ACM Celebrations of Women in Computing

ACM Celebrations of Women in Computing 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.

Requirements for Celebrations

  • Events must be branded with ACM in the title of your Celebration or as a subtitle. For example, “The ACM Northwest Celebration of Women in Computing” or “The Northwest Celebration of Women in Computing, An ACM Celebration”. This must be clearly indicated on your website and on promotional materials.
  • The event must be at least one full day in length (preferably longer) and feature speakers or workshop leaders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Include attendees from a diverse population — that is, from more than one area or school.
  • Although all events are different, your event ideally should contain speakers, panels, workshops, a career fair and opportunities for student presentations

Sponsorship

ACM-W provides $3,000 for each celebration, and also collects, tracks 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.

Support ACM-W provides affiliated Celebration

  • Use of ACM registration application
  • ACM web site hosting for celebration site.
  • ACM will also hold conference funds, pay invoices, and review venue contracts.
  • ACM contract review and liability insurance
  • Sponsorship support by ACM-W.
  • Advice and support from those who have organized events in the past

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Recent Celebrations Reports and Announcements

  • Latina Computing Professionals Panel at Tapia 2022!
    by Adriana Alvarado Garcia, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Brianna Posadas, Wendy Roldan Latina women, historically underrepresented in computing [1], face additional challenges starting their careers. To bring awareness to this issue, we organized the panel “Becoming a Latina Computing Professional: Barriers and Accomplishments” for the 2022 Tapia Conference. We enjoyed reconnecting at Tapia and sharing our lived […]
  • The 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing (GEC’22)
    by Alexia Giouroukou The 4th Summit on Gender Equality in Computing (GEC’22) took place in Thessaloniki on June 16th -17th, 2022. GEC’22 summit was opened with the welcome talks from Efstratios Stylianidis (Vice-Rector for Research and Lifelong Learning of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki) and Panagiota Fatourou (chair of the Greek ACM-W Chapter). The first keynote […]
  • 1st Greek ACM-W Chapter Winter School on Fairness in AI
    Starting this year, the Greek ACM-W Chapter, with the support of the ACM Europe Research Visibility working group (ACM Europe RAISE), organizes a series of annual winter schools, on timely computer science related topics. The main goal of the school is to offer the opportunity to young computer science professionals to learn, interact and make […]
  • News from Africa
    Submitted by Abigail Oppong, Ashesi University ACM-W Student Chapter, GhanaEdited by Jennifer Goodall, ACM-W Connections Newsletter Editor Over the years, the ACM-W Community has been very instrumental in having the activities of ACM-W in Africa. Diversity and Inclusion is key to ACM-W as we see some. Currently, there are about 18 ACM chapters from Africa […]
  • 5 Reasons to Join Us at womENcourage 2021
    womENcourageTM 2021 that is going to be virtual (coordinated from Prague, Czech Republic), 22-24 September, 2021.The slogan of this year’s event is “Bridging Communities to Foster Innovation”.