Workshops & Events

Looking for NCWIT? Find us at these events. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Looking for NCWIT? Find us at the workshops and events below.

Toward a More Inclusive College: Practical Ways You Can Help

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Our college climate surveys indicate the need to improve. The BOLD Center wants your support in creating a welcoming and inclusive climate for all students. Please join us, together with our partners from NCWIT, to learn about practical ways faculty and staff can contribute to a more inclusive college. 
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 11:30am -1pm, Benson 380: Toward a More Inclusive College: Practical Ways You Can Help - CEAS Faculty & Staff: Join NCWIT's Catherine Ashcraft and Brad McClain for a workshop sharing the latest literature on implicit bias and inequity, as well as practical ways to combat these factors in the college and in the classroom. RSVP to

FIE 2016 (Frontiers in Education)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day)

The 46th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. We welcome submissions related to educational issues in electrical and computer engineering, energy engineering, software engineering, computing and informatics, engineering design, and in other engineering disciplines. FIE 2016 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. 

International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Space Flight (ISPCS)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day)
The Symposium is a dialog between our speakers and audience. Together we capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in short powerful talks. Today, the impact of the commercial space industry exceeds all expectations. Its contractors, suppliers, government partners and entrepreneurs demonstrate broad, tangible added value to investors and taxpayers. It is the ongoing work of thousands of us, as we create demand for new space tech products and services that grow new markets. 
  • Wednesday, October 12 from 3:30 - 4:30pm: WORK TEAMS-No Plan Survives First Contact: The good news is that when bias is made conscious, it can be mitigated through effective leadership and systematic creation of an inclusive company culture. Chair: Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Speakers: Brad McLain, Research Scientist, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Jonathan Firth, Executive Vice President, Spaceport & Program Manager, Virgin Galactic Jill Reckie, Director, Entrepreneurial Alliance and Pacesetters Program, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Melissa Sampson, ACES Deputy Program Manager, Advanced Programs & BLAST Facilitator, United Launch Alliance Doug Young, Vice President, Space Systems Resiliency, Northrop Grumman
  • Friday, Octopber 14 8am - 5PM at Spaceport America with new EA Member Virgin Galactic: SUMMIT on THE POWER OF INCLUSION. After many years of collaboration, VG’s Jonathan Firth and ISPCS Curator Pat Hynes saw a need for our industry to expand our behavior to devise ways that we can embrace together a more diverse and inclusive workforce.  We created The SUMMIT to enable our industry to be a part of the intentional evolution in human work experience that values an inclusive workforce. Whether you are involved in a start-up or work in an established company, the challenges for work teams continue to evolve. We choose to view the challenges as opportunities to grow and continue to improve the way that we do business and interact with each other. We invite you to join us at this inaugural event and help us to be part of the solution. Join NCWIT's  Jill Reckie and Brad McLain  as collaborators for The Experience.
  • Friday October 14 12:45 – 3:30 pm: Workshop: Exploring Unconscious BiasIn this dynamic and interactive workshop, learn to realize unconscious bias exists within our society, our systems, and ourselves; recognize how bias emerges in the workplace as part of hiring, retaining, and advancing talent; respond effectively to unconscious bias with practical tools to promote inclusivity and improve innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the work place. Informal presentations by:  George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic and Sandy Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA

GHC 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 21, 2016 (All day)

We're pleased to participate in the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC). Stop by, and see us!


Inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Find out more at

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NCWIT Staff will be at Booth #2103 in the GHC Career Fair throughout the duration of the conference where attendees can pick up swag and resources, and learn more about ways in which NCWIT can help their change-leading efforts.

NCWIT Member Reception

Please join us for this great opportunity to meet and network with fellow NCWIT members in a cross-alliance setting. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. RSVP here.


This session will prepare technical recruiters to assess current recruiting and hiring practices and suggest inclusive, research-based approaches for attracting diverse talent. You'll meet many technical women at GHC who are looking for jobs; let NCWIT help you connect with them and with NCWIT Aspirations in Computing -- a program that provides a long-term community for thousands of technically inclined girls and women. RSVP up to four people here.

After a short primer on unconscious biases that exist in academia, learn how to become a “bias interruptor” in your classrooms, department meetings, and research labs. (You will have time to practice your new skill with other attendees.) Once you are familiar with being a human bias interrupter, we will turn to software. Yes, software also has biases, which we will learn about in a tech talk. More information about the Academic Corner can be found here.

Speakers: NCWIT's Lucy Sanders and Brad McLain alongside Latanya Sweeney, Professor, Harvard University; Tracy Camp, Professor, Colorado School of Mines; and Valerie Barr, Professor, Union College

NCWIT’s 2016 GHC conference participation is generously sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Bank of America, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and HP Inc.

sySTEMnow Conference

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (All day)

The 13th Annual sySTEMnow Conference welcomes more than 275 business, K-12, higher education and government representatives to focus on STEM talent development and education. Don't miss NCWIT's own Lucy Sanders' Luncheon Keynote. Register today

  • Tuesday October 25th, 1:25pm - 2:15pm - Round 3 Breakout Session: Follow-Up Session to Keynote Lucy Sanders with additional time for more information and Q & A.

SWE Invent it Build It Expo

Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH's Design Squad GlobalTechbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 7th annual Invent It. Build It. event.

  • NCWIT's Ammi Ludwick will be on hand to share NCWIT resources with parents, teachers, and students (middle  and high school tracks).