Upcoming LGBTQ+ & Allies Events at the Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference

There are a number of LGBTQ+ & Allies events happening at this year’s Virtual 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference.  Each event will allow LGBTQ+ chemical engineers and their allies to network, socialize, and have discussions about meaningful topics and important issues with other members of the community. Topics will include LGBTQ+ inclusion, how to navigate entering the workforce as a young LGBTQ+ engineer, and how to become a better ally.  

LGBTQ+ & Allies Event Schedule

LGBTQ+ & Allies Engineering for Inclusion: Young Professionals Panel at ASC

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2pm–3pm PT

This Annual Student Conference panel will address the concerns of undergraduate LGBTQ+ chemical engineering students and help them navigate and plan out their futures as engineers, as they prepare to enter the workforce or graduate school. 

Learn more here. 

LGBTQ+ & Allies Virtual Ice Cream Social at ASC

Sunday, Nov. 15, 3pm–4pm PT 

Please join us on Sunday for the LGBTQ+ & Allies ice cream social at this year’s Annual Student Conference. If you’re attending this event, have some ice cream at the ready. We encourage you to use your imagination to create your version of LGBTQ+ & Allies ice cream, AIChE-style. Attendees will have a chance to share their concoctions in breakout rooms. It’s a chance to mingle and network with friends and colleagues while enjoying a delicious cold treat.  

Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ & Allies Engineering for Inclusion: Young Professionals Panel at Annual Meeting 

Monday, Nov. 16, 10:30am–11:30am PT 

This panel will give established chemical engineering professionals insights into the issues faced by their new LGBTQ+ hires in their industries and help them better understand what they can do to make their workplace climates more inclusive. 

Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ & Allies Safe Zone Workshop 

Monday, Nov. 16, 2pm–3pm PT 

This workshop is an opportunity for allies and LGBTQ+ to learn more about the current engineering culture, terminology, microaggressions, and unconscious bias. Strategies will be shared and discussed on creating a more inclusive classroom and workplace. The workshop will be led by Stephanie Farrell, Experiential Engineering Education, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, and Anthony Edward Butterfield, Chemical Engineering, University of Utah.

Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ & Allies Networking Event at Annual Meeting 

Monday, Nov. 16, 3pm–4pm PT 

Please join us for our virtual LGBTQ+ & Allies networking event at Annual. It’s a chance for young professionals to meet and hear from more experienced professionals while enjoying a cocktail (or mocktail). Hear from industry and academic leaders about their support for the initiative and network in breakout rooms to meet new contacts who are LGBTQ+ or supporting allies. 

Learn more here.

Get prepared for attending the meeting by downloading our attendee guide: aiche.org/annual/attendee-guide  

Join AIChE's LGBTQ+ & Allies Online Community

This community is open to professional AIChE members who are LGBTQ+ and allies. Topics of discussion will include the ongoing development of LGBTQ+ initiatives at AIChE, plus issues concerning, and opportunities for, LGBTQ+ chemical engineering professionals.

Sign up 

Learn more about the community.

Learn more about AIChE's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

Interested in helping?

Are you an LGBTQ+ chemical engineer and AIChE member interested in sharing your story to help create awareness around diversity and inclusion? Are you an LGBTQ+ ally interested in helping with diversity and inclusion efforts? Send us a note at chenected@aiche.org with the subject "Diversity and Inclusion."