Agenda

Following is a high level agenda of the Summit. Please note that badges are required at all Summit events.

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  • Convene
    Convene
  • Learn from Experts
    Learn from Experts
  • Take Action
    Take Action
  • Celebrate
    Celebrate

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Pre-Summit Events

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

Breakfast for Meeting Attendees & Staff

(By invite only) Breakfast is available for attendees with meetings on Tuesday, May 19 before noon.

TBA
Take Action
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Aspirations Coordinators Meeting

(By invite only) Aspirations Affiliate Coordinators meet to discuss program milestones, design strategy for expansion and outreach, plan future goals, and set outcomes.

TBA
Take Action
9:00AM - 3:00PM

CCO Community Meeting

(By invite only) Members of the Community College Outreach Project Team meet to discuss how to invite more community colleges into the NCWIT Academic Alliance and the best ways to support them.

TBA
Take Action
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Extension Services Consultants Meeting

(By invite only) Consultants of the NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) meet with ES-UP Core Team members to collectively discuss elements of the ES-UP Consulting Process, and to train on the new Enrollment Data Tracking Tool (EDTT) site.

TBA
Take Action
11:00AM - 3:00PM

Extension Services Clients Meeting

(By invite only) Clients of the NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) meet with their ES-UP Consultants, the ES-UP Core Team, and other client representatives to discuss strategies and successes in recruiting and retaining women.

Take Action
11:30AM - 3:00PM

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.

TBA
Convene
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch for Meeting Attendees

(By invite only) Lunch is available for attendees with meetings on Tuesday, May 19 before 3:15 p.m.

TBA
Take Action
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Pacesetters Community Meeting

(By invite only) Please join us for a special event building on the work of the most recent Pacesetters cohort and their national pilot project, “Transforming Technical Job Ads.”  As a follow-up to this pilot, we have arranged for some vendors to give you exciting demonstrations of innovative new software programs that help identify and remove biases in your technical recruiting and performance evaluation processes.  You will also hear what’s next for the Pacesetters Program in 2015 and beyond.

TBA
Learn from Experts
3:15PM - 3:55PM

Summit Orientation

Why does NCWIT exist? What is NCWIT's mission? How can NCWIT help me?

New members, existing members, guests, and visitors are invited to attend this orientation session, including an overview of what you can expect to gain from the NCWIT Summit experience.

TBA

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Summit Events

Time Event Location
Learn from Experts
4:00PM - 6:30PM

Summit Welcome

NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders and a special guest officially welcome attendees to the 2015 NCWIT Summit.

Pioneer Award

Please join us as we honor the 2015 NCWIT Pioneer Award Winners: Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden.

Collegiate Award

Janice Zdankus, Vice President, Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard Company

Get inspired as we celebrate the three inaugural recipients of the NCWIT Collegiate Award.

Plenary I - The Glass Slipper: Leaning in … to the Evidence on Gender and Professions 

Karen Ashcraft, Professor of Communication, University of Colorado Boulder

Occupations, like individuals, take on social identities such as gender and race. The social identity of an occupation has profound effects, for example, on wages and prestige, degree of professionalization, as well as the ability to recruit and retain diverse populations. Sifting through the historical evidence on technical work, Dr. Ashcraft develops a new concept — the “glass slipper” — that explains how durable associations between certain occupations and people arise and how they circulate among us like powerful brands. Despite appearances, this complex process is neither natural nor determined. It is political, however, revealing a reality more daunting than recent advice to “lean in” suggests. But, if the social identities of occupations are strategically constructed, they also can be challenged through creative re-branding.

Q&A with a Special Guest

Be there when NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders holds a candid conversation with a special guest.

TBA
Celebrate
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Opening Reception

Please join us for a reception with members of the community and invited guests.

TBA
Celebrate
8:00PM - 8:30PM

Co-Chairs Thank You

Stay tuned for details.

TBA

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Summit Events

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

Community Breakfast

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

TBA
Learn from Experts
8:00AM - 9:15AM

Plenary II - Collective Action

Benjamin Todd Jealous, Partner, Kapor Capital

TBA
Take Action
9:15AM - 10:15AM

NCWIT Flash Tank

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

Judges: Colin Bodell, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Time Inc.; Ileana M. Rivera, Sr. Director, IT, Cisco Systems; Jeremy Sonnenburg, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Introducing Flash Tank: It's FlashTalks … in the Shark Tank. We're giving five members of the NCWIT community five minutes each to give a FlashTalk on new ways that NCWIT can continue to empower you as a change leader for women in technology. If you've ever thought to yourself, "I really wish NCWIT had research on this." or "It'd be awesome if NCWIT ran a campaign focused on this." then this is your opportunity to tell us about that item on your wish list. A panel of experts will moderate a brief discussion after each FlashTalk to help expand upon your idea. Convince them that they cannot afford to miss out on capitalizing on your idea. At least one innovative idea will be considered for ideation and possible implementation by NCWIT. The winning Flash Tank presenter will receive a Surface Pro 3, courtesy of Microsoft.

