Agenda

Following is a high-level agenda of 2015 NCWIT Summit events. Download the printed program (PDF).

Please note that badges are required at all Summit events.

 

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  • Learn from Experts
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  • Take Action
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  • Celebrate
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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.

Sabal Palm
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.

Salon E
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.

Salon F
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.

Salons A & B
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.

Salons A & B
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.

Salon D
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.

Sabal Palm
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.

Salon C
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, which includes an overview of what you can expect to gain from the NCWIT Summit experience.

Additionally, don't miss a special announcement from Lourdes Ramírez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public & Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Sabal Palm

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 officially welcomes attendees to the 2015 NCWIT Summit.

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.

Pioneer Award

Amy P. Abernethy, MD PhD, Duke University School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine

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

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 Peggy Johnson

Be there when NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders holds a candid conversation with Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft.

West Ballroom
Celebrate
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Opening Reception

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

Basshead Oceanfront Deck

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.

Cafe & Basshead Oceanfront Deck
Take Action
8:15AM - 9:15AM

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

Presenters: Leslie Aaronson, Lead Teacher and Coordinator, Foshay Technology Academy; Owen Astrachan, Professor, Computer Science, Director, Undergraduate Studies for Teaching and Learning, Duke University; Amy Gurley, Senior Vice President, Women in Technology and Operations, Bank of America; Linda Ott, PhD, Professor, Computer Science, Associate Dean for Special Initiatives (College of Sciences and Arts), Michigan Technological University; Alberto I. Roca, PhD, Founder, DiverseScholar

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 NCWIT Flash Tank is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada and NCWIT's Board of Directors. The winning Flash Tank presenter will receive a Surface Pro 3, courtesy of Microsoft.

West Ballroom
Learn from Experts
9:15AM - 10:15AM

Plenary II - Collective Action

Benjamin Todd Jealous, Partner, Kapor Capital

As president of the NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous opened national programs on education, health, and environmental justice. He also greatly increased the organization’s capacity to work on issues related to the economy and mobilizing voters. Jealous served as the youngest‑ever national leader of the NAACP, and earned accolades for reviving the organization. Through his remarks, he will share his views on successful change leadership and collective action.

West Ballroom
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 (Salon B)
  • OpEd Interactive Spark TalkKatie Orenstein, Founder and CEO, The OpEd Project (Salon A)
  • Practical Strategies for Reducing Stereotype Threat; Dr. Catherine Good, Associate Professor of Psychology, Baruch College of the City University of New York (Sabal Palm)
  • Untapped Audiences: The Growing Pipeline of Women Returning or Switching to Tech; Cathy Hawley, Senior Director People, Return Path; Lucy Mendel, Engineering Manager, IndieGoGo; Miranda Reeves, Director of Product Management, Return Path (Salon E)
  • Inclusive Classrooms: Preparing Graduate Students for Academic Leadership; Betty Jeanne Taylor, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin (Bayley's Baroney)
  • 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 (Captain Jack Stoney)
  • Addressing Claims of Essential Differences; Janet Hyde, Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Salon F)
  • 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, EdD, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University (Salon C)

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

Various Locations
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 OpEd Interactive Spark Talk is a two-hour workshop that will run once, beginning at 10:30 a.m.)

Various Locations
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 attend a session focused on one of your key strategic goals.

  • Recruit Students: Salon A
  • Retain Students: Sabal Palm
  • Recruit Employees: Captain Jack Stoney
  • Data Transparency/Cultural Change: Bailey's Baroney
  • Outreach: Salons E & F
  • Advocacy: Salons B & C
Various Locations
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.

  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing: Salon D
  • NCWIT Pacesetters: Salon C
  • NCWIT Extension Services: Client Showcase: Salon E
  • NCWIT EngageCSEdu: Salon A
  • Sit With Me: Bayley's Baroney
  • Male Advocacy: Sabal Palm
  • Tapestry Workshops and Counselors for Computing (C4C): Salon B
  • Latinas in Technology: Salon F

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

Various Locations
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 a description of how bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions in STEM, and she will also share successful women’s strategies for navigating through workplaces shaped by subtle bias, describing what works for women at work.

West Ballroom
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.

Basshead Oceanfront Deck
Learn from Experts
8:00PM - 9:45PM

Movie Screening - "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?

The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with Producers Robin Hauser Reynolds and Staci Hartman.

West Ballroom

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.

Cafe & Basshead Oceanfront Deck
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.

Various Locations
Celebrate
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Closing Ceremony

Community Awards

Mayim Bialik, PhD, Actress and Activist

Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google; Rane Johnson-Stempson, Director, Microsoft Research; Amanda Neuf, Director, Technology Development, AT&T

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 Actress Renée Smith as 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.

West Ballroom
12:30PM

Grab and Go Lunch

Boxed lunches will be available for attendees at 12:30 p.m.

West Ballroom Foyer

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Post-Summit Events

Time Event Location
Convene
12:45PM - 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.

Salon F
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.

View the detailed agenda: www.ncwit.org/15SSABMeeting.

Sabal Palm