The Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM) is deeply committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive community of bacteriologists. We encourage scientists of all backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion/faith, education, socio-economic status, ability, national origin, citizen status, military status, and political affiliation.
To uphold our vision to maintain and promote a culture of equity and inclusion, we have included a demographics research section in the registration process, which will help us improve efforts to foster diversity at BBM. We also offer a number of scholarships for underrepresented minorities and undergraduate students in biomedical sciences (although these are not applicable to BBM2020 as there is no registration fee for the virtual conference).
We hope to create diversity, equity, and inclusion programming at BBM in future years to further our mission to provide a welcoming conference experience for all BBM attendees.