Aquaculture America 2023

February 23 - 26, 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Diversity and Inclusion in Aquaculture

Sunday, February 26, 2023 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salon H
Chair: Eric Saillant, Angela Caporelli

This session is organized by members of the Diversity and Inclusion (DI) committee of the United States Aquaculture Society (USAS) and welcomes all World Aquaculture Society members and conference participants. The goal of the session is to provide a safe and inclusive environment where questions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the society, and aquaculture community at large, can be discussed freely. In this relaxed-fit forum, we welcome audience participation in a structured discussion of current issues, priority areas, and on-going diversity initiatives in the USAS.

  • 8:30 AM
    Eric Saillant

    INTRODUCTION, UPDATE AND DISCUSSION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A USAS CODE OF CONDUCT AND COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • 8:45 AM
    Adriane Michaelis

    INCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM ANTHROPOLOGY

  • 9:00 AM
    Gulnihal Ozbay

    UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES IN DECISION-MAKING AND LEADERSHIP: A SUCCESS STORY

  • 9:15 AM
    Lonnie Gonsalves

    SET YOUR GPS TO DEIA - PILOTING US AQUACULTURE INTO THE FUTURE THROUGH A FOCUS ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • 9:30 AM
    Rafael Cuevas Uribe

    EMPOWERING HISPANIC LEARNING AT CAL POLY HUMBOLT

  • 9:30 AM
    Rafael Cuevas Uribe

    EMPOWERING HISPANIC LEARNING AT CAL POLY HUMBOLDT

  • 9:45 AM
    Cristina Sandolo

    ADOPTING PRINCIPLES OF FOOD JUSTICE FOR EQUITABLE OYSTER AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

  • 9:45 AM
    Cristina Sandolo

    ADOPTING PRINCIPLES OF FOOD JUSTICE FOR EQUITABLE OYSTER AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

  • 11:00 AM
    Rebecca Lochmann

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MERIDIAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN US AQUACULTURE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

  • 11:15 AM
    Libby Davis

    A CASE STUDY OF SUCCESS FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS IN AQUACULTURE

  • 11:30 AM
    Noel D. Novelo

    LEAD THE EFFORT TO INCREASE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT YOUR WORKPLACE

  • 11:30 AM
    Noel D. Novelo

    SUPPORT IT! PLAN IT! JUST DO IT! LEAD THE EFFORT TO INCREASE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT YOUR WORK PLACE

  • 11:45 AM
    George Benjamin Brooks Jr.

    THE PHOENIX, ARIZONA URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

  • 12:00 PM
    Panel Discussion

    PANEL DISCUSSION

  • 12:00 PM
    Eric Saillant

    DISCUSSION