Symposia and Workshops

Part of the Out to Innovate mission is to educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. As an affiliate of American Association for Advancement of Science, we have been able to present symposia during the AAAS Annual Meetings, a venue for sharing cutting edge discoveries and high-impact science. In addition to AAAS symposia, we have presented career workshops, coming out workshops, and mentoring workshops at various national society meetings.

Here is a partial list of these educational activities.

  • 2019: Career Development Workshop: LGBTQ+ in Academia and the Workplace: Rights and the Law
  • 2019: AAAS Symposium: Persistence of Sexual Minorities in the STEM Pipeline – from Education to Workplace
  • 2018: AAAS Force for Science Toolkit: Leveraging Networking & Collaboration to Promote Diversity
  • 2018: AAAS Force for Science Toolkit: Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ+ People in STEM
  • 2018: AAAS Diversity and Inclusion Seminar: LGBTQ+ Identities in STEM Fields: Research and Implications
  • 2018: AAAS Career Development Workshop: LGBTQ+ In Academia and The Workplace: Your Rights and The Law
  • 2016: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Bringing Your Whole LGBTQIQ Self to Work and School
  • 2015: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Finding Your Compass with LGBT Issues in STEM
  • 2014: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Reaching OUT- LGBTQ and Allies in STEM: Mentoring and Resources
  • 2013: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Navigating LGBT Issues in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • 2012: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Being OUT in the Sciences: Best Practices
  • 2011: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender: On Campus and at Work
  • 2010: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender: On Campus and at Work
  • 2010: AAAS Public Health and Wellness Symposium: Targeting HIV/AIDS Prevention: New Research and Future Avenues
  • 2007: Out & Equal Workplace Summit Presentation: Security Clearance Issues: Special Concerns for LGBT Scientists, Engineers, and High-Technology Professionals
  • 2007: AAAS Sustaining the S&T Work Force Symposium: Electronic Mentoring Programs: Benefits to Minority Communities in Science and Technology
  • 2006: Out and Equal Workplace Summit Presentation: LGBT-Targeted Science and Technology Mentoring Programs: Employee Resource Group Participation
  • 2005: AAAS Societal Implications for Medical Advance Symposium: Defining Male and Female: Biology and the Law
  • 2002: AAAS Achieving Health in a Connected World Symposium: Scientific & Ethical Perspectives on the Risks of HIV/AIDS Therapeutics
  • 1997: AAAS Symposium: Assessing the Health Care Needs of the GLBT Communities
  • 1994: AAAS Symposium: Social, Ethical, and Scientific Perspectives of Biological Research on Sexual Orientation
  • 1985: AAAS Symposium: Homophobia and Social Attitudes -Their Impact on AIDS Research