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Submit Your Proposal for the 8th Annual oSTEM Conference #Pride2018

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This year’s oSTEM Conference will be held November 15-18 in Houston. The deadline for submissions is June 15!

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From oSTEM.org:

We welcome proposals from all members of the LGBTQA+ and/or STEM community – especially proposals which explore intersections of identities and highlight marginalized perspectives. We encourage our students, sponsors, professionals, and all interested in furthering our mission to submit a proposal for our upcoming Conference this November in Houston.

oSTEM is dedicated to providing programming that is directed at both LGBTQA+ students and professionals in a variety of STEM fields. Programs that highlight the following have been requested by conference attendees:

  • Sharing Technical Experiences and Expertise
    • data science, applied mathematics, industry and academic research, environmental sciences
  • Chapter Development and Student Leadership
    • Engaging sponsors, campus programming, chapter development,
  • Intersectional Identities
    • issues impacting LGBTQA+ people who also identify as racial/ethnic minorities, gender minorities (including trans and non-binary communities), people with disabilities, etc.
  • Career and Professional Development
    • career pivots, branding yourself, academic careers, business skills
  • LGBTQA Health and Wellness
    • HIV/AIDS, queer health topics, LGBTQA+ and healthy mental living
  • Professional and Advisor Enrichment
    • Employee Resource Group best practices, roles and responsibilities of advisors, LGBTQA+ mentorship
  • Other Various Topics
    • Advocacy, faith & reason, and additional topics that address the needs of the community

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