2020 APNN Meeting & International Conference

2020 APNN Meeting & International Conference on
Women in Science and Technology

Date: October 23-26 (Friday – Monday)
Venue: New Taipei City Hall (No. 161, Sec. 1, Zhongshan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220, Taiwan) (at Banqiao MRT station)
Official website: https://www.2020apnn.v1.twist.org.tw/
Registration deadline: Early bird until September 15, 2020

APNN (Asia Pacific Nation Network) member countries:
Australia, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam

The Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology (TWiST)
Center of Science Education, Tamkang University
Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE)

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
World Trade Bureau, Ministry of Economics, Taiwan
New Taipei City Government
and more…

Conference Theme:
Alliance for Women in STEM – Making Change for an Inclusive Society

5 Panels
– STEM Women at Work
– Gender Perspectives for sustainability
– Gendered Innovations in STEM
– Gender Perspectives in STEM education
– STEM Women Networking

About Asia and Pacific Nation Network (APNN)
A regional affiliation of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES, http://www.inwes.org/), Asia and Pacific Nation Network (APNN) was established in Busan, Korea in 2009 in order to serve as a platform for Asian women scientists to exchange information such as Asian women scientists’ organisations and policies and current situation in every member country. To strengthen the connection among Asian women scientists, the APNN Meeting is scheduled to be held in a different member country each year, and to have post-conference reports published. The first APNN Meeting was held in Adelaide, Australia, 2011 and the 9th one was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in Sept. 2019.

About International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)
INWES is a global network of organizations of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), reaching over 60 countries worldwide. INWES is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Directors representing organization, corporate, University/Institute, and individual memberships.

The International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) was established to strengthen the capacity of individuals, organizations, and corporations to influence policies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) worldwide, and to encourage the education, recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of professional women and students through an international network of organizations and experts.

The INWES Education and Research Institute, a charitable organization in Canada and a not-for-profit 501c3 in the USA, was formed to advance education in the fields of STEM and to expand the reach of INWES through funding of charitable projects.

The goal of INWES is to build a better future worldwide through full and effective participation of women and girls in all aspects of STEM.

This goal will be accomplished by:

  1. Becoming an influential voice on STEM issues for the benefit of women, gender equity, and society.
  2. Increasing the presence of women in mainstream STEM decision-making bodies.
  3. Promoting exchange of information, networking, advocacy, and opportunities through a number of global and regional events and projects

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