WiMIR session at ISMIR 2017

We are looking forward to the next WiMIR session at ISMIR conference in Suzhou, kindly organized by our WiMIR co-chairs:

Jin Ha Lee
Jin Ha Lee
University of Washington,
USA
Preeti Rao
Preeti Rao
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
India

Zhongzhe Xiao
Soochow University,
Mainland China

The WiMIR meeting will take place in October 24th from 13:20 to 14:20, according to the program. There will also be a WiMIR reception at 18:00.

For this year’s WiMIR session, we will begin with a brief overview of the group, recognition of WiMIR sponsors, and report on disbursement of WiMIR funding. We will then summarise and discuss various initiatives that happened in the previous year. This will be followed by the talk by Shawn Carney, Director of IT at Spotify, titled Bye Bye Bias: Promoting Diverse Teams. 

Finally, we will wrap up the session with Q&A with Shawn Carney, and discussion of ideas for new initiatives to further support women in the field.  More information is available at the ISMIR 2017 web page.

We thank the generous WiMIR sponsors of ISMIR2017:


   


         

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WiMIR session at ISMIR 2016

Our next meeting will take place at the next ISMIR Conference in NYC, August 2016. More info here.

For this year’s WiMIR session, we will begin with a short overview of the group, recognize WiMIR sponsors, and report on disbursement of WiMIR funding. We will next summarize and discuss the initial offering of the WiMIR mentoring program. The final component of the session will be devoted to discussion of proposed initiatives to further support women in the field; broadening the scope of diversity in MIR and inclusion of other underrepresented groups; and expanding university-level initiatives.