Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) 2019

Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) 2019

Organizers:  Jennifer Bizley, Daniel Polley, Yale Cohen, Liz Romanski, Xiaoqin Wang
Sponsors: Tucker-Davis Technologies and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Keynote speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 0 Men (100%)
Young investigator spotlight gender ratio: 1 Woman : 1 Man (50%)
Invited slide sessions speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 2 Men (66%)
Poster teasers speaker gender ratio: 2 Women : 6 Men (25%)
Total invited speaker gender ratio: 8 Women : 9 Men (47%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 32-37%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in auditory neuroscience.

NeurIPS 2019 Workshop: Real Neurons and Hidden Units

NeurIPS 2019 Workshop: Real Neurons and Hidden Units

Organizers: Guillaume Lajoie, Eli Shlizerman, Maximilian Puelma Touzel, Konrad Kording, Jessica Thompson
Speaker gender ratio: 3 Women : 4 Men (42%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 15%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in neurally inspired machine learning based on registration for NIPS 2016.

NeurIPS2019 Workshop on Biological and Artificial Reinforcement Learning

NeurIPS2019 Workshop on Biological and Artificial Reinforcement Learning

Organizers: Raymond Chua, Feryal Behbahani, Sara Zannone, Rui Ponte Costa, Claudia Clopath, Blake Richards, Doina Precup
Speaker gender ratio: 5 Women : 3 Men (63%) 
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 24-25%

*Method of estimation: Established base rate from the inaugural conference on reinforcement learning and decision making (RLDM) in 2013

Summer School in Computational and Theoretical Models in Neuroscience

Summer School in Computational and Theoretical Models in Neuroscience (ConTaMiNEURO 2019)

Organizers: Samir Suweis, Amos Maritan, Maurizio Corbetta, Marco Formentin, Stefano Vassanelli, Achille Giacometti and Miguel A. Munoz
Speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 16 Men (30%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Gordon Research Conference: Cerebellar Mechanisms for Movement, Learning and Cognition in Health and Disease

Gordon Research Conference: Cerebellar Mechanisms for Movement, Learning and Cognition in Health and Disease

Organizers: Megan R. Carey and Javier F. Medina
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 14 Women : 17 Men (45%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 35%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword Cerebellum and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 20 pages of results using our python script.

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019

Program Chairs: Eugenia Chiappe and Christian Machens
Sponsors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Google, Simons Foundation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 6 Women : 8 Men (43%)
Total speaker gender ratio (incl. invited): 12 Women : 32 Men (27%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: Base rate of women in computational neuroscience previously established through attendance at COSYNE conferences