Workshops & Events

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

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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

2016 HI-TEC Conference

Monday, July 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, July 28, 2016 (All day)

HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

Thursday at 8:15am. (7/28) NCWIT's Beth Quinn will be giving a talk with AA member and community college professor Pam Silvers about NCWIT. 

Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Students in Computing: The NCWIT Approach: This session introduces participants to NCWIT—a member-based nonprofit organization of almost 600 academic institutions, companies, and nonprofits working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. We will explore how NCWIT equips change leaders with research-based resources to build capacity, raise awareness, reach critical populations, and implement systemic change in their organizations. We will focus on the postsecondary space, and one or more AA member representatives (faculty or staff) will discuss how they made use of NCWIT resources and programs to affect change. Free NCWIT resources and information on how to get involved will be provided.

2016 NCWIT Symons Innovator Award

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (All day)

You're invited to join NCWIT (The National Center for Women & Information Technology) and distinguished guests from the Seattle area to celebrate the recipient of the 2016 NCWIT Symons Innovator Award. We are excited to host the event at the Amazon Doppler Tower in downtown Seattle; Amazon is a proud member of NCWIT, working with us to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing.

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Black Hat 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, August 4, 2016 (All day)

Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. These high-profile global events and Trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.

August 3 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM "Building World Class Teams" 

Creativity and innovation, two fundamental building blocks of success, are heightened by diverse teams. But building diverse cybersecurity teams in a market where demand is outstripping supply is increasingly challenging. Terry Morreale and Aaron Vimont of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of Alta Associates and founder of the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, will present research-backed evidence about labor statistics, new staffing strategies and how to recognize and address unconscious biases.

NCWIT will also be hosting a booth - be sure to stop by and chat!


Thursday, August 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day)

RESPECT 2016 will be the second international meeting of the IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening ParticipationSTC BP and RESPECT are dedicated to research and action to engage everyone in computing. This conference is Technically Co-Sponsored byIEEE Computer Society and In Cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).

  • Friday August 12th: 11:00-11:30 – Multiple Factors Converge to Influence Women’s Persistence in Computing: A Qualitative Analysis of Persisters and Nonpersisters (Wendy Dubow, Alexis Kaminsky, Joanna Weidler-Lewis)

View the full schedule of events here.

Denver Start-Up Week

Monday, September 12, 2016 (All day) to Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day)

Denver Startup Week is a week of events showcasing Denver’s entrepreneur community in tech, design, business, and manufacturing.

Tapia 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day)

The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to:

  • Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing;
  • Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference;
  • Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry;
  • Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds

Where will you find NCWIT?

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 4:30PM - 5:30PM: Birds of a Feather Talk - Learn About How NCWIT Can Support Female College Students in Computing In 2007, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) created the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program. AiC provides a long-term community for female technologists, encouraging persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement. Thousands of women are offered technical workshops, networking at virtual and in-person meetups, visibility and recognition for achievements, and they gain exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and career opportunities at more than 650 NCWIT member organizations. Come learn about how you can join this vibrant community where peers are mentoring peers. We’d like to invite you to celebrate the amazing female technologists in the computing world. We’ll bring students together to celebrate triumphs, ask questions, seek advice, or to just enjoy each other’s company and leave Tapia with a new network of friends and computing peers.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 — 10:45AM - 12:15PM: Increasing Diversity in Computing: Sharing of Good Practices NCWIT's Lucy Sanders will take part in this panel which will provide an opportunity for representatives from the NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances and other organizations to share their good practices about increasing diversity in computing. The panel will begin with an introduction to the NSF BP Alliances and other organizations including the following: AccessComputing, Exploring Computer Science Program, CRA-W/CDC, NCWIT, CAHSI, ECEP, STARS, IAAMCS, and CMD-IT. In particular, each panelist will be asked to discuss their organization and how they have successfully moved K-20 students through the computing pipeline. Following the panelist presentations, the moderator will open the panel for Q&A discussion with the audience on good practices.

2016 CCCAOE Fall Conference

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day)

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE), was founded in 1967 as a technical support group for administrators of “vocational education programs” in the community colleges.  As the California Community College mission changed, so has CCCAOE’s mission to become what is now recognized as the premier source of leadership and advocacy for career and workforce preparation.  The core purpose of the organization is to strengthen communities and improve lives by preparing current and future generations for the workforce. 



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. 

Details on the NCWIT Panel, "Teaching Teachers to Teach Diverse Students in Computer Science: Content and Resources for In-person and Online Delivery" will be available as the we near the conference. 

GHC 2016

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

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.

Watch here for more details on where you can meet up with NCWIT during GHC.