusion in Science Learning a New Direction, a conference on disability and STEM.
September 16th and 17th, 2022
Location: Princeton, New Jersey

“Since 2010, the Inclusion in Science Learning A New Direction (ISLAND) conference on disability and STEM has provided a forum to address how persons with disabilities can be more fully integrated into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This is a space for professionals, students, researchers, access technology developers, parents, and service providers to meet and network for this purpose.”

 

Grace Hopper CelebrationAnita Borg Grace Hopper Celebration
September 20-23, 2022
Grace Hopper Travel Scholarship
“AnitaB.org produces Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists. Those who attend GHC gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, inspirational role models, and memories that will last a lifetime!

For 2022, GHC will be going hybrid! GHC Scholars will participate in the virtual component of GHC and receive exclusive opportunities such as pre-GHC programming, professional development, and networking opportunities.

https://ghc.anitab.org/


OCTOBER

Great Minds in STEM logo
October 5-8, 2022
Location: Pasadena, CA

https://gmisconference.org/

 

AISES LogoOctober 6 to 8, 2022
Location: Palm Springs, CA

The annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include Indigenous high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies.
https://www.aises.org/news/events/2022-aises-national-conference.


SWE conference logoSociety of women engineers national conference

October 20-22, 2022
Location: Houston, Texas
https://we22.swe.org/

 

Sacnas logosacnas national diversity in stem conference  
October 27 to 29, 2022
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models.

Travel Scholarships are available for Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a higher education in a STEM field and enrolled in a two-year or four-year college/university AND Graduate students enrolled in  STEM programs.

Now Available Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2022
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Present your Research! Deadline to Submit April 15, 2022

 

NOVEMBER

SHPE Conference Logosociety of hispanic professional engineers conference
November 2 to 6, 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina
In 1978 SHPE’s first ever conference took place in Los Angeles, California with the intent to put a sense of familia in the organization.  Today SHPE is larger than ever and has a multitude of events in addition to the National Conference.  Despite its size SHPE still manages to maintain that sense of familia in all of their programming and initiatives.
https://www.shpe.org/events/shpe2022

 

ABRCMS Conference logoannual biomedical reseaRch conference for minority students
November 9-2022

Location: Anaheim, CA
“The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.”
https://abrcms.org

ostem logoNovember 10-13, 2022
Location: Boston, MA
oSTEM’s awards programs recognize the achievements of our members, chapters, and supporters during the oSTEM Annual Conference.
ostem.org



Afrotech conferenceNovember 13 to 17, 2022
Location: Austin, Texas
AFROTECH™ is the largest series of multicultural tech experiences in the United States, bringing together engineers, venture capitalists, recruiters, technologists, and culture enthusiasts from all over the world. It is the definitive conference that brings leaders in technology and business together to exchange ideas and build a strong Black tech community
https://www.experience.afrotech.com/afrotech-conference

MARCH 2023
NSBE Logo
National Society of Black Engineers
Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.

“With more than 600 chapters and more than 24,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
https://convention.nsbe.org/

 

Crowdsource Your Success

I am probably one of the most superstitious and greedy people you will ever meet.  When my daughter says to me “I have the worst luck.” I immediately cringe and say aloud, “Not true. You have the best luck.”  Why? Because I want to put it out there to the universe.   In my own work with engineering students, I often tell them that the law of attraction works best when you crowdsource your success and that greed is good. What does that mean exactly? 

Put it out there to the universe.  If people know that you are into Aerospace then anytime an Aerospace opportunity comes along guess what? That’s right, they’ll immediately think of you.  But they can’t do that if you don’t advertise what you’re passionate about.  One of the things I miss most about the pandemic is the opportunity to meet students in my office and tell stories.  Yes, storytelling.  It’s what I do and from what I’ve heard I’m pretty good at it. I’ve had students ask me to tell them stories and sometimes they’ll bring a friend and say, “I like this story, I want to hear it again.”  I remember one student would come in and say, “Tiffany, I need one of your analogies.” I’d then give them an analogy and in some ways that that analogy was really a pep talk.  That student wasn’t getting the traction he deserved and that student was awesome.  Eventually, it came but in the meantime those analogies were entertaining and a good way for him to realize, “Yeah.  You’re right, I am awesome.”  As we came up with analogies I would say,  “What a minute, this is good stuff!” and go straight to the whiteboard! Soon after another student would come into the office, read what’s on the whiteboard and say “Oh I like that,” or “Huh? Wait… what?”  Like the time I wrote, “Greed is Good!”  Greed is Good?

Greed is good.  Yes, it is.  I’m greedy because I want my students to succeed.  I want to write my students a strong letter of recommendation so if they send me an updated bio and updated resume then they’re basically giving me everything on a silver platter.  More is more and greed is good. I write a great letter and they get whatever they’re applying to.  Those opportunities will come more if you crowdsource your success.  Let folks know what you’re interested in. Maybe you’re a Civil Engineering major interested in Concrete, your friend isn’t but they know that you are so when they get an announcement about an opportunity to work with Concrete who will they send this to??  Yep, you!!
Let folks know what you’re good at.  Let folks know what you’re passionate about.  What are your strengths?  What do you really enjoy?  I couldn’t do differential equations to save my life but need help writing a bio?  Ha!! Look no further. Need a pep talk? Look no further!!  I encourage my students to talk about what they’re interested in and what they enjoy and putting it out there makes it easier for others. 

When you put it out there to the universe it’s like a magnet for internships, scholarships, research positions, programs, or even a full-time gig.  When you let others know what you enjoy and what you like you are, in essence, crowdsourcing your success and that is an amazing way to go after what you want.


Here’s an added bonus, when you do this and are clear about what you’re interested in it also encourages others to explore what they are interested in as well. So get out there and tell people what you are passionate about and what you bring to the table.  Maybe you have a unique combination of interests that on the surface might not seem like they are in sync. Even better, bring it to the table on a silver platter! On the subject of storytelling if you like stories you’ll love my book Rose Colored Lenses.  

Tiffany Reardon
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