Empowering Diversity in Engineering: Insights, Initiatives, and Innovation

Empowering Diversity in Engineering: Insights, Initiatives, and Innovation
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Diversity is still rare to find in engineering educations and the tech industry. But what are the benefits of increasing the diversity in an engineering workplace? do we actually need to change? and what are the enablers of higher diversity?

NTNU, AAU, DTU, IDA and IDA Connect invites to an exciting full day conference in the name of increasing diversity within engineering. The ultimate goal is to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the engineering and technology sectors across the Nordic countries by sharing best practices, fostering collaboration, and developing actionable strategies that attract, retain, and empower underrepresented groups. And the outcome of this full day conference will be 5 tangible advices on creating a
diverse engineering workforce. The objectives of the conference is to highlight exemplary practices in education and identify successful workplace diversity strategies. These objectives are explored by lessons learned sessions and distinguished keynote speakers to inspire the participants to foster new ideas which will be brought to the table in an interactive workshop for all participants. 

 

Program  

8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 – 9:15 WELCOME

Lene Tolstrup Sørensen, Associate Professor, AAU CPH 

Iwona Windekilde, Associate Professor, NTNU 

Line M. P. Larsen, RAN Solution Engineer, Ph.D., TDC NET 

 

Session 1: Enhancing Diversity in Engineering Education 

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote speaker:

  TBA 

10:00 – 11:00 Best practice sessions

· Denmark: Louise Møller Haase, Pro Dean TECH faculty, AAU 

· Norway: Anna Szlavi, Gender-inclusive practices in the EUGAIN (eugain.eu) project,
and in Women STEM UP Project, NTNU 

· Sweden: TBA 

 

11:00 – 12.00 Workshop: What are the challenges faced, and how to overcome them

Chairperson: Line M. P. Larsen, RAN Solution Engineer, Ph.D., TDC NET 

12:00 – 12:30 Conclusion of the workshop in plenum

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH

 

Session 2: Ensuring Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry 

 

13:30 – 14:00 Keynote Speaker:

Mette Lundberg, Director of Policy and Communications, IT Branchen, Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

14:00 – 15:45 Plenum: Best practice sessions and panel discussion

Moderator: Peggy Lill Sandbekken, Innovation Manager of Digital Security and the Director of the Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS), IIK Department, NTNU 

 

Best practice sessions  

· Mette Kaagaard, CEO of Microsoft Denmark & Iceland 

· Daniel Askeroth, CTO Telia Mobil Danmark (Norlys) 

· TBA 

 

15:45-16:00 Closing session and 5 advices for increased diversity in Engineering

16:00 – 17:00 NETWORKING

Registration includes free lunch and coffee breaks, please remember to sign off in case you can not attend.

IDA supports the UN's world goals

IDA wants to make visible the link to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This event covers, among other things, the above development goals. Read more about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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Information
  • When

    21. okt. 2024 08:30 - 17:00
  • Where

    AAU CPH, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV

  • Registration Deadline

    14. okt. 2024 - 23:55

  • Organizer

    IDA Connect

  • Available Seats

    99

  • Event Number

    355788

Price
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