Conference Scheduling Undermines Diversity Efforts
"We assessed diversity-focused programming at 29 major biology conferences from 2010 to 2019, noting events tailored to three underrepresented and marginalized groups in biology: women, ethnic and racial minority groups, and the LGBTQ+ community (see Supplementary Information for further methods). Since 2010, diversity-focused events have become more common but frequently address only a subset of URG communities. In general, the percentage of conferences with diversity-focused events increased from 75% in 2019. On average, women were the most frequent focus of these events and the LGBTQ+ community was the least frequent focus (Fig. 1a)."
Burnett, N.P., King, E.E., Salcedo, M.K. et al. Conference scheduling undermines diversity efforts. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1283–1284 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1276-5