National Meeting Events

MPOWIR hosts events at National Meetings. These opportunities are open to all genders, and are particularly intended to facilitate networking and conversation with others in the field.


Ocean Sciences 2020 – San Diego, CA
Town Hall – Building an Inclusive Community in Oceanography – How we can all contribute
Monday, February 17, 2020 – 12:45pm PST

A decade of MPOWIR has demonstrated that mentoring of members of under-represented groups, while beneficial, is not alone sufficient to bring the cultural shift required to produce an inclusive and diverse community of scientists. A plenary by Aradhna Tripati (UCLA), followed by a diverse panel discussion with Jen MacKinnon (UCSD), Kay McMonigal (RSMAS), and  Christina Hernandez (MIT) will explore what actions we can all take as a community to improve inclusivity. All members of the oceanographic community, regardless of gender or career stage, are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be provided on a first come basis.

MPOWIR Town Hall: Anonymously submit questions, comments, and advice

Panel participationMentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR): lessons from a decade of mentoring for improving retention of under-represented groups in oceanography. Thursday, 20 February 2020 – 3:10pm PST

MPOWIR PI, Sonya Legg, will share a presentation on MPOWIR initiatives and participate in a panel discussion representing the perspectives of MPOWIR on diversity and inclusion. 

MPOWIR Social will be Wednesday, February 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Union Kitchen. Open to all past and current participants and senior scientists involved in MPOWIR activities – come and reconnect! Please RSVP via the form below so we are best able to plan for attendance.


Fall AGU 2018 – Washington, D.C.
MPOWIR Social – MPOWIR will hosted a social on Wednesday, December 12th starting at 6:00pm EST. This event is open to all career stages and genders.  Please feel free to welcome your colleagues to join you for an evening of meeting and connecting with MPOWIR peers.

City Tap Penn Quarter/
901 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ocean Sciences 2018 – Portland, OR
Town Hall – Making the Most of Mentoring Relationships
Monday, February 12th 12:45pm

MPOWIR Social: Thursday, February 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Produce Row Cafe. Open to all past and current participants and senior scientists involved in MPOWIR activities.

Ocean Sciences 2012 – Salt Lake City, UT
Town Hall – Career Life Balance Initiatives
Monday, February 20 at 12:30pm