ESWN events at AMS 2020 Meeting

 Annual Networking Reception

Monday, January 13, 2020
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Rosa Mexicano
155 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210

Our annual networking event for ESWN members and friends at AMS! Light appetizers served with a cash bar and great conversation. Connect with old friends and meet new ones! There is no registration required — just show up, and bring friends or colleagues who you’d like to connect with our ESWN community. The AMS networking reception is especially helpful for first time attendees to meet some friendly faces to know throughout the week.


Workshop: Strategies for Responding to Harassment and Improving Workplace Climate

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Boston Convention and Events Center (BCEC)
Room 205C

This workshop will focus on how harassment and bullying endanger the professional and personal well-being of individuals and their communities, creating hostile climates that contribute to the persistent underrepresentation of people of color and white women in STEM disciplines. This interactive workshop will 1) identify factors that contribute to hostile and exclusionary behaviors in scientific research environments, including field environments; 2) provide community bystander intervention strategies; and 3) share resources available to protect our community and for leadership to promote cultural change at different levels. We also discuss recent initiatives by professional societies and U.S. research funding agencies to address harassment and bullying.

This workshop was developed by the ADVANCEGeo Partnership team, with funding from the U. S. National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to transform workplace climate through bystander intervention and research ethics training. This 150-minute session will consist of: 1) 40-minute presentation of information, 2) 30-minute training of bystander intervention strategies, 3) 60-minute discussion of real world scenarios and active practice of bystander intervention, and 5) 20-minute discussion and final debriefing.

If you would like to participate in the Workshop on Work Climate: Responding to Sexual Harassment, please be sure to sign up via the google form, (not required but greatly appreciated).


Thanks to the sponsors of ESWN’s activities at AMS 2020!