Conference Childcare Committee
The Conference Childcare Committee assesses the current offerings for family support and childcare available at GSA Conferences. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors for ways that GSA Conferences can better serve primary caregivers and make our meetings equitable. Explore fundraising opportunities that would allow GSA Conferences to expand childcare offerings. Clearly and explicitly communicate current and planned policies to GSA members and meeting attendees.
Read about conference childcare at Genes to Genomes
Increasing support for parents in science means making conferences more child-friendly. Guest post by Elisabeth Marnik and Julie Claycomb, members of the GSA Conference Childcare Committee. The scientific community works on the cutting edge. We implement new techniques and methods as soon as we can with the understanding that—though there may be challenges along the […]
The Genetics Society of America is committed to increasing support for parents and caregivers who attend our conferences. As the Conference Childcare Committee, we’re asking for input from parents and caregivers in the community so that we can best meet your needs. This short survey should take less than ten minutes of your time, and […]
Guest post by Tânia Reis, Chair of GSA’s Conference Childcare Committee, on barriers to conference participation and how we can address them. I’m a Scientist. I’m a Mom. I couldn’t pick one over the other; half of me would be missing. I am lucky I have never had to choose. Yet, there were and are […]