In the inspiring and stimulating environment of Oxford University, we’ll tackle some of the biggest challenges on the way to developing a science of diversity interventions.

Athena Swan is an influential global movement for gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and research organisations. Established in the UK in 2005 and run by Advance HE’, the Athena Swan framework has now been adopted in Ireland, Australia (SAGE), United States (SEA Change), and Canada (Dimensions) and a pilot project is currently underway in India (GATI)

Athena Swan professionals, researchers, and advocates from across the world will unite to share best practice, discuss emerging innovations, and exchange personal experiences in designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions and action plans.

You’ll learn how others are leading the way and have an opportunity to share your work in a structured conference abstract. The conference proceedings and book of abstracts will be published in BMC Proceedings – an online, open access journal devoted specifically to conference publications of a cross- or multi-disciplinary nature.

You don’t have to be from a higher education or research organisation to participate. We cordially invite colleagues from funding agencies, publishing, government, charities, and industry.

Simply bring your inquisitive mind, a passion for equality and diversity, and ideas for interventions. You can add your voice to the discussions, network with some of the leading experts and practitioners in the field, and return to your organisation energised and with new ideas.

Don’t miss this breakthrough conference – be part of history!