Agenda

Following is a high level agenda of the Summit.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Pre-summit Events

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

Meeting Attendee Breakfast

Breakfast is available for attendees with meetings on Monday, May 19th.

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Extension Services Consultants Meeting

Members of the Extension Services team will be meeting prior to the opening of the Summit. 

8:00AM - 4:00PM

CCO Community Meeting

Members of the Community College Outreach team will be meeting prior to the opening of the Summit.

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Pacesetters Community Meeting

NCWIT Pacesetters will gather for a meeting prior to the opening of the Summit.

Meeting Agenda

12:00PM - 3:30PM

NCWIT Board of Directors Meeting

The NCWIT Board of Directors will be meeting prior to the Summit opening.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Meeting Attendee Lunch

Lunch will be available for attendees with meetings scheduled on May 19th.

1:00PM - 3:45PM

ESC and Client Meeting

Extension Services Consultants will be meeting with their clients prior to the Summit opening.

1:00PM - 3:45PM

Partnership Brokering Workshop (Space limited, by invitation only)

Rane Johnson-Stempson

As change makers we know multi-stakeholder collaboration is essential if we are going to create a more inclusive world.  But such collaborations can be highly challenging and often falls short of expectations.  Partnership brokers are those who support and strengthen the partnerships by their understanding and skilled management of the collaboration process.  Skilled brokering can make all the difference to the effectiveness of complex networks, non-traditional alliances and partnerships.  In this session, you will have a condensed, fast-paced and interactive hands-on experience to learn the art and science behind brokering.  This will provide you an introduction into partnership brokering and give you the tools and skills to better manage multi-stakeholder partnerships and be the change maker needed in NCWIT and the work we do to grow more women in computing.  To learn more on partnership brokering visit: http://partnershipbrokers.org/

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Summit Events

Time Event Location
3:00PM

Registration Table Opens

4:00PM - 5:15PM

Summit Welcome

Lucy SandersRonnie Caropreso, Shawn A. CovellFarnam Jahanian

Plenary I: "Negotiation for Change Leaders"

Margaret "Maggie" Neale, Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Stanford University

Negotiation is problem solving. The goal is not to get a deal; the goal is to get a good deal.  Four steps to achieving a successful negotiation: Assess, Prepare, Ask, Package. Three questions to prepare  to enter a negotiation: Why are you asking? How are you asking? For whom are you asking?

Tune Into Livestream
5:15PM - 5:30PM

Special Announcements

Tune Into Livestream
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Alliance Meetups

Join other members of your alliance for an informal meet-and-greet reception.
7:30PM - 9:00PM

Alliance Co-Chairs Dinner (By invitation)

Alliance Co-chairs are invited to dinner on the first night of the Summit.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Summit Events

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

Community Breakfast

Join other NCWIT Summit attendees bright and early for breakfast before beginning alliance meetings.

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Alliance Meetings I

This is the first of two alliance meetings during the Summit. NCWIT's alliances meet face-to-face only once a year, so these meetings will be jam-packed and action-oriented. Alliance meetings are open only to members of that alliance and invited guests.

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Community Break

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Community Lunch

Join other Summit attendees for a community lunch

1:00PM - 1:45PM

NCWIT at 10 Years

Lucy Sanders

This year’s event, our 10th anniversary, will be a special celebration — a time to recognize the significant accomplishments of our heroes and evangelists. We look forward to equipping you, as a change leader for women in technology, with ideas and action items for encouraging more girls and women to pursue computing for decades to come. Also, hear special announcements from HP.

Pioneer Award

Telle Whitney

Join us as we honor Eleanor Kolchin, the 2014 Pioneer Award Winner.

Tune Into Livestream
1:45PM - 2:45PM

Plenary II: "Engaging Men to Support Women in Technology, STEM and Life in General "

Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University

Come learn about the obstacles to men’s support for gender equality, especially in technology, as well as the reasons organizations and men should and can support gender diversity.

Tune Into Livestream
2:45PM - 3:00PM

Community Break

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Workshop Flashtalks

This year, the Flashtalks will be in preparation for the workshops and will be hosted by Jeffrey Forbes.

