Agenda

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Pre-Summit Events

Time Event Location
2:00PM - 8:00PM

Community College Outreach Project Team Meeting 1 (by invitation only)

The Community College Outreach project team of the Academic Alliance will meet during this time.

San Pedro 1 & 2

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Pre-Summit Events

Time Event Location
7:30AM - 1:00PM

Community College Outreach Project Team Meeting 2 (by invitation only)

The Community College Outreach project team of the Academic Alliance will meet during this time.

Salon 1
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Pacesetters Meeting (by invitation only)

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 1 & 2
8:00AM - 10:00AM

ES Meeting (Extension Services Consultants only)

This meeting will provide training for NCWIT Extension Services Consultants, who provide customized consultation services to members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance for implementing systemic change in their undergraduate programs to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of women. 

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 3, 4, 5
8:30AM - 1:30PM

BOD Meeting (NCWIT Board members only)

NCWIT's Board of Directors meets three times per year. Our board provides corporate governance, strategic advice, and development assistance. Board members represent academia, industry, policy, and the community. Learn more about the NCWIT board members.

San Pedro 1 & 2
10:00AM - 12:00PM

ES Meeting (Extension Services Consultants and Clients)

The entire Extension Services (ES) team (ES Core from NCWIT, ES Consultants, ES Clients) will all meet to discuss how their plans are progressing and to answer any questions that may have arisen.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 3, 4, 5
12:00PM - 1:00PM

ES and Pacesetters Lunch (by invitation only)

Ania Terrace
1:00PM - 2:00PM

ES and Pacesetters Meeting: Strengthening Spatial Visualization Skills

Strong spatial visualization skills, particularly the ability to visualize in three dimensions, is a cognitive skill that is linked to success in engineering and other STEM fields. Well-developed math and verbal skills are readily recognized as necessary for success in STEM and the National Science Board (2010) has recommended that spatial visualization skills be added to this list. Unfortunately, significant gender disparities exist on spatial skills test performance, most evident in mental rotation, a skill that is important in engineering. Poor performance on spatial visualization tasks can directly affect perceptions of self‐efficacy, especially in women and individuals from lower socio-economic groups.  The good news is that spatial visualization skills are malleable and can be learned. Dr. Sheryl Sorby, a leading researcher in this field, will discuss compelling research revealing the impact of a 14-hour curriculum designed to strengthen spatial visualization skills and retention in STEM.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 3, 4, 5
1:00PM - 3:00PM

SUMMIT REGISTRATION OPENS

Arizona Ballroom Foyer
2:15PM - 2:45PM

NCWIT Orientation (new Summit guests encouraged to attend; everyone welcome)

CEO and Co-founder, Lucy Sanders, will provide a progress report for NCWIT and talk about our milestones, activities, projects, and plans for the future.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Summit Events

Time Event Location
3:00PM - 3:30PM

Summit Welcome and Pioneer Award Recognition

NCWIT CEO Lucy Sanders, Telle Whitney from the Anita Borg Institute, and Rose Schooler from the Summit's local host, Intel, will officially open the Summit with a welcome and will introduce the winner of the 2013 NCWIT Pioneer Award, computer scientist Jean Sammet.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
3:30PM - 4:30PM

NCWIT Summit Plenary I: Building Meritocratic Communities

Perl developer Michael Schwern, along with technical writer and Apache Software Foundation board member Noirin Plunkett, will discuss their experiences in the open source community - how to deal with bias, invite diversity, and build a meritocratic community that benefits both members and future members. 

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
4:30PM - 5:00PM

NCWIT Summit Plenary II: Educational Disruptions

Ben Eater, from Khan Academy, will broadly cover "educational disruption" and then delve deeper into the new CS curriculum provided by Khan, sharing reactions so far, some of the issues uncovered especially with respect to representation of under-represented groups.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
5:00PM - 5:15PM

BREAK

5:15PM - 6:30PM

NCWIT Summit Plenary Panel: Leveling the Playing Field with MOOCs

Do "MOOCs" - Massively Open Online Courses - have the potential to improve access and diversity to education and career training in computing and technology? This panel of experts from various segments of the education and workforce "pipeline" will discuss their organizations' experiences and share their thoughts on building open and diverse learning communities.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Community Reception

Please join us for a reception with members of the community and invited guests.

Ania Terrace
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Community Reception and NCWIT Alliance Leadership Dinner (for co-chairs and executive council members only)

Please join the reception with members of the community and invited guests for 45 minutes and then make your way to a dinner for alliance leadership only.

