9th Annual oSTEM Conference - Call for Panelist and Speaker Volunteers

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is seeking panel discussion and speaker series volunteers for the 9th Annual oSTEM Conference.

Some of our conference panels are organized directly by oSTEM while others are submitted through the Request for Programs process. No matter how a panel is organized we are looking for a diverse set of panelists representing a variety of perspectives.

In addition, we are seeking volunteers for a new-to-oSTEM format of program: a speaker series. These additions to our conference programming are presentations which provide speakers the opportunity to examine a topic within a given theme in more depth. We are excited to pilot this new style of programming and hope you volunteer.

We welcome panelists and speakers from all members of the LGBTQ+ and/or STEM community. We encourage our students, sponsors, professionals, and all interested in furthering our mission to volunteer.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Direct interaction with stellar LGBTQ+ STEM students and professionals
  • Opportunity to influence future LGBTQ+ STEM leaders
  • Visibility for your organization or cause
  • 50% discount on registration

Important Dates

  • August 30th September 13th:  Panelist and speaker application closes.
  • September 13th September 27th:  All volunteers informed if they have been selected.

Panel & Speaker Series Topics for This Year:

oSTEM Panels:

  • Dear White People: Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and LGBTQ+ Identity
  • D is for Doctorate: MD, DVM, PhD, JD, PharmD

oSTEM Speaker Series:

  • The Future of Human Transportation
  • Getting Queer in the Atmosphere: Saving Our Pale Blue Dot

Community Submitted Panels:

  • Non-binary People Can Be Femme Too: Creating LGBTQ+ Communities Inclusive of Invisible Identities
  • Pursuing Medicine: Academic and Professional LGBTQIA+ Narratives
  • Sticking it Out: The Academic Career Path for LGBTQIA+ STEM Graduates

Contact Information

Please email our Conference Programming Committee at conference-programming@ostem.org with any questions, including concerns about the accessibility of this submission process or if you would like to have your panel idea added to the list of community-submitted panels.