2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT
May 19, 2015 to May 21, 2015
The 2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: practices and ideas to revolutionize computing is set for May 19-21, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Join hundreds of change leaders from our community of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists who receive research, ideas, and action items for increasing girls’ and women’s participation in computing.
Don't miss a minute!
- Learn from experts. Notable guests and inspirational plenary speakers include Mayim Bialik, PhD, Actress and Activist; Karen Ashcraft, Professor of Communication, University of Colorado Boulder; Benjamin Todd Jealous, Partner, Kapor Capital; Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google; and Joan C. Williams, Center for WorkLife Law, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director.
- Take action. Empower Hours are interactive sessions that prepare you to take action at the individual, organizational, and community levels. You'll learn about research and evidence-based practices from experts in the field, as well as from the experiences of your peers and colleagues, and you'll come away with strategies you can use.
- Celebrate. Distinguished honorees include the 2015 NCWIT Pioneer Award Winners Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden. We will also honor recipients of several academic awards that recognize remarkable mentoring, research, recruiting, and retaining efforts in academia. Additionally, we're excited to celebrate the inaugural winner for the first-ever SET Award for Portrayal of a Woman in Tech! (http://bit.ly/SETvotevideo)
Introducing Flash Tank: It's FlashTalks … in the Shark Tank.
We're giving five members of the NCWIT community five minutes each to give a FlashTalk on new ways that NCWIT can continue to empower you as a change leader for women in technology. If you've ever thought to yourself, "I really wish NCWIT had research on this," or "It'd be awesome if NCWIT ran a campaign focused on this," then this is your opportunity to tell us about that item on your wish list. Learn more, and submit your idea now!
Tune in to the 2015 NCWIT Summit Livestream.
We greatly appreciate our Media Partners Microsoft, FabLab, and Time, Inc. for production and making the livestream possible.