October 12-14 // Las Cruces, New Mexico
From Pennsylvania, we’ll head out west where the NCWIT team will take part in ISPCS. This Symposium is a dialog between speakers and the audience that captures the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in short powerful talks. NCWIT Research Scientist Brad McClain, as well as Entrepreneurial Alliance and Pacesetters Program Director Jill Reckie will join several sessions, including:
The SUMMIT: The Power of Inclusion // Friday, October 14 // 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
After many years of collaboration, Jonathan Firth of NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance Member Virgin Galactic (VG) and ISPCS Curator Pat Hynes saw a need for our industry to expand our behavior to devise ways that we can all embrace a more diverse and inclusive workforce. They created The SUMMIT to enable our industry to be a part of this intentional evolution. Whether you are involved in a startup or work in an established company, the challenges for work teams continue to evolve. We choose to view the challenges as opportunities to grow and continue to improve the way that we do business and interact with each other.
Be sure to follow along via social media using the hashtag: #ISPCS.
October 19-21 // Houston, Texas
Inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. And once again, NCWIT will be there!
NCWIT Staff will be at Booth #2103 in the GHC Career Fair throughout the duration of the conference where attendees can pick up swag and resources, and learn more about ways in which NCWIT can help their change-leading efforts.
Want to be a Bias Interruptor? // Wednesday, October 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. // GRB 360 A
After a short primer on unconscious biases that exist in academia, learn how to become a “bias interruptor” in your classrooms, department meetings, and research labs. (You will have time to practice your new skill with other attendees.) Once you are familiar with being a human bias interrupter, we will turn to software. Yes, software also has biases, which we will learn about in a tech talk. More information about the Academic Corner can be found here.
Speakers: NCWIT’s Lucy Sanders and Brad McLain alongside Latanya Sweeney, Professor, Harvard University; Tracy Camp, Professor, Colorado School of Mines; and Valerie Barr, Professor, Union College
Remember to follow along on social media using the hashtag #NCWITAtGHC and #GHC2016.
NCWIT’s 2016 GHC conference participation is generously sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Bank of America, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and HP Inc.
October 25 // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
There is no rest for us following GHC! From Houston, we head to Milwaukee for the 13th Annual sySTEMnow Conference where more than 275 representatives from business, K-12, higher education, and government sectors will gather to focus on STEM talent development and education. NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders will be front and center:
October 29 // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Then, it’s back to Pennsylvania for SWE Invent IT Build It! SWE, Girl Scouts, WGBH’s Design Squad Global, Techbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 7th annual Invent It Build It Expo. Visit NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Program Manager Ammi Ludwick at the NCWIT Booth where she will have NCWIT resources for parents, teachers, and students (middle and high school tracks).
November 7-8 // Lincoln, Nebraska
NCWIT kicks off November in Nebraska at the IT Leadership Conference at the University of Nebraska’s Innovation Campus. The IT Leadership Conference explores issues and opportunities for women in IT — from recruiting and developing to retaining future leaders. NCWIT Research Scientist Brad McLain will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday: