NSF GS3NA Conference Management Support
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International and Integrative Activities (OIIA) will host The 3rd Gender Summit – North America (GS3-NA); an international gender summit to bring together key stakeholders in an effort to make positive change towards greater diversity in the science workforce and greater inclusion of the gender dimension in research content. Past Gender Summits (2011 and 2012), which took place in Europe, have established a better understanding of the importance of addressing gender issues in science as a condition of improved science excellence and creating new markets for science knowledge. GS3-NA will bring together research and policy leaders, gender scholars, scientist and engineers whose work involves the gender dimensions, as well as other important actors who play a key role in shaping the science and innovation systems: research funding organizations, professional academies and associations, science journal editors, industry, and civil society organizations. This summit will deliver concrete roadmaps for these groups of stakeholders to use in their response to the call for action to make positive change towards greater diversity in the science workforce and greater inclusion of the gender dimension in research content; and for advancing gender in science knowledge and in engineering, giving women and men an equal role in research and innovation as co-owners and co-solvers of the grand societal challenges.