Agenda

Following is a high-level agenda of 2016 NCWIT Summit events.

Please note that badges are required at all Summit events.

Learn from Experts
Convene
Take Action
Celebrate
Livestream

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Pre-Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
8:00AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast

(By Invite Only) Breakfast is available for attendees with meetings beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16.

Valencia Bllrm
Take Action
8:30AM - 2:30PM

EngageIT Meeting

(By Invite Only: a project team meeting for EngageIT, the NSF IUSE community college professional development and research project) Members of the Community College Advisory Board, the Faculty Cohort, and EngageIT staff will meet to receive training and discuss the research project. This meeting will also serve as the culminating Professional Development course for the Cohort 1 Faculty.

Marquis Bllrm 8
Take Action
8:30AM - 10:45AM

Extension Services Consultants Meeting

(By Invite Only) This will be a time to meet with the ES staff, discuss project accomplishments, and share experiences with peer consultants.

Marquis Bllrm 6 & 7
Take Action
9:00AM - 2:30PM

Aspirations in Computing Coordinators Meeting

(By Invite Only) Aspirations Affiliate Coordinators and Team Members meet to discuss milestones, design strategy for expansion and outreach, plan future goals, and set outcomes for all components of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program.

Grand Bllrm D
Take Action
9:00AM - 2:30PM

Pacesetters Meeting

(By Invite Only) In this working session, the 2016 NCWIT Pacesetters will get to know their peers, share and exchange approaches, learn about previous Pacesetters' strategies, and hear from NCWIT Social Scientists on the latest research for reaching goals. Additionally, Pacesetters will have a chance to break into smaller groups and collaborate with organizations that have similar goals. Then, the group will come together to select a national project to work on over the next two years that makes an impact on women’s meaningful participation in computing.

Grand Bllrm E
Take Action
10:00AM - 2:00PM

NCWIT Board of Directors Meeting

(By Invite Only) Members of the NCWIT Board of Directors meet to provide corporate governance, strategic advice, and development assistance.

Cataluna
Take Action
11:00AM - 2:30PM

Extension Services Clients Meeting

(By Invite Only) The Extension Services Client Meeting is mandatory for all Extension Services Clients currently working with a consultant. This will be a time to meet your peer ES teams, celebrate accomplishments, discuss outcomes, and share strategies. Lunch will be provided during the meeting.

Marquis Bllrm 6 & 7
Convene
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch

(By Invite Only) Lunch is available for attendees with meetings beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16.

Valencia Bllrm

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summit Events

Time Event Location
Take Action
2:45PM - 3:45PM

Alliance Meetings I

NCWIT's alliances meet face-to-face only once a year, so this meeting will be jam-packed and action-oriented. Alliance meetings are open only to members of that alliance and invited guests.

  • Click here to view the Academic Alliance Meeting agenda. Location: Grand Bllrm C
  • Click here to view the Affinity Group Alliance Meeting agenda. Location: Marquis Bllrm 8
  • Click here to view the K-12 Alliance Meeting agenda. Location: Marquis Bllrm 6 & 7
  • Click here to view the Workforce and Entrepreneurial Alliances Meeting agenda. Location: Grand Bllrm D & E
Various Locations
Learn from Experts
4:00PM - 6:00PM

Plenary I

Summit Welcome

NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders officially welcomes attendees to the 2016 NCWIT Summit.

Collegiate Award

Get inspired as we celebrate the recipients of the 2016 NCWIT Collegiate Award for their technical projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential societal impact.

Presented by Patricia Russo, Chairman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Susan M. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc.; and Janice Zdankus, Vice President, Quality, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pioneer Award

Please join us as we honor the 2016 NCWIT Pioneer Award Winner Cynthia Solomon.

Presented by Susan M. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc.

Plenary I - Understanding Fairness in Machine Learning

Moritz Hardt, Senior Research Scientist, Google Research

Moritz will illustrate through examples why machine learning is not, by default, fair or just in any meaningful way. We will then learn why it is difficult to scrutinize and regulate the algorithms that increasingly govern our lives in domains such as education, employment, advertising, health care, and policing. Notwithstanding these obstacles, Moritz will discuss progress on formally pinning down fairness in machine learning.

