Many STEM organizations are offering VIRTUAL conferences this year with a virtual modality, which also means you might notice some discounted conference rates for students! While many of you are aware of the larger associations within your industry, I want to make sure you are also aware of the conferences coming up that focus on diverse populations within STEM. I encourage each of you to attend at least one each year not only to gain new knowledge but meet people who might have your next job/internship opportunity within their reach!

Latinas in Tech Fest

October 13 – 16, 2020
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month and join thousands of Latinx professionals for this epic event focused on technology, advocacy, venture, and entrepreneurship.

Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science: National Diversity in STEM Conference

October 19 – 24, 2020
The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: National Convention

October 26 – 31, 2020
Join the largest virtual gathering of Hispanics in STEM. Gather online with STEM students and professionals to grow your network, learn new skills, meet potential employers, hear from industry leaders, attend one of the largest STEM career fairs in the country, and celebrate with the SHPE Familia.

National Society of Women Engineers: Extended Virtual Conference Content

November 3 – 14, 2020
The world’s largest conference for women engineers provides two-weeks of virtual sessions and a career fair experience.

National Society of Black Physicists Conference

November 5 – 8, 2020
The NSBP conference is the largest academic meeting of minority physicists in the United States. The goal of the conference is to provide mentorship opportunities, increase participant access to recruiters, offer networking opportunities, and inform the broader physics community on best practices that will be gleaned during and after the meeting. The Conference allows students to have close interactions with professional physicists and gain exposure to high-quality scientific researchers and presentations.

ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students)

November 9 – 13, 2020
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals: 10th Annual oSTEM Conference

November 12 – 15, 2020
Hosted by Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics in collaboration with the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), this four-day conference celebrates diversity across all STEM fields.

Lesbians who Tech: Debug 2020 Summit

November 16 – 20, 2020
Join 30,000 techies and leaders in an inclusive virtual experience as they work to “debug” current democracy. Spend 5 days enhancing your leadership skills, technical skills, as well as learn ways to do better as a global citizen.

Saber (Society for the Advancement of Biology Educational Research) Racial Justice Talks

An initiative sponsored by the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding, and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive and strive for racial justice in STEM education. Past seminars are posted to view.