2018 Symposium

SAGE Symposium 2018 – From members, For members

Wednesday 5 December, Realm Hotel, Canberra

People working at a white board

SAGE’s 2018 Symposium program comes directly from ideas and contributions from SAGE members – the Symposium Committee of Volunteers from the SAGE Regional Network Meetings.

A response to members’ feedback from last year’s Symposium – “Ask SAGE members what they want to be covered in the symposium” – its another example of the spirit of our membership – a reflection of the Athena SWAN principles of collaboration and sharing of ideas for the common good.

From members, For members, this year’s all-day Symposium is a closed forum for the SAGE membership to discuss respective approaches, what worked well on their SAGE journey and what didn’t. Members will brainstorm ideas for intractable challenges – fixing systems, not women and not people – they will focus their attention on the future: implementation that delivers progress and impact, and also take a deeper dive into intersectionality.

To be held at the Realm Hotel in Canberra, the Symposium brings the broad network of SAGE membership together for a full day of networking and brain storming – providing a key opportunity to share and discuss practices, both in Athena SWAN process and in setting up to advance gender equity and diversity.

The 2018 SAGE Symposium will consolidate members’ insights, lessons learnt and best practices in a resource guide to be published on the SAGE website and shared with SAGE members.

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Registration for the Symposium is $330 (GST inclusive) per person

SAGE Symposium Programupdated with panellists and facilitators >>

Last updated 28/11/18

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Inclusion and Accessibility

SAGE takes inclusion and accessibility very seriously. We want each attendee to feel welcome, included, and safe at the symposium. We will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as childcare, accessibility, or dietary requirements. Please indicate whether you have any specific requirements when registering for the event. The SAGE team will then be in touch to further discuss your needs with you.

Realm Hotel is located on National Circuit in Canberra. The hotel is disability access friendly – information about the hotel

We are aware that accessibility issues are diverse. If we have missed anything, please get in touch with the SAGE team via sage@science.org.au


SAGE Symposium 2017 – What members said

“Focus group sessions to ‘brainstorm’ ideas/overcome challenges” 

It would have been wonderful to rally the huge knowledge pool in the audience to share their experience, perhaps applied to some of the challenges.”

“It was an amazingly inclusive symposium with fantastic speakers who really brought in thoughtful, meaningful perspective.”