TBA
Learn from Experts
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Workshops

We know it’s hard to pick just one; you'll have the opportunity to attend two workshops. Each workshop will repeat at 11:45 a.m. and will fill on a first come, first served basis.

Workshops include:

  • Changing The Way We Change The System; Randy Stoecker, Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • OP Ed Interactive Spark Talk
  • Practical Strategies for Reducing Stereotype Threat; Dr. Catherine Good, Associate Professor of Psychology, Baruch College of the City University of New York
  • Untapped Audiences: The Growing Pipeline of Women Returning or Switching to Tech; Cathy Hawley, Senior Director People, Return Path; Miranda Reeves, Director of Product Management, Return Path
  • Inclusive Classrooms: Preparing Graduate Students for Academic Leadership; Betty Jeanne Taylor, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Revolutionize Your Computing Competitions and Tournaments to Increase Diversity; Jill Denner, PhD, Senior Research Associate, ETR Associates; Yasmin Kafai, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Linda Werner, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Addressing Claims of Essential Differences; Janet Hyde
  • Girls of Color & Culturally Responsive Approaches to Computing; Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code; Thandeka K. Chapman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, University of California, San Diego; Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University

(Note: The OP Ed Interactive Spark Talk is a two-hour workshop that will run once, beginning at 10:30 a.m.)

TBA
Learn from Experts
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Workshop Repeats

This is your last chance to catch a workshop. Each workshop is a repeat from 10:30 a.m. and will fill on a first come, first served basis.

(Note: The OP Ed Interactive Spark Talk is a two-hour workshop that will run once, beginning at 10:30 a.m.)

TBA
Take Action
1:45PM - 3:45PM

NCWIT Empower Hours - Set Goals

Empower Hours are interactive sessions that prepare you to take action at the individual, organizational, and community level. You’ll learn about research and evidence-based practices from experts in the field, as well as from the experiences of your peers and colleagues, and you’ll come away with strategies you can use.

In this first set of Empower Hours, you will choose a session based on a key goal such as recruitment, retention, outreach, and more.

TBA
Take Action
4:15PM - 5:15PM

NCWIT Empower Hours - Leverage NCWIT Members and Resources

Empower Hours are interactive sessions that prepare you to take action at the individual, organizational, and community level. You’ll learn about research and evidence-based practices from experts in the field, as well as from the experiences of your peers and colleagues, and you’ll come away with strategies you can use.

In this second set of Empower Hours, you will choose a session based on key NCWIT resources that will help you achieve your goals.

(Note: You will choose a session on site.)

TBA
Learn from Experts
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Plenary III - Hacking Bias

Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law

Distinguished professor Joan C. Williams will describe her recent research, in which she asked women in STEM whether they had encountered the types of gender bias documented by social scientists; 100% said yes. Williams will provide not only a description of how bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions in STEM, she will also share successful women’s strategies for navigating through workplaces shaped by subtle bias, describing what works for women at work.

TBA
Celebrate
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Community Reception - Hosted by IT-oLogy

Please join us for a reception with members of the community and invited guests.

TBA

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Summit Events

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

Community Breakfast II

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

TBA
Convene
8:00AM - 10:30AM

Alliance Meetings

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.

TBA
Celebrate
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Closing Ceremony

Community Awards

Mayim Bialik, PhD, Actress and Activist

Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google

Help us recognize outstanding recipients of these academic awards: Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) AwardsEngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence AwardsUndergraduate Research Mentoring Award (URM), Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award, and the Academic Alliance Seed Fund. We will also celebrate the inaugural winner for the first-ever SET Award for Portrayal of a Woman in Tech!

Closing Plenary

Mayim Bialik, PhD, Actress and Activist

Closing Remarks

Let NCWIT CEO and Co-Founder Lucy Sanders motivate you to succeed in your remarkable efforts to support women in computing.

TBA
12:30PM

Grab and Go Lunch

Boxed lunches will be available for attendees after the Summit concludes. (Please help control our costs and prevent waste: If you are leaving for the airport before noon, do not request a boxed lunch.)

TBA

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Post-Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Leadership Team Meeting

(By invite only) Members of the NCWIT Leadership Team meet after the Summit concludes to provide advice and direction regarding NCWIT's mission. Box lunches will be available for attendees.

TBA
Convene
1:30PM - 5:30PM

Social Science Advisory Board Meeting

(By invite only) Members of the Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB) provide guidance base on their knowledge of research and theory at the intersection of women and computing.

TBA