CoNECD 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (All day)


The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference is dedicated to all the diverse groups that comprise our engineering and computing workforce. The vision of the CoNECD (pronounced “connected”) Conference is to provide a forum for exploring current research and practices to enhance diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in the engineering and computing professions, including topics related to gender identity and expression, race and ethnicity, disability, veteran status, LGBTQ+, first generation experiences, and socio-economic status.

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Special Topic Session

Aligning Your Research Methods with Your Social Justice Values // Social Justice and Reform Technical Session I // Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. EDT // Location: Salon G&F, Marriott Crystal Gateway

This session includes numerous ways to foster and sustain an inclusive environment. Items covered include how to align research methods with social justice values, how to support colleagues under attack, and how to embed social justice into a curriculum. Other topics include measuring the conceptualization of oppression and privilege and organizing a movement to enact structural change to address inequality in engineering.

co-presented by NCWIT Lead External Evaluator Elizabeth Litzler

Interactive Session

Demystifying Evaluation: Meet Your New Best Friend in Change-Making // Evaluation & Grant Writing Technical Session 13 // Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. EDT // Location: Lee, Marriott Crystal Gateway

This session will guide attendees through the use of an evaluator's lens on various diversity-, equity-, and inclusion-focused projects. In addition, attendees will be able to learn about effective proposal writing strategies from two NSF program directors.

co-presented by NCWIT Lead External Evaluator Elizabeth Litzler


For more information about this event, visit the Conference webpage.


Crystal City  Virginia
United States