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Celebrating Black Women in Science Conference
November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - November 19, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
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Black History is not limited to 31 days of Facebook posts and Posters.
Black History is a lifetime of learning. It is an experience and we are here to live it.
As part of a national movement to transform the narrative of Black History to Black Herstory, we are hosting the first ever Celebrating Black Women in Science Conference.
For much too long, the contributions made by black women in the world of health, medicine, engineering, physics, astronomy, research, microbiology, mathematics, pharmacy ( …the list can go on for ever!) have been overlooked and under-appreciated.
We will be commemorating the women who have and who are shaping the world of medicine and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) today.
Our two-day programme includes inspirational presentations by guest speakers, a live and lived exhibition – displaying an array of phenomenal women. There will be facilitated opportunities to network and liaise with some of the most influential women in medicine and STEM for your career progression, stalls and workshops to implement your learning practically.
On Sunday, we will host a film screening of Hidden Figures, followed by a provocative discussion.
And to truly celebrate in style, we will monument our weekend of black excellence with live entertainment at our after party!
This event is open to all and suitable for all ages.
Entry is FREE for young people.
This is a charitable event.
Proceeds will go towards supporting women and girls in The Gambia via the Equal Empowerment Programme with The Vessel.
ITENARY OVERVIEW: (please note a comprehensive programme itenary will be emailed to you upon purchase of your ticket)
Saturday 18th November 2017
12:30 – Doors open
12:30 – Networking: Exhibition, Stalls, Refreshments
13:30 – Conference Part 1
15:30 – Break: Food, Exhibition, Stalls, Refreshments
16:30 – Conference Part 2
18:00 – Close
Sunday 19th November 2017
12:30 – Doors open, Exhibition, Stalls, Refreshments
12:30 – Workshops
14:30 – Film Screening: Hidden Figures
16:45 – Break: Refreshments & Practical Networking
17:30 – Panel and audicence wide discussion
18:30 – Food
19:00 – Late Celebrating Black Women in Science Party
DJ | Live music | Open mic
Is there weelchair access?
Yes, if you will require any additional assistance please get in touch with us so we can best support you on the day.
I’m current studying my A Levels, is this event appropriate for me?
Yes of course. This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. In fact as a school or university student, this event is integral to your progress.
Will there be prayer spaces available?
Yes, there will be a quiet room available.
I’m not available or the entire day, can I still attend?
Yes of course. However, we are unable to provide half-day tickets.
Can I run a stall?
Yes! Let us know what you’d like to promote/sell and we will organise a space for you.
What shall I bring on the day?
You might want to bring a notepad (there will be a lot of learning!). Please bring some cash with you too for purchasing food and gifts from our stalls.
Will you be releasing more tickets soon?
We’ve just released a second batch of tickets! (18.10.2017)
Unfortunately, once our tickets have sold out you will be put on the waiting list.