APS-IDEA Virtual Meeting

Date and Time

The meeting will take place on Zoom.

February 25, 12:30 - 4:40 p.m. ET: Groups 1-20

March 2 and 3, 2:00 - 4:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. UTC: Group 21

Introduction and Overview

The APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is an APS Innovation Fund initiative with a mission of empowering the physics community to enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion. The invite-only, half-day virtual meeting is limited to APS-IDEA network teams, and will serve as an information hub for network participants.
View APS-IDEA page

All APS-IDEA participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for APS Meetings.


Speakers & Committees

APS-IDEA Town Hall (May 19, 2022)


APS-IDEA February 25 Meeting Agenda

Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:30 - 4:40 p.m. - all times are EDT

12:30 - 12:40 p.m. Welcome and Framing of the Day
Speaker: Erin Scanlon
12:40 - 1:25 p.m. Plenary 1a: EDI Insights: How activism can change organizations
Speakers: Brittany Kamai, Jessica Esquivel, Andrea Bryant
Moderator: Jesús Pando
1:25 - 1:40 p.m. Breakout 1: Reflections on Plenary 1a
1:40 - 1:55 p.m. Plenary 1b: EDI Insights Q/A
Speakers: Brittany Kamai, Jessica Esquivel, Andrea Bryant
Moderator: Jesús Pando
1:55 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary 2a: Driver Diagrams: Team perspectives
Speakers: Evan Halstead, Jeremy Wachter (Skidmore College), Martin Lennox, Imran Asghar (Aalto University)
Moderator: Jamie Principato Crane
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. Plenary 2b: The Journey of Change
Speaker: Jamie Principato Crane
Moderator: William Ratcliff
3:20 - 3:45 p.m. Breakout 2: Reflections on Second-Order Change
3:45 - 4:05 p.m. Break
4:05 - 4:40 p.m. Plenary 3: The Meaning of APS-IDEA
Speaker: Mirjam Fines-Neuschild
Moderator: Erika Brown
4:40 - 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Speaker: Monica Plisch


Learning objectives

  1. Teams will revisit basic ideas of second-order change and guiding principles
  2. Teams will learn about second-order change through activism
  3. Teams will become aware of promising change plans through driver diagrams, and reflect on their own change efforts
  4. Teams will be reenergized and feel less isolated

This project is sponsored by the APS Innovation Fund, AIP Diversity Action Fund, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and private donations.