The IDEA Chapter has launched a number of initiatives to help drive both structural and cultural improvements in the organisations active in Australian astronomy.
- Workshops: One of the initiatives of the IDEA Chapter is to organise annual workshops that cover a wide range of issues, from ways to increase the representation of women in senior academic roles to the obstacles faced by LGBTIQ astronomers. Hosted by institutions across Australia, they are targeted at all levels, from staff to students. For a list of all previous IDEA and WiA Workshops go HERE.
- Rainbow dinner: A social event held in conjunction with the Annual Science Meeting of the ASA, the Rainbow dinner is intended to provide a safe, supportive space for LGBTIQ astronomers and Allies to network.
- Joint sponsorship of Speed Meet-a-Mentor: This informal event, held in collaboration with the ECR Chapter at the Annual Science Meeting of the ASA, is intended to allow ECR researchers from diverse backgrounds to benefit from the experience and advice of more senior astronomers