Marquis Bllrm 1-5
Celebrate
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Reception I

Please join us for a reception with members of the NCWIT community and invited guests, sponsored by USAA, as well as Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor.

Pool

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
8:00AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast II

Join attendees bright and early for breakfast before the second plenary.

Valencia Bllrm
Learn from Experts
9:00AM - 10:45AM

Plenary II

Emceed by Avis Yates Rivers, President and CEO, Technology Concepts Group International, LLC

EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Awards

Help us recognize outstanding faculty who contribute the best of the best to the EngageCSEdu collection.

Presented by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google

Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards

Let's applaud the 2016 winners -- academic departments that show significant, positive outcomes in women's enrollment and graduation rates.

Presented by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google

Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award

Given in memory of Mary Jean Harrold and David Notkin, we are proud to honor Dr. Carla Brodley as an exemplary faculty member in graduate mentoring.

Presented by Avis Yates Rivers, President and CEO, Technology Concepts Group International, LLC

Plenary II - Intersectionality & Diversity in Computing: Key Dilemmas and What to Do About Them

Melissa Harris-Perry, Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University

How can we best incorporate intersectionality into diversity efforts? This session will offer tips for creating intersectional approaches to diversifying computing that attend to multiple identities (e.g., race, gender, ability). Melissa will discuss some of the pros and cons of different kinds of approaches, how to avoid potential pitfalls, and strategies for effectively reaching a diverse range of women and girls.

Marquis Bllrm 1-5
Learn from Experts
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Round I Workshops, Empower Hours, and Mini-Plenaries

We are offering a multitude of sessions for deeper discussion and collaboration so that you feel inspired and prepared to make change after the Summit is over. Get ready to get your hands dirty.

(NOTE: Several sessions will repeat at 1:00PM, and each Mini-Plenary will only run once. Each option will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Workshops: Interact alongside experienced and fellow change leaders as you cultivate practical strategies and build checklists for overcoming common barriers for increasing girls' and women’s participation in computing.

