9th Annual oSTEM Conference

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics is pleased to invite you to the 9th Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

We look forward to hundreds of our members from across the world coming together for this four-day conference experience, taking place November 14 - 17, 2019 at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Join us in a celebration of diversity across all fields.

Please see the Announcements and News section below for the latest updates for this conference.

Feel free to email conference@ostem.org for conference inquires or questions.

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Announcements & Updates

We are very excited to open our 2019 Annual Conference Registration and Hotel block! You can check out all the details over on our event page
For a quick rundown:
  • Registration Closes: November 1
  • Hotel Block Discount Rate Ends: October 18
  • Awards Open Until: October 1
For Chapters in need of funding assistance, you can find information over on our Chapter Funding Page. If you have any questions about chapter funding, contact your Regional Coordinator or membership@ostem.org.
We're looking forward to seeing you in Detroit!

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.

For more information, check out our panelist & speaker request page!

Deadline date is August 30th.

We are excited to announce that our Request for Proposals for our 9th Annual Conference is now open!

This is a fantastic opportunity for our LGBTQ+ STEM community and family to have their voices heard and to share their experience and expertise. Programs can vary from sharing technical experience and expertise to LGBTQ+ health and wellness to career and professional development. If your program is selected you will be offered a 50% discounted registration for all presenters per program.

The deadline is May 31, so head on over to https://ostem.org/page/conference-2019-rfp/ for more information and to submit your proposal today!