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Events and Activities

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The DPP Pride committee sponsors a variety of annual and ongoing events and activities.  See Announcements and the calendar for up-to-date details.

APS DPP Meeting Activities

Join us at the DPP Annual Meeting for a variety of community-building events, including:

  • Our first ever hosted luncheon and panel discussion, which will provide a public forum for LGBT+ physicists and allies to network and interact.
  • Our continued informal networking dinner, first established in 2015. The networking dinner provides a safe space for LGBT+ physicists to create important and meaningful connections to members within their own community that might otherwise be difficult to establish, without fear of exposure to discrimination or harassment.
  • A new job fair booth for LGBT+ physicists to help bridge the gap between industry and academia, provide space for advertisers to highlight their support for LGBT+ applicants, and further strengthen the support network for those in the LGBT+ community across academia, the national labs, and industry.

We also encourage conference attendees to attend the DPP Ally Training organized by Women+ in Plasma Physics (W+IPP).

Ongoing Activities

  • A mentorship pilot program that offers mentoring tailored to LGBT+ members of the APS DPP community, aimed at professional development and support. See Mentoring Program for more information.
  • Collaboration with other committees, such as W+IPP and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Organizing Collective (DEIOCC), on general visibility and outreach efforts such as joint town halls on topical events, ally-training, and surveys.
  • Regular networking and informal social activities, including Game Night.  Join our Discord to learn more!

Upcoming + Recurring Events

Past Events

2021

June 2021

  • June 24, 2021 — Pride Month Happy Hour (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET)
    DPP Pride is hosting a special (virtual) happy hour to celebrate Pride month, Thursday (6/24) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Stop by to say hello, meet your fellow LGBT+ plasma physicists, or share your favorite story about Pride month!