  • Designing Inclusive Makerspaces by Sylvia Martinez, President, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press
    Location: Grand Bllrm D
    Makerspaces are popping up everywhere. If they are to live up to their potential of providing access to tools, education, and collaboration in tech for all communities, then we need them to be inclusive. Learn how to design inclusive Makerspaces in this interactive workshop with the author of the "bible" of makerspaces.
  • Including Students with Disabilities in the Computing Education Pipeline by Richard Ladner, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
    Location: Aragon
    Approximately 14% of K-12 students are identified as having a disability with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or Section 504 Plans. With national initiatives such as CS 10K and Computer Science for All, inclusion of underrepresented groups in computing courses has become paramount at the K-12 level. Approximately 10% of college students have a disability, and only about 4% of PhDs have disabilities. Improving the representation of students with disabilities in computing higher education and in the computing workforce will help to improve innovation because of their skills and perspectives. In this workshop, we will explore the barriers to inclusion of these students and how these barriers can be overcome. Indeed, technology itself can help break down the barriers.
  • Getting Beyond They’re Just Not Out There: Planful Design for a Diverse Faculty by Sherri Sanders, Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, University of Texas at Austin; and Lecia Barker, Senior Research Scientist, NCWIT
    Location: Madrid
    This workshop will provide tools and advice for creating and maintaining a diverse faculty. Leave with a solid checklist for how to gain commitment and support of your colleagues and administrators, establish and implement a faculty diversity plan, and successfully recruit with retention in mind.
  • Shattering the Glass Slipper of ICT Professions: Practical Strategies by Karen Ashcraft, Professor of Organizational Communication, University of Colorado Boulder
    Location: Grand Bllrm E
    This workshop expands on a keynote address delivered at the 2015 Summit. Then, Dr. Ashcraft introduced the “glass slipper” to capture how durable associations between professions and people (e.g., computing and certain kinds of men) are formed and preserved over time. The glass slipper reminds us that diversifying an occupation is far more complicated than advice like “lean in” suggests. But if glass slippers are made, they can also be broken and reconstructed through creative practices. This workshop is designed for change agents in diverse settings who wish to cultivate practical strategies toward this end.
  • Affordable Participatory Improv Workshops for Responding to Explicit and Implicit Sexism in Technology by Dr. Celine Latulipe, Associate Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Sarah Provencal, Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Box Office Manager, Winthrop University
    Location: Andalucia
    We present a fun and non-threatening way to brainstorm positive responses to the challenges women face in a male-dominated tech field. This interactive improvisational workshop can be run with students, faculty, or IT professionals. All that is required is one facilitator with experience using Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed methodology and a co-facilitator from the local department/college/organization. Dr. Celine and Professor Sarah will run this workshop to show you how it is done. This will be followed by a 20-minute discussion about how you can find a local theater facilitator and how different participants can benefit from these workshops.
  • Wise Interventions: Increasing Belonging and Fostering Growth by Greg Walton, Associate Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
    Location: Marquis Bllrm 7
    Take a deeper dive into growth mindset and belonging. Additionally, learn how to implement practical interventions to increase belonging, and to foster a growth mindset in academic and industry contexts.
  • OpEd Project: Who Narrates the World by Zeba Khan, Writer and Commentator
    Location: Grand Bllrm B
    (NOTE: This will be a two-hour workshop that runs once, beginning at 11 a.m.)
    This interactive workshop addresses the core questions of thought leadership: what we know, why it matters, and how and when we can use it for maximum impact. We will also lead a large-group experiment in credibility. Participants will walk away with bold ideas, a deeper sense of what they (as well as their colleagues) know and stand for, and actionable steps.
  • The Way Forward: Alternative Pathways to Careers in IT by Cheryl Calhoun, Dean of Educational Centers and Director, Blount Center, Santa Fe College; Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO, iRelaunch; and Elizabeth Eger, Graduate Research Associate, Consultant
    Location: Marquis Bllrm 6
    This session will focus on the latest trends and strategies in return to work pathways, as well as how these pathways and programs can help address underrepresentation and intersecting biases around gender, age, class, and race. Bring your questions, and be prepared for group discussion on how you or your organization might use these findings and strategies to create more alternative pathways into computing careers.

Empower Hours: Hear about evidence-based strategies, challenges, and key developments directly from NCWIT research scientists, consultants, and invited guests.

  • How Do You Know If You’ve Made an Impact? Learn to Evaluate Your Change Efforts by Wendy DuBow, Director of Evaluation and Senior Research Scientist, NCWIT; and Lyn Swackhamer, Research Associate and Evaluator; NCWIT
    Location: Marquis Bllrm 8
    NCWIT’s two internal evaluators will highlight the importance of evaluating your change efforts, then share how you can go about evaluating a single intervention or small project. Learn what resources NCWIT already has, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! (This session is appropriate for all Alliance members.)
  • NCWIT Research: a Social Science Primer by Brad McLain, Research Scientist, NCWIT
    Location: Cataluna
    We'll discuss many of the social science concepts integral to NCWIT's work, such as unconscious bias, microinequities, stereotype threat, personality penalties, growth mindset, bias interrupters, and intersectionality. We'll also highlight examples of how these concepts shape NCWIT's work, including -- Thinking like a scientist: A social science perspective on the challenges of inclusion in tech; Research into Practice: How NCWIT research translates into NCWIT resources; and NCWIT Research projects: Past, Present, and Future.
  • Broadening Participation through Engaging Pedagogy: The EngageCSEdu Engagement Practices Framework by Alvaro Monge, Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, California State University - Long Beach; Beth Quinn, Research Scientist, NCWIT; and Stephanie Weber, STEM Curriculum Consultant, NCWIT
    Location: Leon
    As a faculty member at a college or university, what can you do, as an instructor, to help retain women in your programs? Explore the EngageCSEdu Engagement Practices Framework with the EngageCSEdu Team.
  • NCWIT Town Hall Meeting (for Academic Alliance Members) by Tim Faiella, Social Science Program Manager, NCWIT; and Leisa Thompson, Extension Services Director of Research and Consulting, NCWIT
    Location: Sevilla
    Want to share stories about your own interventions and hear from others with similar goals? This session is an open forum without a formal agenda. Spend an hour with your peers, and have an open discussion about your best successes and near misses as a change leader.
  • Flash Tank Flashback: an NCWIT Response to the 2015 Winning Presentation by Jane Krauss, Curriculum Consultant, NCWIT;  and Dr. Chris Wood, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Associate Professor, Educational & Clinical Studies Department
    Location: Murcia
    What are career assessments telling women they should “be" when they grow up? Learn what’s happened since Linda Ott presented her winning Flash Tank talk, "Career Planning Tools: A Roadblock to Computing Careers?" at last year’s Summit. Speakers will discuss the nature of career assessments and avenues of inquiry NCWIT explored. Join the conversation about what we as a community can do to increase exposure to computing education and career pathways. View the 2015 FlashTalk here (at minute 4:21).

