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ASA IDEA Diversity in Astronomy Workshop 2017

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C5C, Macquarie University

Macquarie Park, NSW 2113

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Welcome to the website for the 2017 Diversity in Astronomy Workshop, to be held 28-29 September on the campus of Macquarie University in Sydney.

This year's workshop asks how we can reach those most reluctant to engage. Featuring talks and interactive sessions by veterans of the UK's flagship Athena SWAN Project, the programme aims to highlight practical and evidence-based lessons on what has worked (and what has not) in inspiring change. Addressing an issue that continues to affect the international astronomical community, the workshop will tackle the question of how we can reduce harassment in our workplaces, featuring experienced panellists who will share their learned techniques for managing bullying and harassment. Building on the IDEA Chapter's commitment to Diversity above and beyond gender equity, the workshop will also turn the spotlight on cultural awareness, highlighting the experiences of under-represented cultural backgrounds, and providing attendees with practical training on cultural sensitivity.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free for both days of the conference because of ongoing Graduation Ceremonies. This means there could potentially be a lot of visitors to campus so please plan accordingly. Parking information is available on the website: https://goto.mq/asa-idea-2017.

What options are available for childcare?

Free on-site childcare will be provided by Faeriestorm Nanny Service (http://bluemountainsnanny.com.au/). Brenda and her nannies provide a wide variety of activities to keep kids entertained, including music, books, games and puzzles.

Parents must provide their own food (feeding kids on the conference food is fine!), and may provide additional toys if desired.

To request the nanny service, please select the available option when registering.

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