Women get fewer opportunities than men do to speak at scientific conferences, a new analysis shows.
Researchers from the US and UK examined the number of women and men invited or assigned to speak at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting between 2014 and 2016. When attendees submit an abstract, they can choose to have conveners assign them to an oral or a poster presentation or choose a poster presentation only. Speakers may also be invited to submit an abstract. Between 2014 and 2016, 22,000 abstracts were submitted.