Come hear our workshop speakers pitch their topics.

Tune Into Livestream
4:15PM - 5:15PM

Workshops Session One

(You'll have the opportunity to attend 2 workshops. Workshops will fill on a first come first served basis and will be REPEATED on Wednesday morning, with the exception of workshop #7.)

  1. Mark GuzdialHow to change a state: Making computing education fit into public education - Decisions about public education in the United States are distributed. Individual states, and even individual school districts, decide what their students study and what counts towards high school graduation. The upside is that there are hundreds of experiments in education across the country, trying to figure out what works best. The downside is that there are hundreds of decision-makers who have to be convinced to try out computer science classes in their schools. There are only about 2000 Advanced Placement Computer Science teachers in the United States today, in our 25,000 high schools. If we want females and under-represented minority students to discover computing, we have to change the school policies so that they get access to computer science classes. In this workshop, we'll talk about what's working in states like Georgia, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and California. We'll give you a roadmap, based on the experiences in the Expanding Computing Education Pathways alliance. We'll talk about the models for outreach and advocacy, setting up organizations, assessing your needs, and influencing policy-holders.

  2. Rachael KingWhy You Should Never Raffle Off an iPad... (Unless You're Apple) - Learn from cold, hard case studies as we explore the best (and worst!) practices when creating a social media campaign. We'll explore everything from ideation to how to choose the right platform(s), incentives, timing (launch and length of the campaign), how to choose and achieve your specific goals, marketing the campaign, and much more. Leave with a solid checklist that will guide you through building a valuable social media campaign from start to finish, no matter how big or small your brand is.

  3. Raquell HolmesFrom recognition to action: What do you do to challenge inequities? (Audience focus: Academic) Despite invitations to be part of a vibrant working community, women and minorities often experience implicit social messages that convey: "You don’t belong here." The slights or unconscious assumptions in isolation may appear innocent, but over time are experienced as micro-aggressions or inequities given the diversity of the group (gender, race, nationality). This interactive workshop addresses, “What do we do?” Although, it is impossible to know beforehand exactly how to respond to a given situation, it is possible to improve our ability to respond.  The goal of this theater based workshop is to provide participants with practice in stepping out from roles as “bystander” or “victim” to ones of “ally,” “spect-actor” and leader for inclusion. 

  4. Anna Giraldo-KerrMicro Actions, Macro Impact:  Managing Differences and Minimizing Micro Inequities (Audience focus: Workforce) During this workshop participants will learn how workplace interactions could lead to micro inequities, a process to identify and manage micro inequities, how to address micro inequities through effective reactive and proactive techniques, and how to develop a mindset centered on micro affirmations.

  5. Ed Lazowska, Eric RobertsTsunami or Sea Change? Responding to the Explosion of Student Interest in Computer Science - Across the nation, in colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes, student interest in computer science is booming: enrollment in introductory courses, in upper-division electives, in the major. There are many reasons, including the exciting intellectual agenda of the field, the importance of “computational thinking” and of computer science itself to a broad range of fields, and the extraordinary (and extraordinarily diverse) employment opportunities available to graduates. Is this a tsunami – a phenomenon that will pass, consistent with the enrollment booms and busts of the past? Or is it a sea change, potentially more substantive and long-lived? Whatever the answer, how can we respond to the overwhelming demand? We have rapidly transitioned from a period of insufficient student demand to a period of insufficient faculty capacity. What are the right approaches – as individuals, departments, and universities? How can we create the institutional will to make the changes that are necessary? And how can we ensure that traditionally under-represented groups don’t get left behind? Come discuss these important issues!

  6. Geoffrey L. Cohen, Yes, You Do Belong Here Detailed Description coming soon.

  7. Christopher Metzler, Be A Change Leader Without Ruining Your Career (Audience focus: Workforce - Does not repeat in session two) - Detailed description coming soon.

