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FRI 26 FEB | 6 pm - 9 pm

An Evening with 500 Queer Scientists

Come along to An Evening with 500 Queer Scientists to join vibrant conversations and hear stories from LGBTQIA+ scientists in Sydney who have successfully followed a career path in science while being out 'in the lab' and to their peers.

Over a glass of wine and nibbles, this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras event will provoke positive debate and help promote science as an inclusive, forward-thinking, and viable career path for bright young queer minds!

​​The 500 Queer Scientists initiative launched in June 2018 and highlights the real need for increased visibility of LGBTQIA+ scientists. The issues are complex, but visibility and role models are part of the solution. Following the success of the last two years' sold-out events, we are proud to bring it to you again in 2021 with an entirely new panel of speakers! 

Each ticket includes one drink on arrival and light refreshments after the panel discussion.

Here’s what attendees at last year’s event had to say:

  • I loved the diversity of the speakers - in fields, backgrounds, age range, and interests. It was fantastic to hear from such a great intersection of the community!
  • I liked the balance of the talks between their scientific research and about their personal journey.
  • The location was fantastic. The setting was very relaxed but relevant.
  •  I cannot narrow it down to one thing, the whole evening was wonderful!


Friday 26 February 2021, 6 pm - 9 pm


$35 General Admission | $20 Concession


The Calyx


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
This event will be moderated by Dr Alice Motion, Associate Professor, Chemist and Science Communicator at the University of Sydney. Her research explores open source drug discovery, and explores ways to connect people with science and make research more accessible. Alice is recognised as a leading international science communicator. In 2015, she was named as one of ABC RN and UNSW's Top 5 Under 40 in recognition of her passion for sharing science stories and a finalist in the 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. Alice is the founder of the Breaking Good citizen science project, the co-host of ABC Science podcast Dear Science and has been the host of a weekly science slot on FBi Radio's breakfast show since June 2015.

An Evening with 500 Queer Scientists is an official event of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It is presented in partnership with Queers in Science and 500 Queer Scientists, and supported by Inspiring Australia. 


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