The same folks who bring us Ada Lovelace Day in October each year also produce a conference. (For anyone unfamiliar with Ada Lovelace, a 19th century mathematician and computer scientist, there are more details here in my Oct. 13, 2014 posting.)
As for the conference, here’s more about the 2020 edition from the event page on the Finding Ada website,
The Finding Ada Conference is a fully online global conference for women in STEM and advocates for gender equality. It will be held on over 9/10/11 November, depending on your timezone, beginning at 9am on 10 November in Wellington, New Zealand, and ending 29 hours later at 5pm on the West Coast of America. Sign up for your free tickets now!
Join our headline speakers, Caroline Walker from J.P. Morgan, DeLisa Alexander from Red Hat and Chi Onwurah MP [UK], as well as over 45 other speakers from around the globe, for a fabulous day of talks, workshops, Q&As and interviews.
I found a few more details on this Finding Ada Conference (2020) webpage on the HopIn online events platform (Please special note of the times),
The Finding Ada Conference is a fully online global conference for women in STEM and advocates for gender equality. It will be held on Tuesday 10 November, beginning at 9am in Wellington, New Zealand [emphasis mine], and ending 29 hours later at 5pm on the West Coast of America [emphasis mine].
Indigenous Women in STEM
- Karlie Noon, astrophysicist
- Aleisha Amohia, software developer
- Johnnie Jae, journalist & technologist
- Shawn Peterson of Native Girls Code
- Eteroa Lafaele, software engineer
Our panellists will be talking about their experiences as indigenous women, how they got into STEM, the issues specific to their indigenous communities when it comes to encouraging girls into STEM, the role of organisations and institutions in supporting indigenous women in STEM and more.
Can Children’s Books Encourage More Girls into STEM?
- Miriam Tocino, author Zerus & Ona
- Kate Wilson, managing director of Nosy Crow
- Lisa Rajan, author Tara Binns series
- Dr Sheila Kanani, author of How to Be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs
Our panellists will be asking what role books play in helping girls build an identity that includes STEM, whether books can really counter gender stereotypes, how we represent multiple axes of diversity, and talk a bit about how they came to write books for children.
I’ve only excerpted a portion of what’s on the page. The times are a bit confusing as this, too, is on the Hopin event webpage (directly under the title): to PST. You could try checking with the organizer here: firstname.lastname@example.org.