2015 Gender Summit Asia-Pacific

2015 Gender Summit Asia-Pacific

Better Science & Technology for Creative Economy :
Enhancing the Societal Impact through Gendered Innovations in Research, Development and Business

26-28 August 2015, Seoul, Korea

The aim of the Gender Summit 6 – Asia Pacific is to introduce compelling research evidence on benefits of addressing gender issues in science and technology to improve quality of research and innovation. It is designed to interconnect all relevant stakeholders to develop strategies on how discussions and technological collaborations on gender diversity can open up opportunities to create new markets for scientific research and innovation.


Established in 2011 in Europe, the Gender Summit is a platform for dialogue between scientists and engineers, policy makers, gender scholars, and other stakeholders, to report and review gender research evidence and jointly agree on what actions are needed.


The Gender Summit 6 – Asia Pacific will promote evidence-based, concerted and integrated actions by all participating stakeholders in STEMM. More specifically this effort will,

  • help understanding how to incorporate academic considerations of sex and gender with research and innovation;
  • develop regional and national communities of experts across the government, industry, academic fields, and public citizenry to address scientific and social challenges through gendered innovations in research and development;
  • promote more creative research and innovation ecosystem through the inclusion of gender dimension in research methods, funding policy, review process and institutional structures;
  • maximize opportunities for regional networking in research and human capital development through greater gender diversity;
  • contribute to enhancing quality of life by connecting gender issues and the best available technology based on distinct characteristics of Asia Pacific.

Expected participants:

• 700 from over 20 countries and 3 Keynote speakers

5 Plenary Sessions

  • Plenary I: Improving research excellence through gendered
  • Plenary II : Creating collaborative alliances to advance
  • Plenary II I : Improving diversity of STEMM talents in research
  • Plenary IV : Responding to public aspirations for societal
  • Plenary V : Developing leadership capacity for gendered innovation gender-aware STEM research and innovation and innovation improvement through gender aware technologies innovations by connecting scientific communities

Pre Summit
• Conferences :
   – Improving diversity of STEMM talents: K-12 programs,
   – Gender based Curriculum Innovations in College & Graduate School level

• Forum :
   – (AASA(KAST),
   – Korea-China-Japan Women Leaders forum,
   – Women in physics in Asia-Pacific

• Paper Presentation Session