The International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) will take place on 16-20 July 2017 at the University of Birmingham, UK.
On behalf of the Midlands Physics Alliance and the Institute of
Physics, we would like to invite you to participate in the sixth IUPAP
International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP 2017) to be held at
the University of Birmingham in July 2017. This is the first time the
conference has been held in the UK, and will include an outstanding
programme for women in physics attracting a truly international
participation. The aim of the conference is to agree a set of
resolutions, which will be presented at the IUPAP General Assembly.
Recommendations from the conference will be sent to physics institutions
and professional bodies world-wide. To find out more about the
conference, visit the conference website.
Teams from all over the world will be attending as representatives of
their country. The UK will be sending a substantial team, led by Dr
Barbara Gabrys (Oxford) and Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College). To
accommodate an international delegation, there are a limited number of
places available to be part of the UK team.
Applications to be part of our team are now being invited from all
those involved in physics in the UK with an interest in the issues of
women in physics: physics departments, schools, research institutes and
companies. Being part of our team will give you a chance to share your
practice and experience on an international stage, hearing from and
meeting delegates from across the world. Alongside gaining ideas and
recommendations for you to implement in your own working environment,
you will have a chance to influence and contribute to the UK report.
Applying is easy – just send us your details (name, job, location,
area of physics, etc.) and a short statement (no more than 500 words) on
why you would like to attend this conference, highlighting some or all
of the following:
• Your involvement in women in science activities within your school, department, university or organisation
• Your involvement with activities to promote gender diversity and/ or public engagement
• Your particular interest in this area
• You can include a CV if you wish
Please email your statement to Barbara (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jess (email@example.com) by 15 December 2016. We will reply to all expressions of interest in the new year.
Please note, for your own budgeting purposes: the conference is
likely to cost between £500-£600 (conference fee plus accommodation)
plus any associated travel expenses. The conference fee allows us to
invite scientists from developing nations. It will be worth the cost to
share your own practise, expertise, and to hear from the international
community of women in physics.
Please contact Barbara or Jess if you have any queries.