Workshops & Events

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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

GHC 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 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

Follow @NCWIT and #NCWITatGHC on Twitter for updates, live tweets from panels, and more.

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

Where can you find NCWIT?


NCWIT Member Reception

Megan Smith

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.

We're honored for Megan Smith, the United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to join us!



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.


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 Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Luncheon + Info Sessions

Luncheon for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community Members and the 2016 #NCWITatGHC Sponsors // Friday October, 21 // 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. // The Grove Restaurant

NCWIT is hosting a private lunch reception for AiC Community Members who come to GHC from universities across the U.S. to connect with peers, learn about companies, and select an internship/job. AiC Community Members will be joined by 2016 NCWITatGHC Sponsors.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Info Sessions // Wednesday, October 19 - Friday, October 21

Visit any of the following sessions to learn how you and your students can take advantage of many AiC and NCWIT opportunities, including the NCWIT Collegiate Award, the AiC Community, AspireIT, the NCWIT Academic Alliance, and the NCWIT Student Seed Fund (for your Women in Computing groups on campus). You will hear from NCWIT staff and AiC program participants.

Collegiate Award Sponsors Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qualcomm will also be on hand to share about their involvement with NCWIT and the work they are doing to change the culture in their companies for women in computing.

  • Session with Qualcomm // Wednesday, October 19 // 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. // Concessions Seating Area
  • Session with Hewlett Packard Enterprise // Wednesday, October 19 // 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. // Booth 1101
  • Session with Hewlett Packard Enterprise // Thursday, October 20 // 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. // Booth 1101
  • Session with Hewlett Packard Enterprise // Friday, October 21 // 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. // Booth 1101

Evaluation 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day)

Evaluation + Design: Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. By considering both as parts of a whole, we can advance that purpose. Learn More:

Friday, October 28, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Room A601: "Using Collective Impact to Understand the Role of Non-profit Backbone Organizations
Join NCWIT's Wendy DuBow and Liz Litzler for this session. Abstract: Collective impact has become a catchphrase among some funders and non-profit organizations. The collective impact framework can help us design evaluations of social change movements. Because collective impact rests, in part, on the role of a backbone organization, and because evaluators are often charged with evaluating the effectiveness of these backbone organizations, we will drill down into the specific functions of backbone organizations, as described in the literature and observed in the non-profit backbone organization we evaluate.

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, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote: Top Ten Things to Know About Girls, Women and Computing with NCWIT founder Lucy Sanders. 

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).

IT Leadership Conference

Monday, November 7, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day)

This conference will focus on and explore issues and opportunities for women in information technology--from recruiting and developing to retaining future leaders. 

Tuesday, November 8, 11:00 - 12:00 PM: Keynote| "Leading Change: Innovation, Diversity, And Unconscious Bias In Tech"

Dr. Brad McLain from the National Center for Women in IT makes the case linking innovation to diversity, including the primary leadership challenge for promoting inclusivity — understanding and responding to unconscious bias in personal and systemic ways. Dr. McLain will present concrete, research-based steps we can all take right away to increase meaningful participation in tech for all.

EDSIG: Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day)

NCWIT's Beth Quinn will be presenting with Mark Nelson (Exec director of CSTA).

More details to come.

SANS CyberTalent Fair

Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day)

The best jobs and employers in the cybersecurity industry, in one place, with one click.