Agenda

Following is a high-level agenda of 2017 NCWIT Summit events.

Please note that badges are required at all Summit events.

Learn from Experts
Convene
Take Action
Celebrate
Livestream

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Pre-Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
7:00AM - 8:00AM

Breakfast I

(By Invite Only) Breakfast is available for attendees with meetings beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22.

Arizona 1-6
Convene
8:00AM - 1:15PM

Extension Services (ES) Consultants Meeting

(Invitation Only) This will be a time for ES staff and consultants to meet.

Arizona 8 & 9
Convene
8:00AM - 1:00PM

EngageIT Meeting

(By Invite Only: a project team meeting for EngageIT) Members of the EngageIT Advisory Board, the faculty cohort, and project staff will meet to discuss Cohort 2 members' draft recruiting and retention plans and preliminary research findings from the project. The meeting also serves as the culminating session of the Professional Development course for the Cohort 2 faculty.

A working lunch will be provided.

Arizona 10 & 11
Convene
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Pacesetters Community Meeting

(By Invite Only) Come ready to share progress towards your organizational goals and to review program milestones. Share and exchange challenges and promising approaches with peers. Get research-based advice from NCWIT social scientists on how to reach goals at an accelerated pace. Also, hear the latest on the National Impact Project, and find out what teams are learning about measuring inclusive culture and developing a “bias-busting” toolkit.

A working lunch will be provided.

Tucson A-D
Convene
9:00AM - 1:00PM

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.

A working lunch will be provided.

San Xavier
Convene
9:30AM - 1:15PM

Extension Services Clients, Consultants, and Staff Meeting

(Invitation Only) This Extension Services (ES) meeting is designed for all ES clients currently working with a consultant. Participants will engage in a dialogue regarding the ES philosophy, as well as effective recruitment and retention strategies. Participants will also hear from the 2017 NEXT Award recipients. And, clients and consultants will have the opportunity for one-on-one conversations.

A working lunch will be provided.

Arizona 8 & 9
10:00AM - 10:30AM

Break

Arizona Foyer
Convene
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Student Summit Orientation

(By Invite Only) Students who are Change Leader Scholars, Aspirations Ambassadors, and Collegiate Award recipients will gather for a Summit overview and orientation. Participants will discuss their personal, academic and professional expectations, and goals for the Summit.

San Luis 2

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
1:30PM - 6:00PM

K-12 Alliance Meeting

(By Invite Only) View the detailed agenda at www.ncwit.org/17K12Meeting.

Tucson A-D
Convene
1:30PM - 6:00PM

Academic Alliance Meeting

(By Invite Only) View the detailed agenda at www.ncwit.org/17AAMeeting.

Arizona 7
Convene
1:30PM - 6:00PM

Workforce & Entrepreneurial Alliance Meeting

(By Invite Only) View the detailed agenda at www.ncwit.org/17WAEAMeeting.

Arizona 6
3:00PM - 3:45PM

Break

Arizona Foyer
Celebrate
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Community Reception, Featuring Local Flavors

Be among members of the NCWIT community and invited guests as we enjoy the legendary, unique sounds of the Frederico Brothers!

Salud Terrace

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Summit Events

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

Breakfast II

Join attendees bright and early for breakfast before the first plenary.
Arizona 1-6 & Ania Terrace
Learn from Experts
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Plenary I: The Joanne Cohoon Memorial Plenary

Summit Welcome

NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders officially welcomes attendees to the 2017 NCWIT Summit.
 

Collegiate Award

Get inspired as we celebrate the recipients of the 2017 NCWIT Collegiate Award for their technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential impact.
 
Presented by Vicki Mealer-Burke, Chief Diversity Officer, Qualcomm and Janice Zdankus, Vice President, Quality, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
 

Plenary I - The New Women's Movement

Presented by Bobby Schnabel, Executive Director and CEO, Association for Computing Machinery
 
Frances Fox Piven, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY)
The women's movement of the past several decades has remarkable achievements to its credit, including bringing more women into managerial and professional roles, in computing and other STEM fields. However, as recent political events make clear, the movement was fatally weakened by its failure to firmly grapple with the class and racial issues that increasingly divide women, just as they divide the nation as a whole. Are we at a point of political crisis and rupture that will make a deeper and more inclusive women's movement possible? And, what can we do to foster the growth of such a truly emancipatory women's movement?
 
Related Resource(s):
Tucson E-J
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Break and Move

Make your way to a 90-minute breakout session.

Arizona & Tucson Foyers
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Breakouts

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.
Take Action
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Interactive Workshop - Building Your Diversity Toolkit

Employees will practice the skills to successfully have conversations about race steeped in inquiry and respect. Participants are offered a framework for structuring feedback, leadership, internal sponsorship/advocacy, and apology conversations.
 
Related Resource(s):
San Luis
Take Action
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Conversation - Collaborating to Grow the Pathway of Native Americans in STEM

Experts from Intel and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will discuss the state of the technology industry as it relates to Native American communities and examine the recommendations from the 2016 Native American Roundtable. Gain tips and strategies to forge your own cross-alliance, regional partnership. (Read “Collaborating to Grow the Pathway of Native Americans in STEM,” a white paper co-authored by Intel and NCWIT, capturing outcomes from the Roundtable.)
 
