AWIS Conference 2021

The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) triennial conference provides an opportunity for women working in or supporting the sciences to develop their skills to support their professional advancement, and opportunities to learn from and network with other women working in the sciences.

Women are still under-represented in many areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), particularly at leadership levels. AWIS is dedicated to bettering the position of all women working in the sciences, to create a New Zealand where women are fairly represented throughout the science system.

Through AWIS 2021, women in the sciences will have the opportunity to learn skills to support their professional careers – such as facing unconscious bias and identifying mentors – as well as gain more understanding about issues facing women in STEM and how these may be addressed.

AWIS 2021 will be held in Dunedin 8-9th July 2021

View the draft programme.

Find out about the venue at Otago University.


Anyone attending AWIS 2021 is bound by our Code of conduct.


Many thanks to our sponsors