Mini-Plenaries: 

  • Beyond the Binary: Expanding Our Ideas of Diversity in Tech by Kortney Ziegler, Founder, Trans*H4CK
    Location: Grand Bllrm C
    The notion of diversity as being integral to startup success has begun to take strong shape in the tech industry, forcing many companies and organizations to tackle practices of inclusion. While race and gender equity have guided such conversations, this talk covers the recent trajectory of “diversity in tech” conversations and the ways in which transgender technologists have included themselves in the discourse.
  • Social Connections, Cultural Identity, and Inclusion by Mizuko Ito, Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, University of California, Irvine
    Location: Grand Bllrm A
    Why do we see declining diversity in the tech sector despite its progressivism and despite continuing efforts to expand access to STEM and CS education? Dr. Ito will delve into the forces underlying this seeming paradox. In order to learn and be successful in technical and creative fields, young people need access to informal social networks as well as the formal educational and career pipeline. Evidence shows that without attention to these social and cultural dimensions, well-meaning efforts at educational innovation and reform can exacerbate equity gaps.
Various Locations
Convene
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch

Refuel, and get ready for more engaging conversation with fellow attendees.

Valencia Bllrm
Learn from Experts
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Round II Workshops, Empower Hours, and Mini-Plenaries

We are offering a multitude of sessions for deeper discussion and collaboration so that you feel inspired and prepared to make change after the Summit is over. Get ready to get your hands dirty.

(NOTE: Several sessions are repeated from 11:00 a.m., and each Mini-Plenary will only run once. Each option will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Workshops: Interact alongside experienced and fellow change leaders as you cultivate practical strategies and build checklists for overcoming common barriers for increasing girls' and women’s participation in computing.