Related Resource(s):
San Pedro
Take Action
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Interactive Workshop - Intersectional Analysis of Gender in STEM Education

Review the current research on gender differences/similarities in STEM-related attitudes, affect, and achievement. As we explore research conclusions, assumptions about gender and claims about essential gender differences will be critiqued. We will also examine the intersectionality of gender, race/ethnicity, and class, with attention to approaches that can foster the success of students from underrepresented groups in STEM education and careers. Additionally, we will learn strategies for interpreting claims about essential gender differences.
 
Related Resource(s):
Arizona 7
Take Action
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Interactive Workshop - How Instructors Can Improve Inclusiveness in Classrooms and Programs

Learn practical strategies in a hands-on workshop for what you can do, as an instructor, to make your classroom or program more inclusive to a diverse range of students.
 
Related Resource(s):
Tucson A & B
Take Action
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Conversation - Wrestling With Retention in the Face of Increasing CS Enrollments

The focus on computer science (CS) education at all levels is driving a greater number of students to enroll in postsecondary computer science programs, but getting students in the door is no guarantee that we are going to keep them. In this session, we will explore the complex issue of capacity and retention, especially retention of women and underrepresented minority (URM) students. We will look at the changing demographics of CS programs and what the data currently tell us about women and URM students within CS courses and CS majors. We will examine what retention means in the face of students’ diverse goals and how retention is or isn’t being considered by our institutions. Additionally, we will look at interventions that are being developed and shared in order to help universities cope with increasing enrollments while still ensuring a positive learning experience, especially for students who are more at risk of leaving the discipline.
 
Related Resource(s):
Arizona 8 & 9
Learn from Experts
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Mini-plenary - Mastering Civility: For the Workplace and Beyond

As employees exchange seemingly inconsequential, inconsiderate words and deeds, productivity and collaboration plummets, and norms are shredded. If employees are behaving badly toward one another, it means that individuals and teams are losing time, effort, energy, focus, creativity, loyalty, and commitment. The effects of incivility flow to clients and external stakeholders, damaging relationships and influence. In academic environments, students’ focus, learning, and performance are negatively affected. Hear about the varied ways that incivility wrecks performance and robs the bottom line. And, learn about what civility buys you, some fundamentals of civility, and recommendations for what leaders should do to enhance their effectiveness and craft a more civil, thriving work environment. Leave with your antidote to incivility to improve your well-being.

San Ignacio
Take Action
11:30AM - 1:00PM

90 Minute Interactive Workshop - Unconscious Bias

This highly interactive session will provide an introduction to unconscious bias with a focus on how it plays out in the technical workplace. For the majority of the session, participants will have a chance to discuss “real-life” scenarios and identify ways they might begin to interrupt biases in everyday interactions and in business processes.
 
Related Resource(s):
Arizona 10 & 11
Convene
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Lunch

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

Arizona 1-6 & Ania Terrace
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Breakouts

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.
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Interactive Workshop - Exploring NCWIT Evaluation Tools

NCWIT researchers will lead you through NCWIT Evaluation Tools, where you will discover evaluation resources for a variety of audiences and uses.
 
Related Resource(s):
Arizona 8 & 9
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Conversation - Workforce/Entrepreneurial Alliance Members Discuss and Discover How Companies Work Locally/Regionally to Make a Collective Impact

Hear about local/regional collaborations by Workforce and Entrepreneurial Alliance member organizations that are working across multiple stakeholder groups to drive change. Learn how your company can take action now by plugging into ongoing national NCWIT programs and campaigns.

Tucson C & D
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Conversation - Let's Talk R&R: Expert Advice on Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention

Do you have questions about how to increase the representation of women in your undergraduate computing program? Come to this session for personalized advice from our experienced NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs consultants.

Arizona 10 & 11
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Conversation - NCWIT Resources Review: Ensuring Relevance for Black Communities

This session is a follow-up to the 2016 Black Girls and Women Roundtable, but roundtable attendance is not a prerequisite. Come to this structured feedback session to review several NCWIT resources for relevance to Black communities. Providing feedback will also serve as an opportunity for input into NCWIT’s future resource development and research agenda.
 
Related Resource(s):
San Pedro
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Mini-plenary - What Algorithms Want: In the Age of Computing

We depend on — we believe in — algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It is as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want. Humans have always believed that certain invocations — the marriage vow, the shaman’s curse — do not merely describe the world but make it. Computation casts a cultural shadow that is shaped by this long tradition of magical thinking. Finn argues that the algorithm deploys concepts from the idealized space of computation in a messy reality, with unpredictable and sometimes fascinating results. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” to Diderot’s “Encyclopédie,” from Adam Smith to the “Star Trek” computer, Finn explores the gap between theoretical ideas and pragmatic instructions.
 
Related Resource(s):
San Ignacio
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Conversation - EngageCSEdu Discussion Circles

Join other educators to collaboratively explore pedagogy and curriculum to retain more women in computing. Learn about new initiatives from EngageCSEdu and how you can get involved. College faculty, high school teachers, and others working with high school and college students are encouraged to attend.
 