  8. Melissa Thomas-HuntLeveraging Expertise to Drive Team Innovation & Performance: What Gets in the Way and How to Get Rid of It?Whether it’s a technological breakthrough, product improvement or disruptive innovative process, teams are often assembled to drive success. The hope is that tapping the knowledge base of the most expert individuals will insure an optimal outcome. However, many factors get in the way of discovering and utilizing the knowledge at hand. Join Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, as she shares what elements allow teams to leverage their expertise; how those elements impact innovation and performance; and what you can do to engage teams in maximizing performance.

  9. Brayden King, Mobilizing Influence in the Workplace: Creating Opportunities and Allies for ReformWomen in computing and technology often face challenges in the workplace as they seek to gain the acceptance of their peers, build careers, and become influential. This workshop will focus on collective strategies for creating real reform to help women gain more influence and support from their colleagues, to further their careers, and to move up organizational and industry hierarchies. We will discuss a number of skills and strategies that you can use to mobilize the support of key allies in your organization and that will help you to take advantage of opportunities for advancement.

5:30PM - 5:35PM

Google K-12 Computer Science Research Findings

Tune Into Livestream
5:35PM - 5:45PM

Special Guest

Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America

Tune Into Livestream
5:45PM - 6:20PM

Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony

Ruthe FarmerLucy Sanders

Come celebrate the winners of the 2014 Southern California NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing as we recognize their many computing achievements. These young women are some of the best and the brightest in Southern California and have been selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and their plans for post-secondary education. We will also be recognizing the 2014 Southern California Educator Award Winner, selected for encouraging students to continue their interest in computing and technology and promoting gender equity in computing.

Tune Into Livestream
6:20PM - 6:30PM

Toy Announcement: DevelopHER

 

 

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Community Reception

Please join us for a reception with members of the community and invited guests. Aspiration award winners and their families will be in attendance.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Summit Events

Time Event Location
7:00AM - 7:45AM

Community Breakfast II

Join other NCWIT Summit attendees bright and early for breakfast before the second session of workshops.

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Workshops Session Two (Repeats)

(All workshops here are repeats, EXCEPT for workshop 7. Workshops will close when the room fills to capacity.)
  1. Mark GuzdialHow to change a state: Making computing education fit into public education - Decisions about public education in the United States are distributed. Individual states, and even individual school districts, decide what their students study and what counts towards high school graduation. The upside is that there are hundreds of experiments in education across the country, trying to figure out what works best. The downside is that there are hundreds of decision-makers who have to be convinced to try out computer science classes in their schools. There are only about 2000 Advanced Placement Computer Science teachers in the United States today, in our 25,000 high schools. If we want females and under-represented minority students to discover computing, we have to change the school policies so that they get access to computer science classes. In this workshop, we'll talk about what's working in states like Georgia, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and California. We'll give you a roadmap, based on the experiences in the Expanding Computing Education Pathways alliance. We'll talk about the models for outreach and advocacy, setting up organizations, assessing your needs, and influencing policy-holders.

  2. Rachael KingWhy You Should Never Raffle Off an iPad... (Unless You're Apple) - Learn from cold, hard case studies as we explore the best (and worst!) practices when creating a social media campaign. We'll explore everything from ideation to how to choose the right platform(s), incentives, timing (launch and length of the campaign), how to choose and achieve your specific goals, marketing the campaign, and much more. Leave with a solid checklist that will guide you through building a valuable social media campaign from start to finish, no matter how big or small your brand is 

  3. Raquell HolmesFrom recognition to action: What do you do to challenge inequities? (Audience focus: Academic) - Despite invitations to be part of a vibrant working community, women and minorities often experience implicit social messages that convey: "You don’t belong here." The slights or unconscious assumptions in isolation may appear innocent, but over time are experienced as micro-aggressions or inequities given the diversity of the group (gender, race, nationality). This interactive workshop addresses, “What do we do?” Although, it is impossible to know beforehand exactly how to respond to a given situation, it is possible to improve our ability to respond.  The goal of this theater based workshop is to provide participants with practice in stepping out from roles as “bystander” or “victim” to ones of “ally,” “spect-actor” and leader for inclusion. 

