The conference organizers are also hosting a mentoring event for women grad students and post docs at the conference. The early career women will be matched with a mentor based loosely on research area. During a brown bag lunch held on Monday, the mentors and mentees will meet for introductions and conversation. We hope that this will facilitate more “vertical integration” at the conference, which in turn will strengthen the community of women academics and researchers in Applied Dynamical Systems. Please indicate if you would like to participate in this event, either as a mentee or a mentor, during the pre-registration process.