  • Designing Inclusive Maker Spaces by Sylvia Martinez, President, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press
    Location: Grand Bllrm D
    Maker Spaces are popping up everywhere. If they are to live up to their potential of providing access to tools, education, and collaboration in tech for all communities, then we need them to be inclusive. Learn how to design inclusive Maker Spaces in this interactive workshop with the author of the "bible" of maker spaces.
  • Including Students with Disabilities in the Computing Education Pipeline by Richard Ladner, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
    Location: Aragon
    Approximately 14% of of K-12 students are identified as having a disability with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or Section 504 Plans. With national initiatives such as CS 10K and Computer Science for All, inclusion of underrepresented groups in computing courses has become paramount at the K-12 level. Approximately 10% of college students have a disability, and only about 4% of PhDs have disabilities. Improving the representation of students with disabilities in computing higher education and in the computing workforce will help to improve innovation because of their skills and perspectives. In this workshop, we will explore the barriers to inclusion of these students and how these barriers can be overcome. Indeed, technology itself can help break down the barriers.
  • Getting Beyond They’re Just Not Out TherePlanful Design for a Diverse Faculty by Sherri Sanders, Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, University of Texas at Austin; and Lecia Barker, Senior Research Scientist, NCWIT
    Location: Madrid
    This workshop will provide tools and advice for creating and maintaining a diverse faculty. Leave with a solid checklist for how to gain commitment and support of your colleagues and administrators, establish and implement a faculty diversity plan, and successfully recruit with retention in mind.
  • Shattering the Glass Slipper of ICT Professions: Practical Strategies by Karen Ashcraft, Professor of Organizational Communication, University of Colorado Boulder
    Location: Grand Bllrm E
    This workshop expands on a keynote address delivered at the 2015 Summit. Then, Dr. Ashcraft introduced the “glass slipper” to capture how durable associations between professions and people (e.g., computing and certain kinds of men) are formed and preserved over time. The glass slipper reminds us that diversifying an occupation is far more complicated than advice like “lean in” suggests. But if glass slippers are made, they can also be broken and reconstructed through creative practices. This workshop is designed for change agents in diverse settings who wish to cultivate practical strategies toward this end.
  • Affordable Participatory Improv Workshops for Responding to Explicit and Implicit Sexism in Technology by Dr. Celine Latulipe, Associate Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Sarah Provencal, Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Box Office Manager, Winthrop University
    Location: Andalucia
    We present a fun and non-threatening way to brainstorm positive responses to the challenges women face in a male-dominated tech field. This interactive improvisational workshop can be run with students, faculty, or IT professionals. All that is required is one facilitator with experience using Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed methodology and a co-facilitator from the local department/college/organization. Dr. Celine and Professor Sarah will run this workshop to show you how it is done. This will be followed by a 20-minute discussion about how you can find a local theater facilitator and how different participants can benefit from these workshops
  • Wise Interventions: Increasing Belonging and Fostering Growth by Greg Walton, Associate Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
    Location: Marquis Bllrm 7
    Take a deeper dive into growth mindset and belonging. Additionally, learn how to implement practical interventions to increase belonging, and to foster a growth mindset in academic and industry contexts.
  • OpEd Project: Who Narrates the World by Zeba Khan, Writer and Commentator
    Location: Grand Bllrm B
    (NOTE: This will be a two-hour workshop that runs once, beginning at 11 a.m.)
    This interactive workshop addresses the core questions of thought leadership: what we know, why it matters, and how and when we can use it for maximum impact. We will also lead a large-group experiment in credibility. Participants will walk away with bold ideas, a deeper sense of what they (as well as their colleagues) know and stand for, and actionable steps.
  • The Way Forward: Alternative Pathways to Careers in IT by Cheryl Calhoun, Dean of Educational Centers and Director, Blount Center, Santa Fe College; Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO, iRelaunch; and Elizabeth Eger, Graduate Research Associate, Consultant
    Location: Marquis Bllrm 6
    This session will focus on the latest trends and strategies in return to work pathways, as well as how these pathways and programs can help address underrepresentation and intersecting biases around gender, age, class, and race. Bring your questions, and be prepared for group discussion on how you or your organization might use these findings and strategies to create more alternative pathways into computing careers.

Empower Hours: Hear about evidence-based strategies, challenges, and key developments directly from NCWIT research scientists, consultants, and invited guests.