San Pedro 1 & 2

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Summit Events

Time Event Location
7:30AM - 8:30AM

Academic Alliance New Member Breakfast (by invitation only)

Join other new Academic Alliance members for a short alliance overview and networking breakfast.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 11 & 12
7:30AM - 8:30AM

K-12 Alliance Member Breakfast (by invitation only)

A casual meet-and-greet with other NCWIT K-12 Alliance members over breakfast. Members will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and provide topics for the K-12 Alliance’s informal “Ice-Breaker and Networking Session.” This is also a place for new K-12 members to connect with a ‘buddy’ for the Summit.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 5
7:30AM - 8:30AM

Open Summit Breakfast

Ania Terrace
8:30AM - 9:00AM

State of NCWIT

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
9:15AM - 12:15PM

Alliance Meetings I

This is the first of two alliance meetings during the Summit. NCWIT's alliances meet face-to-face only once a year, so these meetings will be jam-packed and action-oriented. Alliance meetings are open only to members of that alliance and invited guests.

Alliance meeting breaks are scheduled from 10:30-11:00 AM.

12:15PM - 1:00PM

Lunch

Ania Terrace
1:00PM - 2:00PM

NCWIT Summit Plenary III: "Habit Disruption: In Search of How People Change"

Changes in beliefs and goals do not always result in changes in behavior. Indeed, our expectations for men's and women's behavior are often so deeply ingrained that we make automatic choices that work against our intellectual beliefs. Under what conditions do people act on values they profess to hold? How might habits belie espoused attitudes? What more than research findings can persuade well-meaning, intelligent people that their assumptions are unfounded? What are the best approaches for helping people see why and how they should recruit, retain, and advance women in a field that violates gender-technology stereotypes? Dr. David Neal of Empirica Research will discuss his extensive research on how beliefs about men and women are shaped as well as how habits shape behavior - including how difficult it is to change habits, despite new attitudes.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
2:15PM - 3:15PM

Workshops Session One

(Several of these workshops repeat in Session Two - see below for details)

  1. CS10K: Researchers from the University of Chicago were commissioned to research the landscape of high school computer science teacher professional development (PD) in the United States.  The research revealed a diverse mix of efforts, as well as many systemic impediments that need to be addressed in order to develop a teaching workforce at scale that can teach computer science both credibly and equitably.  Some of the largest PD providers in the study were ones that cited a top goal of broadening participation in computing.  Michael Lach from the University of Chicago will discuss the study and the implications of training our nation's teachers in order to have more computer science classes in schools and more women and other underrepresented groups in those classrooms.  After the presentation, Jan Cuny (NSF) and Cameron Wilson (ACM) will lead the group in a discussion about what this means to the computing community more broadly, and NCWIT specifically.  Join us in this critical dialogue about the future of U.S. K-12 computer science education and hence the U.S. computing workforce. Presenters: Michael Lach, University of ChicagoJan Cuny, NSF; Cameron Wilson, ACM (THIS WORKSHOP REPEATS)
  2. Aspirations in Computing for Talent Development: Come find out how the Aspirations in Computing program can help you attract more women to your organization. Universities will describe how they successfully recruited talented undergraduate women to their CS and engineering programs by hosting an Aspirations award event and offering scholarships to recipients. Bank of America and Microsoft will share ways they have leveraged the program to identify interns and new employees, and increased engagement among employees serving as Aspirations mentors, application reviewers, and event volunteers. Past award recipients will talk about how the Aspirations program has influenced their career decisions, and provide insights about what young women are looking for in a university program or internship. Moderator: Ruthe Farmer, NCWIT; Presenters: Martha Kosa, Tennessee Tech; Eric Bradford, University of Arkansas; Maureen Biggers, Indiana University; Amy Gurley, Bank of America; Cassidy Williams, Iowa State University; Dalene King, Microsoft
  3. Bystander Awareness Training: Bystanders can play a crucial role when they witness unconscious biases or problematic comments and interactions occurring in the classroom or workplace. Come learn how you can speak up, make room for silenced voices, halt a painful escalation, and make a difference.  This workshop provides a valuable chance to practice in real time effective things that you can say and do in these potentially uncomfortable or difficult situations. Outcomes of the training include being able to identify and interpret a situation where help is needed, assuming personal responsibility, deciding upon appropriate response, and taking action. Presenter: Patricia Deyton, Center for Gender in Organizations (THIS IS A TWO HOUR WORKSHOP COVERING BOTH SESSIONS)
  4. Matinee: Not showing! Technical women in film and television. Films and television programs are filled with occupational messages for boys and girls, yet are dominated by traditional and stereotypical gender roles. Through film clips and open discussions, we will explore the portrayal of women and technical women in mass media and discuss ways of debunking occupational stereotypes to change the beliefs that shape their educational and occupational choices. Presenter: Stacy Smith, USC Annenberg (THIS WORKSHOP REPEATS)
  5. NCWIT Academic Resource Workshop: NCWIT member representatives will share their stories of taking action in the educational field through the use of NCWIT resources. Panelists will share their experiences of doing educational outreach, distributing resources, and making changes in the way they teach.  Come to hear their compelling stories, ask questions, and engage in a discussion of how you might take action using NCWIT resources to increase the meaningful participation of females in computing. Moderator: Rebecca Dohrman, Maryville University; Presenters: Sharon Simmons, James Madison University; Renee Fall, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Shalini Kesar, Southern Utah University
  6. Male Advocates Matter: Promoting gender diversity in technology: NCWIT is publishing cutting-edge research on male advocates and allies in the technology workplace. Come hear highlights of the research findings and hear male and female NCWIT member representatives talk about their experiences with male influencers. The men on the panel will discuss what motivates them to be part of diversity efforts, what they think works well, what challenges they have faced, and what advice they have for other men and women.  The women on the panel will talk about the role male colleagues and sponsors have played in their careers, ways they recommend identifying male allies, and advice they have for other women and men. Moderator: Catherine Ashcraft, NCWIT;  Presenters: Mike Younkers, Cisco Systems; Colin Bodell, Amazon; Lisa Neal-Graves, Intel; Renata Colitti O'Day, Brocade (THIS WORKSHOP REPEATS)
  7. Intersectionality and IT: Historically, research on underrepresentation in technology has focused primarily on identities such as gender or race in isolation of each other, but this approach has important limitations. Come learn about how intersecting identities including gender, race and class shape the experiences of women of color in technical occupations. Dr. Kvasny will draw from her research to illustrate how the experiences of women of color differ from those of their white female colleagues and how these women negotiate the challenges associated with being under represented in terms of both race and gender. Practical implications for creating more inclusive computing environments will also be discussed. Presenter: Dr. Lynette Kvasny (THIS WORKSHOP REPEATS)
3:15PM - 3:30PM

