Gender Equity

The Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes Conference strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of the conference. The organizers will endeavor to achieve this balance through equitable female and male representation on the science organizing committee and as session chairs, as well as through invitations to high quality oral and poster presenters of both sexes in line with the gender balance in our research community.

Statistics of the present conference (very preliminary, based on first names in abstract submissions.)

Men Women Total
SOC 27 (77%) 8 (23%) 35
Authors(1) 222 (82%) 50 (18%) 272
Co-Authors(2) 782 (85%) 134 (15%) 916
(1) Listed as "Corresponding Authors" in abstract submission
(2) All authors listed in abstract submissions

Please refer to Céline d'Orgeville, et. al., "Gender equity issues in astronomy: facts, fiction, and what the adaptive optics community can do to close the gap" (2014) for a community-wide statistical survey and analysis.
Additional resource: Jennifer Martin, "Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance" (2014)

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