  • How Do You Know If You’ve Made an Impact? Learn to Evaluate Your Change Efforts by Wendy DuBow, Director of Evaluation and Senior Research Scientist, NCWIT; and Lyn Swackhamer, Research Associate and Evaluator; NCWIT
    Location: Marquis Bllrm 8
    NCWIT’s two internal evaluators will highlight the importance of evaluating your change efforts, then share how you can go about evaluating a single intervention or small project. Learn what resources NCWIT already has, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! (This session is appropriate for all Alliance members.)
  • NCWIT Research: a Social Science Primer by Brad McLain, Research Scientist, NCWIT
    Location: Cataluna
    We'll discuss many of the social science concepts integral to NCWIT's work, such as unconscious bias, microinequities, stereotype threat, personality penalties, growth mindset, bias interrupters, and intersectionality. We'll also highlight examples of how these concepts shape NCWIT's work, including -- Thinking like a scientist: A social science perspective on the challenges of inclusion in tech; Research into Practice: How NCWIT research translates into NCWIT resources; and NCWIT Research projects: Past, Present, and Future.
  • Data Transparency a Year Later: Looking Back and Moving Forward by Catherine Ashcraft, Senior Research Scientist, NCWIT; and Cathy Hawley, Sr. Director of People Development, Return Path, Inc.
    Location: Grand Bllrm A
    We will look back over successes, challenges, and key developments in the past year as tech companies continue to refine the public release of their workforce data. The session will explore lessons learned and factors to consider when increasing data transparency, either publicly or internally. We will also look at ways to move forward in improving the kinds of data collected to ensure the meaningful participation of women and other underrepresented groups.
  • NCWIT Town Hall Meeting (for Workforce Alliance Members) by Tim Faiella, Social Science Program Manager, NCWIT; and Leisa Thompson, Extension Services Director of Research and Consulting, NCWIT
    Location: Sevilla
    Want to share stories about your own interventions and hear from others with similar goals? This session is an open forum without a formal agenda. Spend an hour with your peers, and have an open discussion about your best successes and near misses as a change leader.
  • Flash Tank Flashback: an NCWIT Response to the 2015 Winning Presentation by Jane Krauss, Curriculum Consultant, NCWIT;  and Dr. Chris Wood, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Associate Professor, Educational & Clinical Studies Department
    Location: Murcia
    What are career assessments telling women they should “be" when they grow up? Learn what’s happened since Linda Ott presented her winning Flash Tank talk, "Career Planning Tools: A Roadblock to Computing Careers?" at last year’s Summit. Speakers will discuss the nature of career assessments and avenues of inquiry NCWIT explored. Join the conversation about what we as a community can do to increase exposure to computing education and career pathways. View the 2015 FlashTalk here (at minute 4:21).

Mini-Plenary:

  • Net-neutrality, Broadband Access and Unlicensed Spectrums: Connecting the Unserved and Underserved by Matthew Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA)
    Location: Grand Bllrm C
    Rantanen is at the forefront of rural access, working on all aspects of this issue -- policy, construction, and training. He will discuss the need for better network access on reservations generally, and how several reservations in Southern California were able to build their own wireless networks using unlicensed spectrum and the power of the sun. This success has inspired others, including in Idaho, to take similar approaches to ensure modern connectivity. Rantanen will also discuss the importance of unlicensed spectrum to ensure that underserved communities can build the networks they need without having to ask for permission.
Various Locations
Learn from Experts
2:15PM - 3:45PM

Plenary III

Emceed by NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders

Academic Alliance Seed Fund

Come hear all about the recruitment and retention projects of the February 2016 Seed Fund recipients.

Presented by Daron Green, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Outreach

Undergraduate Research Mentoring (URM) Award

Help us acknowledge the latest URM Award recipients who use their high-quality research opportunities as a way to more actively engage students.

Presented by Luz M. Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Solutions Delivery, AT&T

Plenary III - Creativity in the 21st Century

Ben Jones, Professor of Strategy and the Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management

Einstein believed that great contributions to science came before age thirty and that the classic image of a scientist or inventor is that of a great mind working alone. The idea that singular, young people drive the advance of science and technology remains pervasive, including in Silicon Valley. But, what is the evidence? Looking systematically at science, patenting, and entrepreneurship, we find that great advances today are not the provenance of the young. In the 21st century, the greatest ideas, innovations, and new firms increasingly come from individuals near age 40 and older. Moreover, technological progress is a team sport, with the greatest breakthroughs increasingly coming from teams of individuals, rather than solo actors. This talk will review this evidence, discuss mechanisms at work, and consider applications to building effective innovative teams today.

Marquis Bllrm 1-5
Convene
3:45PM - 4:15PM

Snack Break I

Stretch your legs and grab some light refreshments.

