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ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing

The goal of the ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing is to bring to women at a local level the positive impact of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). These conference are shorter, lower cost, and help to build community, breaking down isolation for both students and women in industry. Our goal is to reach the broadest possible population through a network of self-sustaining small conferences, dovetailing when possible with ACM-W chapters.


ACM-W provides some financial support for the celebrations, and also raises 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 attendees, particularly for students, 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.

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

Benefits of holding an ACM-W affiliated celebration

  • Each year ACM-W provides funding for some celebration coordinators to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration
  • Each year ACM-W provides funding for poster competition winners from the celebrations to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration
  • Use of ACM RegOnLine and PayPal accounts, ACM web site hosting for celebration site. ACM will also hold conference funds and pay invoices.
  • 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

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2013-2014 ACM-W Celebrations

Conference Area Date Website
MinkWiC MO-IA-NE-KY Oct. 18-19, 2013 http://minkcwic.hosting.acm.org
NwrWiC Pacific Northwest Oct. 19, 2013 http://www.nwrwic.org
ONCWiC Ontario, CA Nov. 8-9, 2013 http://www.oncwic.ca/
SEWiC TN-GA-AL Nov. 15-17, 2013 http://www.sewic.org
AWiC Australasia Jan. 20-23, 2014 http://www.ozwit.org
CWiC Carolinas Feb. 7-8, 2014 http://www.carolinaswic.org
INWiC Indiana Feb. 7-8, 2014 http://inwic.tech.purdue.edu
TRIWiC Northern Kentucky Feb. 7-8, 2014 http://triwic.nku.edu/
CCWiC Caribbean, Puerto Rico Feb. 26-27, 2014 http://ece.uprm.edu/ccwic
womENcourage Europe Mar. 1, 2014 http://womencourage.acm.org
CAPWiC Northern Virginia Mar. 14-15, 2014 http://www.capwic.org
SoCal - CWiC Southern California Apr. 5-6, 2014 http://discover.cs.ucsb.edu/cwicsocal14/
NwrWiC Pacific Northwest Apr. 12, 2014 http://www.nwrwic.org
PNW-WiC Pacific Northwest, British Columbia May 9-10, 2014 http://cs.ubc.ca/conferences/cwic

Anticipated 2014-2015 ACM-W Celebrations

Conference Area Date
ACCWiC Atlantic Canadian Fall 2014
AWiC Australasia Fall 2014
ChiWiC Chicago Fall 2014
NMWiC New Mexico Fall 2014
ONCWiC Ontario Fall 2014
RMCWiC Rocky Mountain Fall 2014
ArabWiC Abu Dhabi, UAE Fall, 2014
KYCC-WiC Kentucky Community Colleges Spring 2015
MiCWiC Michigan Spring 2015
NwrWiC Northwest Spring 2015
NYCWiC New York Spring 2015
OCWiC Ohio Spring 2015
CAPWiC Northern Virginia Spring 2015