Related Resource(s):
San Xavier
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Interactive Workshop - Male Advocacy

Learn more about what it means to be a “male” or “majority-group” ally, why allies are so important, and practical actions that allies can take to accelerate change. Participants will also learn about what NCWIT members are doing in this arena and will have a chance to explore the NCWIT “Male Allies and Advocates: Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces” Toolkit.
 
Related Resource(s):
Tucson A & B
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Conversation - Academic and K-12 Alliance Members Strategy Session

This session provides an opportunity for members to connect and discuss strategies used to address women’s underrepresentation in computing. Hear from your peers about what worked, what didn’t, and network with other members facing similar problems.

San Luis
Take Action
2:00PM - 3:00PM

60 Minute Interactive Workshop - CSforAll: The Nation's Next Steps to Tackle Underrepresentation in Tech

What are the major roadblocks in the mission to tackle underrepresentation in tech? What are the gaps, and what should we do to fill them? The CSforAll Consortium interviewed content providers, education associations, researchers, and funders across the nation to better understand their needs and ideas for moving forward.
 
Related Resource(s):
Arizona 7
3:00PM - 3:30PM

Break

Arizona & Tucson Foyers
Learn from Experts
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Plenary II

Academic Alliance Seed Fund Awards

Learn about the recruitment and retention projects of the February 2017 Seed Fund recipients.
 
Presented by Paige Williams, Director, AI and Research Global, Microsoft
 

Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards

Let's applaud the 2017 winners of the NEXT Awards — academic departments that show significant, positive outcomes in women's enrollment and graduation rates.
 
Presented by Mo Fong, Director, CS Education, Google
 

Plenary II - Meritocracy in the Workplace

Presented by Terry Morreale, CTO, Associate Director, NCWIT
 
Emilio J. Castilla, NTU Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Castilla's research focuses on the organizational aspects of work and employment, investigating how social and organizational processes (for example, social networks, performance-reward systems, and managerial roles) influence key employment outcomes for individuals and organizations over time. He formulates and answers research questions in a variety of empirical settings, making use of field and experimental research methodologies. Given the widely popular goals of promoting meritocracy and creating opportunity inside organizations and institutions, for a number of years, Castilla focused on the role that merit and merit-based work practices play in shaping employees’ careers in today’s workplace. In this presentation, he will summarize some of his most recent projects on achieving meritocracy in the workplace. In so doing, Castilla will stress the practical insights of his research into the areas of employment, organizations, and inequality.
 
 
Related Resource(s):
Tucson E-J
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Break (Informal Networking and Downtime)

Celebrate
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Wine and Cheese Reception, Featuring a Book Fair

Please join us for a reception with members of the NCWIT community and invited guests. And, browse through a selection of noteworthy books authored by 2017
Summit speakers and change leaders in the NCWIT community.

Ania Terrace and Lawn

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Summit Events

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

Breakfast III

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

Arizona 1-6 & Ania Terrace
Learn from Experts
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Plenary III

Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award

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

Presented by Jeff Forbes, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and an Associate Dean, Trinity College at Duke University

 

TECHNOLOchicas Update

Hear the latest on Televisa Foundation’s work supporting Latinos through cultural and educational programs, including TECHNOLOchicas, a co-production with NCWIT.
 

Presented by Alejandro Villanueva, Executive Director, Televisa Foundation

 

Plenary III - Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Presented by Jeff Forbes, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and an Associate Dean, Trinity College at Duke University

 
Margot Lee Shetterly, Author, “Hidden Figures"
In this keynote, Margot Lee Shetterly talks about race, gender, science, the history of technology, and much more. She shows us the surprising ways that women and people of color have contributed to American innovation while pursuing the American Dream. In sweeping, dramatic detail, she sheds light on a forgotten but key chapter in our history, and instills in us a sense of wonder, and possibility.
 

Reel WiT Award

We will celebrate the 2017 winner of the Reel Women in Technology (WiT) Award, Allison Schroeder, screenwriter of “Hidden Figures.” This award recognizes the best portrayal of leading women in technology from a program (e.g., documentary, tv show, film, YouTube, etc.) who serve as role models for girls and women with computing aspirations while disrupting the stereotypes of women in technology.
 

Presented by Daraiha Greene, Multicultural Strategy Lead, CS Education in Media, Google

Tucson E-J
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Grab and Go Lunch

Boxed lunches will be available for attendees at 11:00 a.m.

Arizona & Tucson Foyers
2:00PM - 2:30PM

Break

Arizona Foyer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Post-Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
11:15AM - 11:45AM

Student Summit Debrief

(By Invite Only) Students will gather to share their Summit experiences.

Arizona 5
Convene
12:00PM - 4:00PM

Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB) Meeting

(By Invite Only) Members of the 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 2016 and plan future research efforts.

Arizona 8-10
Convene
12:00PM - 4:30PM

Aspirations in Computing Affiliate and Partner Meeting

​(By Invite Only) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) 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 AiC program.

San Luis