  4. Anna Giraldo-KerrMicro Actions, Macro Impact:  Managing Differences and Minimizing Micro Inequities (Audience focus: Workforce) During this workshop participants will learn how workplace interactions could lead to micro inequities, a process to identify and manage micro inequities, how to address micro inequities through effective reactive and proactive techniques, and how to develop a mindset centered on micro affirmations.

  5. Ed Lazowska, Eric RobertsTsunami or Sea Change? Responding to the Explosion of Student Interest in Computer Science - Across the nation, in colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes, student interest in computer science is booming: enrollment in introductory courses, in upper-division electives, in the major. There are many reasons, including the exciting intellectual agenda of the field, the importance of “computational thinking” and of computer science itself to a broad range of fields, and the extraordinary (and extraordinarily diverse) employment opportunities available to graduates. Is this a tsunami – a phenomenon that will pass, consistent with the enrollment booms and busts of the past? Or is it a sea change, potentially more substantive and long-lived?Whatever the answer, how can we respond to the overwhelming demand? We have rapidly transitioned from a period of insufficient student demand to a period of insufficient faculty capacity. What are the right approaches – as individuals, departments, and universities? How can we create the institutional will to make the changes that are necessary? And how can we ensure that traditionally under-represented groups don’t get left behind? Come discuss these important issues!

  6. Geoffrey L. CohenYes, You Do Belong Here - Detailed description coming soon.

  7. Adrianna KezarCreating change and Motivating others to Innovate (Audience focus: Academic) - Dr. Kezar will explain research based principles for creating change and how to effectively lead change.  Information technology is often resisted by faculty and staff on campuses who are not familiar with its potential.  In this session, Kezar helps explain how to overcome resistance to change and facilitate changes on campus. 

  8. Melissa Thomas-HuntLeveraging Expertise to Drive Team Innovation & Performance: What Gets in the Way and How to Get Rid of It? - Whether it’s a technological breakthrough, product improvement or disruptive innovative process, teams are often assembled to drive success. The hope is that tapping the knowledge base of the most expert individuals will insure an optimal outcome. However, many factors get in the way of discovering and utilizing the knowledge at hand. Join Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, as she shares what elements allow teams to leverage their expertise; how those elements impact innovation and performance; and what you can do to engage teams in maximizing performance.

  9. Brayden KingMobilizing Influence in the Workplace: Creating Opportunities and Allies for ReformWomen in computing and technology often face challenges in the workplace as they seek to gain the acceptance of their peers, build careers, and become influential. This workshop will focus on collective strategies for creating real reform to help women gain more influence and support from their colleagues, to further their careers, and to move up organizational and industry hierarchies. We will discuss a number of skills and strategies that you can use to mobilize the support of key allies in your organization and that will help you to take advantage of opportunities for advancement.

9:15AM - 10:30AM

Alliance Meetings II

This is the second of two NCWIT Alliance meetings.

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Community Awards

Bobby Schnabel

Help us recognize outstanding achievements by members of our community. For more information on these awards please visit the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring AwardNCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award and NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund pages.

Tune Into Livestream
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Special Guest

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Tune Into Livestream
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Closing Plenary: "Why Diversity Matters"

Donna Brazile, Founder and Managing Director, Brazile & Associates LLC

Detailed description coming soon.

Tune Into Livestream
12:30PM

Summit Concludes

Boxed lunches will be available from 12:30-1:30 PM. (Please help control our costs and prevent waste: If you are leaving for the airport before 12:00 PM do not request a box lunch.)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Post Summit Events

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

Leadership Team Meeting (By invitation)

The NCWIT Leadership Team will be meeting after the close of the Summit. A box lunch will be provided for attendees.

1:30PM - 6:30PM

Social Science Advisory Board Meeting (By invitation)

The Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB) is an advisory group of social scientists from preeminent institutions nationwide that supports NCWIT initiatives and goals through their knowledge of research and theory at the intersection of women and computing. They meet face-to-face annually at the NCWIT Summit.

Meeting Agenda