ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing
The goal of the ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing is to connect technical women who are working/studying within a particular geographical location - with locations that could be a single city, a state or group of states, a country, or several countries. These conferences build community and break down feelings of isolation. Our intention is to reach the broadest possible populations through an international network of self-sustaining small conferences, dovetailing when possible with ACM-W chapters.
ACM-W provides $3,000 for each celebration, and also raises and disburses corporate sponsorship. Each celebration organizing committee is responsible for additional fundraising within their conference area. The goal is to keep the costs as low as possible for student attendees, with registration fees in the $0-$50 USD range. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this project, please contact Valerie Barr for more information.
Microsoft Research currently sponsors the Celebrations project by providing $3,000 for each ACM-W Celebration. We are very grateful for this support!!
Typical Components of an ACM-W Celebration
- Student presentations
- Poster session/competition
- Keynote addresses by leaders in academia and industry
- Presentation and panels sessions on computer science research, industry, and graduate school
- Faculty sessions on student recruitment and retention
- Career Fair with involvement of industry representatives
Support ACM provides to ACM-W affiliated celebration
- Each year ACM-W offers funding for new celebration coordinators to attend other ACM-W Celebration activities.
- Use of ACM RegOnLine and PayPal accounts, ACM web site hosting for celebration site. ACM will also hold conference funds, pay invoices, and review venue contracts.
- Events that have undergone ACM contract review are covered by ACM's liability insurance.
- Access to sponsorship funds that have been raised by ACM-W.
- ACM-W coordinates shipment of swag from industry sponsors, from ACM, and from ACM-W.
Not convinced yet? Check out...
- General information about the Celebrations project
- Regional Celebrations-in-a-Box: Connecting Communities of Technical Women
- A resource developed with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
- 101 Ideas for Planning Celebrations
- Process for starting an ACM-W Celebration
For more information about hosting an event, contact Wendy Powley, Chair of the Celebrations Committee.
|Spain||Valencia, Spain||July 1, 2016||Spanish|
|Chile-WiC||Santiago, Chile||August 12, 2016||Spanish|
|womENcourage 2016||Linz, Austria||Sept 12/13, 2016||English|
|RMCWiC||Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana)||Sept 22/23, 2016||English|
|ACMWICGOA||Goa, India||Sept 24, 2016||English|
|INWiC||Indiana||Sept 30/Oct 1, 2016||English|
|AICWiC||Dehra Dun, India (All India Event)||October 6/7, 2016||English|
|Womenpower Symposium||Cyprus||November 16, 2016||Greek/English|
|MinneWIC||Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakotas, Iowa||February 17/18, 2017||English|
|OCWiC||Ohio, Michigan, Indiana||February 24/25, 2017||English|
|CAPWiC||Virginia, DC, Maryland||February 24/25, 2017||English|
|RusCWiC||Perm Russia||March 1-3, 2017||Russian|
|ACWiC||Ankara Turkey||March 11, 2017||Turkish|
|WiC-Ph||Philippines (Cebu)||March 16, 2017||English|
|KYCC-WiC||Kentucky||March 30/31, 2017||English|
|NECWiC||New England||March 31/April 1, 2017||English|
|MICWiC||Michigan||March 31/April 1, 2017||English|
|NYCCWiC||New York City||March 31, 2017||English|
|NWrWiC||Oregon, Washington||April 8, 2017||English|
|NYCWiC||New York State||April 21/22, 2017||English|
|Enter: ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing||Belgrade, Serbia||April 25/26, 2017||Serbian and English|
|Spain||Mallorca, Spain||May 5, 2017||Spanish|
|Mid-Atlantic Region||June, 2017||English|
Celebrations Code of Conduct
The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM and ACM-W. These require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. For these reasons, the Celebrations project is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience at our events.
Harassment is unwelcome or hostile behavior, including speech that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person's participation or opportunity for participation, in a conference or event. Harassment in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on alienage or citizenship, age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth- and pregnancy-related medical conditions, race, religion, sex/gender, veteran status, or any other status protected by laws in which the conference is being held, will not be tolerated. Harassment includes the use of abusive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. A response that the participant was "just joking," or "teasing," or being "playful," will not accepted.
Event participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or excluded from further participation at the discretion of the organizers.
Celebrations Committee Members
Wendy Powley, Chair
Rachelle Kristof Hippler, Survey Coordinator
Martha Kosa, Swag Coordinator
Alina Lazar, Administrative Communications
Pallavi Meharia, Post Celebration Communications