Abstract submissions

Abstract submissions

Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE: Systemic approaches that work

Abstract submissions are open

Abstract submissions for Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE are open now. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts by 1 March 2022.

Jointly hosted by Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited, Advance HE and Oxford University, the Diversity Interventions conference will run in tandem between Australia and the UK:

  • 5-6 April 2022 in Australia as a fully online event 
  • 7-8 April 2022 in Oxford, UK as a hybrid in-person and online event (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

All accepted abstracts will be shared with the delegates of both the Australian and UK conferences and a joint book of abstracts and conference proceedings will be published after the conferences.


Call for abstract submissions

SAGE is actively encouraging abstract submissions from the full range of professionals involved in gender equity, diversity, and inclusion (GEDI), including but not limited to GEDI practitioners, policymakers, advocates, researchers, and academics from any discipline. 

You can submit your abstract for the Australian and/or UK conferences via Oxford Abstracts. Due to the time difference between the UK and Australia, you can choose to present at both conferences.

Abstract submissions close 1 March 2022. You will be notified by 15 March 2022 if your abstract has been accepted. 


Key dates

Abstract submissions open20 January 2022
Conference registrations open31 January 2022
Abstract submissions close1 March 2022
Abstract results notification15 March 2022
Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE5-6 April 2022

Abstract types

The Organising Committee invites abstracts in the following categories:

ResearchQuantitative and qualitative investigations seeking to evaluate or compare interventions or
action plans, explore new phenomena or trends over time, or deepen our understanding of implementation processes or perceptions of people. 
PracticeA practitioner’s account of the development of interventions or action plans, implementation experiences, novel ideas, good practice, or opinions on topical issues that are likely to be interesting and useful to practitioners in other organisations.
Workshop A proposal for an interactive session led by facilitators to guide translation of good practice or promote skills development and collaborative learning.

Oral presentations and workshops

All accepted abstracts will be published electronically and shared with delegates during the conference.

When submitting your abstract, you will also be asked to indicate whether you wish to deliver an oral presentation or workshop.


Abstract submission guidelines

The Organising Committee invites submissions of abstracts (research, practice, workshop) of no more than 500 words.

Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

  • gender equality action plans
  • innovative interventions
  • translating lessons and successes
  • professional development of EDI practitioners
  • institutional/departmental maturity
  • meaningful partnerships and co-design
  • impact of COVID-19 on EDI.

Further guidance is provided on the Oxford Abstracts submissions portal.


Abstract submission support

Please contact the Organising Committee if you would like to discuss your ideas for an abstract or require advice on how to write it.


Abstract review process

Abstract submissions (and subsequent publication) for the Australian and UK conferences will be managed by a joint international committee. 

Abstracts submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Abstract Selection Committee. Authors will be advised of their acceptance by 15 March 2022.

As part of the review process, the Abstract Selection Committee will provide feedback to authors on how to strengthen the quality of their submitted abstracts, and authors will be provided with an opportunity to revise their abstract. 


About the conference

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited is proud to host Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE: Systemic approaches that work, in partnership with Advance HE and Oxford University.  

The purpose of the conference is to: 

  • grow national and international collaborations 
  • showcase impactful equity, diversity and inclusion practices 
  • share knowledge between researchers and practitioners to help amplify and translate evidence-based practices. 

SAGE warmly welcomes international colleagues who wish to participate in the Australian conference. In addition to publishing abstracts, SAGE will record and publish all presentations digitally. 

Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE: Systemic approaches that work

Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE: Systemic approaches that work

Registrations opening soon

Key dates

Abstract submissions open20 January 2022
Conference registrations open31 January 2022
Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE5-6 April 2022

Overview

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited is proud to host Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE: Systemic approaches that work, in partnership with Advance HE and Oxford University. The Australian conference will be delivered as a virtual event over two days (5 – 6 April 2022), running in tandem with the UK’s sister event.  

The purpose of the conference is to: 

  • grow national and international collaborations 
  • showcase impactful equity, diversity and inclusion practices 
  • share knowledge between researchers and practitioners to help amplify and translate evidence-based practices. 

SAGE warmly welcomes international colleagues who wish to participate in the Australian conference. In addition to publishing abstracts, SAGE will record and publish all presentations digitally. 


Abstract submissions

SAGE is actively encouraging abstract submissions from the full range of professionals involved in gender equity, diversity, and inclusion (GEDI), including but not limited to GEDI practitioners, policymakers, advocates, researchers, and academics from any discipline. 

Abstract submissions (and subsequent publication) for the Australian and UK conferences will be managed by a joint international committee. All accepted abstracts will be shared with the delegates of both conferences, and a joint book of abstracts and conference proceedings will be published after the conferences.


Conference themes 

Initiatives that successfully achieve sustainable, positive change for equity, diversity and inclusion have one thing in common: a holistic systems approach. 

Diversity Interventions is an international collaborative event aimed at growing the evidence base for equity and inclusion solutions that work for achieving systemic change. We are also interested in ways to connect theory to practice and translate good practice to broader settings. 

Like the rest of the Diversity Interventions series, the presentations and workshops in the SAGE conference provide a space to share institutional actions and results in gender equity, diversity and inclusion – but with a focus on topical issues in the Australian context.  

  1. Gender equality action plans. How institutions or departments design, implement and evaluate gender equality action plans.  
  1. Innovative interventions. What works (and what doesn’t) in addressing underrepresentation in leadership/particular disciplines/key transition points. 
  1. Translating lessons and successes. Implementing what works (or learnings from the activities/actions that didn’t) outside the original setting and/or scaling up from one part of the organisation to others, or from one sector to another. 
  1. Professional development of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) practitioners. What knowledge, skills and experiences are required by EDI practitioners and how to provide these. 
  1. Institutional and departmental maturity. Enterprise-wide and departmental approaches that embed gender equality and diversity as business imperatives, show a sophisticated understanding of intersectionality and set the course for lasting change. 
  1. Meaningful partnerships and co-design. How institutions and departments are working with or being led by affected groups to change systems. 
  1. COVID-19. Impact of COVID-19 on EDI, flexible work and the future of work, and how to adapt EDI interventions and action plans to the new normal. 

Who can participate?

Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE is open to staff and students from SAGE subscriber institutions as well as professionals involved in gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in any industry or sector, including but not limited to GEDI practitioners, staff of government entities, policymakers, advocates, and researchers and academics from any discipline. 

Registrations will be opening soon. Join the SAGE Updates mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale.


Sponsorship

A variety of conference sponsorship packages are available. Participating as a sponsor will provide you with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your organisation and promote its championship of gender equity, diversity and inclusion nationally and internationally.

For further information or to request a prospectus, please contact Kate Hulm, SAGE Communications and Public Relations Manager: kate.hulm@sciencegenderequity.org.au or 0412 599 698.

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