All WiML events have certain characteristics:
- Have a professional or technical focus. For example, the main WiML workshop consists of technical talks and posters as well as opportunities for mentoring and networking. At less formal WiML events, such as breakfasts and dinners, we strive to create an atmosphere in which participants feel comfortable and get a chance to practice having substantive technical conversations and sharing career-related mentoring.
- Are open and advertised to people of all genders; however, any formal presentations (posters, talks) are made by women.
- Are non-selective. In general, every effort should be made not to turn away participants due to lack of space, and events should not require invitations. For poster sessions, every effort should be made to accept every reasonable poster.
- Focus on creative, positive and productive interactions.
Anyone wanting to organize a WiML event should contact the executive board in advance and as early as possible. The board will assist in making sure that the event is consistent with WiML themes and goals and provide access to WiML publicity mechanisms.