Our aim is to facilitate an inclusive Meeting that encourages the free exchange of ideas and welcomes all voices in a respectful atmosphere. We invite participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, nationalities, ages, experience and abilities.

As organizers, we are working to try to provide a balanced and diverse program. You can help us build a better, more inclusive Wagga by forwarding our Call for Abstracts throughout your network, and by sending along your suggestions for presenters and participants that might help to diversify the Meeting.

For Wagga2018, we are aiming to continue the trend toward gender diversity by aiming to have 35% of presentations (poster and oral) made by women. This represents an increase from previous years (see data for 2016). In order to facilitate accurate reporting, we will be asking the gender of registrants. Registrants are free to decline to answer this question. We will report our statistics when available.

Meeting Diversity Statement

The organisation, scientific programme and admission of the Wagga Wagga Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting was designed to allow full inclusion of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical abilities or religious beliefs.

Accounting for nationality (based on home institution) and gender, the following groups were represented amongst the attendees:

Country
Female
Male
Total
% Female
% Male
Australia
14
39
53
26%
74%
New Zealand
1
4
5
20%
80%
Japan
1
2
3
33%
67%
Germany
0
2
2
0%
100%
Korea
0
2
2
0%
100%
Austria
0
1
1
0%
100%
Brazil
0
1
1
0%
100%
Italy
1
0
1
100%
0%
Mexico
0
1
1
0%
100%
Total
17
52
69
25%
75%

Program/presenter breakdown

Program Category
Australia
New Zealand
Other
% Female
% Students
Organising Committee
100%
33%
Session Chairs
90%
10%
50%
10%
Invited Speakers
80%
10%
10%
50%
Contributing Speakers
67%
13%
20%
23%
40%
Posters
79%
4%
17%
20%
46%