BREAK

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Workshops Session Two

(Several of these workshops are repeating from Session One - see below for details)

  1. CS10K: Researchers from the University of Chicago were commissioned to research the landscape of high school computer science teacher professional development (PD) in the United States.  The research revealed a diverse mix of efforts, as well as many systemic impediments that need to be addressed in order to develop a teaching workforce at scale that can teach computer science both credibly and equitably.  Some of the largest PD providers in the study were ones that cited a top goal of broadening participation in computing.  Michael Lach from the University of Chicago will discuss the study and the implications of training our nation's teachers in order to have more computer science classes in schools and more women and other underrepresented groups in those classrooms.  After the presentation, Jan Cuny (NSF) and Cameron Wilson (ACM) will lead the group in a discussion about what this means to the computing community more broadly, and NCWIT specifically.  Join us in this critical dialogue about the future of U.S. K-12 computer science education and hence the U.S. computing workforce. Presenters: Michael LachUniversity of Chicago; Jan Cuny, NSF; Cameron Wilson, ACM (REPEAT)
  2. Funder/Grant Workshop: This workshop will answer questions such as, How do corporations and corporate foundations decide what programs to fund?  What do they want in return? What is the difference between a corporate grant, a foundation grant, and a corporate sponsorship? What can corporations and businesses help us with other than cash grants? Is it better to target large corporations with large grant budgets, or smaller, local businesses when I am looking for funding for my program? Moderator: Wendy Hawkins, Intel Foundation; Presenters: Carleen Beste, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Matthew Blakely, Motorola Solutions Foundation; Paula Golden, Broadcom Foundation; Eileen Sweeney, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Bystander Awareness Training: This is a continuation of the session one workshop. See above for full description.
  4. Matinee: Not showing! Technical women in film and television. Films and television programs are filled with occupational messages for boys and girls, yet are dominated by traditional and stereotypical gender roles. Through film clips and open discussions, we will explore the portrayal of women and technical women in mass media and discuss ways of debunking occupational stereotypes to change the beliefs that shape their educational and occupational choices. Presenter: Stacy Smith, USC Annenberg (REPEAT)
  5. NCWIT Workforce Resource Workshop II: Join technical and HR leaders from member startups, affinity groups, and corporations to learn more about new and existing NCWIT workforce-related resources (e.g., research reports, strategy workbooks, promising practices, programs-in-a-box, talking points cards) and how you can leverage these resources within your companies to make change.  Learn how others have used these resources and share ideas for improving an organization's capacity to effectively attract, retain, and advance technical women. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask questions as you develop change efforts in your own organization. Presenter: Catherine Ashcraft, NCWIT
  6. Male Advocates Matter: Promoting gender diversity in technology: NCWIT is publishing cutting-edge research on male advocates and allies in the technology workplace. Come hear highlights of the research findings and hear male and female NCWIT member representatives talk about their experiences with male influencers. The men on the panel will discuss what motivates them to be part of diversity efforts, what they think works well, what challenges they have faced, and what advice they have for other men and women.  The women on the panel will talk about the role male colleagues and sponsors have played in their careers, ways they recommend identifying male allies, and advice they have for other women and men. Moderator: Wendy DuBow, NCWIT;  Presenters: Mike Younkers, Cisco Systems; Colin Bodell, Amazon; Lisa Neal-Graves, Intel; Renata Colitti O'Day
  7. Intersectionality and IT: Historically, research on underrepresentation in technology has focused primarily on identities such as gender or race in isolation of each other, but this approach has important limitations. Come learn about how intersecting identities including gender, race and class shape the experiences of women of color in technical occupations. Dr. Kvasny will draw from her research to illustrate how the experiences of women of color differ from those of their white female colleagues and how these women negotiate the challenges associated with being under represented in terms of both race and gender. Practical implications for creating more inclusive computing environments will also be discussed. Presenter: Dr. Lynette Kvasny (REPEAT)
4:45PM - 5:45PM