Foyer
Take Action
4:15PM - 6:00PM

Flash Tank

Judges: Jane Condon, Comedian; Alicia A. Lebrija Hirschfeld, Executive President, Fundación Televisa A.C.1; Matt Wallaert, East Coast Lead and Behavioral Scientist, Microsoft Ventures; and Yunfei Xu, Global Head of Engineering, Portfolio Risk Analytics and Index Products, Bloomberg LP

Moderator: Jeff Forbes, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Associate Dean, Trinity College at Duke University

Presenters: Jill Denner, PhD, Senior Research Scientist ETR; Ruha Devanesan, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Symantec; Daniela Marghitu, Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University; Alberto Roca, PhD, Founder, DiverseScholar; Emmanuel Schanzer, Founder, Bootstrap; and Jill Wetzler, Director of Engineering, Lyft

The Flash Tank is back! Six change leaders from the NCWIT community will have five minutes each to give a FlashTalk on something NCWIT should prioritize in the areas of diversity, education, image, innovation, social movements, and more. This is their opportunity to tell us about that wishlist item -- “I really wish NCWIT had research on this.” or “It’d be awesome if NCWIT ran a campaign focused on this.”

The winning Flash Tank presenter will receive a Microsoft Surface Book, courtesy of Microsoft, presented by Daron Green, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Outreach.

Marquis Bllrm 1-5
Celebrate
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Reception II

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception with members of the NCWIT community and invited guests, sponsored by Link Technologies.

Pool

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
8:00AM - 8:45AM

Breakfast III

Join attendees bright and early for breakfast before Alliance Meetings II.

Valencia Bllrm
Take Action
9:00AM - 10:45AM

Alliance Meetings II

NCWIT's alliances meet face-to-face only once a year, so this meeting will be jam-packed and action-oriented. Alliance meetings are open only to members of that alliance and invited guests.

  • Click here to view the Academic Alliance Meeting agenda. Location: Grand Bllrm A, B, & C
  • Click here to view the Affinity Group Alliance Meeting agenda.
  • Click here to view the K-12 Alliance Meeting agenda. Location: Marquis Bllrm 6 & 7
  • Click here to view the Workforce and Entrepreneurial Alliances Meeting agenda. Location: Grand Bllrm E & D, Castilla, and Cataluna A & B
Various Locations
Convene
10:45AM - 11:15AM

Snack Break II

Stretch your legs and grab some light refreshments.

Foyer
Learn from Experts
11:15AM - 1:00PM

Plenary IV

Emceed by Mo Fong, Director, K-12 Education Outreach, Google

NCWIT Flash Tank

And the 2016 NCWIT Flash Tank winner is...

Reel WiT Award

Presented by Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute

We will celebrate the inaugural winners of the first-ever Reel Women in Technology (Reel WiT) Award, sponsored by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Google, and NCWIT. This award recognizes the best portrayal of a leading woman in technology from a program (e.g. documentary, tv show, film, YouTube, etc.) who serves as a role model for girls and women with computing aspirations while disrupting the stereotypes of female ingenuity in technology fields.

2016 Fiction Winner Rey of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, accepted by Rayne Roberts, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm

2016 Non-fiction Winner CODEGIRL, accepted by Lesley Chilcott, Filmmaker, CODEGIRL

The Power of Storytelling

Dave Filoni, Executive Producer / Supervising Director, Star Wars Rebels

Dave Filoni, 11-year veteran of Lucasfilm and Executive Producer/Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will talk about the inspirational power of storytelling and the importance of depicting intelligent and independent female lead characters.

Summit Closing Remarks

NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders

Marquis Bllrm 1-5
1:00PM - 1:30PM

Grab and Go Lunch

Boxed lunches will be available for attendees at 1:00 p.m.

Marquis Foyer

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Post-Summit Events

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

Leadership Team Meeting

(By Invite Only) The NCWIT Leadership Team will be meeting after the close of the Summit.

Madrid
Take Action
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Peer-Led Computing Outreach Meeting

(By Invite Only) NCWIT and Google will host a meeting to discuss, plan, and convene around peer-led outreach in computing. Dinner will follow.

Cataluna
Take Action
2:00PM - 6:00PM

Social Science Advisory Board Meeting

(By Invite Only) Members of the Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB) provide guidance based on their knowledge of research and theory at the intersection of women and computing. The board will discuss NCWIT’s programs and platforms from 2015 and plan future research efforts.

Castilla
Celebrate
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Social Science Advisory Board Dinner

(By Invite Only) Immediately following the SSAB Meeting, there will be a dinner to continue the discussion less formally. Details TBD.

Offsite