ABACBS-2018 Diversity Report

This Diversity Report provides details of gender balance and other forms of diversity at the ABACBS-2018 National Conference.

The ABACBS Diversity Policy can be found here.

The current ABACBS Code of Conduct can be found here. Note that this is currently being improved. The new Code of Conduct will be be uploaded when approved by the executive committee.

Last updated: 8/8/2018

Other Initiatives

The society has developed a new abstract submission system that will support blinded review of abstracts by the Program Committee. The submission system also provides a live update of  the diversity of lead authors of submitted abstracts, including gender identification, geographic area and career stage.

Status of Conference Diversity

Committees

Organising Committee: 

Co-convenors: 1 female & 1 male
Committee: 6 females & 6 males

Workshop Committee: 2 females & 2 males

Program Committee: Aiming for equal gender representation

COMBINE Student Symposium Committee:

Co-chairs: 1 female & 1 male
Committee: 5 females & 5 males

Speakers

Invited international keynote speakers: 2 females & 2 males

Invited national keynote speakers: 2 females and 2 males (geographical diversity: 2 from Queensland, 1 from Melbourne, 1 from Sydney)

Special invited speakers: 1 female (US) invited and 1 male (Melbourne) invited

Talks selected from abstracts: We will aim for approximate balance across different areas of diversity, including gender identity, and report the outcomes here.

Lightning talks selected from abstracts: We will aim for approximate balance across different areas of diversity, including gender identity, and report the outcomes here.

 

Delegates

We currently have no data on:

  • Registrations
  • Travel awards

 

Abstract submissions

Summary data on gender identity and other forms of diversity from abstracts will be updated live on the abstract submission system here (bottom of page).

 

Society Member Diversity

Based on membership data as at 20/7/2018.

Inferred gender

Gender identity

 Distribution of gender identities. Categories are female, male, trans/intersex/other, and prefer not to say. NA=no data.  You can log into the membership management system to update this information to help track and report diversity.

Distribution of gender identities. Categories are female, male, trans/intersex/other, and prefer not to say. NA=no data.

You can log into the membership management system to update this information to help track and report diversity.

 As we only started collecting information on gender in 2018, we have inferred gender from names to give a clearer picture of current gender distrubution of members.

As we only started collecting information on gender in 2018, we have inferred gender from names to give a clearer picture of current gender distrubution of members.

Career stage

Geography

 Number of members from each state or territory. Other includes New Zealand and other regions.

Number of members from each state or territory. Other includes New Zealand and other regions.

 Number of members from each career stage/type. NA=No information provided.

Number of members from each career stage/type. NA=No information provided.