FlashTalks

Join us for an exciting Summit format, Flash Talks: five-minute, thought provoking presentations delivered by fellow NCWIT community members on relevant topics about which they are passionate.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
5:45PM - 6:00PM

BREAK

6:00PM - 6:30PM

2013 Arizona NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Ceremony

Come celebrate the winners of the 2013 Arizona NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing as we recognize their many computing achievements. These young women are some of the best and the brightest in Arizona and have been selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and their plans for post-secondary education. We will also be recognizing the 2013 Arizona Educator Award Winner, selected for encouraging students to continue their interest in computing and technology and promoting gender equity in computing.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Networking Reception

Tash Lawn
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Networking Reception and Academic Alliance Executive Committee Meeting (committee members only)

Join members and guests for the first hour of the networking reception and then make your way to the AAEC meeting.

San Xavier

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Summit Events

Time Event Location
7:30AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast

Ania Terrace
8:30AM - 9:45AM

Intro and Summit Plenary IV

8:30 - 8:45 am Intro: Hadi Partovi of code.org will discuss the compelling video, the reaction so far, and the road ahead.

8:45 - 9:45 am Plenary: Carol Dweck: Born or Made? Understanding Intelligence and Success

Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University will cover the issues of intelligence and success. Some people believe that intelligence is fixed – you either have it or you don’t. Others believe that intelligence can grow with nurturing and hard work. Professor Dweck calls these fixed v. growth mindsets. When the fixed mindset person struggles accomplish a goal, she is likely to think she doesn’t have it, and give up. Stereotype threat is similarly disruptive: difficulties are seen as internal faults that keep an individual from succeeding. Research is clear: people who believe intelligence is fixed and people faced with stereotype threat perform more poorly than those who believe intelligence can grow or who reject the shortcomings implied by stereotypes. Professor Carol Dweck will discuss her research on the growth mindset and discuss how it can be used to inoculate women in information technology fields and educational programs against stereotype threat.

Arizona Ballroom, Salon 6 & 7
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Alliance Meetings II

This is the second of two NCWIT Alliance meetings. There will be a break from 11:00-11:30 AM.

1:00PM

Summit Concludes

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Post-Summit Events

Time Event Location
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Leadership Team Meeting

San Louis 1 & 2
2:00PM

Social Science Advisory Board Meeting, Part I

The Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB) is an advisory group of social scientists from preeminent institutions nationwide that supports NCWIT initiatives and goals through their knowledge of research and theory at the intersection of women and computing. They meet face-to-face annually at the NCWIT Summit.

San Xavier

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Post-Summit Events

Time Event Location
8:30AM - 12:00PM

Social Science Advisory Board Meeting, Part II

The SSAB has focused its meeting agenda on the following topics:

  1. social responsibility with particular attention to gender and computing
  2. current shifts to e-teaching/learning and implications for access and equity
San Xavier