"ICWES Confernces are the principal events of the international Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). Every three years, engineers and scientists gather from all over the world, enjoying the opportunnity to exchange information on academic, industrial, small and medium-sized enterprise research. The conference includes scientific and technical presentations as well as sessions on gender and methods to improve the position of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The theme of the conference, ""A changing world: new opportunities for women engineers and scientists"", is an opportunity for all participants to exchange scientific and multidisciplinary skills as weel as the best methods. The audience expected: 700 women engineers and scientists from 50 countries.The duration of the conference is from July 15th, 2008 to July 18th, 2008. The main objectives are: - to encourage women scientists and engineers from all over the world to meet and share their researches and experiences in order to work out an international vision of them to everyone's benefit. - to disseminate and strengthen the role of women engineers and scientists in society by their contribution to the cultural change in professional or academic research environment. The program is built by everyone contributing to the sessions: plenary lectures, oral presenttaion, posters.The official language is English, in all kind of session and printed material. The main topics are: the impact of science on sustainable development both technologicaly and on the human side, promoting science education for girls in schools, developing women networks and diversity, giving a greatest insight into European-based activities of women in engineering and science which will be presented in a specific forum. We are keen this event will be of benefit to all European women in STEM in order to reinforce their position in research community, in the academic and in the private careers."
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